What’s New 

Gaia, Mother Earth, and the Oneness of Everything 

Speaker/Musician: Jim Scott  Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

We will celebrate the earth with Jim’s original songs and readings along with his personal reflections on the idea of Mother Earth or “Gaia” being one living organism. Our “spiritual response” in word and action is so timely now, as the “spirit of life on earth is in crisis”.

Jim’s uplifting songs provide the balance to the wake-up call, leaving us a vision and inspiration to take the healing to into our own hands. From his work with the Paul Winter Consort, where he was the composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass” Jim has long been an activist for peace and the earth with his music. Former co-chair of the UU Ministry for the Earth, Jim helped to create the “Green Sanctuary” program.

His songs have educated and inspired audiences across the US and the world, and his “Earth and Spirit Songbook”. supported by a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism, has been widely acclaimed by UU congregations.

So You Want To Be A Treehugger 

Leaders: Susan Grace and Jeanne Olson Music: Marsha Sousa

Trees are more like us than we’ve ever known, according to recent scientific studies. Join Susan and Jeanne to explore and celebrate tree selfness and our relationship with them. Of course, you are welcome to come dressed as a treehugger or wear your favorite tree attire. It promises to be a very grounding and delightful program.

Musical Moments 

Coordinator: Marsha Sousa   Speakers/Performers: Various participants  Music: Laurel Holmes

Join us for a service to sing, drum, dance, and celebrate all the ways that music comforts us, inspires us, soothes us, excites us, and brings us together.

Let Them Come 

Speaker:  Holly Blood Lay Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

May we be a welcoming people for all who seek safety, compassion, and care.

All-Seasons Alaska Fashion Show 

Lay Leader: Eric Muehling  Speakers: Various UUFF Folks  Music: Laurel Holmes

For our Whale Coast visitors, UUs will showcase distinctive outfits worn in all seasons. Warmth vs style? Or both? Gliding down the catwalk, our UU runway models will wear magnificent parkas rated to 60-below, kuspuks, Carhartts, snowsuits, Bunny boots, goose-down dresses, mosquito hoods, face masks and whatever. See how Alaskans dress for work, play, and Sunday service.

Wild Alaska 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Speakers: UUFF Storytellers

UUFF members and friends, lifetime Alaskans and transplants alike, will share their thrilling tales of adventure in Alaska’s vast wilderness. Join us in welcoming our guests from the lower 48 for this summer’s first Whale Coast tour!

Living From a Full Cup 

Speaker: Laurie Walton  Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

Sometimes the demands of modern life leave us depleted, overwhelmed and burned out. How can we develop a presence and practice that allows us to experience more ease and resilience in our daily lives? This service will be an introduction to Full Body Presence, as developed by Suzanne Scurlock- Durana. Laurie will lead a guided inner exploration following the service.

Disconnected 

Speaker: Holly Blood Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill Music: Marsha Sousa

Experiencing homelessness in Alaska is a unique challenge compared to other places around our nation. Working with young people experiencing homelessness in Fairbanks has helped Holly Blood to understand how we can do more as a community – even in seemingly small ways – to help our most vulnerable community members.

Mother’s Day 

Leaders: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and Molly Lemen   Music: Marsha Sousa

A morning of ritual and song celebrating those who have mothered us, the mothers among us, and honoring the often complicated relationship between mother and child.

Pledge Day Celebration!!!! 

Special Announcement
THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
FELLOWSHIP OF FAIRBANKS
PLEDGE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

8:00AM TO 8:00PM SATURDAY – MAY 12

Come and join your UUFF members and friends for our “One Day Pledge Celebration. Join in the fun as we make our financial pledges to support UUFF in the coming fiscal year ( July 2018-June 2019).

Your pledge can be made by email, phone or by coming by the Fellowship.

Here is how it works:

EMAIL YOUR PLEDGE: info@nulluuff.org Please provide your Name, mailing address, Your pledge amount and method of payment.

PHONE YOUR PLEDGE: 907-451-8838 Your call will be answered by one of our members and we will happily take your pledge.

PLEDGE AT UUFF: Drive, bike, walk, unicycle or paddle your way to UUFF where cheerful volunteers will be eager to assist you in making your pledge.
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PLEDGE DAY SCHEDULE
8 AM- CAST OFF
Pledge Day begins! Snacks and coffee for pledgers and volunteers

9 AM – FIRST HOURLY DRAWING
Your chance to win some fabulous UU prizes- winners announced on Facebook and email

10 AM – LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Games and activities for all ages (crafts, UU trivia, and more!)

NOON – 1:30 PM LUNCH FOR PLEDGERS AND VOLUNTEERS

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
More fun and games

4 PM – THE UUFF FLOTILLA OF GENEROSITY
Canoe or kayak from Pioneer Park to UUFF to make your pledge and stay for the celebration dinner.
The Flotilla will be launching from the Pioneer Park Boat Launch off
Peger Rd. PFD (personal floatation device) required for each boater.
Contact: Cam Leonard: 907-750-3084 C, 907-455-7859 H
Dave Frey: 907-322-4966 C, 907-457-2131 H
You have no boat but would like to float! Contact Dave or Cam to connect you with a boat with an open seat.

5:30 PM DINNER FOR ALL PLEDGERS AND VOLUNTEERS
Finish off our day with a fabulous cookout provided by the Sunday Afternoon Chalice Circle.

AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT

8 PM OARS OUT OF THE WATER!
The grand prize drawing of the evening, open to all pledgers, a travel chalice set from Balzaro Designs

THERE IS MORE!
Celebrate the Pledge Day theme, A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, by enjoying a root beer float while visiting with your UUFF friends.

ON GOING ATIVITIES:
Prayer Flags, Origami Canoes, Boats and Cranes, Nautical Flags.
Limerick and Pun challenge –write a limerick with our pledge day theme or UUFF theme. The winner will be chosen during the celebration dinner.

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