About 

The UUFF is a Unitarian Universalist fellowship founded in 1956 to provide a place to share and explore liberal religious values in Interior Alaska. UUFF is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of North American congregations, and the Pacific Northwest District chapter of the UUA. We are a self-supporting congregation that governs itself on democratic principles and seeks consensus on major issues.

Our Mission 

UUFF is an inclusive community that encourages religious freedom, nurtures spiritual and ethical growth, celebrates diversity, and promotes a just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

— Adopted April 2009

A Welcoming Congregation 

rainbow-chaliceWe are a welcoming, open and affirming congregation, a place where people of all races, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender expressions are welcome to come just as they are. In 2007, members of the Fellowship voted overwhelmingly to become an official Welcoming Congregation. The UUFF sanctuary is available for weddings and civil union ceremonies.

Nationally, the UUA has taken a lead in advocating the freedom of same-sex couples to marry, most recently through the Standing on the Side of Love campaign. The UUA has been on record as supporting the rights of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people since 1970. More recently, the denomination has come out in support of the rights of transgender individuals.

Sunday Services 

The fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Our Full-time Minister is Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails. When Rev. Leslie is not leading our services, they are led by lay members of the fellowship or by guest speakers from the community and visiting ministers from other UU fellowships in Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48.

Our worship services are normally diverse, and you can expect to hear many voices speaking on a variety of topics over the course of the year. Our services feature guest speakers, visiting ministers, facilitated discussions on spiritual and social concerns, and dramatic presentations. Music and ritual are always a part of the worship service. Seasonal services include an outdoor Advent garden, the traditional UU flower communion and the Maypole celebration.

Worship services last approximately 75 minutes and are followed by a social gathering with coffee and refreshments. Childcare is available for toddlers and preschoolers, and Religious Exploration classes for older kids during the service. Although we do not currently offer infant care, parents are welcome to bring babies to services where a crying room is available if needed.

How to Find Us 

We are located at 4448 Pikes Landing Road, across from the Princess Hotel.
Directions: From Airport Way, turn Right onto Hoselton Road at Pike’s restaurant. After one block, turn Left onto Pikes Landing Road as if you were going to the Princess Hotel. Look for the Unitarian Universalist sign on the right. Parking is available on the right along the drive and in the parking area at the back of the building.

The Northern Log 

UUFF publishes a monthly newsletter, the Northern Log, which is distributed electronically and by mail. Each issue has a calendar for the coming month, descriptions of upcoming services, and current news about Religious Exploration (RE) classes, chalice circles, social activities, etc. Occasionally, there is also some regional and national UU news and opportunities. There’s always a letter from the fellowship’s president. To receive the link to download each month’s newsletter, join the Announcements email list. Print copies of the current newsletter are available in the foyer. Contact us if you prefer to get the newsletter by mail (or if you would like to receive only the newsletter emails, and not other UUFF announcements). Non-members who elect to get the newsletter by mail will be asked to pay a small annual subscription fee to cover printing and mailing costs.

Hayden

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