Welcome 

We are welcoming, open and affirming to all. Our services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Religious exploration for school-age children and childcare for preschoolers are available from September to May. Learn more about us and what happens Sundays at UUFF.

Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half our Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Who Decides?

 Speaker: Kenneth Reams Lay Leaders: Hayden Nevill, Alison Carter and Eric Muehling

Our speaker will be Kenneth Reams, who will be phoning in from Varner Supermax prison in Grady, Arkansas. From his jail cell, Reams founded an organization called “Who Decides,” a group “whose ambition is to educate about capital punishment through art.” Reams will speak to us about capital punishment in the United States, the racism inherent in our criminal justice system, and his own experience living on death row.

Holy Fools

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Mel Sikes Music: Vera Alexander

It’s Easter … and April Fool’s Day! The perfect opportunity to honor a rabble of “Holy Fools,” people throughout history who have flouted society’s expectations in order to live radical lives. After the service there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.

Music in the Woods

Music in the Woods presents Heart of Alaska Strings. Classical solo and chamber works performed by some of Fairbanks’ finest young string players.
Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm in the UUFF Sanctuary, suggested donation $10

Wisdom of the Ancient Vedas

Speaker: Shiva Hullavarad  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

Vedas — the books of knowledge — are ancient Indian scripts developed over 1000-2000 BC by the civilization on the east of the Indus River. This second service covers a series of verses from Vedas and their corollaries, Upanishads. These verses will cover topics on nature conservation, inclusiveness, well-being of communities, and fellowship.

Poetry Sunday

Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Music: Laurel Holmes

In celebration of this vernal equinox — when day and night are in equal in the northern hemisphere — our theme for this year’s Poetry Sunday will be balance. Come to fellowship with a poem to share on the balance between light and dark, day and night, joy and sorrow, the bitter and the sweet.

Balancing Acts

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Holly Blood

“One of the truths we know is that we live in an enchanted universe,” writes Omid Safi. “The up-there and down-here mingle, the earthly and the heavenly mirror each other. We have no choice but to continue to redeem the world, to save the world from our own selves. We are, ironically, the cause of the breaking and just might be the channel of healing.” Join us for a contemplative service in search of the channels of healing that dwell within us.

Alaska Youth Sunday

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Leaders: Anchorage and Fairbanks Youth

Big state, bigger faith! Join us in welcoming the youth from the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as we celebrate our first ever all-Alaska youth Sunday!

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

Coordinator: Jana Peirce  Speakers: Various UUFF Folks

Our annual “Love is Like a Box of Chocolates” service gives us the chance to reflect on the many meanings of that overworked word, love. We know what Hallmark and Hollywood think, but what does love mean to you? We ask an assortment of people to give us their thoughts on the subject – in word, verse, and song — in 1-3 minute bite-sized morsels. Everyone who joins us will get a piece of chocolate as part of the chocolate communion. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

The Beauty of Resilience

Minister: Rev. Jonipher Kupono-Kwong Lay Leader: Eric Muehling

There’s no doubt that progressive values are being assailed on a daily basis. We don’t even talk about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) anymore because we experience trauma over and over again. Some check out and detach themselves while others engage in hyper-vigilance, checking their social media of choice until 3 in the morning. How can we use our spirituality to remain grounded? How can we remain connected to the resistance while not being completely attached to the drama and chaos of our times?Come hear Rev. Jonipher talk about his spiritual practice of finding beauty in our daily living as a form of resilience.

Multicultural Transformations Within Our Congregations

Our world is becoming more multicultural, yet according to The Pew Research Center, 78% of Unitarian Universalists still identify as White or Euro-American and 53% are considered upper middle class. How can we move toward a more inclusive and diverse Beloved Community more reflective of the community we find ourselves in? How can we cross cultural barriers without creating World War III or be left feeling guilt and shame? How can we frame this sacred work theologically grounded in our Principles and rich faith tradition?

Join our UUA Congregational Life Staff, The Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kupono-Kwong, in exploring culture defined broadly by increasing both our intercultural competency and cultural humility. Learn some tools and exercises to communicate across culture and strategies for building a more inclusive congregation.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, February 10th from 10 AM to 4 PM
at UUFF (4448 Pikes Landing Road, Fairbanks).

Lunch will be provided. All are welcome!
Please RSVP to admin@nulluuff.org or by calling 907.451.8838

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