Today At Our Fellowship
Thursday, February 22, 2024
This Weekend @ AUUF
Find Zoom links here. 

Thursday 2/22/24
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday 2/23/24
11:15 am Music Together Mountain Song
12:00-2:00 pm Freethinkers at AUUF only

Saturday 2/24/24
8:30-10:30 am AA Slap Happy Group
8:45-12:15 pm Private Rental
10:30 am Private Rental
5:30 pm Paint Night Auction Event

Sunday 2/25/24
9:00 am The Forum IN- PERSON & on Zoom

11:00 am Sunday Worship IN- PERSON & on Zoom

4:00 pm Anchorage Friends Meeting
Monday 2/26/24
4:00 pm Private Rental
6:30 pm Fireweed Sangha of Mindful Living- Private Rental Visitors welcome

Tuesday 2/27/24
6:00 pm Program Council
6:00 pm Community Connections

Wednesday 2/28/24

Thursday 2/29/24
6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Half Portion Recipient for February:
The Forum
Live at AUUF & and on Zoom
9:00 am February 25, 2024

Why I Want To Be Your Mayor
Chris Tuck

Sunday Worship
Live at AUUF & and on Zoom
11:00 am February 25, 2024

Being a Queer Black Ally
Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, Maribeth Snell, Worship Associate

Wrapping Up the Pledge Drive—
What It Means Going Forward
by Marie Lundstrom
Stewardship Committee

AUUF has $285,000 committed from 113 pledging units (out of 143) with $30,000 yet to go to reach our $315,000 goal and $60,000 away from our stretch goal. We have yet to hear from many folks.

If you are among the 30 unheard-from pledging units, and you are on automatic pay, but you haven’t yet told us to keep expecting your money, please send us an email to [email protected] right away. We can’t just assume your pledge will continue as before; we need you to tell us. We have to know we can count on you.

Going forward, the AUUF Board will decide on March 5 what budget to present to the membership at the May 5 Annual Meeting. That budget will reflect what we have committed to us at the time. If you are among the 30 unheard-from pledging units, but you haven’t pledged at all, think hard on it—even $10 or $25 a month can make a difference in what we can budget for.

Thanks to all who have pledged, all who are continuing to pledge, those who increased their pledge, and those who are strongly considering pledging for the first time. Every bit of support is valuable and vital. Check the chart to see your commitment so far!
Please help us get the word out!- PWR Regional Assembly!
Connect with other UUs in the Pacific Western Region. Our 4th Regional Assembly will be held in Denver on April 19 and 20, at the beautiful First Universalist Church. You can attend either in person or online. The keynote address will feature a conversation between our UUA President Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt and the new President of the United Church of Christ, Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson.  There will be inspirational worship, workshops, and a craft room. There will be a reception Friday evening. We will also host a continental breakfast and catered lunch on Saturday. This is a family friendly event, with childcare.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel Cherry Creek. Sign up for no-host dinner groups on Saturday evening to continue the conversations. We hope to connect with you at RA! Register Today here.
A Message from your Endowment Fund Committee

During this time of year, there are two things we would like to remind you of related to AUUF. It is the time where we all turn to each other and ask each other to commit to funding the ongoing costs of AUUF through a pledge. It costs a lot of money to keep AUUF-led, staffed, and thriving. We encourage you to think of the recommended 5% if you have an ongoing income – or as generous as you can be if you are retired or otherwise disconnected from an ongoing income. The second thing is your long-term investment in AUUF through the Endowment Fund. This Fund primarily grows through designated giving in people’s wills when they pass on – but can also grow through any one-time gift-giving at any time. If you have not included AUUF in your will or as an investment beneficiary, now is the time to do so. Remember that any giving to AUUF will have a big impact, as opposed to leaving gifts to large organizations. Please update your will and/or beneficiaries and include AUUF.
February 2024

Dennis Arashiro

Too often the motivation for the Fellowship making an annual payment to the Municipality of Anchorage in lieu of property taxes is seen as a very ordinary one: the obligation to pay for street and sidewalk maintenance, fire fighting and law enforcement, services we need for our building and grounds. Yet, there is a higher purpose in line with our principles. Only the municipality has the resources and authority to truly tackle the problem of homelessness as a community-wide issue. Only the municipality through its ordinances can ensure equal rights for all regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, marital status, age, or physical or mental disability. Only the municipality advances learning through a network of public libraries to serve neighborhoods throughout our community. PILOT shows that we support what advances our own principles.

When we make our collections this month at our Sunday services, half our contributions will go to the Municipality of Anchorage. The message we will be sending is that we appreciate and support the municipality for all that it does. From ensuring the safety of our streets to ensuring the safety of our neighbors who are between homes. From illuminating our thoroughfares to illuminating minds. Serving all of us in so many ways as neighbors of truly equal standing. Please give thought to this when you give
in person this month on Sundays or online through the following link:

Click on the Half-Portion note or Donate/ Pay
at the bottom of the home page.
Enter your donation under
“Half-Portion for Social Action”
Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
(907) 248-3737

Minister, Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, (she/ her) 907-248-3737 x2, [email protected]
Office hours are usually Tu 11-3; W and F 10-2, and by appointment

Congregational Administrator, 907-248-3737 x1 [email protected] AUUF
Usually Monday - Thursday 10-2, plus additional hours. Please call before coming.

Kelly Spring, (she/ her) Communications Specialist, [email protected]
Kelly's remote office hours Mon-Fri 9 am -1 pm

Esme Danner (she/her) Music Director
907-248-3737 x4

Director of Religious Exploration,
Vacant, Please see our job description on AUUF website for more information.

Contact the Connections Team for more information on how to get involved at AUUF.