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.

Kindle New Sparks 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

In the middle of our dark Alaskan winter, the Hanukkah story teaches us to be on the lookout for ordinary miracles. Let’s celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights in community with story, ritual, and song.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

The Art of Persisting

Speaker:  Joan Naviyuk Kane Lay Leader: Jana Peirce, lay leader Music: Marsha Sousa

Joan Naviyuk Kane is an Iñupiaq poet from Anchorage with family from King Island (Ugiuvak) and Mary’s Igloo (Qawairaq), who currently lives, teaches, writes, and single parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Through her work, Joan explores the shifting terrain of Indigenous experience, family, place and identity. Rooted deeply in the landscapes of the north, her lyrical poems give vivid form to the feelings of loss and dislocation that ensue from trauma – personal, cultural, ecological and historical – but also post “landmarks through language” to help us survive and move through them. Writing itself becomes an act of persistence. The winner of Whiting Writers’ Award and Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, among many other honors, Joan has just published her eighth book of poetry, “Dark Traffic.” She will read from her work and talk about the intersection of life and craft and of persisting in an age of transformation. You can find her books from an Indie bookstore near you at https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=author%3AKane%2C%20Joan%20 Naviyuk

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Mental Illness and Mental Health, part 2.

Lay Leader and Music: Marsha Sousa  Speakers: Lane Delventhal and Silvia Daeumichen

We will continue our exploration of mental health issues that we began in mid-October. Two members of our fellowship will share their respective perspectives on this important and timely subject.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Celebrating Trans Lives 

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

Each November 20th, people gather all over the world to honor and mourn those who have been lost to anti-trans violence that year. This service will celebrate the beauty and resilience of trans lives, creating sacred space with their stories, songs, and voices.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Wonder and Mystery

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Music: Marsha Sousa

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” —Albert Einstein

We live in a moment of unparalleled scientific knowledge and technological advancement. And yet each discovery teaches us how much more there is to learn. In honor of Carl Sagan’s birthday, let’s explore the wonder and mystery of our numinous universe, and the “pale blue dot” upon which we reside.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

Beyond the (Digital) Veil

Lay Leader: Molly Lemen  Music: Marsha Sousa

The Celtic festival of Samhain celebrates the brief moment in time when the worlds of the living and the dead are close enough to touch. This service of spoken word and ritual will be an opportunity to experience communion with our ancestors and friends who have passed. Join us in celebrating those who have passed before us as we adapt this time-honored UUFF service to the virtual worship space.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

“The Power of And”

Coordinators: Laurie Walton and Marsha Sousa  Music: Marsha Sousa

Sometimes we have people in our lives who hold opposing views to our own. Sometimes we might hold opposing views on something within ourselves. Laurie Walton will share her thoughts on this and explore the Power of And.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

The 8th Principle

Minister: Rev. Lise Adams Sherry     Worship Associate: Cassie Thomas
For the last four years, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has placed a renewed emphasis on decentering white supremist culture. As part of this, many congregations have adopted an 8th Principle which seeks to explicitly make anti-oppression and anti-racism a part of our UU Principles. Is this work something that AUUF wants to do more explicitly, what are the challenges of developing this kind of relationship, and how would we go about doing this?

Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/93471285417?pwd=UzNVMDd5bnRFT29zUm9Kam04MWlrUT09

​Meeting ID: 934 7128 5417
Passcode: 126745

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Lay Leaders: Marsha Sousa and Cam Leonard  Music: Marsha Sousa

The first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. For this service, five of our own members –  Sylvia Daeumichen, Lane Delventhal, Terry Glendinning, Laura Volmert and Mike Worrall – will briefly share their thoughts on different aspects of this issue.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338

The Politics of the Brokenhearted

Minister: Rev. Sue Redfern-Campbell Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder  Music: Marsha Sousa

Our American body politic has long been fractured.  As Langston Hughes wrote long ago, “America never was America to me.”  But the past few years have exposed the fault lines more dramatically than before.  Is it possible to heal the divisions while creating an America that’s truly for everyone?

Parker Palmer’s 2011 book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, doesn’t offer easy answers.  But his “politics of the broken hearted” may suggest some ways to begin to talk to one another across the chasms.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87604604264

Webinar ID: 876 0460 4264
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

UUFF Coffee Hour Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577272338
Meeting ID: 865 7727 2338
Join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782

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