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.

Balancing Acts

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Holly Blood

“One of the truths we know is that we live in an enchanted universe,” writes Omid Safi. “The up-there and down-here mingle, the earthly and the heavenly mirror each other. We have no choice but to continue to redeem the world, to save the world from our own selves. We are, ironically, the cause of the breaking and just might be the channel of healing.” Join us for a contemplative service in search of the channels of healing that dwell within us.

Alaska Youth Sunday

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Leaders: Anchorage and Fairbanks Youth

Big state, bigger faith! Join us in welcoming the youth from the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as we celebrate our first ever all-Alaska youth Sunday!

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

Coordinator: Jana Peirce  Speakers: Various UUFF Folks

Our annual “Love is Like a Box of Chocolates” service gives us the chance to reflect on the many meanings of that overworked word, love. We know what Hallmark and Hollywood think, but what does love mean to you? We ask an assortment of people to give us their thoughts on the subject – in word, verse, and song — in 1-3 minute bite-sized morsels. Everyone who joins us will get a piece of chocolate as part of the chocolate communion. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

The Beauty of Resilience

Minister: Rev. Jonipher Kupono-Kwong Lay Leader: Eric Muehling

There’s no doubt that progressive values are being assailed on a daily basis. We don’t even talk about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) anymore because we experience trauma over and over again. Some check out and detach themselves while others engage in hyper-vigilance, checking their social media of choice until 3 in the morning. How can we use our spirituality to remain grounded? How can we remain connected to the resistance while not being completely attached to the drama and chaos of our times?Come hear Rev. Jonipher talk about his spiritual practice of finding beauty in our daily living as a form of resilience.

Multicultural Transformations Within Our Congregations

Our world is becoming more multicultural, yet according to The Pew Research Center, 78% of Unitarian Universalists still identify as White or Euro-American and 53% are considered upper middle class. How can we move toward a more inclusive and diverse Beloved Community more reflective of the community we find ourselves in? How can we cross cultural barriers without creating World War III or be left feeling guilt and shame? How can we frame this sacred work theologically grounded in our Principles and rich faith tradition?

Join our UUA Congregational Life Staff, The Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kupono-Kwong, in exploring culture defined broadly by increasing both our intercultural competency and cultural humility. Learn some tools and exercises to communicate across culture and strategies for building a more inclusive congregation.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, February 10th from 10 AM to 4 PM
at UUFF (4448 Pikes Landing Road, Fairbanks).

Lunch will be provided. All are welcome!
Please RSVP to admin@nulluuff.org or by calling 907.451.8838

Return of the Question Box

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Laurel  Holmes  Music: Marsha Sousa

Our third annual Question Box sermon! It’s safe to assume that if you’re a UU, you’ve got questions. If you’ve got deep theological conundrums, ethical quandaries, or playful paradoxes taking up space in your brain, this is your chance to have our minister take a crack at them from the pulpit. This program will be made up entirely of your queries and Rev. Leslie’s answers to them. Email your questions to Rev. Leslie (minister@nulluuff.org) or drop them in the “Question Box” in the fellowship foyer by February 2nd.

The UU Conservative

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Lay Leader: Cam Leonard Music: Vera Alexander

Can people who hold “conservative” beliefs find a home within our “liberal” faith? What do the conservative folks who are already very much a part of our UU family secretly want their liberal siblings-in-faith to know? Let’s challenge our assumptions about who we are, what we believe, and what we have to teach one another.

Music in The Woods – Lathrop High School Jazz Band and Vocalists

450 Years of Religious Freedom

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Marsha Sousa

This month marks the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda, the first ever declaration of religious freedom by a European government, decreed by King John Sigismund of Transylvania (the first and only Unitarian monarch) in 1518. Rev. Leslie will share the history of this important event in the history of our faith, and the world.

Praying With Our Feet

Leaders: Holly Blood & Susan Grace Music: Laurel Holmes

With ritual and song, let’s celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his birth.

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