Welcome 

We are welcoming, open and affirming to all. Our services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Religious exploration for school-age children and childcare for preschoolers are available from September to May. Learn more about us and what happens Sundays at UUFF.

Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half our Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Another World is Possible

Speaker: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Eric Muehling

The wisdom stories we tell during the holiday season speak to humanity’s millenia-long yearning for a world of peace and justice. What light can the ancient peoples who crafted the Torah and New Testament shed upon our present moment?

What physics can teach us about a UU conundrum

Speaker: Mike West  Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

Compared to the major faith traditions of the world, the number of Unitarian Universalists is tiny. And yet our core beliefs, expressed through seven simple principles, are as inclusive as can be. How is it that a tradition with such broad aspirations can attract such a modest (if fiercely loyal) group of adherents? Should this be discouraging or is there a way to be empowered by our comparatively small numbers? What is our role in a world dominated by far larger religions? In this talk we will explore these questions and look to science for some parallels.

Music in the Woods with Emily Anderson

Born on Third Base – Reflections on White Privilege

Speaker: Eric Muehling Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Marsha Sousa

We are not educated about racism in schools or mainstream culture. It can be difficult to acknowledge the privilege that comes with having been born a white American, so we may have a limited understanding of racism. Let’s explore white privilege more deeply.

Finding My Ministry

Speaker: Lisa Sporleder  Lay Leader: Laurel Holmes Music: Marsha Sousa

Ministry is a loaded term for many UUs, especially when used outside the context of an ordained minister. Learn one person’s guidelines for what ministry truly is, and how her gifts align (or not!) with that reckoning

Transcendent Experiences

Speaker: Laura Volmert Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill Music: Vera Alexander

Humans seek transcendent experiences in many ways, whether through religion, drugs, meditation, or a variety of other methods. This Sunday, we explore this longing for the transcendent, and the many ways it can appear in our lives.

Music in the Woods with Ryan Fitzpatrick and James Spontak

Living Compassion

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Vera Alexander

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals.” —Pema Chodron
At some point in our lives, we will each find ourselves in the role of “wounded person” and “healer” — perhaps both at the same time. How do the wounds we carry shape our ability to live out our compassion in this hurting world?

Spiritual First Aid

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Music: Laurel Holmes

What’s in your spiritual first aid kit? If your answer is “Um, nothing?” or “What the heck is a spiritual first aid kit?” … then this is the service for you! Join Rev. Leslie, Cam, and at least four puppets as we learn how to bind up our wounded spirits and calm the ache in our hearts.

The Poor People’s Campaign

Minister: Rev. Leslie, Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Jana Peirce Music: Marsha Sousa

When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968, he was leading a movement called “The Poor People’s Campaign” that sought to unite oppressed Americans of all racial backgrounds. The Rev. Dr. William Barber, with the support of thousands of clergy and houses of worship across the country, is renewing Dr. King’s call for a “moral revival,” challenging the “evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.” Rev. Leslie will share the recent history of the Poor People’s Campaign and how UUFF and the wider Fairbanks community can bring the movement home.

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