This Sunday 

UUFF Annual Meeting Service 

This Sunday will be a brief service before our annual Meeting. This is the link to the service.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086

Life After Death 

Minister: Rev. Leslie

Our beliefs regarding what happens — and what doesn’t happen — after we die have a profound impact on the way we live our lives. Rev. Leslie will explore the spectrum of Unitarian Universalist beliefs about what lies beyond this life.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

Forgiveness 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Cam Leonard

“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?

Acts of Love 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

“Love, according to our Universalist forebears, is the Thing that holds us. In all our holy human perfection and all our wretched human brokenness—which cannot be separated, one from the other, in any of us—Love holds us.” -Lisa Doege

Join us as we honor those who uplift others with acts of love and all who have mothered us throughout our lives.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

 

Sharing the Light (Poetry Sunday) 

Rev. Leslie and UUFF Poets & Readers

In this beloved yearly service, we will share poems that touch our hearts and stir our spirits. Our members and minister will weave together poetry and song to celebrate the return of the light!

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a Special VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

After the Sunday Service, join us for our first Coffee Hour Discussion! Our special guest will be Dr. Mark Simon, who has graciously agreed to answer questions from the UUFF community about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Simon is an emergency room physician at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the Fairbanks Hospital Board and since 2009 has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. Mark was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2010. He is a trained and board-certified emergency medicine physician. Dr. Simon earned his bachelor’s degree from Drake University and his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He has been active in our community providing expert information on Covid-19 related medical information.

Do you have questions for Dr. Simon? Please submit them to John Davies (jdavies1945@gmail.com) by this Saturday. 

This Great Turning 

Minister: Rev. Leslie

It is time now, it is time now that we thrive
It is time we lead ourselves into the well
It is time now, and what a time to be alive
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love

– lyrics from “We Shall Be Known” by MaMuse

We are living in a pivotal moment in history where choices we make now will reverberate for generations. Join Rev. Leslie for a service meant to help us carry the weight of this reality, heavy as it is with both promise and peril.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

One World, One Health 

Sermon: Marsha Sousa    Special Music: Susan Grace

“One Health” is the belief that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are so inextricably linked that one cannot be healthy unless all are healthy. As we gather to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we are living the truth of our interdependence in ways that make clear both the peril and promise of this moment. Join us for a service grounded  in reverence for our Earth and stubborn hope for our present and future.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

Spiritual Practices for These Times 

With Rev. Leslie

How is it with your spirit? In these tumultuous times we must cultivate our spiritual health in order to be emotionally and physically well. Rev. Leslie will offer a toolkit of spiritual practices to help us take care of ourselves— and one another — in the days, weeks, and years to come.
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“We Are All Stardust” 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” -Carl Sagan

In the spirit of astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s belief that “we are all stardust,” this service will explore our place in the cosmos as “starstuff” contemplating itself and our place in a vast, ever expanding universe. This service will celebrate what we know — and what we don’t know — in equal measure.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

The Story We Find Ourselves in 

Speaker: Jana Peirce  Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Susan Grace

What is the life story that we tell ourselves about who we are? What happens when the events that unfold in our lives don’t follow the script we’ve
written for ourselves? Cognitive scientists are finding that autobiographical story-telling has great influence over the choices we make and how we respond to crises. This service will explore how we create and use personal narrative and what happens when we find we need to write a new ending.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
Jana Peirce & Rev. Leslie will lead our second online worship service.
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

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