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.

We Belong to One Another

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

A meditation on the sustenance and resistance found in communities large and small — from friendships to families, forests to entire ecosystems — during perilous times.

UUFF Auction is this Saturday 10/12 at 6pm

Saturday Oct 12th at 6pm-BE HERE AT UUFF! We have such an amazing assortment of items in the auction! And a rumor of a very special guest appearance! This is our party-you want to be here! Bring your friends!!

**Set-up is Friday, Oct. 11 starting @ 1pm. We can use all of your help (& you get sneak peeks!) It’s also your last chance to buy your ticket for the $15 sale price or table for $100. Prices are $20/$160 at the door. **

Dessert drop off is 5:30-5:45 Saturday.
Auction volunteers please call if you haven’t been given a check in time/
call *Rayna 907dash799dash9003* if you have questions.

Te Jueh

Speaker: Tracy Charles-Smith  Lay Leader: Mike Walleri  Music: Marsha Sousa

Tracy Charles-Smith is the President of Dot Lake Village and adjunct faculty for University of Alaska Anchorage Neurodevelopment Center. She was raised in a very traditional home. Ms. Charles-Smith will talk about the concept of Te Jueh, an Athabascan concept similar to sympathy and empathy, and its role in Athabascan spiritual and social life.

Days of Awe

Leaders: Rev. Leslie and Molly Lemen    Music: Vera Alexander

“If you believe breaking is possible, believe that fixing is possible.” —Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

The ten days beginning on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year) and ending the evening of Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement) are described as “The Days of Awe:” a period for meditation on the year that has passed and a sacred opportunity to make amends, inscribing intentions for the year to come. This morning, we will reflect on the spiritual practice of forgiving and being forgiven — even extending the possibility of forgiveness to ourselves.

UUFF Auction is Coming

Ingathering

Coordinators: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails & Laurie Walton Music: Marsha Sousa

Let’s celebrate the beginning of the new Fellowship Year with our annual Water Communion service! Our tradition is 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.

Harvest Festival

Coordinators: Molly Lemen & Silvia Daeumichen   Music: Vera Alexander

We’ve enjoyed the tastes, smells, and sounds of the farmers market and our gardens, now drawing to a close as winter approaches. Join us for a celebration of summer’s abundance for all ages. We will be taking up a collection of canned goods and non-perishable food for local organizations that provide support to people experiencing food insecurity, so bring what you can to share!

The Seven Deadly Sins of Unitarian Universalism

Speaker: Lisa Sporleder  Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Music: Marsha Sousa

UUs don’t talk about sin very often. We try to focus on potential, on the good. But too much of a good thing, out of balance the rest, can still be destructive. This service looks at those traits we might want to keep in check as we try to do good in the world.

Free Will — Or Not?

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails    Music: Vera Alexander

Unitarian Universalists treasure our belief in free will and our commitment to rational thought. But what if — and just bear with me here for a second — what if free will doesn’t exist? In such a world, what would it mean to be moral? What would it mean to have faith? What it would it mean to … well … do anything at all? This sermon topic was purchased by friend of the fellowship Derek Sikes at the church auction, and it’s possible that whether or not you will choose to attend this Sunday was predetermined long before you were born.

Sabbath

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Marsha Sousa

Rest. Renewal. New possibilities. Saying a “holy no” to your responsibility to work and other commitments and a “holy yes” to the needs of your spirit. In a society that determines the value of a life based on productivity and how busy you are (or at least how busy you appear) it can feel impossible, even irresponsible to partake in intentional Sabbath time. This morning we expore the promise and potential of the lost art of Sabbath keeping.

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