Category: What’s New 

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.

Special Offering and Spaghetti Feed to Youth Trip to GA 

This Sunday: The UUFF Youth Group is presenting our annual Humor Sunday service on April 5. The offering from the service will be donated to the Youth Group to help fund their trip to Salt Lake City to attend the UUA General Assembly (GA) in June. (If you would like your offering to go toward your pledge on Sunday, please write “pledge” on your check, or on the outside of the cash envelopes provided for this purpose. Make sure you include your name on the envelope).

Donations for the Spaghetti Feed and Open Mic Joke Fest following the service will also go to support the Youth Group’s GA ambitions, but the youth want to let you know that lunch is on them for anyone who puts money in the plate during the offering. We appreciate your support! P.S. Don’t forget to bring a favorite joke or funny story to tell.

UUFF Board Elections 

UUFF will be conducting elections to fill 5 vacant seats on the board at our annual meeting on April 26. Up for election are the President, Vice President, three Member at Large seats (2 for two years, 1 for a 1 year term). The one year seat is to fill out Carol Kasza’s second year, as she is stepping down. Mary Ann Borchert’s, and Allen Jones’ terms are expiring. In most years, the membership elects as its next president the person who has been serving as Vice President. Read More »

Nonviolent Communications Workshop resumes 

Nonviolent Communications Workshop resumes classes meeting every Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Blue Room. When we come from a place of caring self-interest and compassionate out reach, putting aside judgment, both sides of opposing parties can win and we can have a life affirming outcome. Hidden Hill Quaker Meeting House has classes on Wednesdays. Contact Suzanne Osborn if interested in joining, 907-457-8086.

Earth Hour 

Be a part of what may be the largest global vote in history. Turn off your lights Saturday, March 28, 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Show concern about climate change and the universal need to do something about it. The goal is 1 billion people participating. UUA-endorsed.

Welcome our March visiting minister 

This March, UUFF is hosting a visiting minister. The Rev. Gordon D. Gibson and his wife Judy first visited Fairbanks as part of a Whale Coast tour several years ago. We’ve invited them back to experience Interior Alaska in winter. Gordon will give sermons on back-to-back Sundays (March 8 and 15). We’ve planned a Soup Sunday for March 8, after the service, so people can meet Gordon and Judy, but they will also be participating in several other Fellowship activities while in town, including Saturday Chatter on March 7 and the Hungry Book Club on March 13. A dinner with members of the Board is in the plans as well. Read More »