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.

Alaska Fashion Show

Coordinator of various UUFF Fashionistas: Eric Muehling   Music: Marsha Sousa

For our Whale Coast visitors, UUs will showcase distinctive outfits worn in all seasons. Warmth vs. style? Or both? Gliding down the catwalk, our UU runway models will wear magnificent parkas rated to 60-below, kuspuks, Carhartts, snowsuits, Bunny boots, goose-down dresses, mosquito hoods, face masks and whatever. See how Alaskans dress for work, play, and Sunday service.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Trans Women  

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails   Lay Leader: Laurie Walton  Music: Laurel Holmes

Trans women of color were the catalysts behind the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement, but their contributions are often omitted from stories about the struggle’s past and present. This sermon will seek to clear the fog transphobia casts over our history and lift up the wisdom of trans women and the beauty of trans lives.

An Audacious Leap of Faith

Program Leaders: Jeanne Olson & Susan Grace   Music: Marsha Sousa & Susan Grace

Superheroes have been relentlessly fighting Injustice and Tyranny even before Earth knew of Superman, Batman, Green Hornet, and Wonder Woman.  Facing impossible odds, superheroes often risk everything, and ask for nothing in return. They have specific character qualities that enable them to persevere and succeed.  Who is your Superhero? Who is your Solomon Grundy?  If you had the power to do anything you wanted, good or bad, how would you use that power? This Sunday, we’re inviting the younger generations to also join us to consider these thoughts and more, in a multi-generational service.   Don the attire of your favorite famous superhero or come as another yet-unrecognized-by-DC-Comics superhero.  (Hint: consider what your superpower is and then figure out your name). It’s promising to be the greatest assembly of superheroes on the Planet Earth…. right here at UUFF.

Showing Up For Our Refugee Neighbors

Speaker: Susan Fitzgerald Leader: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Music: Marsha Sousa

Susan Fitzgerald, who spent much of her life in Alaska, has dedicated herself to providing relief to refugees and asylum seekers who have crossed the border into New Mexico. Join us in welcoming her for a special program to learn about how we can show up for our refugee neighbors. During the service we’ll take up a special collection to support her life-saving work.

Subversive Joy

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Vera Alexander

How do we make the struggle for justice into “the most pleasurable human experience?” How do we confront the obstacles that stand in between us and full acceptance of our bodies, our abilities, our chance to experience joy and love in this life? This service will ask what becomes possible when we — in the words of writer adrienne maree brown — “awaken within ourselves the desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life.”

 

Mothers’ Day and Annual Meeting

Leaders: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails and Molly Lemen  Music: Marsha Sousa

A celebration to honor all among us who have mothered. After the service, we will share a meal together and take part in our fellowship’s annual business meeting. Lunch will be provided.

Our Budgets, Ourselves

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” -Joe Biden

Where we spend our resources — our time, energy, talents, and money — sends a message to the world about what we hold dear. In the shadow of Alaska’s budget crisis and the political fistfight over where to allocate funds, today’s program explores the spiritual implications of our relationship with money.

Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice

Coordinators: Dave Frey and Marilyn Richardson Speakers: Various UUFF Folks   Music: Marsha Sousa

The art of hospitality is the practice of generosity at its most personal. Marilyn Richardson and Dave Frey will explore the significance of hospitality as a spiritual practice. Several speakers will give examples of how their experience of hospitality has impacted their lives.

Flower Communion – Easter Multi-Generational Service

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails Lay Leader: Holly Blood Music: Vera Alexander

Flower Communion is a ritual celebrating beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow. Flower communion is a ritual that will involve creating and then sharing flowers. Join us for this uplifting, colorful celebration of hope and possibility!

Why Baha’is Can’t Tell You To Go To Hell

Speaker: Andy Harrington  Lay Leader: Cam Leonard  Music: Laurel Holmes

Andy Harrington is a long-time member of a local Baha’i community, and he will introduce us to that faith. A small Baha’i choir will accompany Andy and share some music.

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