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.

Martin Luther King speaks to Unitarians

This Sunday: In May 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the Ware Lecture to the General Assembly, the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It was a turbulent time — only a year after the Selma to Montgomery march, and the death of UU minister James Reeb following the march. The Voting Rights Act had passed the previous year, and King was turning his efforts to end discrimination in housing and employment. Brian Rogers will present excerpts from King’s lecture to UUs. Speaker: Brian Rogers, Lay Leader: Jeanne Olson, Music: Susan Grace.

Anchorage Gay Rights Ordinance: Lessons Learned and A Call To Action

This Sunday: Last summer the Anchorage Assembly faced one of it’s most controversial issues—whether to ban discrimination in the city based on sexual orientation. Assembly member Harriet Drummond will speak about her experience. Lay Leader, Mike Walleri. Speaker, Harriet Drummond. Accompanist, Vera Alexander.

After the service (12:30) there will be a “Community Conversation” on GLT issues and development of an action agenda. A light lunch will be provided. Potluck items appreciated.

UUFF Plant Nanny Wanted

This very simple, but very important weekly task needs a new volunteer. We need someone to water the indoor plants and perform the minor maintenance necessary to keep our sanctuary and foyer
adorned with healthy green, living plants. The plants need weekly watering and occasional trimming of dead leaves. Sharing is fine too — find another UUFFer who can alternate Sundays with you or just add to the fun. If you are interested, please contact Anna Plager or Suzanne Osborn, who helps with this task.

Chairpersons needed for Building Interior and Grounds Committees

COMMITTEE CHAIR NEEDED FOR BUILDING INTERIOR: Anna Plager will step down as Interiors Committee Chair at the end of December 2009. There is a 2-page activity guide for the Interiors Committee that can be used or revised by the incoming committee chair. Read More »

Three years and counting?

This Sunday: The Mayan “Long Count” comes to a close on December 20, 2012. This has led to predictions ranging from the serious to the absurd. So what does it mean, if the End is near? Speaker, Shane Hurd. Lay Leader, Kristi Hurd. Accompanist, Laurel Holmes. The first Sunday of the month is Lo-carbon Sunday. Please consider car pooling or (brrrrr) biking to service. Check out the Ridesharing Map to see who’s in your neighborhood.

The Art of Receiving

This Sunday: Giving and receiving are fundamental aspects of experience, connecting all life in an interdependent web. Recall the adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” Extolling giving has become part of the moral code around the world – but is it really better than receiving. What can receiving with grace and gratitude do for us? Speaker, Jeff Merkel. Lay Leader, Kathryn Dodge.

Winter Solstice Celebration: Here Comes the Sun!

This Sunday: This Winter Solstice Celebration has become our traditional, non-traditional program, complete with unique rituals, singing, dancing, and celebration to acknowledge the shortest day and longest night of the year, appreciated even more by living in the Arctic. In ancient times, observers watched the sun sink lower in the sky each day, and feared it would disappear completely and leave them in darkness. People practiced special rituals intended to entice the sun’s return. Bonfires and candles, with their imitative magic, helped fortify the waning sun and ward off the spirits of darkness. Read More »

My Personal Experience with the Death Penalty

This Sunday: Katherine Norgard will share her personal experience with the death penalty, a subject which she has written and spoken about with other Unitarian congregations. Katherine has been a visitor at UUFF while working in Fairbanks for 45 days this fall. She lives in Tucson and teaches at ASU School of Social Work, where she is primarily engaged in consulting activities and facilitating psychodrama groups at dual diagnosis treatment centers (substance and psychiatric issues). Her most recent book is Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol, details her experience with capital punishment. Music, Laurel Holmes. Lay leader, tba.

World of Winter Lights

This Sunday: A Holiday Pageant celebrating a variety of traditional ‘winter lights’ from around the world, this intergenerational holiday program written by Layne Richard-Hammock was developed based on ‘Lights for Lucy’, a story written by Connie Dunn. Presenters: Bre Griffen and UUFF RE classes. This is a Lo Carbon Sunday (the first Sunday of the month), so if possible, please carpool or bike to service.

RE This Week

All classes will be learning about the national UU Service Project campaign called Guest At Your Table. Each child (or family) will receive a box to take home to collect money for this important cause. The children will get more information during RE and adults, you will learn more during the service! Read More »

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