BLUUserviceThe Unity Group's next forum in the "Curiosity, Conversation, Covenant" series features our own Quiana Perkins, UUAA's Social Justice & Pastoral Care Coordinator. Quiana will update us on BLUU (Black Lives of UU), DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries) and other UU outreach projects you may have been wanting to learn more about.

Co-sponsored by the Unity Group and Challenging Racism Group

microphoneRegistration is now open for a series of 7 monthly storytelling seminars featuring the UUAA Worship Team and Satori Shakoor, from The Moth, Ann Arbor. Have you ever wanted to explore what personal experiences you might share with others, bringing alive the unique ethical, moral, and/or spiritual wisdom that you personally embody?

This series starts in November 2019, and culminates in a UUAA “story slam” hosted by Satori Shakoor in May, 2020. Participants should be able to commit to attending all seminar dates and be willing to publicly share one specific, meaningful story from their life. Follow this link for dates, details and online registration. There is no cost.

The 2019-2020 Congregational Year - Rev Manish Mishra-Marzetti and the staff team provide this 'sneak peek' at things to come in the 2019-2020 congregational year ahead. Among the wonderful opportunities we have to look forward to are:

  • Grades K-3 OWL -- Our Whole Lives, lifespan sexuality education (Fall 2019)
  • Adult OWL (Fall 2019)
  • Men's Retreat 9/21-22 and Womyn's Retreat 9/27-29
  •  "The Art of Sacred Storytelling," six-session participatory seminar featuring The Moth's Satori Shakoor and the UUAA Worship Team (first class session: 11/2/2019)
  • Movie Night with Rev. Manish watching and discussing Jordan Peele's "Us" (10/4/2019)
  • Halloween celebrations at Friday Fun Night (10/25/2019) and in our services (10/27/2019)
  • Building an All Souls Altar honoring our beloveds who have died (11/3/2019)
  • Our second UUAA Delegation to the US-Mexico border (11/10/2019 -- 11/14/2019)
  • Special guest musician Melanie DeMore joins us for our BIG sing weekend (3/14 & 3/15, 2020)
  • Honoring the Humanist Manifesto's 87th anniversary (May 2020)
  • Honoring our congregation's 155th anniversary (May 2020)
  • And so, so much more...!

Stay tuned for more information and event details in the months ahead!

 

FarmerBillForSpotlightIt's time to "Garden for Good" with the Mindful Eating Team in the fight against hunger in Washtenaw County!  This is Season 8 or our work with the Food Gatherers Farm Project on the property of Farmer Bill Schmid (3725 South Maple, Ann Arbor), right around the corner from our UUAA facilities. All are welcome to join in this incredible service project that raises thousands of pounds of fresh produce each year for those in our community who suffer from food insecurity. We work in teams on Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, and Saturday mornings, 10am-noon. Stop by the table in the Social Hall to learn more.

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Registration is open! Come join us at the Womyn's Retreat, Sept 27-29, 2019. Enjoy workshops and classes, community, and getting back to nature!  The retreat will take place at Camp Copneconic in Fenton (45 minutes north of Ann Arbor). 

Click here for a registration form and to read more more information

Click here to download the brochure.

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

10:00am - 2:30pm

This class is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism. Taught by a UUAA minister, topics include the history of Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, how to get involved, exploring your calling, the sharing of spiritual journeys, and the meaning and responsibilities of membership. This class is a prerequisite for signing the membership book.

Register by Sunday, September 22. Register online with this link.

 

Questions? Contact Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at 665-6158 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

chaliceflameThis winter congregants and staff at UUAA have been in conversation about what matters to us in our Sunday services. Three documents are available that show some of this ongoing conversation.

- On Sunday, January 19, 2019, a "snapshot survey" gathered comments and suggestions about Sunday services from 362 participants (we currently have 632 adult members). Participants were very positive in their remarks, especially about music and staff. You can follow this link to see the summarized results, including a link to the full (anonymized) collected results.

Vision2050 180The Vision 20/ 50 Project wants to have a conversation with you (yes, all of you). The UUAA congregation is on the brink of a new era we need to have some earnest dialog about what that future should look like and how we can focus our energy, time and resources to have a greater impact on ourselves, our community and our world. Follow this link to learn more about the Vision 20/50 project and how to get involved.

solarpanelsThe Climate Action and Green Building committees invite you to become a part of the landscape of renewable energy at UUAA by making a donation to add to the number of solar panels on the church roof (and having a tile with your inscription added to the Energy Plaza).

You can pick up a Sustainable UUAA brochure from the literature rack in the entryway or follow this link for more information and a downloadable donation form.