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.

Opening Our Hearts to Change

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Silvia Daeumichen Music: Laurel Holmes

As the proverb goes, the only reliable constant in life is change. When churches and fellowships grow, changes – both expected and unexpected – are inevitable. Join us as we reflect on the spiritual practice of embracing change and welcoming the unknown.

Ingathering

Leaders: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and Laurie Walton

Join us for our yearly ingathering service, a celebration of the new fellowship year! We will take part in Water Communion, offering water as a symbol of our connection to each other and the earth. We will share our stories of hope and change, growth and grief, sorrow and joy.

Music in the Woods

Music in the Woods presents local poet and actor Michael Shaeffer in “Chicken Soup for the Frostbit Soul.” Humor, poetry, music, and Septemberishness. Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 in the UUFF Sanctuary. Suggested donation $10.

Gather the Spirit Concert

On Saturday August 11 at 7pm, UUFF will be hosting a concert by renown musician Jim Scott. Jim brings a warmth and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. Drawing on classic songs of peace, earth and justice along with his own well-crafted melodies and words, Jim invites us all to get involved with the ideals he raises. Honed through his years with the Paul Winter Consort, Jim’s guitar mastery and enchanting manner moved folk legend Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of magician.” Suggested donation of $10-$20, sliding scale fee. All are welcome!

Gaia, Mother Earth, and the Oneness of Everything

Speaker/Musician: Jim Scott  Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

We will celebrate the earth with Jim’s original songs and readings along with his personal reflections on the idea of Mother Earth or “Gaia” being one living organism. Our “spiritual response” in word and action is so timely now, as the “spirit of life on earth is in crisis”.

Jim’s uplifting songs provide the balance to the wake-up call, leaving us a vision and inspiration to take the healing to into our own hands. From his work with the Paul Winter Consort, where he was the composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass” Jim has long been an activist for peace and the earth with his music. Former co-chair of the UU Ministry for the Earth, Jim helped to create the “Green Sanctuary” program.

His songs have educated and inspired audiences across the US and the world, and his “Earth and Spirit Songbook”. supported by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism, has been widely acclaimed by UU congregations.

So You Want To Be A Treehugger

Leaders: Susan Grace and Jeanne Olson Music: Marsha Sousa

Trees are more like us than we’ve ever known, according to recent scientific studies. Join Susan and Jeanne to explore and celebrate tree selfness and our relationship with them. Of course, you are welcome to come dressed as a treehugger or wear your favorite tree attire. It promises to be a very grounding and delightful program.

Musical Moments

Coordinator: Marsha Sousa   Speakers/Performers: Various participants  Music: Laurel Holmes

Join us for a service to sing, drum, dance, and celebrate all the ways that music comforts us, inspires us, soothes us, excites us, and brings us together.

Let Them Come

Speaker:  Holly Blood Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

May we be a welcoming people for all who seek safety, compassion, and care.

All-Seasons Alaska Fashion Show

Lay Leader: Eric Muehling  Speakers: Various UUFF Folks  Music: Laurel Holmes

For our Whale Coast visitors, UUs will showcase distinctive outfits worn in all seasons. Warmth vs style? Or both? Gliding down the catwalk, our UU runway models will wear magnificent parkas rated to 60-below, kuspuks, Carhartts, snowsuits, Bunny boots, goose-down dresses, mosquito hoods, face masks and whatever. See how Alaskans dress for work, play, and Sunday service.

Wild Alaska

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Speakers: UUFF Storytellers

UUFF members and friends, lifetime Alaskans and transplants alike, will share their thrilling tales of adventure in Alaska’s vast wilderness. Join us in welcoming our guests from the lower 48 for this summer’s first Whale Coast tour!

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