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.

A Message of Love and Hope

Visiting Minister: Rev. Tandi Rogers  Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

Rev. Tandi Rogers will be visiting us from the lower 48 to offer us a message of love and hope from the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Embracing Our Future

Speaker: Hayden Nevill  Lay Leader: Laurie Walton Music: Vera Alexander

Unitarian Universalists have a strong history of advocating for LGBTQ civil rights. Marriage equality has been achieved, and equal protections may not be far behind. Is that the end of the story, or is there more work for us to do to achieve a fully inclusive society?

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates

Coordinator: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

Our annual “Love is Like a Box of Chocolates” 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. Everyone who joins us will get a piece of chocolate as part of the chocolate communion. As Lucy says in Peanuts, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

Question Box Sunday

Speaker: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Silvia Daeumichen Music: Marsha Sousa

It’s safe to assume that if you’re a UU, you’ve got questions. If you’ve got deep theological conundrums, ethical quandaries, or playful paradoxes taking up space in your brain, this is your chance to have our minister take a crack at them from the pulpit. This program will be made up entirely of your queries and Rev. Leslie’s answers to them.

Reclaiming the Light

Speaker: Krista Christensen Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

“In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” —Bob Marley, “Rat Race”
Prompted by a late night philosophical question from her young son, Krista Christensen’s sermon explores “anxieties about truth, existence, and reality, about God-with-a-capital-G.”

Our Journey Toward Wholeness  

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Vera Alexander

Imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists. What would become possible? What new doors would open to us if we became the truly inclusive faith we dream of being? This service will include a special collection for the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) as part of our commitment to nurture a radically inclusive, justice centered, multiracial and multigenerational religious faith!

Embodying Love

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

“It is a powerful lie to equate thinness with self-worth.”  —Roxane Gay

Too fat. Too loud. Too thin. Not quite the right height. Not the right kind of able. Hair too frizzy, short, plentiful, or long … the messages we receive from society about the supposed inadequacies of our bodies are endless. Let’s envision what it would mean to embody radical self-love.  In dialogue with the writing of Roxane Gay, author of “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” Rev. Leslie will explore a Unitarian Universalist theology of body positivity.

Wishing You A Mindful New Year, Grasshopper

Speaker: Jana Peirce Lay leader: Lisa Sporleder Music: Laurel Holmes

Do you have a checkered past with New Year’s Resolutions? According to statistics, 80% of the those who make resolutions have broken them or can’t remember what they were by Valentine’s Day. Buddhism can help. It offers us a way to remember what is truly important to us, without stepping onto the roller coaster of good intentions, disappointment and defeat.

Christmas Eve Celebration

Silent Night. Join us for carols, stories, and fellowship as we celebrate Christmas Eve! The children will participate in a traditional advent spiral, setting a contemplative mood for the holiday. You are invited to bring cookies or other snacks to enjoy with cider and hot cocoa after the service.

The Best No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant Ever!

Participants: Rev. Leslie, Molly Lemen, and the UUFF Players Music: Vera Alexander

Let’s celebrate Christmas with a joyful, impromptu pageant for all ages! Together well sing, laugh, and relive a story of hope and promise.

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