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 a part-time minister, Rev. Tracy Springberry, who travels to Fairbanks five times each year from her home in eastern Washington and is available for consultation and pastoral care between visits as well. Other services are lay led or feature guest ministers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.
Green Sanctuary resumes. That’s re-zooms, not reh-zoo-mays, in case you were wondering. With the upcoming world-wide attention on October 24th, 350 Day (see www.350.org), it reminds us that we have no time to waste. The Green Sanctuary Committee will reconvene for their first meeting of the season on Thursday, October 29th, at Gulliver’s Second Story Cafe back room at 11:30 AM. We welcome new, interested planet-lovers to join us for a strategy-storming session on how to kick-off our UUFF efforts this winter. Read More »
Roughly $2.5 trillion is at stake, the amount the nation spends each year on health care, nearly a fifth of the American economy. Politicians, the nation’s doctors, and the public (especially the 50 million uninsured) have a vested interest in the outcome of this heated debate. How could reform affect practitioners, the public, and the insurance industry? Speaker and lay leader, Penni Haskins. Accompanist, Vera Alexander.
There will be a list will be set out in the foyer for updating your information. Please proof your items and let us know of any changes that need to be made.
Once again, UUFF will be sponsoring its own KUAC Pledge Drive to support our underwriting habit. For most of the past decade UUFF has sponsored Weekend Edition on Saturday and Sunday mornings. We can afford to do this by laundering your KUAC donations through the Fellowship. If you will be giving to KUAC anyway, consider making your donation through the Fellowship. (If you weren’t planning on giving to KUAC this year, please consider it. You can help two great organizations at once.) Here’s how it works. Read More »
UUFF has signed up to answer phones at KUAC on Saturday, October 24, from 7:00 to 10:00 am. (Note: That’s the 2nd weekend of the pledge drive.) We’ll be looking for 4 people to take pledge calls. Contact us if you are interested. We’ll send a confirmation email in return with more information.
Remember to get your completed Registration form (if your child has never been registered in the RE program) or check that your Registration information is complete, as well as your child’s Safety and Behavior Covenant turned in to Bre or the RE table. As soon as I receive that information, your child will have a name tag to wear on Sunday mornings. Also, make sure to sign your child into the attendance notebook before services start so we have an idea of how many children will be in each class. Read on to find out what each class is doing this week. Read More »
“Books are one of the first places where knowledge and history are kept, and we go back to build on that knowledge and experience. To censor or block published word keeps society from possible growth.” - Kimmetha Herndon
There is nothing quite like banning a book, or declaring it dangerous, to increase that book’s sales. Sometimes however, nobody notices and the banned book stays lost to a school, library, or community. Let us celebrate our right to the power of literature and make known the dangers that exist when restraints are imposed on access to information in a free society. Presenter, June Pinnell-Stephens. Lay Leader, Jeanne Olson. Accompanists, Laurel Holmes & Susan Grace.
UUFF’s Hungry Book Club will meet at 6pm at Susan Fox’s home (directions follow) to discuss “Mindless Eating” by Brian Wansink. This will be a potluck as usual. The book we will be reading for the November 13 meeting will be “Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner. The book club is open to all. Reading the book is recommended, but is not a requirement. Read More »
The grace period is officially over: our newsletter, The Northern Log, will go electronic in November. The link to download the PDF newsletter is sent out once a month on our Announcements email list. If you do not currently get UUFF emails or if you wish to continue receiving a paper copy of the newsletter, keep reading. Read More »
Preschool RE will meet for their usual gathering and play time. Elementary will be talking more about how sports reflect our UU values with Bre and Marilyn. Middle School will meet this week, so make sure to come and start your lessons on the “Gospel according to the Simpsons” with Michael. Remember that the Middle School group meets on the First Sunday of the Month. YRUU will not be meeting this week. Note: Preschool is still looking to hire one more youth attendant, please contact Bre Griffin (490-4604) or email us if you are interested in working some Sundays.