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 8th Principle

Minister: Rev. Lise Adams Sherry     Worship Associate: Cassie Thomas
For the last four years, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has placed a renewed emphasis on decentering white supremist culture. As part of this, many congregations have adopted an 8th Principle which seeks to explicitly make anti-oppression and anti-racism a part of our UU Principles. Is this work something that AUUF wants to do more explicitly, what are the challenges of developing this kind of relationship, and how would we go about doing this?

Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/93471285417?pwd=UzNVMDd5bnRFT29zUm9Kam04MWlrUT09

​Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Passcode: 126745

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Lay Leaders: Marsha Sousa and Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa

The first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. For this service, five of our own members –  Sylvia Daeumichen, Lane Delventhal, Terry Glendinning, Laura Volmert and Mike Worrall – will briefly share their thoughts on different aspects of this issue.

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

The Politics of the Brokenhearted

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

Our American body politic has long been fractured.  As Langston Hughes wrote long ago, “America never was America to me.”  But the past few years have exposed the fault lines more dramatically than before.  Is it possible to heal the divisions while creating an America that’s truly for everyone?

Parker Palmer’s 2011 book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, doesn’t offer easy answers.  But his “politics of the broken hearted” may suggest some ways to begin to talk to one another across the chasms.

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

Mindfulness and Critical Thinking

Speaker: Dave Paquin Lay Leader: Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa
You may have heard about mindfulness lately. And critical thinking is, perhaps, something that looks like a good thing to practice. Dave Paquin, a Californian who leads a small—though international—meditation meeting via Zoom, is going to help us explore those topics and their importance. Dave will provide a description of Mindfulness Meditation with an emphasis on our ability to observe our thoughts in support of our journey towards Loving Kindness.

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:  +1 253 215 878

The Time for Turning

With The Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell

“Now is the time for turning,” says a reading for the Days of Awe.  As the leaves turn colors and the birds turn southward, humans are invited to turn inward, to take an accounting of soul, to make a fresh start.  Our Jewish friends and neighbors will have recently concluded their observances of the New Year and the Day of Atonement.  Today we honor the spirit of these celebrations, and ask what meaning they might hold for us as Unitarian Universalists and as Americans.

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

The Labor Movement Yesterday and Today

Speaker: Kim Hays, Political Director for the Alaska AFL-CIO Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

The Alaska AFL-CIO is an organization that works on behalf of Alaska’s labor unions to protect working people and advance worker’s rights. In our country today, we have reached a point where the economic scales have been tipped in favor of very big corporations over workers for at least the last 50 years. Inequality has skyrocketed. It’s no coincidence that union membership has declined at the same rate as worker’s wages since 1967. The labor movement is ready for big change and that comes in the form of legislation that tips the scales back into balance for working people. Just like the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 that was in response to the Great Depression, we are ready for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act at the federal level to allow more working people the freedom to join unions without fear and without retaliation.

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

The Power of Organization and the Organization of Power

Minister: Rev. Sue Redfern Campbell   Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder
“Now, anything that exists in history must have form.  And the creation of a form requires power…not only the power of thought, but the power of organization and the organization of power.” Thus liberal religion rejects “the immaculate conception of virtue and affirms the necessity of social incarnation.”  These words of James Luther Adams, the great 20th century Unitarian Universalist ethicist, describe one of his “five smooth stones” – basic principles of liberal religion that stand in place of elaborate theological doctrine.

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of the U.S. Labor Movement – a powerful example of “social incarnation” – through story and song.

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

History Brought Back to Life: Our Unitarian Heritage in Transylvania, Romania

With: Rev. Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise got to go to Romania this summer and while there was able to visit a few historical Unitarian sites. She’ll share some of our Unitarian heritage, a few photos, and reflect on the importance of remembering and realizing our past.

Join Zoom Meeting
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​Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Passcode: 126745

Let in the light! . . . with a little photography.

With Rev. Lise Adams Sherry

August 19 is World Photo Day and is a time to celebrate the art of photography and the original invention of the Daguerreotype in France in 1837. How has photography changed the way we look at and remember our world? How does it help make our world a better place, connect us, and perhaps encourage too much self-reflection? As part of the service, Rev. Lise will create a slide show of congregants’ photography showing something that is important in each person’s life. Please send your photos to Rev. Lise via email by August 19. Put “photo day” in the subject. This service is on-line and in person at AUUF.

Building Peace and Unity with Emma’s Revolution

Lay Leader: Susan Grace    Special Guest Musicians: Pat Humphries and Sandy O.

Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning “activist power duo” of Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful genre-defying harmonies, Emma’s Revolution brings energy and joy with songs that amplify Unitarian Universalist values..

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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