Welcome 

We are welcoming, open and affirming to all. Our services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Religious exploration for school-age children and childcare for preschoolers are available from September to May. Learn more about us and what happens Sundays at UUFF.

Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half our Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Winter Solstice Celebration: Here Comes the Sun!

This Sunday: This Winter Solstice Celebration has become our traditional, non-traditional program, complete with unique rituals, singing, dancing, and celebration to acknowledge the shortest day and longest night of the year, appreciated even more by living in the Arctic. In ancient times, observers watched the sun sink lower in the sky each day, and feared it would disappear completely and leave them in darkness. People practiced special rituals intended to entice the sun’s return. Bonfires and candles, with their imitative magic, helped fortify the waning sun and ward off the spirits of darkness. Read More »

My Personal Experience with the Death Penalty

This Sunday: Katherine Norgard will share her personal experience with the death penalty, a subject which she has written and spoken about with other Unitarian congregations. Katherine has been a visitor at UUFF while working in Fairbanks for 45 days this fall. She lives in Tucson and teaches at ASU School of Social Work, where she is primarily engaged in consulting activities and facilitating psychodrama groups at dual diagnosis treatment centers (substance and psychiatric issues). Her most recent book is Hard to Place: A Crime of Alcohol, details her experience with capital punishment. Music, Laurel Holmes. Lay leader, tba.

World of Winter Lights

This Sunday: A Holiday Pageant celebrating a variety of traditional ‘winter lights’ from around the world, this intergenerational holiday program written by Layne Richard-Hammock was developed based on ‘Lights for Lucy’, a story written by Connie Dunn. Presenters: Bre Griffen and UUFF RE classes. This is a Lo Carbon Sunday (the first Sunday of the month), so if possible, please carpool or bike to service.

RE This Week

All classes will be learning about the national UU Service Project campaign called Guest At Your Table. Each child (or family) will receive a box to take home to collect money for this important cause. The children will get more information during RE and adults, you will learn more during the service! Read More »

Need Young Actors for Multi-generational Service

We will have a special Multi-generational Service on December 6 and we need your children and youth to participate and help with the service. We are doing a play about winter celebrations around the world. There is not too much rehearsal needed, but a commitment from the children and youth who wish to be a part of the play will be helpful. If your child is interested in having a part in the play, but will not be at the fellowship for the weeks leading up to the play, please contact us so we can make sure there is a part for your child.

Open Position: Seeking treasurer for next year

Treasurer Julia Stewart is looking for someone who is willing to become treasurer next year. We have an accountant for the computer work. The treasurer must keep track of cash flow through the accounts and help plan the budget and chair the finance company. It requires 3-4 hours a week. If you think you could help, contact Julia in the office after services or contact us by email.

Thanksgiving Leftover Potluck

The November 29th service will culminate in a revival of our Thanksgiving Leftovers Potluck tradition. Non-leftovers are welcome, too!

An Attitude of Gratitude

This Sunday: How Am I Thankful? Let Me Count the Ways…. We all have many things for which to be thankful as individuals. This post-Thanksgiving service will highlight different reasons we may have to be thankful as Fairbanks UUs. The UUFF Board of Directors will talk about ways we show our thanks and some of the reasons we might want to. Read More »

This Friday: Food, Inc. at UUFF

Drawing on Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, director Robert Kenner’s documentary explores the food industry’s detrimental effects on our health and environment. Kenner spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with monopolies, questionable interpretations of laws and subsidies, political ties and rising rates of E. coli outbreaks. Join us to see Food Inc. this Friday, November 20, at UUFF at 7 pm.

Trinidad Carnival: Layers of Meaning

Carnival in Trinidad, celebrated two days before the season of Lent, is a time of musical (often Calypso) celebration. However, Carnival and Calypso are about much more than music and revelry. They are linked by a multi-layered tradition that encompasses religion, politics, and culture. Ray Funk will talk about the meaning behind the merrymaking. Speaker, Ray Funk. Lay Leader, Lisa Sporleder. Accompanist, Vera Alexander.

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