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This Sunday: Beware the Book! 

“Books are one of the first places where knowledge and history are kept, and we go back to build on that knowledge and experience. To censor or block published word keeps society from possible growth.”  – Kimmetha Herndon

There is nothing quite like banning a book, or declaring it dangerous, to increase that book’s sales. Sometimes however, nobody notices and the banned book stays lost to a school, library, or community. Let us celebrate our right to the power of literature and make known the dangers that exist when restraints are imposed on access to information in a free society. Presenter, June Pinnell-Stephens. Lay Leader, Jeanne Olson. Accompanists, Laurel Holmes & Susan Grace.

Northern Log going Paperless (nearly) in November 

The grace period is officially over: our newsletter, The Northern Log, will go electronic in November. The link to download the PDF newsletter is sent out once a month on our Announcements email list. If you do not currently get UUFF emails or if you wish to continue receiving a paper copy of the newsletter, keep reading. Read More »

RE This Week 

Preschool RE will meet for their usual gathering and play time. Elementary will be talking more about how sports reflect our UU values with Bre and Marilyn. Middle School will meet this week, so make sure to come and start your lessons on the “Gospel according to the Simpsons” with Michael. Remember that the Middle School group meets on the First Sunday of the Month. YRUU will not be meeting this week. Note: Preschool is still looking to hire one more youth attendant, please contact Bre Griffin (490-4604) or email us if you are interested in working some Sundays.

Silent Auction ends at Noon Sunday 

Sunday, October 4th at noon is the end of the current silent auction. The October table will feature tableware, baskets, etc. If you have anything to contribute, please bring it into the office. November’s table will feature jewelry. We thought it would be a good pre-holiday gift finding offering.

This Sunday: Don’t Stare, and Don’t Point – A Path to Unitarian Universalism 

UUFF member Peter Pierson explores the sometimes irreverent, but substantial, paths some of us take to find this place, this UU faith.

3rd Annual Fairbanks Change Your Mind Day 

1 to 5 p.m. Day of Free meditation instruction at UUFF hosted by Cold Mountain Zen Center. Stop in at any time throughout the day to join us. Please bring a blanket for yoga and a cushion, mat or pillow to help you be comfortable sitting. Schedule is subject to change. Read More »

RE: September 20, 2009 

Lots of news this week! Please read the whole post (by clicking the MORE link) to find out what is planned for all ages groups this fall. Contact Bre Griffen (490-4604) with any questions. Read More »

Joe Herrmann Potluck and Concert at UUFF 

Joe Herrmann is a fiddler, here in Fairbanks as an instructor for the fine arts festival, should be a great concert! There will be a $10 admission fee. Community potluck at 6:00 pm., followed by the concert at 7:00 pm.

Alaska Buddhist Center: Visit and teachings by Tulku Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche 

Rimay Tenzin Ling presents one of Tibet’s foremost scholars on his first visit to America. His Eminence, Tulku Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche, Head of the Dzongpa Lineage of the Sakya Order will be in Fairbanks from July 24 through August 2. He will be accompanied and assisted by the Venerable Konchok Dorje, scholar andAbbot of the Dzongpa Monastery, Dehra Dun, India. Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye from Seattle.

This is a rare opportunity to have this high lama and his abbot come to Fairbanks. There is no charge for any events, though donations are welcome to cover expenses. Most events are at the Four Winds Foundation in Goldstream Valley. One event is at UUFF and one at the Senior Center. Click on the more link for the event schedule. Read More »

Potluck for visiting ministers Barbara and Jaco ten Hove 

6:30 p.m. Friday – Help us welcome Barbara and Jaco to Fairbanks. The potluck is being hosted by Brian Rogers and Sherry Modrow at the Chancellor’s Residence on campus. Come when you can. Bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share.