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2824 E. 18th Avenue, Anchorage, AK  99508
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Unitarian Universalist Association

In addition, AUUF audio records regular AUUF services to include speaker presentations during 9:00 a.m. Sunday Speaker's Forum and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. Links to the current year's podcasts are available on the AUUF Podcasts site. Archived podcasts from previous years are available by contacting our Podcast Recorder Ken Winterberger via the "AUUF Podcast Inquiry" contact form.

Sunday Services

 

AUUF conducts regularly scheduled services on Sunday mornings. These include a Speaker's Forum at 9 a.m., followed by a Worship Service at 11 a.m. The fellowship posts information about guest speakers for both services to provide some context. If a speaker provides handouts that they wish to share electronically, we will post those materials as well. 

Speaker's Forum

 

The Speaker's Forum is held each Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the upper level Sanctuary of the AUUF facilty.  Forum topics often address and spur dialogue about a current local community, statewide, national or international issue. Some forums feature a local author and the topic of the author's new book, or a representative of a local non-governmental organization (NGO) describing the organization’s work, programs and accomplishments. 

 

Typical Forum Agenda

 

Welcome - Moderator / Lay Leader

Announcements

Introduction of Speaker

Speaker's message

Offering Collection

Discussion - Q&A

Closing Remarks

Worship Services

 

Worship services are held each Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. to about 12:15 p.m. in the upper level Sanctuary.  On several Sundays during the year, Worship Services focus on the season or a topic with a special program of activities.  

 

Typical Sunday Service Agenda

 

Gathering Hymn

Call to Worship

Welcome

Prelude by Music Director or Choir

Opening Words

Chalice Lighting

Opening Hymn

Time for all Ages (once per month)

Joys and Concerns - Pebbles in a Bowl or Light Candles

Offertory Music and Offering

Meditation Hymn or Musical Reflection by Music Director

Reflective Reading by Worship Associate

Message (Minister, Lay Leader or Guest)

Closing Hymn

Closing Words

Sending the Flame sung by All, holding hands

Post-service Conversation in the Social Room

 

Special Services

 

Special services are generally planned during the calendar year: 

 

Homecoming - September

Welcoming the congregation from summer travels, kicking off the new school year. 

 

Pet Blessing Sunday - October

A blessing of pets (that may be) brought to the service. 

 

All Souls Sunday - October / November

A remembrance of family and friends who have passed away. 

 

Holiday Services - December
  • Winter Solstice service includes song, ritual and a celebration of Winter

  • Christmas Eve is a special service including traditional song, readings and generally a pageant performed by children and adults. 

 

 

Private Services

 

The fellowship facility hosts a number of private services, ceremonies and celebrations that mark major life events for AUUF members, friends, guests and other interested parties. Depending upon the service, AUUF staff and volunteers may offer support, such as officiating, music, and logistical coordination. Examples of private services include: 

  • Wedding / Marriage Ceremonies

  • Post-Wedding / Marriage Celebrations and Receptions

  • Child Dedication 

  • Celebration of Life / Funeral

 

Contact the AUUF office to discuss dates, arrangements, and fellowship support and participation.  For private services and receptions involving AUUF members and friends, The Alliance group may provide additional support.