Gratitude for Heart and Service

As we welcome our new music team and look ahead to building our music program, we want to acknowledge the dedication and time Sarah Stiles offered for the last six months, as she filled in to lead all things music. We are where we are because of her love for UUCO.

New Music Council

Special thanks to Diana Priest, Thom Priest, and David Winmill for joining together to form our new Music Council.  The Music Council is a vital piece of strengthening our Music Program and a step that has been many years in the making. Their commitment to fully supporting our Music Director, Accompanist, and Choir of Commitment … Continued

Welcome Jared!

We are excited to welcome our new accompanist, Jared Jaccard. Jared has been studying and playing classical music for more than thirty years. As a teen, he took top prizes in state and regional piano competitions. Some years later he was awarded a full scholarship to major in Piano Performance at Weber State University, during … Continued

Save the Date!

Our Midyear Townhall will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00pm on January 21st. This meeting is definitely not business as usual! We will check in with one another regarding the journey of our temporary lay-led status, discuss our process for moving forward in intentional conversation and decisions together, offer opportunities for congregants to volunteer within their capacity, and … Continued

Staff Hours & Sabbath

Our staff have been doing an amazing job this past year, particularly during our transition. If you see Braven, Karline, or Starly, please be sure to thank them. And then thank them again! As part of our re-positioning, we have adjusted Karline and Starly’s office hours. They both will be available at the church Tuesdays, 1:30 … Continued

Special Thanks!

Special thanks to Isabel and Abby Otterstrom for volunteering to sharpen and stock the pencils in the sanctuary! We appreciate the committed care you are offering to the church and we are excited to see our youth set such a beautiful example of stewardship.   What a blessing you both are!

Naming Contest!

We are seeking a name for the new Religious Exploration Newsletter, so what better time to run a contest? Please send your name ideas to Starly-Jazz Barrera – it is as easy as replying to this email! The RE Council will review the names and vote; the winning name will be announced in the January 9thedition … Continued

On the Journey…

Our time together is quickly drawing to a close. I have a catch in my breath as I write this because UUCO is a very special congregation and I will miss you very much. For those who are curious, yes, I did find a place to live in Anchorage. It was a challenge but I … Continued

Family Promise Is Almost Here Again!

Family Promise is coming back, Dec 10, until Dec 17! This program, and YOU, are making big difference in people’s lives. A family we hosted in October, Greg, Tiffany and their kids, moved in an apartment, yesterday. Each of the parents have been working for the past few weeks.  You can signup for this coming FP week by going to the … Continued