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.

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
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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

Beloved Community

Speakers: Rev. Leslie and Lisa Sporleder

“We are all longing 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

Imbolc: Celebrating the Coming Spring 

Speakers: Molly Lemen, Silvia Daeumichen, Rev. Leslie

Beloved of the Irish, Brigid is the face of the Mother Goddesses. On Imbolc, our pagan siblings in faith celebrate the returning Spring and all that comes along with it —  fertility, abundance, the resurgence of all life within nature. A fire Goddess, Brigid feeds the fires of inspiration, of the life spark and the physical fire that transforms. It is her voice which calls in our hearts urging us to come to her sacred well and cleanse ourselves of that which we no longer need or is unhealthy. Join us as we learn the story of Brigid and how we too can celebrate this ritual of cleansing as we see the light of spring return to the world

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

 

Wisdom of Trees/Tu B’ Shvat

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Speakers: Jeanne Olson and Susan Grace   Music: Marsha Sousa, music.

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Khalil Gibran

We have much to learn from the trees and their collective memory and wisdom. This service will celebrate their place — and our place — in the great web of life.

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

Dr. King’s Legacy and Challenge

Speaker: Rev. Leslie  Music: Marsha Sousa and Susan Grace
In this moment of peril and promise, let us fortify ourselves with the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those he inspired. In particular, this service will focus on the challenge that Dr. King left us — to move beyond complacency and half-measures, demanding a truly equitable world for every human being.

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

Lessons from the Study of Tai Chi

Speaker: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa
Lisa first began her study of Wu Style Tai Chi in August 1994 with Hanshi Charles Scott of the International Karate Association, from whom she also earned a black belt in Wu Style Five Animal Form Kung Fu in 1999.  She also studied fan and sword tai chi weapons forms from other instructors.  As part of her spiritual practice, Lisa does the 108-movement form each morning.  She will share some of the many things that she has learned both from and about the practice of tai chi, as well as a couple practical demonstrations.

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

 

Imagining a Way Forward

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Music: Marsha Sousa
2020 is in the history books and a new year is about to unfold before us. Let’s join together for some laughter, lamentation, and creative acts of catharsis as we imagine a way forward. To participate in our ritual during this service, please bring something that you can write on — a small piece of paper or fabric — that you can keep with you throughout 2021.

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

Sacred Stillness

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Music: Marsha Sousa, music.
As 2020 draws to a close, we will spend this sacred hour in the embrace of sacred stillness. Through silence, spoken word, meditation, and song, let us listen to the small, still voice within.

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

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