This Sunday 

Mindful Meditation 

Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Nielsen Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer

Dr. Kirsten Nielsen is a primary health provider who specializes in chronic illness treatment and prevention. She brings mindfulness to her patients to facilitate changes in life style for improved health. This program will show some connections between mindfulness and spirituality and how meditation can help.

Letting Go 

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr  Lay Leader: Laurel Holmes

Love is about connection but love is also about letting go, and it is not always easy.  Rev. Sarah will reflect on the spiritual practice and practical art of releasing our expectations, our assumptions, and our attachments.

Welcoming the Nones 

Spiritual Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr  Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill

When experts look at the changing demographics of the US and of potential UUs, the fastest growing group is not those who are leaving another faith, but those who have no relationship with organized religion at all. We call them the “nones”.   How can we best serve this growing demographic? How can they help us build a better world? Rev. Sarah will share what she has learned about this trend and the future of our movement.

The Flip Side 

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla Speaker:  Sally Fenno

Winter time in Alaska is a dark time but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a dark time in your life. With a little planning now, you can prevent those winter blues. Sally Fenno will lead us in a free flowing discussion about creating a mutual support network for yourself during the winter.

Hillel and the Foundation of Rabbinical Judaism 

Lay Leader: Mike Walleri Speaker:  Dr. Liz Ross

Dr. Ross will discuss Hillel, a famous Jewish religious leader, scholar and teacher who lived in the first century before the common era. He is often credited as one of the foundations of Rabbinical Judaism, but his teaching clearly laid the foundations for both Christianity and Islam.

My Year of Service 

Lay Leader: Dave Frey Speaker: Mikayla Eager

This program focuses on why service is important and the affect it has on a community and the individual. Mikayla will also share her personal experiences in AmeriCorps NCCC.

Water Communion 

Lay Leader: Laurie Walton

This is an ingathering multigenerational service. Bring waters that represent significant events that you have experienced over the summer. It is a symbolic way for us so reconnect and gather again into community as we start into the new congregational year.

Taking Care of Mother Earth: Recycling and Low Carbon Sunday 

Lay Leader: Susan Grace

A multigenerational service learning about why we have a  recycling communion and why we honor low carbon Sunday the first Sunday of every month!

Krishna 

Speaker: Jane Trainor Lay Leader: Susan Grace Stoltz

Come learn about who Krishna was.  Join us in chanting and singing in celebration of Krishna.

Building Community 

Lay Leaders: Frida Shroyer, Jana Peirce, and Bre Griffin

A Multigenerational Gathered Here Service. We will explore some of the many ways we make our community better.  Come prepared to share your insights in small groups as this is an interactive service.  Since we are talking about community, we are looking forward to hearing from members of all ages, as we all make up this UUFF community.

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