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.
Lay leaders: Jana Peirce and Marsha Sousa
How do we build a better, more compassionate world? We start with ourselves. Religious scholar and former nun Karen Armstrong teaches us ways to add empathy and compassion to daily routines and to create a spiritual practice of kindness. We’ll intersperse lessons from her latest book, Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life, with interludes of music and meditation.
Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leaders: Molly Lemen and Susan Grace
Every act of service, no matter how great or small, goes a long way toward making our world a better place. How do the things that YOU do — perhaps without even thinking about them — serve the greater good? How are you manifesting your UU principles in the world? This multi-generational service will celebrate the acts of love that deepen our faith and inspire us to action.
Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails
Thanks to a PBS documentary airing on September 20th, people across the country are learning for the first time about a Unitarian couple — Martha and Waitstill Sharp — who traveled to Nazi-occupied Europe to defy Hitler at great personal risk. The religious bigotry and international refugee crises which the Sharps faced echoes into today’s political environment. This program will explore the Sharps’ epic story and what we can learn from their example as a people committed to manifesting justice in this world.
Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Cam Leonard
2015 — which saw convincing evidence of water running beneath the surface of mars, new achievements in private spaceflight, and breathtaking images of never-before-seen corners of our solar system — was a landmark year in space exploration. In the spirit of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s belief that “we are all stardust,” this service will explore our place in the cosmos as starstuff, contemplating itself.
Program: Laurie Walton Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Fails Music: Marsha Sousa
Each year as we gather in the fall, it is our custom to offer water as a symbol of our connection one to the other. This year there will be 4 periods of water sharing during the service. We may be sharing where the water came from but perhaps more importantly, what this water means to you … what it symbolizes in our lives together . Please bring a small container of water from a place special to you, anywhere from your dog’s water dish to your favorite fish camp, deep in the wilderness.
Leader: Lisa Sporleder Music: Marsha Sousa
UUs are quite passionate people. They care deeply about the endeavors they take on. What do you do simply because you are so passionate about the subject that you give your time to it? What do you do just for the love of doing it? Just in time for Labor Day, join us for a morning dedicated to the work that gives our lives meaning and joy.
Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Vera Alexander
Join us for a morning of meditation and reflection on our seventh principle — our place in the interdependent web of all living things, of which we are a tiny but important part. Together we will share music, silence, and the spoken word.
Speaker: Lisa Sporleder Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Marsha Sousa
Small, but mighty, the flower comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, wild and domestic…just like people! Bring a flower to the service, and let us behold the beauty of the bouquet that we create together. How can this lovely creation be used as a metaphor for the community we hope to create through our Unitarian Universalist faith and beyond?
Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Marsha Sousa
From Columbine to Sandy Hook, San Bernadino to Orlando, the specter of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence looms large over our lives. What courage and strength can we draw from our Unitarian Universalist faith? What comfort do we have to offer to those seeking to live compassionate lives — and raise compassionate children — in an increasingly violent world? You’re invited to participate in a talk-bcc discussion following this frank, hopeful program on the most pressing public health concern of our time.
Speakers: UUFF Members Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails
Join us as we welcome guests from around the country for our second of two Whale Coast Alaska tours! With story, song, and more than a little humor, we’ll gather campfire-style around our chalice and listen as members and friends of UUFF celebrate this wild, beautiful place we call home.