September Virtual Forum Speakers & Sunday Worship
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9 am Sunday, September 5, 2021
Why Aren’t Jobs Unionized Anymore? The PRO Act and
the Gig Economy
AFL-CIO President Joelle Hall
Joelle Hall is the President of the Alaska AFL-CIO, elected in 2020. She is the first woman to hold the role. Prior to her election, she served as the Alaska AFL-CIO Political Director for 11 years. Joelle has worked in Alaska politics for nearly 30 years with emphasis on electoral campaigns and advocacy work. She has built and managed large campaigns and community coalitions. Prior to coming to the AFL-CIO, Joelle was Executive Director of the Alaska Democratic Party and had her own consulting business for 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and in a previous life, Joelle was an interrogator/paratrooper in the US Army and an AFS exchange student to Honduras. Joelle and her husband Mallie have two grown children and live in Peters Creek.
10:30 am Sunday, September 5, 2021
Working & Wondering Embracing Possibilities in 2021
With Worship Associates Ken Winterberger, Marty Freeman & Music Director Megan Webb
9 am Sunday, September 12, 2021
My Afghanistan Story
Major Felisa Wilson, M.D. (USAF, Retired)
Felisa Wilson retired as a Major from the US Air Force in 2019 with over 20 years of active military service. She earned her Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University in 2001. Major Wilson earned her MD from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 2009 and attended Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She was served in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and from 2012-2013 she was deployed to Forward Operating Base.
See her full military bio, including decorations and awards, here.
11:00 am Sunday, September 12, 2021
Water Communion and Ingathering
Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, Rosene Beachy, DLRE, and Rebecca Bernard, Ministerial Intern
Join us as we welcome one another back and share our spiritual water journeys from the summer. As we explore the theme of how water nurtures us, we’ll also consider how we can protect this important life source. If you can, bring water to mix in the communion bowl with others as we demonstrate, metaphorically, how all of our lives connect and blend, one into the other.
9 am Sunday, September 19, 2021
The Dynamic Landscape of Hospice Care in Anchorage
Hospice of Anchorage Executive Director Amy Tribbett
Amy Tribbett is a health care marketing and operations professional with a huge heart and passion for hospice care. In 2019 Amy earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) which has come in handy to spread awareness of Hospice of Anchorage and its many services and programs. Amy serves on the Palliative Care Alaska Network board and the Development/Marketing & PR Steering Committee with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Amy's worked in hospice care for 13 years and previously advocated for the Hospice Medicare Benefit on Capitol Hill.
11:00 am Sunday, September 19, 2021
Covenant—the Foundation of our Faith
Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, Michele Champion, Worship Associate
What is a covenant and why is it important to our faith? Why don’t we have a creed? Which is more challenging to live by? How can we help one another to live into the promises we make together? What can we do when promises are unfulfilled and how can we rebuild trust that has been broken? How can this possibility for renewal strengthen our community? These are just some of the questions we’ll discuss as we consider the possibilities of covenant.
9 am Sunday, September 26, 2021
Covenants ‘R Us—Walking Through Conflicts Together
AUUF Healthy Congregations Team
11:00 am Sunday, September 26, 2021
Welcome to our Ministerial Intern!
Rebecca Bernard, Ministerial Intern; Joyce Laine and Koala Vandruff, Worship Associates
Rebecca Bernard will be with us part-time for the next 9-ish months. This Sunday she’ll share some of her life’s story as well as her vision of why ministry, and her call, is important to her, and by association us. What possibilities will her ministry bring to AUUF and Unitarian Universalism?