Category: This Sunday 

Flower Communion – Easter Multi-Generational Service 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Vera Alexander

Flower Communion is a ritual celebrating beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. Flower communion is a ritual that will involve creating and then sharing flowers. Join us for this uplifting, colorful celebration of hope and possibility!

Why Baha’is Can’t Tell You To Go To Hell 

Speaker: Andy Harrington  Lay Leader: Cam Leonard  Music: Laurel Holmes

Andy Harrington is a long-time member of a local Baha’i community, and he will introduce us to that faith. A small Baha’i choir will accompany Andy and share some music.

We Must Be the Miracle 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” – Joanna Macy

This year, Earth Day falls squarely in the season of miracles, between the Christian festival of Easter and the Jewish celebration of Passover. Knowing the threat is great and the odds are long, how can we become the miracle we need?

Equal Citizens or Oligarchy: Alaska and the 28th Amendment to get Big Money Out of Politics 

Speaker: Jeff Clements   Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Laurel Holmes

Jeff Clements is the president of American Promise ( a fast-growing, cross-partisan network of Americans executing a strategy to win an amendment to the United States Constitution to address the dominant influence of concentrated wealth in elections and government and to ensure that all of the American people are equal citizens in our republic. Clements will be speaking to the fellowship about what we can do to help restore equal access to democracy, a core principle of Unitarian Universalism. Join us for a special coffee hour talk back with Clements after the service.

Blarney Poetry Sunday 

Speakers: Various Folks   Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s have some fun with our kids! In this multi-generational service, we will hear some fun (or even some serious) poetry from our youngest members

The Complexities of Allyship 

Visiting Minister: Rev. Lois Van Leer
Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails
Music: Laurel Holmes

This Sunday, we take a deep breath. We have been engaged in a labor of love and spirit, working to expand Fairbanks equal rights ordinance to include LGBTQ people. Now our thoughts turn to what comes next. What does it mean to be an ally in the fight against white supremacy and the battle for transgender rights? Who does the most harm — the public bigot or the knee jerk liberal? Is being an ally enough?

Rev. Lois Van Leer is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, Oregon

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.