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.

Next Generation Church

Minister: Rev. Jason Shelton  Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Jake Svendsen

Is Unitarian Universalism a faith for kids? How might we practice a faith into which they’ll want to grow? The service will include our annual Child Dedication, a time for celebrating and welcoming our children into the world, into the family and into the church community.

The Faith We Sing

Minister: Rev. Jason Shelton Lay leader: Jana Peirce

For Rev Jason’s first service with us, we’ll explore the idea that “what we sing is who we are.”

 

My America

Speaker: Marsha Sousa Lay leader:  Jana Peirce Music: Jake Svendsen

Rethinking what it means to be American.

My Alaska

Speakers: Various Lay leader: Jana Peirce Music: Marsha Sousa

Each of us who was not born or raised in this beautiful state has a story about how we came here. And whether we were born here or transplanted​ ourselves​ rom afar​, each of us who chooses to remain in this place which​, let’s face it, ​is cold and dark many months of the year, has a reason​ or two that keeps us here. ​For today’s ​“Whale Coast” Sunday​, we’ll hear UUFF members speak about what they love about living in Alaska. Join us as we welcome guests from around the country​ to our UU Fellowship and our Alaska homes​!

Holding on to Hope

Lay Leader:  Susan Grace  Special Guest speakers: Pat Humphries and Sandy O known as Emma’s Revolution  Music: provided by Pat and Sandy

Hope is the engine that fuels the promise of better days. What do we do to create and nurture hope for ourselves and our community? Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning “activist power duo” of Pat Humphries & Sandy O.  Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, creating new standards in the art and culture of justice.  They are regularly at the UU General Assembly.

Emma’s Revolution CD Release Concert

UUFF and the Alaska Peace Center are pleased to support the release of Emma’s Revolution’s new CD “Revolution Now” with a concert at UUFF on Saturday June 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and more information can be found at emmasrevolution.com or by emailing info@nullalaskapeace.org

Life is Temporary, and That’s OK

Speaker: Laurel Holmes  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

Why do we all want to live to a ripe old age? Is a long life better than a short life? How and why is it better? Better for Whom? Laurel Holmes will explore these questions and confront some of our strongly held beliefs about death.

Traveling Upstream with Mary Oliver

Lay Leaders: Jana Peirce and Eleanor Adasiak 

“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” 

Mary Oliver grew up in Ohio in the 1950s in a town that was no more or less congenial to the fact of poetry than any other small town in America. She had few friends and parents that let her go truant to walk in the woods. She writes that, “Estrangement from the mainstream of that time and place was an un­avoidable precondition” to the life she chose from among all the lives available to her. Join us as we travel upstream with Mary Oliver through her memories of a solitary childhood in which the words of Walt Whitman kept her sane and taught her to be true to her own best and wildest inclinations. We will use words, images and sounds to dramatize the first three short essays in her book, Upstream.

UUFF Annual Meeting

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Mike West

Join us for a brief service of celebration before we come together as active members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks for our Annual Meeting. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Come hear updates from the Board and our committees, weigh in on proposed resolutions, elect Board members, and otherwise exercise your vote in our democratic congregation!

Answering the Hardest Call

Speaker: Hayden Nevill  Lay Leader: Holly Blood

As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to live our values. What work speaks to us, and what obstacles are in our way? Together we have strength to overcome challenges and ask each other the difficult questions that require an answer.

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