A big shout out of boundless gratitude to all of the many, many people who gave their time and talents to make our 150th anniversary year special for everyone…
Thank you to all UUAA Staff members for 2014-15:
Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer, Senior Minister
Rev. Mark Evens, Associate Minister
Rev. Kenneth W. Phifer, Minister Emeritus
Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Music
Sandy Garges, Director of Spiritual Growth & Development
Allison Hallerz, Pianist in Residence
Hannah Hotchkiss, Welcome Ministries Coordinator
Maria Thomas, Programs Coordinator
Debra Golden, SGD Program Assistant
Julie Dybdahl, YRUU Coordinator
Erin Dixon, Lead Pre-School Teacher
Sanne Krummel, Lead Nursery Teacher
Brianne Boyd, Chalice Sparks Director
Thom Bales, Executive Director
Debbie Casamatta, Office Administrator
Venus Gregory, Week End Office Assistant
Arthur Wigham, Custodian
Dewon Lewis, Week Night Custodian
Thanks 150th Task Force -They started planning a year in advance:
Terry Madden, Co-Chair
Sandy Simon, Co-Chair
Senior Minister, Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer
With help from Ed Lynne, Elizabeth LaPorte and Pete Mooney and many Activity Leaders who provided ideas and support throughout the year.
Thank you Nic Sims for starting us off with a logo and slogan.
And thanks to EVERYONE ...
With help from: Sally Preston, Erin Krajcik, Jane Ferguson,Sara Mathews, Linda Sprankle, Terry Madden, Sandy Simon
Other photographers included Margie Teall, Dave Hall, Steve Schewe and many cell phones.
CHALICE PULPIT ART
MOTAWI TILE SALES
VOICES book – the Story Catcher
with help from many writers... Jane Ferguson, Jo Ellen Ivacko, Marion Holt, David Owens, Dorothy Wilson, Joan Overmire, John Erdevig, Don Pelz, Nancy Schewe, Tawnya Phifer, Sara Mathews, Anne Hagiwara, Bob Hospadaruk, Dick Barber, Carolyn Barber, Rick Witten, Brianne Boyd, Sandy Simon, Ethel Potts, Guala Lauzzana, Glen Thomas Rideout, Bruce Gibb, Marina Brown, Barb Pickett, Dave Friedrichs, Ellie Shappirio, Rev. Valerie Mapstone Ackerman, Wye Hale-Rowe, Jamie Todd, Sarah Albright, Lucia Heinold, Edie Croake, Ed Limoge, Kathy Friedrichs, Vilma Mesa, Margaret Pekarek, Mavis Green, Tom Wilson, George Lavoie, Sara Gibb, Ann McLellan, Kim Clugston, Gim Gallas, Bob Heinold, Carolyn Roberts, Ruth Vail, Fran Lyman Barbara Hall, Katherine Edgren, Cindy Krueger, Louise Kazarinoff, Colleen Crawley, Jenny Kropf, Carolyn Madden, Rev. Eva Cameron, Ann Richards, Phyllis Valentine, Janice Summers, Lori Tucker-Sullivan, Julie Dybdahl, Lynn Raabe, Rev Kenneth Phifer, Janet Bower, John Preston, Rick Johnson, Lisa Lemble, Gene Gaunt, Kenji Yano, John Waller, Neal Foster, Stephanie Minerath and Kate Warner.
HISTORY DETECTIVES (FACT FINDERS, MINI-HISTORY PLANNERS)
CONGREGATIONAL HISTORY for 5/17 booklet- Tim Richards
VIDEO OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE -Gene Gaunt
HISTORY DISPLAY CASE -Doug Kelley
Atrium Photo Display - Arts & Aesthetics: Bob Peyser, Eppie Potts, Vivian Wilson, Barbara Hall, Neal Foster
Ann Arbor District Library UUAA History ResearchTraining: Mary Gallagher, AADL librarian, Josie Parker, AADL Director, and trainees Margie Teall, Bruce Gibb, Marion Holt, Eppie Potts, Lucy Bauman, Cindy Kruegger, Tim Richards and Terry Madden.
with help from Asli Aka
Member Chalice Lighting
with help from very many of the 650 active members who joined our congregation between 1954 and 2015.
OUR STORY SERVICE PRESENTERS
Hal Breidenbach aka Jabez Sunderland
Cathie Breidenbach (alter table)
Kathy Friedrichs, Carolyn Madden, Erica Rodriguez Hatt
Rev. Ken Phifer
Rev. Gail Geisenhainer
Rev. Mark Evens
Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout
SEPTEMBER 28th KICK-OFF PARTY
Dixie Hibner, Chair
With help from: Alicia Schuster, Barb Cherem, Becky Hoort, Carolyn Madden, Ed Lynn, Ginny Creasman, Ginny Preuss, Jan Duncan, Jeanne VanOchten, Jim Lee, Joan Burleigh, Joe Schuster, Julie Voelck, Kim Clugston, Priscilla Spencer, Roberta Allen, Royla Furniss, Wayne Adams, Allen Duncan, Mike Muha, Beth Hospadaruk, Alma King, Barbara Lynn, Carol Cramer, Carolyn Roberts, Cathy Muha, Connie McGuire, Donna Estry, Hal Estry, Lynn Raabe, Quincy Northrup, Ruth Vail, Sally Preston, Sara Gibb, Vanessa Campbell, Cathy Doherty.
