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.

Showing Up For Our Refugee Neighbors

Speaker: Susan Fitzgerald Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

Susan Fitzgerald, who spent much of her life in Alaska, has dedicated herself to providing relief to refugees and asylum seekers who have crossed the border into New Mexico. Join us in welcoming her for a special program to learn about how we can show up for our refugee neighbors. During the service we’ll take up a special collection to support her life-saving work.

Subversive Joy

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Vera Alexander

How do we make the struggle for justice into “the most pleasurable human experience?” How do we confront the obstacles that stand in between us and full acceptance of our bodies, our abilities, our chance to experience joy and love in this life? This service will ask what becomes possible when we — in the words of writer adrienne maree brown — “awaken within ourselves the desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life.”

 

Mothers’ Day and Annual Meeting

Leaders: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and Molly Lemen  Music: Marsha Sousa

A celebration to honor all among us who have mothered. After the service, we will share a meal together and take part in our fellowship’s annual business meeting. Lunch will be provided.

Our Budgets, Ourselves

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” -Joe Biden

Where we spend our resources — our time, energy, talents, and money — sends a message to the world about what we hold dear. In the shadow of Alaska’s budget crisis and the political fistfight over where to allocate funds, today’s program explores the spiritual implications of our relationship with money.

Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice

Coordinators: Dave Frey and Marilyn Richardson Speakers: Various UUFF Folks   Music: Marsha Sousa

The art of hospitality is the practice of generosity at its most personal. Marilyn Richardson and Dave Frey will explore the significance of hospitality as a spiritual practice. Several speakers will give examples of how their experience of hospitality has impacted their lives.

Flower Communion – Easter Multi-Generational Service

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Vera Alexander

Flower Communion is a ritual celebrating beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. Flower communion is a ritual that will involve creating and then sharing flowers. Join us for this uplifting, colorful celebration of hope and possibility!

Why Baha’is Can’t Tell You To Go To Hell

Speaker: Andy Harrington  Lay Leader: Cam Leonard  Music: Laurel Holmes

Andy Harrington is a long-time member of a local Baha’i community, and he will introduce us to that faith. A small Baha’i choir will accompany Andy and share some music.

We Must Be the Miracle

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” – Joanna Macy

This year, Earth Day falls squarely in the season of miracles, between the Christian festival of Easter and the Jewish celebration of Passover. Knowing the threat is great and the odds are long, how can we become the miracle we need?

Equal Citizens or Oligarchy: Alaska and the 28th Amendment to get Big Money Out of Politics

Speaker: Jeff Clements   Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Laurel Holmes


Jeff Clements is the president of American Promise (www.americanpromise.net) a fast-growing, cross-partisan network of Americans executing a strategy to win an amendment to the United States Constitution to address the dominant influence of concentrated wealth in elections and government and to ensure that all of the American people are equal citizens in our republic. Clements will be speaking to the fellowship about what we can do to help restore equal access to democracy, a core principle of Unitarian Universalism. Join us for a special coffee hour talk back with Clements after the service.

Blarney Poetry Sunday

Speakers: Various Folks   Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s have some fun with our kids! In this multi-generational service, we will hear some fun (or even some serious) poetry from our youngest members

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