This Sunday: This July marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Who cares? And why do you still call us handicapped? Speaker: Doug Toelle, Lay Leader: Jana Peirce.
This Sunday: Join us in celebrating midsummer’s day with music, dance, and a Junepole (think Maypole). Summer solstice literally means the day the sun stands still. In the far north, it means more than that – an almost neverending day when Earth itself seems to pause in its rotation to mark the culmination of the sun’s long slow ascent against the sky and take a deep breath before beginning its downward journey toward winter. Program Coordinators: Molly, Stephanie, and Loquin.
This Sunday: Each year Forbes Magazine publishes an issue listing the wealthiest people in America. The media and the general population are fascinated with the lifestyle of the rich and famous. This has a significant influence on our perceptions of wealth. This program will challenge these views and explore True Wealth. Speaker: Mike Bonilla.
This Sunday: Dr. Walter Benesch is an emeritus professor of philosophy and Eastern religions at UAF and the author of The Ecumenical Cruise and Other Three-Legged Chicken Philosophy Tales and the children’s book Adam Cox Meets the Cracklecrunch for Lunch. He has also come to be a popular speaker at UUFF.
This Sunday: Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity from the AHA. The Humanist Manifesto, published in May of1933, was substantially rooted in Unitarianism. Fifteen of the original thirty-four signers were Unitarian ministers; another was a Universalist. The principles laid out in the newest iteration of the Humanist Manifesto still strike a resonant chord with Unitarian Universalists, many of them similar to our 7 principles. Speaker, Murray Richmond. Lay Leader, Shaun Lott. Pianist, Susan.
This Sunday: UUFF is a self-supporting congregation that governs itself on democratic principles, seeking consensus on major issues. Our Annual Meeting, held each year in April or May is the one day we come together to elect board members, hear about our financial health, approve a budget for the coming year, and address any issues of governance or congregational life that have been raised by the board or by individual members. All are invited to attend and all who have been members since March 23, 2010, are eligible to vote on any motions. Lunch will be provided.
This Sunday: Optimism runs rampant among Unitarian Universalists! Historically and in the present, the concept of optimism fits nicely with the Seven Principles and UUFF’s forward focus. Come learn more about optimism and how you can be more optimistic (and thus healthier and happier) in your life. Speaker, Beth Zeigler. Lay Leader, Heather Neville.
This Sunday: Mother’s Day is a celebration and honoring of parents, but we should not loose site of parents’ obligations to their children. Today, the most common matters heard by our courts are divorce, custody and domestic violence issues that involve child custody issues. These matters routinely deal with disputes between parents over the care, custody, and related parenting issues. These disputes affect entire family systems, including grandparents, aunts and uncles and siblings. Ms. Rasley has been a Magistrate in Fairbanks dealing with domestic violence and child custody issues for many years. Before going to the bench Ms. Rasely was an attorney dealing with Child in Need of Aid, Indian Child Welfare, and other family law issues. She will talk about her perceptions of parenting in Fairbanks acquired from her view from the bench. Speaker, Rasley. Lay Leader, Mike Walleri.
This Sunday: In the days of itinerant preachers roaming the American hinterlands, Universalists offered a kinder, gentler alternative to the message of humankind’s inherent unworthiness and the redemptive god of the barnstorming revivals of the times. The strains of Universalism…The Other “U” in UU…run strong through the UU faith today. We will end this service with our annual Birch Syrup Communion. This Sunday is Lo Carbon Sunday. Please consider riding your bike or car pooling to service. Speaker, Peter Pierson. Accompanist, Vera Alexander.
This Sunday: Mother Earth will wrap us in her web of interdependence and bring home our U-U 7th Principle. On this Sunday we will honor Earth Day with an assortment of UUFF members sharing “why they care about the Earth” and believe in the “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Lay Leader, Laurel McLauhglin. Speakers, Green Team and UUFF members. Music, Susan Grace. Read More »