This Sunday 

What’s Going On – Songs of Protest, Power and Peace 

This Sunday is our first All-Alaska Worship Service! UUFF and the Anchorage UU Fellowship will be joining together for worship throughout the summer, and all UUs — Alaskan and otherwise — are welcome to join us!

Click Here to Join the Virtual Worship Service on Sunday Morning!

What to Expect:
Summer Worship will use the “meeting” Zoom format, which is a little different from what we’ve been doing so far. As early as 10:15 AM, you can click the link (or call in using the information below) and enter the Waiting Room. (This security feature allows us to prevent “Zoom bombing” where people try to disrupt services.) The waiting room does not allow us to play music, unfortunately. At 10:30 or shortly before, Ushers will begin admitting people into the service from the Waiting Room. Shortly thereafter the service will begin! Please be sure to keep your microphone muted — and remember that if your camera is on, you are visible! After the service, we will enjoy Coffee Hour together.

Sunday 6/14
“What’s Going On – Songs of Protest, Power and Peace”
Leader: Megan Webb, AUUF Music Director

Join us as we sing songs that help raise our awareness and strengthen our resolve to dismantle racism and other oppression in ourselves, our institutions, and our nation. Black Lives Matter.

Click Here to Join the Virtual Worship Service
Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Password: 126745
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In the Name of Love 

Our nation is in the midst of an uprising against racism and police brutality. What can we do now? What concrete, immediate actions can we take — no matter who we are, what resources we have — to live our UU faith in this pivotal moment in American history? After a brief service for all our members, friends, and visitors, Rev. Leslie will accompany us through a encouraging and spiritually grounded workshop: “In the Name of Love”: led by Rev. Meg Riley, Chris Crass, and Rev. Ashley Horan. This workshop will help white Unitarian Universalists seeking to be in right relationship with people of color in our fellowship and wider community. After the workshop, we will take part in a special coffee hour discussion.

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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