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 Jarzabski, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half are Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Joys and Concerns

Minister: Rev. Leslie Jarzabski  Lay leader: Jana Peirce

Our ritual of candle lighting at UUFF gives us a place to voice the things that touch us deeply, and to witness others as they do. It is a cherished tradition common in many UU churches, but also one that is not without controversy, especially as churches grow. Join us for this special service as we explore the important place of Joys and Concerns in the life of our fellowship and open up the discussion to get everyone’s thoughts on ways to preserve what is most meaningful no matter how large we grow.

Music in the Woods: Cold Steel

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Come to hear the steel drum band, Cold Steel, this Saturday at 7:30 – the first Music in the Woods concert of the season! This is the largest steel drum group in Fairbanks, and they’re great.  Hearing these wonderful Caribbean sounds will keep us warm as we head into winter  Come in island wear if you’d like!  UUFF, suggested donation $10.

Political Will for a Livable World

Speaker: Stephan Milkowski (co-founder of the Fairbanks Citizens Climate Lobby)  Lay leader: Anna Plager

How can we break the congressional grid-lock on climate change, the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced? Our local Citizens Climate Lobby co-founder will explain their non-partisan approach to new, transformative legislation that could turn the tide. about the Citizens Climate Lobby, President Reagan’s former Secretary of State George Schultz says, “I support what you’re doing and believe in this. It’s interesting to see somebody who’s actually doing something.”

Choose to Bless the World

Speaker: Rev. Leslie Jarzabski Lay leader: Cam Leonard

The end of our search for our first settled minister is in the beginning of a new journey. Today we gather to celebrate all that has brought us to this liminal moment, and to imagine what we might become together.

Water Communion

Lay Leader/Coordinator: Laurie Walton Music: Vera Alexander

Water Communion Is our annual in gathering service to start the new church year. Bring your waters from the summer to join together as we set our congregational and personal intentions for the coming year: What is your vision or intention for UUFF? What is your personal intention?  There may be a special guest appearance by our new minister, Rev. Leslie Jarzabski.

Welcoming Rev. Leslie Jarzabski

Rev. Leslie Jarzabski

The end of our search for our first settled minister is in the beginning of a new journey. This month we welcome our first resident minister, the Rev. Leslie Jarzabski, and her partner, Jason Fails, to Fairbanks. Rev. Leslie’s first Sunday in the pulpit will be September 13. The 10:30 a.m. service will be followed by a Welcome Celebration featuring Alaskan foods, music, balloons, and a short program.

Upcoming Acoustic Guitar Concert

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Masters of solo finger style, Steve Baughman and Peppino D’Agostino will be giving a concert at UUFF.

Steve Baughman is a master of both finger style guitar, and claw hammer banjo, but is an avid teacher as well. He recently produced an instructional DVD “Zen Banjo” in collaboration with the Zen Monk Rev. Heng Sure, and explores mindfulness in the context of banjo playing as a practice.  In addition to his work with Celtic music and alternative tunings, he has also explored applying claw hammer banjo technique to the guitar, resulting in a unique sound with subtlety and drive.   His album Farewell to Orkney, is listed as one of the “Best Albums of 2013″ by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Known as “the guitarist’s guitarist”, Peppino D’Agostino has helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”.  His recording Every Step of the Way, was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers in 2008.

Tickets at Grassroots Guitar and at the door: $20.  For more information contact Leif Thompson at 456-2540.

25 years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Speaker: Doug Toelle Lay Leader: Marilyn Richardson

In July many Americans celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, what’s changed and where are we heading and why should UU’s care.

Highlights of General Assembly

Speakers: UUFF Members who attended GA this year Lay leader: Hayden Nevill

General Assembly is our once-yearly gathering of UUs from across the country. It is a place to find information and encouragement to increase the good we do in the world. Please join us this Sunday to hear inspiring words from GA 2015 Portland OR.

Inspired by Nature

Speakers: UUFF Members Lay Leader:  Dave Frey

Stories Inspired by nature essays, books and shared experiences.