This Sunday 

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Taize Contemplative Service 

With Rev. Leslie & Marsha Sousa

Through meditation, song, and contemplative silence, this Taize-style service will offer us a moment of calm reflection in the midst of this season of transformation.

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Labor of Love

With Rev. Leslie and Cam Leonard

Economically, spiritually, physically, emotionally — we have our work cut out for us in 2020. Whether it is the work of your heart or the work of your hands, whether it is seen and recognized or takes place in private, your labor is your gift to a world in need of its blessing. Lay down your burdens for an hour and join us for words, music, and ritual in honor of Labor Day.

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Hope in This Moment

Minister: Rev. Leslie  Music: Marsha Sousa

When writer and climate activist Naomi Klein agreed to address the 2020 UU General Assembly, she could not have imagined she would be doing so in the midst of a global pandemic. Nor could she have anticipated that she would be filled with a renewed sense of hope, and an unshakable belief that previously impossible things may be on the brink of the possible. Rev. Leslie will share part of her lecture with us, and thoughts on the courage to be found in this moment.

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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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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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