June 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 am Sunday, June 5, 2022

New Approaches to Aging Well and Supporting Those with Persistent Pain 

South Central Foundation VP Doug Eby 


Douglas Eby has worked as a physician executive in support of Alaska Native people for over 30 years.  He has been the VP of Medical Services for the Baldrige Award winning Southcentral Foundation for over 25 years, and helps jointly oversee the Alaska Native Medical Center.  While based in Anchorage, SCF manages and supports clinics across a huge swath of southern Alaska, and partners with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in providing support through the tribal health system to the entire state of Alaska.  He does speaking and consulting many places nationally and internationally on health policy and a range of healthcare related topics in addition to his work in support of Alaska Native People.


Sunday Worship Live at AUUF on Zoom

11 am Sunday, June 5, 2022

Finding Blessings in the Chaos

Rev. Lise Adams Sherry and Barb Clark, Worship Associate 

Another school shooting, people arguing about solutions, COVID killing over 1 million people in the US–there’s so much to cope with and feel, sometimes it seems the only option for maintaining our sanity is to allow numbness to take over. But is that truly a long-term solution? Do we really want to go through our lives avoiding the pain, because in the process won’t we avoid the joy as well?



The Forum On Zoom

9 am Sunday, June 12, 2022

Life After Roe v. Wade

Former Planned Parenthood CEO Christine Charbonneau


Christine Charbonneau is a longtime national leader in the fight for reproductive rights.  She is the host of a soon-to-be-released podcast called the “Fall of Roe” exploring the human toll of changes in the landscape of access to abortion services. While serving as the CEO of Planned Parenthood’s Seattle-based affiliate for nearly 40 years, she expanded it across six states to become Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, and Kentucky, with over 700 employees. She was the longest-serving Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO in the country at the time she left that position in December 2021. A Seattle native, Chris earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in History, from the
The University of Washington.  She started working for Planned Parenthood as a college volunteer. She has served for nearly 20 years on the board of the philanthropic group Washington Women’s Foundation, and for a dozen years served on and chaired the board of Afaxys a mission-driven, a socially conscious business enterprise dedicated to serving the women’s healthcare needs of public health providers and their patients.



Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom

11:00 am Sunday, June 12, 2022


The Forum On Zoom

9 am Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Killing of Bishar Hassan by APD 
and Why We Need Police Cameras Now

With Rich Curtner

Rich Curtner served 24 years as Federal Defender for the District of Alaska, from his appointment by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1996 until his retirement in 2020. As the Federal Defender, Rich supervised a staff of eighteen, including six attorneys, responsible for providing indigent defense services in federal court for all of Alaska. Rich spent his first decade as lawyer working as a state public defender in Ohio, before joining the faculty at Ohio State College of Law and supervising the law school’s clinical programs. After coming to Alaska in 1987, he worked over five years for the state Public Defender Agency, before moving to the Federal Defender’s office. Rich currently serves as co-chair of the Alaska Black Caucus’s Justice Committee. He has served for many years on the board of Alaskans Against the Death Penalty and is a strong supporter of the Alaska Innocence Project. He is also Chair of the Alaska Chapter of the United States Handball Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Anchorage International Film Festival.

For those who wish to know more about Bishar Hassan, and about the Body-Worn Camera policy being considered for implementation by Anchorage Police Department, our June 19 speaker, Rich Curtner, has provided us with three relevant documents in case you want to look them over before this Sunday’s Forum.


Bishar Hassan Bio


Body Worn Camera Policy


2022 Anchorage Assembly Info Sheet


Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & Zoom
11:00 am Sunday, June 19, 2022


The Forum- On Zoom
9:00 am Sunday, June 26

Living and Learning with Autism

Heidi Lieb-Williams, Chair, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and

Special Education

Heidi Lieb-Williams is Chair of the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. She serves as a member of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities Leadership Circle and was the 2020 NACDD Betty Williams Champion of Equality Award recipient. She is the 2022 Global Women’s Peace Network HerStory Award recipient and the 2022 Elite Ms. National Heart of America, and has
received numerous other awards and recognitions. She is a passionate and constant advocate, in Alaska and nationally, for those with disabilities, including a speech on the Capitol steps and, this month, a keynote address at the White House. Her business, Puzzled with Purpose—Autistically-Inspired Creations, helps other Autistic individuals working on crafting, sewing, job, entrepreneurial, communication, social and advocacy
skills, and she founded the Shining Abilities Craft Fair featuring only artists with disabilities. She has also developed special needs and drama ministries within churches and is currently writing a children’s book and producing a short film.

Sunday Worship Live at AUUF & on Zoom
11:00 am Sunday, June 26, 2022

Gentle, Angry People

Marty Freeman and Megan Webb


Anger is a natural and even life-giving response to the circumstances of our lives. The issue is:  What we do with it?

Come consider with us how we can use anger in our lives and our faith.

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:

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