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.
This Sunday we’ll celebrate our annual Maypole celebration….in June. The ground will be reliably thawed, and we can (almost) guarantee there won’t be snow. So bring a friend and come to our “Junepole” dance – an outdoor, intergenerational celebration of the return of greenness to our Northern home, with live music provided by members and friends of the Fellowship. Everyone from children to nonagenarians is encouraged to join in. As the dance progresses the ribbons are braided onto the pole or into a web around the pole. The dancers then retrace their steps exactly in order to unravel the ribbons.
Speaker: Frida Shroyer. Thoughts on how to maintain spirituality as the hectic pace of the Alaskan summer increase and celebrate the summer season by sharing in a communion of birch sap. (Sap provided by Susan Grace’s trees)
Listen to fellow UU’s share stories of letting go and starting anew.
Rev. Shirley Lee works for the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska and serves on the Ecumenical Mission for Shelter Board. She will share the status of the Fairbanks shelter that aims to serve homeless who are dealing with substance abuse issues.
The UUFF building has been wearing the words “Torture is Wrong” on a banner by the main Fellowship’s entrance for several years. On Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. UUFF joins with the ACLU of Alaska to host a potluck, lecture and discussion with Steve Wax, a federal public defender, who will speak on the issue of the moral and legal authority of torture. Author of the book, “Kafka Comes to America,” Mr. Wax will discuss how our civil liberties have been eroded by security concerns. There will be copies of his book for sale, with proceeds to be given to UUFF. This is a free event open to the public. Read More »
Our annual UUFF business meeting will take place after a short service. This meeting is the one time a year when all members of the congregation come together to take part in the structure and governance of our fellowship. We will receive reports from the various committees and groups, recognize those who actively take part, and vote on the posted by-law changes, and vote for new board members. If you have other issues that need to be brought to the attention of the whole fellowship, the annual meeting is your best opportunity. Unitarian Universalists operate under democratic process. Come to the meeting and take part in that process! Child care will be available, and lunch will be provided.
Many of us observe certain traditions that have been handed down to us by our parents and grandparents. What are the roots of these traditions? This program is an exploration of the multicultural origins of Easter traditions and the symbolism associated with these traditions.
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.
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.
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.