Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by Rev. Leslie Jarzabski, who joined UUFF in September 2015. About half are Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.
This Sunday: This July marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Who cares? And why do you still call us handicapped? Speaker: Doug Toelle, Lay Leader: Jana Peirce.
Episode Six of the “A Religion for Our Time” series describes how the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, California, transformed itself from a graying congregation into a multigenerational one. How is the congregation’s commitment to young adult and campus ministry programming grounded? Through a staff person focused on eighteen- to thirty-five-year-olds!
This Sunday: Join us in celebrating midsummer’s day with music, dance, and a Junepole (think Maypole). Summer solstice literally means the day the sun stands still. In the far north, it means more than that – an almost neverending day when Earth itself seems to pause in its rotation to mark the culmination of the sun’s long slow ascent against the sky and take a deep breath before beginning its downward journey toward winter. Program Coordinators: Molly, Stephanie, and Loquin.
This Sunday: Each year Forbes Magazine publishes an issue listing the wealthiest people in America. The media and the general population are fascinated with the lifestyle of the rich and famous. This has a significant influence on our perceptions of wealth. This program will challenge these views and explore True Wealth. Speaker: Mike Bonilla.
This Sunday: Dr. Walter Benesch is an emeritus professor of philosophy and Eastern religions at UAF and the author of The Ecumenical Cruise and Other Three-Legged Chicken Philosophy Tales and the children’s book Adam Cox Meets the Cracklecrunch for Lunch. He has also come to be a popular speaker at UUFF.
Be a part of UUFF’s longtime biggest fundraiser! Get to meet other UUs from all around the United States! Whale Coast Alaska will host 32-34 guests this year from July 9-11. We need lodging for 14 singles and 11 couples. (Half of these will arrive a day early and therefore require four nights lodging). This is a great way to support our fellowship. By providing lodging and some meals, UUFF and other UU fellowships in Alaska receive the funds these travelers would otherwise spend in hotels and restaurants during their Alaska visit. Read on for more opportunities to be a part of the Whale Coast fun
This Sunday: Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity from the AHA. The Humanist Manifesto, published in May of1933, was substantially rooted in Unitarianism. Fifteen of the original thirty-four signers were Unitarian ministers; another was a Universalist. The principles laid out in the newest iteration of the Humanist Manifesto still strike a resonant chord with Unitarian Universalists, many of them similar to our 7 principles. Speaker, Murray Richmond. Lay Leader, Shaun Lott. Pianist, Susan.
This Sunday: UUFF is a self-supporting congregation that governs itself on democratic principles, seeking consensus on major issues. Our Annual Meeting, held each year in April or May is the one day we come together to elect board members, hear about our financial health, approve a budget for the coming year, and address any issues of governance or congregational life that have been raised by the board or by individual members. All are invited to attend and all who have been members since March 23, 2010, are eligible to vote on any motions. Lunch will be provided.
Members of the UUFF Conflict Management Task Force will be available after service on May 16 to discuss the proposed UUFF Policy on Addressing Conflict. We will provide an overview of what is in the policy for those who haven’t had a chance to review it. We’ll also be available to hear members’ comments or concerns, and to answer any questions on the policy, which members will be asked to approve at the Annual Meeting on May 23(Note: the Annual Meeting is NOT on May 30 as previously publicized). Read More »
This Sunday: Optimism runs rampant among Unitarian Universalists! Historically and in the present, the concept of optimism fits nicely with the Seven Principles and UUFF’s forward focus. Come learn more about optimism and how you can be more optimistic (and thus healthier and happier) in your life. Speaker, Beth Zeigler. Lay Leader, Heather Neville.