This Sunday 

Celebrating the Summer Solstice: The Ant and the Grasshopper 

Lay Leader: Susan Grace Accompanist:  Vera Alexander

We celebrate Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, joyfully in the beauty of this time together in community with love and light.

Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice 

Lay Leader:  Marilyn Richardson  Speakers: Mark DeCorso, Dave Frey, and Susan Grace

Inviting visiting folks into your home and sharing your life for a few days can be a very spiritual and gratifying experience. Various UUFF members will speak of either giving or receiving hospitality.

Caution Church Ahead 

Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill     Speaker: Cam Leonard

Liberal religion does not demand tithes or confessions of sin or adherence to a creed. What, then, do we ask of each other? Cam Leonard will deliver Victoria Safford’s award-winning sermon that explores the profound demands on all of us.

UUFF Annual Meeting 

Lay Leader: Doug Toelle Accompanist: Vera Alexander 

A brief service as we come together as active members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks for our Annual Meeting.

Is it Good or Is it Bad? 

Co-Coordinators: Rev. Tracy Springberry and Bre Griffin

We will celebrate life transitions in this multigenerational service. Many transitions are full of opportunity and fraught with peril. We will bless and honor those in the midst of these exciting and challenging life moments.

Famous Unitarian Universalist’s From Our History 

Lay Leader/Interviewer: Susan Grace Speakers: UU Characters from History

Our program will be presented by you the fellowship.  Come dressed as your favorite Famous UU Man or Woman from our rich history.  Learn a little information about this person to share with the fellowship in 1-2 minutes in a brief story of who they are (were), and what they did with their lives.

Light Returns and Nature Awakens Our Spirit 

Lay Leader: Mike Bonilla  Speaker: Mel Sikes

The spring equinox is upon us turning our thoughts to warm weather and spring awakenings. It’s a magical time of longer days; nature coming to life again; joy; hopefulness; and reawakening of ourselves after a long winter. Let’s plant the seeds of goodness in the soil of our thoughts.

Peacemaking Begins At Home 

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder Speakers: Scott Bell and Cathy Walling

Tending our interpersonal relationships is tending our web of connection to humanity.  Learning to listen and speak in ways which foster more understanding is a spiritual practice of interpersonal peacemaking useful in our most intimate relationships, with family and friends, at work, and in our communities.  We deepen our connections with others by developing listening, self-reflection and speaking abilities which allow us to more fully understand a situation and convey our thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for 

Lay Leader: Danny Swisher  Speaker: Kim Swisher

In a world where we are fatigued from information overload and social media, we long for ways to nurture and feed our souls. We seek. One of our guiding principles, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, offers us support to seek, but many of us UU’s still haven’t found what we are looking for. How do we find it? This service will revisit the words of Rev. Robert M. Hardies of the All Souls Unitarian Church. His sermon from January 5, 2014 provides some insight on how to find what we seek on Sunday morning.

You Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike 

Lay Leader: Jana Peirce Speaker: Rev. Tracy Springberry

Francis David wrote this statement over 500 years ago at the beginning of the Unitarian faith. The question today is do UUs think alike? And if we don’t, can we still love alike?