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This UU Life: Awakening 

Speakers: Jana Peirce, Eric Muehling, Laura Volmert. Music: Marsha Sousa, Lisa Sporleder. Digital Ushers: Brian Kassof, Eric Muehling.

Join us this Sunday for a service exploring the journey to self-awareness that many have been on since the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2014. Three members of the UU Fellowship of Fairbanks will share reflections on what has helped them get past barriers in their own thinking about racial injustice, transphobia, and other issues of systemic and internalized bias in our culture and ourselves. How can learning history help us come to new understandings about the present? What should we do when we are trying to be an ally but are told we are “doing it wrong”? How might our awareness and acceptance be challenged if our own child comes out as trans? The journey to awakening is not one that has an endpoint and we all won’t take the same path, but we can share those guideposts with each other that have helped us overcome stumbles and continue with more confidence.

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Hopes and Prayers in Hard Times 

With Rev. Ruth Greenwood

​Rev. Ruth Greenwood is a member of AUUF, completed her M.Div. at Meadville Lombard Theological School.

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How to Cross Over and Cross Back 

Speaker: Pastor Jacqueline Duhart

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Puzzling Out My Principles in Isolation 

Speaker: Lisa Sporleder

Spiritual lessons can be learned from surprising sources. The world gives us many opportunities to learn, if only we are willing and able to recognize the teacher. Join us for a program exploring the wisdom of quarantine’s unexpected spiritual teachers.

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The Principles of American Democracy 

Speaker: Rabbi Abram Goodstein

This talk will be regarding the current social movement.

Rabbi Abram was raised in Anchorage, and went to college at the University of Oregon, where he graduated with a Religious Studies degree. Soon afterward, Abram was accepted as a Student Rabbi to Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. While attending HUC-JIR, he earned a Masters of Hebrew Letters and a Master of Jewish Education. He was ordained in the Union of Reform Judaism in 2017. Since then He has been a Rabbi Educator and Pulpit Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Anchorage. During his time as a Student Rabbi and as a Pulpit Rabbi, Abram has specialized in developing Jewish family engagement, and in organizing creative Jewish programming in small Jewish communities.

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Socially distant FUN: Coming soon to an outdoor location near you 

Socially-Distanced Social Events!
The newly established UUFF Ministry of Fun is bringing you a gaggle of Socially Distanced Social Events to brighten your 2020 summer and help us stay connected while staying safe. We want to make these activities as safe as possible so most people will feel safe participating, so we have established the Safety Covenant described below and ask that all participates abide by it. Masks will be required at all events, and a volunteer will be on site to gently remind us to keep our 6’ distance. We ask everyone to make their own decision about what feels safe to them when deciding to participate. Read More »

Creativity in Times of Crisis 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

The Creative Spirit is at work in the world — especially in uncertain times. Artists and theologians who lived through periods of pandemic illness and political instability have much to teach us about remaining spiritually grounded in our present moment. Let us learn from their experience, and from one another!

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Beyond the Water’s Edge 

Speakers: Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and Rev. Mykal Slack

Anchorage UUF will be sharing the Sunday Sermon from GA. These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready? 

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Frequently Unasked Questions 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails     Music: Marsha Sousa and Megan Webb

An All-Alaska Question Box Service! As the hymn goes, Unitarian Universalists believe that “to question truly is an answer.” Our program this morning will be made up entirely of your queries and Rev. Leslie’s attempts to answer them. 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 (digital) pulpit.

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Transformation, Restoration, and Liberation 

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rodney Lemery
Rev. Dr. Rodney Lemery currently serves as the Minister of the Worthy Now Prison Network at the Church of the Larger Fellowship as well as a volunteer chaplain at the Solano County Jail. He lives in Hercules, CA with his husband, a human-resources professional, and their fur-baby Basil. Rodney and his husband are members of the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA where Rodney also holds a part-time assistant ministry job as the Justice Minister for the congregation.

In this day of transformational hope and radical restoration, what does it mean to move through the world as an anti-racist and why is it important to do so?  Please join me in an exploration of practical methods of journeying together toward wholeness and collective liberation in this denomination and beyond using anti-racism as a tool!

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