This Sunday 

Each week we post a description of the upcoming Sunday service here. After the service we’ll add a podcast link if the service was recorded. You can find out about services further in the future by visiting our online calendar (or subscribe if you are a Google calendar user or want to become one) or reading our monthly newsletter, the Northern Log. You can find out more about what people wear, childcare, weather policies, accessibility, and how you can participate in UUFF services back on the Sundays page.

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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Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Password: 126745
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Frequently Unasked Questions

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails     Music: Marsha Sousa and Megan Webb

An All-Alaska Question Box Service! As the hymn goes, Unitarian Universalists believe that “to question truly is an answer.” Our program this morning will be made up entirely of your queries and Rev. Leslie’s attempts to answer them. If you’ve got deep theological conundrums, ethical quandaries, or playful paradoxes taking up space in your brain, this is your chance to have our minister take a crack at them from the (digital) pulpit.

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Transformation, Restoration, and Liberation

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rodney Lemery
Rev. Dr. Rodney Lemery currently serves as the Minister of the Worthy Now Prison Network at the Church of the Larger Fellowship as well as a volunteer chaplain at the Solano County Jail. He lives in Hercules, CA with his husband, a human-resources professional, and their fur-baby Basil. Rodney and his husband are members of the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA where Rodney also holds a part-time assistant ministry job as the Justice Minister for the congregation.

In this day of transformational hope and radical restoration, what does it mean to move through the world as an anti-racist and why is it important to do so?  Please join me in an exploration of practical methods of journeying together toward wholeness and collective liberation in this denomination and beyond using anti-racism as a tool!

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The Future We Create

“Our ancestors dreamed us up and then bent reality to create us.” — Walidah Imarisha

The story we find ourselves in would have seemed like science fiction only a few short months ago, and we know little about what the future will bring. In this moment of uncertainty and opportunity, we’ll draw wisdom from artists, musicians, and poets who have made it their lives’ work to dream a more equitable world into being. 

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What’s Going On – Songs of Protest, Power and Peace

This Sunday is our first All-Alaska Worship Service! UUFF and the Anchorage UU Fellowship will be joining together for worship throughout the summer, and all UUs — Alaskan and otherwise — are welcome to join us!

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What to Expect:
Summer Worship will use the “meeting” Zoom format, which is a little different from what we’ve been doing so far. As early as 10:15 AM, you can click the link (or call in using the information below) and enter the Waiting Room. (This security feature allows us to prevent “Zoom bombing” where people try to disrupt services.) The waiting room does not allow us to play music, unfortunately. At 10:30 or shortly before, Ushers will begin admitting people into the service from the Waiting Room. Shortly thereafter the service will begin! Please be sure to keep your microphone muted — and remember that if your camera is on, you are visible! After the service, we will enjoy Coffee Hour together.

Sunday 6/14
“What’s Going On – Songs of Protest, Power and Peace”
Leader: Megan Webb, AUUF Music Director

Join us as we sing songs that help raise our awareness and strengthen our resolve to dismantle racism and other oppression in ourselves, our institutions, and our nation. Black Lives Matter.

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Password: 126745
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In the Name of Love

Our nation is in the midst of an uprising against racism and police brutality. What can we do now? What concrete, immediate actions can we take — no matter who we are, what resources we have — to live our UU faith in this pivotal moment in American history? After a brief service for all our members, friends, and visitors, Rev. Leslie will accompany us through a encouraging and spiritually grounded workshop: “In the Name of Love”: led by Rev. Meg Riley, Chris Crass, and Rev. Ashley Horan. This workshop will help white Unitarian Universalists seeking to be in right relationship with people of color in our fellowship and wider community. After the workshop, we will take part in a special coffee hour discussion.

UUFF Annual Meeting Service

This Sunday will be a brief service before our annual Meeting. This is the link to the service.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086

Life After Death

Minister: Rev. Leslie

Our beliefs regarding what happens — and what doesn’t happen — after we die have a profound impact on the way we live our lives. Rev. Leslie will explore the spectrum of Unitarian Universalist beliefs about what lies beyond this life.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

Forgiveness

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Cam Leonard

“The will to forgive is not enough … Only true understanding can bring about forgiveness. And this kind of understanding is possible only when you see the suffering (of others)”.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Forgiveness can be heavy spiritual work. What can be done when it is difficult — or impossible — to forgive? What happens within us when we make peace with how we have been wronged — and how we have wronged others? And — how will we ever forgive ourselves?

Acts of Love

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails

“Love, according to our Universalist forebears, is the Thing that holds us. In all our holy human perfection and all our wretched human brokenness—which cannot be separated, one from the other, in any of us—Love holds us.” -Lisa Doege

Join us as we honor those who uplift others with acts of love and all who have mothered us throughout our lives.

ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/761060086
or CALL IN: dial 669 900 9128, meeting ID#761060086
After the service, we’ll be holding a VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR!

 

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