This Sunday, March 29, the elementary class will be discussing UU P.T. Barnum of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Also this week, the International All Star Circus will be in Fairbanks. This circus is a bit different from P.T. Barnum’s version, but this is still a great opportunity for families to expand the lessons from Sunday into our greater community. Although there won’t be a formal field trip, there are several shows that you could attend with friends. Check out takemetothecircus.com for more information and tickets.
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This Sunday: The Universalist side of our Unitarian Universalist heritage – the side most of us know less about – has near its beginning a distinguished and fascinating figure: Judith Sargent Murray. Judith was not only an articulate defender of Universalist ideas, she was also the first published American feminist author with a 1790 essay “On the Equality of the Sexes.” Her path-breaking work was long overlooked, but is now getting fresh attention from feminists, historians, and religious scholars. Part of this renewed attention is due to the discovery in 1984 that Judith had, through most of her life, copied her outgoing correspondence into blank books. The Rev. Gordon Gibson, who discovered those 20 books containing thousands of letters, is our speaker for this service. Guest minister, Rev. Gordon Gibson. Lay leader, Larry Fogleson. Accompanist, Marsha Sousa.
Join us for this special service at UUFF when members will present a ‘radio drama’ version of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Although Dickens never officially joined a Unitarian church, he attended services at at least two Unitarian chapels in London, and counted numerous English and American Unitarians as friends and kindred spirits. He wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843 at the time when he was attending the Little Portland Street Unitarian Church. We’ll revisit merry old England in song and story, and rekindled our connection with our Victorian Unitarian ancestors. Lay leaders, Shaun Lott and Susan Seefeldt. Pianist, Marsha Sousa.