... To a faith with the power to transform lives and change the world. ... To a faith that can sustain and enrich the next chapter of your life.
Beginning A Spiritual Journey?
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism or new to this Ann Arbor Congregation, let us introduce ourselves.
We build our sense of community by caring for each other and allowing you to share your unique gifts and interests with others.
Please join with us to make a difference in our families, our community and our World.
Our choirs and music programs provide diverse and energizing music. Whether you're a pianist, a singer or country fiddler, there is a place for you here.
Our congregation relies on the generosity of members and friends to gather the financial support necessary for our active community.
We are helping lead the way among faith communities across the country who incorporate environmental stewardship into spiritual practices.
Values and Vision
"At UUAA we do not check our brains at the door but enter a place where we can address things we can't address elsewhere."
Engaging Our Youth
Our Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) engage in discussions, community service, and social justice projects.
Ordination of Lindasusan Ulrich * May 7th
Save the date! On May 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm our congregation will ordain our Assistant Minister, Lindasusan V. Ulrich to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. More information will be posted here over the coming weeks.
Join our team: UUAA Seeking a Director of Spiritual Growth & Development
Annual Congregational Meeting - Sunday June 5
Please plan to attend the annual meeting and election of officers on Sunday, June 5 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The agenda and meeting materials as well as this year's Annual Report are all electronic this year. Please review the materials ahead of the meeting.
All congregants and UUAA friends are welcome and encouraged to participate in this year's UUAA Annual Meeting. Only members can vote. Meeting agenda items will include
- a) a vote on whether to spend more than $50,000 on capital improvement projects,
- b) a vote on a "Black Lives Matter" resolution,
- c) election of Board of Trustee and Leadership Development Team officers, and
- d) a vote on a resolution to confer Emerita status on Rev. Geisenhainer.
Interweave * Sunday, May 15
Curious about General Assembly (GA)? Going or not sure about signing up? Hear from prior Interweave participants to get the inside story. Share your ideas for Interweave programming for next fall. Join the Interweave Circle conversation on GA and planning for next year at at 10:45am in the Brown Room.
Finance Q&A * Sunday, May 15
There will be several financial items for approval at the Sunday, June 5 Congregational Meeting. These include the approval of capital projects:
- $55,000 for the installation of new a drain system along the south wall of the SGD wing, building repair, and the rebuilding of the retaining walls,
- $65,000 for the installation of a new air conditioning chiller,
- and $89,100 for a new piano.
Also to be considered at the June meeting will be a proposal for the Congregation to cancel the loans from Jackson Endowment Fund (note: not the Jackson Social Welfare Fund) and the Endowment for a Liberal Church. In 1997, the Congregation voted to borrow money from these accounts to help fund our new home - in essence, to borrow money from ourselves. Our financial health has improved dramatically since these loans were made, and it no longer makes financial sense to retain them.
A Q&A session will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00pm in the Fahs Chapel to answer any questions you have on these subjects or any other financial matter of the Congregation.
Spring Reading of Writing * Sunday, May 15
The Community of Writers invites the Congregation to attend the Spring Reading of writings authored by members. The reading will be held in the Jackson Chapel from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Enjoy a presentation of dramatic and entertaining writings ranging from poems, stories, memoirs, and personal essays. Join the writers afterward for conversation over coffee, tea, and pastries. Everyone is welcome.
Notice of Room Name Change Request - May 24
A proposal to change the name of one or our classrooms in the lower level of the SGD wing from the Thomas Jefferson Room to the Viola Liuzzo Room was presented to the BoT on behalf of the Challenging Racism group with support of the Social Justice Council.
Introduction to OUUr Faith Registration * Sunday, May 29
Register by May 29 for this workshop that will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00am to 2:30pm in the Fahs Chapel. This is an engaging workshop for both newcomers and long-time members and is a prerequisite for signing the membership book. Taught by a Unitarian Universalist minister and the welcome ministries coordinator, topics include the history of Unitarian Universalism and this Congregation, how this Congregation is governed, how to get involved, and the meaning and responsibilities of membership. Participants are also given and chance to share their spiritual experiences.