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.

Transitions and Milestones

Join us in celebrating the milestones and transitions in our Fellowship, our families, and our lives. This service will include a child dedication for families who request it.

Good Guilt/Bad Guilt

Sometimes guilt just gets in our way.  But sometimes it is important, even for UUs, to feel guilt when they do something wrong. Come explore this complicated topic.

What Will You Think of Next?

This Sunday: As we begin our canvass season Rev. Schurr will be talking about support of our Fellowship. This is not so much a “sermon on the amount” but a sermon about the mission of our Fellowship and how it can move forward.

The Vernal Equinox: Half Light? or Half Dark?

This Sunday: The month of March is considered by many Sourdoughs to be one of the best
times of the year…no mosquitoes, plenty of bright sunshine, ample opportunity for outdoor activities, and not too cold. Of course, there is Spring Break, which often means a quick visit to Hawaii, where there is nearly 12 hours of daylight and sunshine all year long. Recognition of the Equinox has been important annual milestone for the human race for a very long time. So, dig out your finest Hawaiian shirt (don’t have one? There’s plenty at Value Village), and come to UUFF for an hour of singing and reflection as we reinforce our connection Nature and to humanity’s past. Lay Leader: Jeanne Olson. Guest Musician: Karl Montetti and his Slack Key Guitar. Greeters/Coffee: Judy Johnson and Bill Peele.

Our Stories as Our Lives

This Sunday: Frank Soos, a local writer and storyteller, will share his thoughts on sharing stories, storytelling, how we share and even remember stories. Lay Leader: Monte Jordan. Speaker: Frank Soos. Accompanist: Vera Alexander. Greeters/Coffee: Judy Johnson and Bill Peele.

The Moral and Legal Ethics of Torture

This Sunday: Few people seriously challenge the obvious truth that torture is wrong. Nonetheless, the principle is often undermined by arguments of exception, excuse and justification.  Our program explores the history and rational of the use and condemnation of torture and challenges us to consider standards of human behavior in our modern world.

The Power of Dreams

This Sunday: Dr. Stephen Parker, a clinical psychologist in Fairbanks for thirty years, will present a talk and slideshow on “Dreams and Spirituality.” Ten years ago, he experienced a vivid dream of an airplane with a malfunctioning red four-cylinder engine that took off and crashed; he work up startled, with the surprising words in his head, “You have heart trouble.” There were no physical indications of any problems, but three months later he had emergency heart surgery. (Later, he came to understand that a “four-cylinder red engine” was a symbol of the four chambered heart.) Read More »

This Sunday: Come as Your Favorite Leader

This Sunday: The theme of our service this Sunday is “Unless You are the Lead Dog, the View Never Changes.” You don’t need to be president of a world superpower to be a leader. In fact, a good leader is important for any plan or goal to succeed or to be sustainable, locally or worldwide. What are the important qualities of a good leader? Are they innate or are they learned? Have the criteria for being a good leader changed in the past 100 years? Who is your favorite leader? This will be an interactive program, so come as a leader, (famous or infamous), or come as you are with a favorite quote from your favorite leader. There is a list of suggested great leaders on the bulletin board to provide some examples.

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

A heart shaped box of chocolates brings thoughts of romance and candlelight
and, well…er, Hallmark and Whitman’s Candies. Valentines Day has become
commercialized—or maybe it started out that way—but our lives are
nonetheless filled with the genuine article: love in all its complexity and
variation. We will spend some time today exploring the many shapes love
assumes in our lives – love of parents and children, pets or cheese, and
yes, even the romantic variety that gets so much air play. Read More »

Whale Coast: History, Challenges and the Spirit of Wow!

This Sunday: Many of us know of “WhaleCoast Alaska” as a summer tour that raises money for our Fellowship and three other Alaska congregations. You might also know that Dave Frey, a long time UUFF member, organizes the tour. In this program, Dave is going to share some of the history of WhaleCoast Alaska, and how and why he decided to continue the tour after the previous directors retired. He will also highlight the ethical and logistical challenges of organizing this kind of a tour. He will also share moments of “Wow!” that he and his guests have experienced over the years.

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