...  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.



Together we nurture the spiritual growth and development of our children and youth. Classes are offered for all children and youth from nursery through high school. Fun and camaraderie are integral parts of the program!


Our Music Program!

The music you'll hear at First UU is as diverse as the cultures, beliefs and walks of life that comprise our congregation.



Our congregation relies on the generous participation of members and friends in our annual Stewardship campaign and on a number of different fundraisers to gather the financial support necessary for our active community.

Green Religion

Green Religion

We are helping lead the way among faith communities across the country who incorporate environmental stewardship into spiritual practices. Click the photo to read an article from the Ann Arbor Observer.


Working together on common goals!

Please join with us to make a difference in our families, our community and our World.


We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

The wider Unitarian Universalist (UU) community provides our congregation with a vibrant means of co-operating together and strengthening our identity as UU's.


Finding Community

We build our sense of community by caring for each other and allowing you to share your unique gifts and interests with others.

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Highlighted Events

QUUest Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month at QUUest Bookstore. Poetry lovers, check out our great collection. There will be a chance to win a new poetry book. This year's selection is Poetry in Michigan in Poetry, a collection of Michigan poetry and photographs that has a list price of $40.

Intro to OUUr Faith * April 19

An Introduction to OUUr Faith class will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 10:00am to 2:30pm.

This class is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism taught by ministers with assistance from lay members.Topics include: history of Unitarian Universalism and this Congregation; how this Congregation is governed; how to get involved; the meaning and responsibilities of membership; and participants' own spiritual journeys.

Earth Day Song Circle * April 22

Join Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski at UUAA next Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm for a musical Earth Day Celebration! Songs, chants, rounds and jams with an Earthy groove will bring us together in reverence and celebration of our miraculous Mother Earth.  All ages are welcome - join in our "Sing-for-the-Earth" Choir!

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UUSC Coffee Project

A win, win, win, win endeavor - that's 4 wins. The small farmer cooperatives that grow our products are guaranteed fair prices by Equal Exchange (farmers win. That's #1 win) and Equal Exchange donates 20 cents for every pound of product to the UU Service Committee's small farmer fund, which partners with other cooperatives to build sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, many of whom are women (the UUSC and farmers win. That's #2).

Alpha House Host Week * April 21-27

The next service week will be Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 27. Volunteers are needed to cook meals, play with children, and help overnight at this shelter for homeless families. Monetary contributions are also needed to buy supplies for the shelter.

Interweave Circle-Annual Spring Retreat * Saturday, April 26


Interweave, Social Justice Council, and Challenging Racism invite the Congregation to the 3rd annual spring retreat. Join on Saturday, April 26 from 1:00-9:00pm for worship, discernment, small group sharing, good food, music, and fellowship.  

Social Justice Council, March 30, April 12, April 26

Minimum Wage Campaign: Stop by the SJC table (or the Mindful Eating table) to sign petitions to get the minimum wage issue on the November ballot. Take a petition home, get 12 signatures, and bring it back to the Social Justice table. UUs statewide have committed to getting 4,000 signatures for the ballot initiative.

Mindful Eating Coalition Forum* Sunday, April 27

Mindful Eating Coalition will sponsor "The New Food Philosophy for Health" from 1:00-2:30pm in the Fahs Chapel. Paul Krause, president of VegMichigan and a pharmacist, will speak on how food choices affect not only health, but also the welfare of the planet. This event is free and healthful snacks will be provided. Questions? Contact Donna Estry at 734-484-0913 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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SGD East Wing Entrance-Take Care!

Please take care when entering and exiting the building on the SGD Wing Entrance. The winter has brought some significant shifting of the concrete slabs creating a trip hazard.

Sunday Services

Services at 9:30am and 11:30am

April 20, 2014

"Earth Day, Easter, and Flower Communion!"
Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer

Bring a flower to share!

Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer will be assisted by readers from our Spiritual Growth and Development leadership teams.

Winter is past! Let's sail on this beautiful blue boat we call home and celebrate our earth, our Congregation, and Hope in the rebirth of spring. It has been said, "To be religious today is to act on behalf of the planet." Bring flowers to share and celebrate!

This Sunday at UUAA

Sunday Spiritual Growth
& Development Classes

9:30 am service: Classes for grades K-5th
11:30 am service: Classes for grades K-HS
Nursery and Preschool are available every Sunday of the year.

Social Hour in the Social Hall
immediately following both services

Newcomer Welcome
in the Redman Room

immediately following both services

"The breeze of divine grace is blowing on all. But one needs to unfurl the sail to feel the breeze of grace.”

― From the Hindu writing Roma Chrisna