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.

Curiosity: Life’s own sonic screwdriver?

Coordinator: Jana Peirce  Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

Dr. Who fans are familiar with the sonic screwdriver: a seemingly ordinary, every day tool  supercharged with vast powers to disarm enemies and to defend and protect the Doctor and his friends. Curiosity is a similarly multipurpose tool with superpowers we do not completely understand. It has the power to disarm fear and anxiety, to engage Daleks (or at least those we disagree with) in difficult conversations, to unlock our own creativity, and to take us into new worlds of knowledge and adventure. We’ll explore how curiosity expands our universe by giving us a tool to quell our demons and opening us up to our inner selves and the world around us.

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

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

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

“Pavva Iñupiaq Dancers”

Special Guests: Sean Topkok and Pavva Iñupiaq Dancers Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

Join us for a morning of music and culture with our special guests. The Pavva Iñupiaq Dancers are residents of the Fairbanks area and were formed to preserve the culture and traditions of the Iñupiaq peoples through song and dance.

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

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

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

Killing What We Love: Confessions of a UU Hunter

Speaker: Cam Leonard  Music: Holly Fox

Reflections on reconciling the practice of hunting with UU values and principles.

Our services are offered both in person and online. Use the following links to join us online:

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

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

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

Festival of All Hallows

Coordinators: UUFF Pagan Posse Music: Holly Fox

Join us for a festive celebration of our ancestors and all the wisdom they have left us. We will enjoy a short service celebrating All Hallows’ Eve, followed by a Halloween Carnival put on by our Religious Education students and volunteers. You are encouraged to come in costume, and to bring a photo or memento of a beloved ancestor or friend that you would like to honor.

Our services are offered both in person and online. To join us online, use the following links:

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

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

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

Speaking Love to Power

Student Minister: Becca Bernard Music: Marsha Sousa

The diligent political organizing of the religious right over the last few decades is producing results – the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision eviscerating reproductive rights is just one example. As this ultra-conservative movement gains power and, increasingly, the ability to impose its strict moral vision on others, how should those who hold a different moral vision – one grounded in love and inclusion – respond? This message will draw on Katherine Stewart’s book The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, which will be the focus of an upcoming book discussion at UUFF.

Our Services are offered in both in person and online options. To join us online use the following links:

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

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

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

“Pride and Joy”

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, we will center the words and music of the queer community during this sacred hour.

Our services are offered both in person and online. To join us online, use the following links:

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

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

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

Blessing of the Animals

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, Unitarian Universalists gather once a year to celebrate the creatures who accompany us through life. Whether they walk, swim, hop, crawl, scamper, or fly, your animal friends are welcome to join us in “paw-son” for a special service of blessing (as long as they play well with others). You can also bring a photograph of your animal friend, or of beloved pets who have passed on. This service will honor them all.

Our Service is both In-Person and Online, to join online use the following links:

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

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

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

UUFF Auction is Live from October 1 to 8 (closing at 8pm)

Our online auction site is live uuff.org/auction and will begin accepting bids on Saturday, October 1. You can go now and look through the items to see what you want to bid on. If you think you don’t need any more fabulous items or services, you can just make a donation with the ‘Donate Now’ buttons or the ‘Support UUFF’ items. Consider spending a portion of your windfall PFD at the auction this year to support the good work of UUFF. The auction will close Saturday, October 8, at 8 PM. Please share the auction information with all your friends and family.

Forgiveness

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader:Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa

“The will to forgive is not enough…only true understanding can bring about forgiveness. And this kind of understanding is possible only when you see the suffering (of others)” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Forgiveness can be heavy spiritual work. What can be done when it is difficult or impossible to forgive? What happens within us when we make peace with how we have been wronged and how we have wronged others? And how will we ever forgive ourselves”

Our Services are both In Person and Online. If you wish to join us online, please use the links below:

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

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

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

From the North Slope to Mental Health, the Journey Continues

Guest Speaker: Clint Lemen  Music: Marsha Sousa

Clint Lemen has spent a lifetime of learning in Alaska. On this Sunday, he will share with UUFF some lessons he’s embraced in his journey through life. Among other things, Clint will explain what peer support is and how it is used in the mental health field.

Our services are offered both online and In-Person: Click below to join us on your computer:

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

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

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

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