This Sunday 

Martin the Visitor 

Lay Leader: Nicole Stewart Worship Leader Rev. Sarah Schur

It seems that Martin Luther King Jr. briefly attended a UU Church but found that it was not a good place from which to launch his work on justice. Our heart is in the right place. What has kept us from being that beacon of justice we could  be?

The Source of All That Is: A Discussion About God 

Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer  Speaker: Bre Griffin

This week’s service will be a discussion based on the introductory meeting for the Elementary class’ curriculum, “Stories About God.”  We will have time to discuss our ideas and feelings about “God.”

Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope 

Lay Leader: Susan Grace Speaker: Jeanne Olson

How can we begin to dismantle racism in our heart and minds? How can we dismantle it in the structures of our society? Are all humans racist when they are born? What transformations might we hope for?

Tackling Youth Homelessness 

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla  Speaker: Marylee Bates  Accompanist: Vera Alexander

Marylee Bates is the Director of Fairbanks Youth Advocates, which recently opened a shelter for homeless teens in downtown Fairbanks. She will discuss what factors contribute to teen homelessness, dangers faced by homeless teens, and what we can do to help.

Deepening Ultimacy and Intimacy Through Chalice Circles 

“Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life.” So starts a Hindu reading we have recited often at UUFF. But how do we make each day well lived? As we enter a enter a new year—a year that will inevitably carry with it a lot of changes and ask us to make transitions—we’ll look both back and forward and talk about the choices we’ve made about how we live in the world, what we are proud of and what we might like to change. Modeled on a Chalice Circle, this service will be a discussion that all can participate in. Lay Leaders: Jana Peirce and Kim Swisher