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June Sunday Services:
Sunday Worship and The Forum 

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

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The Forum Live at AUUF & on ZOOM

9:00 am Sunday, June 2, 2024

Stories from Our civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama

Erik and Robin Hill, Marty Freeman, & Mel Langdon

 

Erik was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and Robin is from Kansas City, Missouri. They met at The Kansas City Star, where Erik worked as a photographer and Robin covered city hall and courts as a reporter. Moving to Anchorage in 1984, Erik began a long career as a photojournalist with the Anchorage Daily News and Robin worked as a freelance journalist. She later earned a Master's degree in education and taught in the Anchorage School District for almost 20 years. Robin also co-founded the local Habitat for Humanity Anchorage affiliate. Erik and Robin both have worked for several years as election workers, are members of long-established book groups and volunteer for various community organizations. They’ve each served on the AUUF Board, Program Council and various other teams and committees. Both enjoy reading, walking, long road trips and spending time with family and friends. They have two adult daughters and recently became grandparents.  

Mel Langdon grew up in Anchorage, lived in Denver for 12 years, and returned to Anchorage in 1994 to raise two daughters. She worked as a civil engineer for various entities in Denver and Anchorage. She retired in 2017 and spent the first 14 months of her retirement in Lesotho, teaching high school math. She joined the fellowship last November and came across the announcement for the LLP pilgrimage in a Fellowship newsletter. This sounded like just the inspiration she needed and signed up just before the deadline to register.  

Marty Freeman is retired from a career with the AK Department of Natural Resources in land use planning and forest policy. Retirement has allowed her to volunteer with OLÉ and AUUF and to serve as an election worker for the Municipality and state, and still have time to indulge in gardening, canning, and quilting, and to happily spend more time outside on Alaska’s trails and waters. A lifelong northerner, the Alabama Living Legacy Pilgrimage was her first visit to the deep South.

Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom

11:00 am Sunday, June 2, 2024

The Forum only on Zoom
Sunday, June 9, 2024 

My Life in Alaska Theatre—A Conversation with Playwright, Actor, Director, and Producer Dick Reichman

 Dick Reichman

Dick Reichman has been a central figure in Alaska theatre for decades, as a playwright, actor, director, producer and more. He was born in 1945 in New York’s Garment District. Instead of returning to take over the family store after college, he went to Carnegie-Mellon University on a Schubert Playwrighting Fellowship, then wrote and directed for Theater Workshop Boston. To support his passions for theatre and baroque keyboard instruments, be worked in radio stations and tuning pianos in several states, eventually landing in Valdez.  He was the morning man at KCHU for ten years, until Jerry and Sandy Harper drew him to Anchorage in the ‘90’s to be an integral part of their new Eccentric Theater Company—later Cyrano’s—which premiered ten of his plays. More recently he has done plays with RKP Productions, which he co-founded with Audrey and Bruce Kelly and the late Bob Pond. Dick and his wife Christine have three children, Nathaniel, Benjamin and Amanda, who are all involved in the arts.

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Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom

11:00 am Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Forum Only on Zoom

Sunday, June 16, 2024  

Climate Change and the Bering Sea Fisheries    

Journalist Hal Bernton

Hal Bernton has worked in journalism for more than four decades. He was a staff reporter for The Seattle Times from 2000 to March 2023 and previously worked in Alaska for more than a decade with the Anchorage Daily News. He has also been employed by The Oregonian, The Twin Falls Times News and columnist Jack Anderson. He was part of a reporting team at the Anchorage Daily News that received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting on Alaska's Native peoples, and a team at the Seattle Times, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for reporting on a landslide that killed 43 people.  He has won numerous other awards, including this year’s Alaska Press Club’s award for best environmental reporting. Hal has written extensively on energy, environment and fisheries issues, and his overseas reporting includes dispatches from Haiti, China, Indonesia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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