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Poetry Sunday

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Members and visitors of the fellowship are invited to bring and share poetry that has touched their lives.  This year we hope to focus upon one or more of the UU Principles that guide our lives.

Getting to Know You: Understanding the Holy in Our Relationships With Others

Lay Leaders: Jana Peirce and Laenne Thompson. How much do you know about your fellow UUFF members and friends? This Sunday we’ll have an opportunity to get to know each other better and out Whale Coast guests. Learn about each other’s past and what gives meaning to our lives.

Ain’t That America

On this 4th-of-July-Eve, many Americans are gathering for picnics, camping, and fireworks as they celebrate the anniversary of our declaration to be an independent and free country. Today’s thoughts are not meant to be a history lesson, but there might be some surprising factoids about how America became who we think we are. What does freedom mean to you? At what cost is freedom worth it? Are we responsible or obligated to assist other individuals or countries in their quest for freedom? How does the separation of church and state concept work for us? Planning some really good music, too!

Gaia, Mother and the Oneness of Everything

Jim Scott and James Durst (visiting Singer/songwriter/guitarists) will conduct the whole intergenerational service. Stay for a potluck lunch with our guest artists afterwards. Jim and James have performed in over 500 Unitarian Universalist Churches in every state of the union except Alaska. To meet and welcome our guest artists, stay for a potluck lunch afterwards. Call 457-8086 for questions.

Earth and Spirit Song Fest

Join us in the UUFF Sanctuary for “Earth and Spirit Song Fest” with  Jim Scott and James Durst. Bike or canoe to UUFF for an ice cream social at 6:30 pm. Music begins at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $12/10. Please call Suzanne at 457-8086 for info.

Father’s Day

Fatherhood is ever changing as kids grow up. We are going to explore different stages of fatherhood by hearing from different fathers and how these different life stages change the role of a father and the adjustments that need to be made.

Parenting as a UU

Speaker: Bre Griffin  Since most Unitarian Universalists are still discovering our own spiritual beliefs, how do we teach our children values?  How do we answer some of the “big questions” when we don’t have an answer?  What do we do when our children adopt beliefs that differ from our own?  This week’s service is brought to you by your Director of Religious Exploration, Bre Griffin, and we will explore some of these parenting challenges.

JunePole Celebration

This Sunday we’ll celebrate our annual Maypole celebration….in June. The ground will be reliably thawed, and we can (almost) guarantee there won’t be snow. So bring a friend and come to our “Junepole” dance – an outdoor, intergenerational celebration of the return of greenness to our Northern home, with live music provided by members and friends of the Fellowship.  Everyone from children to nonagenarians is encouraged to join in. As the dance progresses the ribbons are braided onto the pole or into a web around the pole. The dancers then retrace their steps exactly in order to unravel the ribbons.

Summer Mindfulness

Speaker: Frida Shroyer. Thoughts on how to maintain spirituality as the hectic pace of the Alaskan summer increase and celebrate the summer season by sharing in a communion of birch sap. (Sap provided by Susan Grace’s trees)

New Starts/Letting Go

Listen to fellow UU’s share stories of letting go and starting anew.