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.

The Hospitality of Climate Justice

Speaker: Kristin Peters  Lay Leader and Music: Susan Grace with assistance from Marsha Sousa.

Rev. Kristin Peters is a Disciples of Christ minister who has worked in interfaith & justice circles for the last decade. Kristin will share about her work with the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition as the Interfaith Working Group organizer. Kristin is excited to begin the Earth Week celebration with UUFF and to draw us into conversation about the connection between caring for creation and the welcome that extends to all creatures of the earth.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Poetry Sunday

Lay Leader: Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa

Poetry Sunday is a long standing tradition at UUFF, although doing it via Zoom is not. Please join us to hear members of our own fellowship share their favorite poems, or ones that resonate in this strange year. There will some surprises as well!

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

To Live Under the Authority of the Future

Sabbatical Minister: The Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

One way to end a story is, “I don’t know if it happened this way or not, but I know this story is true.”  This Sunday is both the last day of Passover and the first Sunday of Easter.  Can we find truth in the Exodus and Resurrection stories, even if we don’t regard them as factual?  What kind of exploration is possible, if we take these stories seriously but not literally?

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Passover:  Ecology and Liberation

Sabbatical Minister: The Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

This year, the last Sunday in March is also the first full day of Passover, the Jewish festival of liberation.  Passover hasn’t traditionally been associated with environmental or climate justice, but some contemporary Jewish thinkers believe it should be.  Let’s explore some possible connections.

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782
UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Basava – Self Realized

Speaker: Dr. Basavaraj Itnal   Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

In a small kingdom in 12th-century India, philosopher-statesman Basaveshwara (Basava) spearheaded events that could, perhaps, be understood as the first experiment in economic equitability, social justice, gender equity, diversity, equal representation, human dignity, the welfare state, and universal access to spirituality. Our speaker, Dr. Basavaraj Itnal, a writer and journalist in Bangalore, India, sees Basava philosophy as a solution to major global problems of the day. He will talk on Basava’s views and how today’s economic models have failed in bringing world peace through work.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

What I Learned from the Sisters

Guest Minister: The Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell  Music: Marsha Sousa

In 2006, when I was nearly 60, I left UU ministry for a time, and went to live with the Community of the Holy Spirit, a women’s monastic community in the Episcopal Church.  The learnings from this contrarian adventure were many, and the experience helped me clarify my own commitments.  This morning I’ll share something about what prompted this journey, what brought me back to Unitarian Universalism, and what I learned along the way.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 87

A Delegation from the Village

Guest Minister: Rev. Sarah Skochko   Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder   Music: Marsha Sousa
How responsible are we for the behavior of others in our community? We know we can’t control others, and yet we also know we are bound to one another, to be held in loving accountability. In this service, we’ll meditate on what it means to hold community standards – as well as to challenge them – with historical stories as our guide.

Bio
Rev. Sarah Skochko attended Meadville Lombard Theological School and has an MFA in poetry. She served as the Coordinator of Outreach and Engagement at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, OR and now lives in Austin, TX.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

For the Long Haul: Joy with Justice

Minister: Rev. Suzanne Redfern-Campbell  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

It’s said that work for social and climate justice is “not a sprint, but a marathon.” How do we pace ourselves for sustained struggle, and what do we do when we start feeling tapped out? Today we’ll explore the interplay between joy and the urgent work of building beloved community.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

It Takes Practice

With Matt Meyer

Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and of letting go. Spiritual Practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join us for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship when things around us are changing fast.

Matt Meyer is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.

Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/93471285417?pwd=UzNVMDd5bnRFT29zUm9Kam04MWlrUT09
​Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Passcode: 126745

Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

Coordinators: Jana Peirce and Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa

This annual 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. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”
to go home to some place we have never been,” writes author and priestess Starhawk, “a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community… Someplace where we can be free.” In community, we “remember” what it means to be human: connected, cared for, providing for one another, even when we can’t meet together in person. This service will explore our human need to be in relationship with one another, and how those relationships shape and change us.

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link 
(will open immediately after the service ends)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

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