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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.

Amazing Faith

This Sunday: Did you know church attendees have lower rates of heart disease and stroke, survive longer with less disability and enjoy better emotional health than less frequent attendees? An examination of how health is affected by the faith of both theists and non-theists. You may be surprised. Speaker, Ed McLaughlin.  Lay Leader, Laurel McLaughlin. Accompanist, Vera Alexander.

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

This Sunday: We know what Hallmark and Hollywood think, but what does love mean to you? Not just gooey romantic love, but all those other, less-celebrated varieties as well. We’ve asked an assortment of people to give us their thoughts on love in word, verse and song, each in 1-3 minute bite-sized morsels. The choir has also prepared a special treat. This will be our sixth annual “Love is Like a Box of Chocolates” Valentine’s celebration. While not everyone may get a Valentine with their name on it this year, everyone who joins us this Sunday will at least get a piece of chocolate. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” Lay leader, Jana Peirce. Accompanist, Marsha Sousa. An assortment of speakers.

Spirit in Stone: Activating the Crystal Energy Connection

This Sunday: George and Leslie LaBar of Earth Link Jewelry are known for their work with stones, crystals and other raw materials of the earth. They are avid rockhounds, lapidary artisans, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts. George & Leslie regularly share their insights, stories and expertise in stone energy work, as well as educate people about exploring the wild lands of Alaska. They will be speaking about connecting with the energy of stones, crystals and the natural world to enhance well-being, raise personal vibration and advance spiritual growth. They will close their presentation with a guided meditation called “The Earth Hug,” and hope you will join them in linking yourself to stones, crystals and the natural world. Speakers: George & Leslie LaBar. Lay Leader: Jeanne Olson.

Celebrity as Modern Folk Morality Play: What Can UUs Learn From Paris Hilton?

The modern fascination with Reality TV and the superficial antics of Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, and Paris Hilton provide titillation for many, but may offer more significance to the thoughtful. Since the Pilgrims, a defining aspect of American culture has been a fascination with the morality play as a means of transmitting common moral values through the use of negative role modeling. Today’s pervasive tabloid culture may perform a similar function, and offer insight into dominate shared secular values of our emerging post-industrial society. Lay Leader, Mike Bonilla. Speaker, Mike Walleri. Children’s Story, Heather Neville. Accompanist, Marsha Sousa.

Celebrating our Unitarian Universalist Heroes

This Sunday: Come as one of your UU heroes and participate in the service: Bring a reading by your hero, dress up, share how you are inspired by them, or whatever else you think of. You can learn more about Famous UUs at www.famousuus.com Read More »

UUSC accepting donations for Haiti Earthquake Relief

If you’re looking for a way to help in Haiti but want your donation to get to those who need it most, consider donating through the UUSC/UUA Joint Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. 92% of your donation goes to direct aid, and the UUSC focuses on working with local organizations and helping those who are often overlooked in large-scale relief operations. You can make a donation online or by check. Make checks payable to “UUSC/UUA Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund” and mail it to UUSC, P.O. Box 844001, Boston, MA 02284-4001. | FAQ about How UUSC Responds to Large-scale Disasters

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 »

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