2014 KLEIN LECTURE
with help from Jenny and Robert Kropf, Cathie and Hal Breidenbach, Shireen Jones, Margie Teall, Mike Halerz, Carolyn Madden, Lucia Heinold, Royla Furniss, Barb Pickett and food from members of the Challenging Racism Group.
With help from the whole Mindful Eating Coalition
COMMITMENT SUNDAY (BARRY LYNN, SPEAKER) and
CATIE CURTIS CONCERT
with help from Dick Barber, Bethany Ramirez, and from the Interweave group.
CLASSROOM WING OPEN HOUSE
Alpha House 150 Volunteers Drive
with volunteer help from: Nicol and Paul Albanese with Aizlyn and Zack, Carey Allen, Lisa Anderson, Angela Barber, Jon Boyd, Ann Brennan with her three kids, Constance Bridge, Lara Brown,Terry Butcher, Steve and Mary Ann Cameron, Hayley Cason, Jay and Luke Cavanaugh, Kim Clugston, Brenna Crawford, Scott Crawford, Melanie Dever, Fran Dew, Bob Dinan, Dee Dishon, Kathy Edgren, Sandy Eyl, Diane Fead, Lorna Gibson with her son, Madeline Goodson, Amy Grant, Venus Gregory, Gwen Gutherie, Heidi Harris and Kirsten Mogbo with Johanna and Kim, Pat Herbst, Kate Hutchens with Mark VanKempen, Derek Johnson with Eva, Collin and Josh, Gloria K. Jones, Jonena Jones and kids, Larry Junck, Karen Kerr, Alma King, Lisa Kohn, Bridget Laundra, Jim Lee, Judi Lintott and her child, Mary Locey, Pauline Loewenhardt, Tom Longworth, Brian Love, Nancy Love and child, Fran Lyman, Carol Maccini, Sara Mathews, Aleza Merkel, Ki-Wing and Louis Merlin, Teri Minton, Cathy and Mike Muha, Margaret Pekarek, Christine Pellar Kosbar, Mary Penet with Larry Godfrey, Joyce Phillips, Barbara Pickett, Sally Preston, Bethany Ramirez, Lori Reece, Betsy Reitbauer, Ebonie Remsey, Gretchen Ridenour, Carolyn Roberts, John Russell, Bruce Shields with Chantelle, Sandy Simon, Tricia Smith, Laura Sparrow, Priscilla Spencer, Linda Sprankle, Sharon St. Mary, Brian Sullivan, Margie Teall, Lorie Otis Thomas, Lisa Travis, Carol Tucker, David Tumbarello and Holly Tumbarello, Cheryl Valentine, Vey Valentine, Melissa Villanueva with Creed and Annika, and Terri Wilkerson and Spencer.
RECEPTION FOR REV. KEN PHIFER, MINISTER EMERITUS
with help from Margie Teall, Terry Madden, Sandy Simon
THE BIG SING
HISTORIC BUILDING TOURS
with help from Ken Clein, Rev. Ken Phifer, Grace Shackman
May 14th, Founding Day Evening Service
Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer
May 16th Panel Discussion
Moderated by Tom Schade
Panelists: Rev. Sue Phillips, Rev. Meg Riley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Tandi Rogers, Rev. Don Southworth and Rev. Leslie Takahashi.
May 14th - May 17th Grand Finale Events
"Awesome May 17th Task Force":
Nancy Schewe, Chair
The volunteers below fed and transported our visiting UUA guests, setup & served and cleaned up the gala reception and in many other ways made possible the Thursday founders service, the Saturday panel discussion and Sunday's Service of Commissioning and celebratory reception:
Allen Duncan, Amy Cain, Beth Hospadaruk, Bob Hospadaruk, Bruce Gibb, Cathy Muha, Charlie Pekarek, Cheryl Valentine, Connie McGuire, Dave Friedrichs, Deirdre Clein, Donna Estry, Doug Harris, Erin Dixon, Guala Lauzzana, Hal Estry, Jennie Kropf, Jim Schaefer, Joan Burleigh, John Preston, Karen Papcsik, Ken Clein, Lorrie Carbone, Margaret Pekarek, Mark Doman, Mary Ann Camron, Mary Burton, Merril Crockett, Mike Muha, Nic Sims, Paul Lalinsky, Phyllis Valentine, Ricardo Wyatt, Robert Gordon, Ruth Vail, Ryan Dybdahl, Sally Preston, Sandy Simon, Sara Gibb, Sara Mathews, Shaugn Harris, Sheila Sanders, Steve Camron, Steve Schewe, Terry Madden, Tom Longworth, Vey Valentine, Vilma Mesa!
Thank You One and All!