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.

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.

The Peace Choir

Do you like to sing? The Fairbanks Community Peace Choir rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 pm in the UUFF sanctuary. Come early to register ($75 for the Fall semester). No auditions required. Helping to create a culture of peace through song. Call Flyn Ludington, Director, at 322-2521 for more info. Paul Krecji, Pianist.

Adult R.E. Class: We are all Immigrants

What is the immigration story in your family? Rev. Sarah will lead Adult Religious Education on the topic of justice, compassion, an immigration. This class is offered in conjunction with the children’s RE program which covers the same topic this fall. These classes will culminate in the multigenerational ethnic potluck after the service on Nov. 14th.

New UU Class Oct 7

Rev. Sarah Schurr will meet with visitors or newer folks after the service to provide an introduction to UUFF and to Unitarian Universalism. All are welcome. We will gather in the sanctuary after everyone gets a chance to grab a cup of coffee and say hello at social hour — about 11:45.

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!

Envisioning Our Ministerial Futures

For the first 50 years of our history, UUFF was almost exclusively a lay-led congregation. Then in 2010, the UUA Pacific Northwest District (PNWD) offered us a deal we could not refuse: they offered to help us support a part-time minister if we wanted to try a little ministry on for size. Read More »

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