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 a part-time minister, Rev. Tracy Springberry, who travels to Fairbanks five times each year from her home in eastern Washington and is available for consultation and pastoral care between visits as well. Other services are lay led or feature guest ministers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Is it Good or Is it Bad?

Co-Coordinators: Rev. Tracy Springberry and Bre Griffin

We will celebrate life transitions in this multigenerational service. Many transitions are full of opportunity and fraught with peril. We will bless and honor those in the midst of these exciting and challenging life moments.

UUFF Annual Meeting

The UUFF Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 4, at approximately 11:00a.m. after a brief Sunday service. Members are encouraged to attend to elect new members to the Board of Directors, seat a Minister Search Committee, and vote on one bylaw change.

 

The proposed bylaw change is to remove the requirement for ratification of Board officers by electronic vote. The reason for this proposal is that the ratification process is cumbersome and slows the business of the Board until officers are ratified. The reason for this proposed change will be further discussed at the Annual Meeting. Selected text of the original article follows.

 

Article VI, Section 2 – Election of Officers and Directors

(b)  Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) shall be elected by the Board at the first regularly scheduled Board meeting after new Board members take office at the beginning of the fiscal year and ratified by the Fellowship by electronic vote.

Famous Unitarian Universalist’s From Our History

Lay Leader/Interviewer: Susan Grace Speakers: UU Characters from History

Our program will be presented by you the fellowship.  Come dressed as your favorite Famous UU Man or Woman from our rich history.  Learn a little information about this person to share with the fellowship in 1-2 minutes in a brief story of who they are (were), and what they did with their lives.

Light Returns and Nature Awakens Our Spirit

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla  Speaker: Mel Sikes

The spring equinox is upon us turning our thoughts to warm weather and spring awakenings. It’s a magical time of longer days; nature coming to life again; joy; hopefulness; and reawakening of ourselves after a long winter. Let’s plant the seeds of goodness in the soil of our thoughts.

Peacemaking Begins At Home

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder Speakers: Scott Bell and Cathy Walling

Tending our interpersonal relationships is tending our web of connection to humanity.  Learning to listen and speak in ways which foster more understanding is a spiritual practice of interpersonal peacemaking useful in our most intimate relationships, with family and friends, at work, and in our communities.  We deepen our connections with others by developing listening, self-reflection and speaking abilities which allow us to more fully understand a situation and convey our thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for

Lay Leader: Danny Swisher  Speaker: Kim Swisher

In a world where we are fatigued from information overload and social media, we long for ways to nurture and feed our souls. We seek. One of our guiding principles, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, offers us support to seek, but many of us UU’s still haven’t found what we are looking for. How do we find it? This service will revisit the words of Rev. Robert M. Hardies of the All Souls Unitarian Church. His sermon from January 5, 2014 provides some insight on how to find what we seek on Sunday morning.

You Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike

Lay Leader: Jana Peirce Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

Francis David wrote this statement over 500 years ago at the beginning of the Unitarian faith. The question today is do UUs think alike? And if we don’t, can we still love alike?

Forgiveness

Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry 

We all get hurt as we walk through life.  How do we forgive?  Should we forgive?

Why We Practice the Tibetan Buddhist Path

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla    Speaker: Miranda Mosier

Miranda Mosier and Mike Bonilla will explore the four thoughts that turn the mind from cyclic existence, focus on suffering, to peace.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Regift!

Coordinator: Jeanne Olson  Accompanist: Vera Alexander

In this age of green giving, when many of us have accumulate way tooooooooo much stuff, regifting is a fun opportunity to be green in our Green Sanctuary. So today we’re reviving our green multigenerational regifting program. Bring a wrapped gift of something (no fair buying something special for this day) you just need to pass on. It’s silly, yet meaningful. Fun, yet serious. And, oh yes, may we be wearing green in solidarity of the season and of the intent. P.S. Other important details: Kids gifts should be marked as age appropriate. Bring wrapped gifts throughout December even if you can’t attend this program. Any extras will be donated within our community. Leftover snacks? Please share them during coffee hour.

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