December Sunday Services:  Sunday Worship and The Forum 

See our calendar to stay updated. Subject to change.  Find Zoom links here Sunday @Zoom.

 

The Forum on Zoom

9:00 am Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Alaska’s new member of Congress, Mary Peltola

Mary Sattler Peltola is the Congressman for All of Alaska. She was elected in August to fill the remainder of the late Representative Don Young’s term, becoming the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman from Alaska to serve in the U.S. House. In November she was elected to a full two-year term in Congress. Rep. Peltola is Yup’ik, born in Alaska and raised on the Kuskokwim River. She began fishing commercially with her father when she was six and worked as a herring and salmon technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game during college. At age 24, she was elected to the Alaska Legislature, where she served in the House for ten years. A Democrat, she helped to rebuild the Bush Caucus, which passed legislation and influenced budgets that improved lives in rural Alaska under her tenure as Chair. After leaving the legislature, she worked as Manager of Community Development and Sustainability for the Donlin gold mine project and as Executive Director of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. She served on the Orutsararmiut Native Council Tribal Court and the Bethel City Council, and on the boards of the Nature
Conservancy, Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska Children’s Trust, and Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska. Mary is married to Gene “Buzzy” Peltola and has seven children.

 

Sunday Worship at AUUF & on Zoom

11:00 am Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022

Blue Holidays

The winter holidays are billed as a joyous time for spending time with family, and friends and consuming in celebration thereof.  But sometimes our lives are not in a place where we feel we can celebrate or buy stuff, and our values may tell us to do otherwise as well.  What then?  How do we get through this month and make it okay to not partake, or partake on the same extreme level that society dictates?  

 

Virtual Forum On Zoom

9:00 am Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022

Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom 

11:00 am-  Sunday, December 11, 2022

Dignity, Freedom & Justice For All

Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, Barb Clark

 

Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day and this year the United Nations is beginning its 75th year of focusing attention on this issue.  As our 7th UU principle encourages us to consider that we are all interconnected, and our 2nd UU principle discusses how we affirm justice and equity for all, it seems appropriate that we lift up this day.  How can we build on the work others have done in the past to bring human rights to fruition? 

Virtual Forum On Zoom

9:00 am Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022

With Rev. Lise

Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom 

11:00 am Sunday, December 18, 2022

Here Comes the Sun!!

Rev. Lise Sherry, Dr. Ray Macfarlane

 

Join us as we celebrate the return of the sun with story, poetry, song, and dance.  This is a multigenerational service and wiggling is welcome!

No Forum on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022

No Sunday Worship Service, Join us at AUUF for a Pancake Potluck

 Dec. 25, 2022

Christmas Potluck Breakfast

Rev. Lise Sherry, Dr. Ray Macfarlane

 

If you're in need of some Christmas morning company, we'll supply pancakes, you bring other things to share. We might sing some carols.

Forum Planning

Each week, the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Forum features speakers from the fellowship and the community. Speakers discuss wide range of timely and educational topics.  The Forum service requires significant planning and coordination to develop topics, find suitable presenters, and invite and coordinate speakers. If you have a suggestion for future forums, contact the Forum Speaker Facilitator using the contact form at right. Please provide as much information as possible for follow up:
 

  1. Possible Forum topic(s)
     

  2. Why you think this topic would be of interest to the fellowship
     

  3. Potential speakers for the topic
     

  4. Contact information for potential speaker / presenter(s)
     

  5. Your contact information for any follow up questions

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