big sing

 

 The BIG sing, UUAA's annual community singing festival, is coming up! 

This year we'll explore Mozart's Requiem (1791-1792) and the spirituals of black America with special guests the Michigan Sinfonietta (an 18-piece orchestral ensemble).

We'll seek common ground between these seemingly disparate contemporaries. And we'll honor these monuments of musical history with our best singing.


Be part of the choir!

Choir Rehearsal - Saturday, May 19 | 10:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday, May 20 | 2:30pm 

SIGN UP at https://tinyurl.com/BIGsingchoir

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Be part of the audience! 

Concert with the Michigan Sinfonietta (orchestra) - Sunday, May 20 | 4:00pm 

ManishCalled

 

The Search Team and Board of Trustees of UUAA are ecstatic to announce that Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti will serve as the thirteenth Senior Minister of our congregation. At a special meeting held on May 6th, the Congregation voted unanimously to call Rev. Manish and he joyfully accepted the call. We will welcome Rev. Manish, Jeff, Mina, and Jacen Mishra-Marzetti to UUAA and the Ann Arbor community in August. Until then, please remember not to contact him as he completes his work and his goodbyes with his current congregation.

We look forward to this next chapter of shared ministry with great hope, great excitement, and new vision for the wonderful possibilities that we will be working to bring alive, together.

Follow this link for more information on Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti.

Follow this link to view photos taken during Candidating Week April 29 - May 6th.

*To listen to a discussion of the book Justice on Earth, featuring the book's co-editors, Rev Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Rev Jennifer Nordstrom, follow this link. This podcast was broadcast on May 10th by the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF).

groupforwebVolunteer opportunities are now open for work crews, lunch-maker crews and financial supporters as we join again with 17 area congregations (the Good News Group) to renovate two foreclosed homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. No experience is necessary to work on the houses. You will receive any instruction needed from Steve Clark, joining us again as house leader. Learn new skills, meet new people, share some food and laughter, all while bringing stability to neighborhoods and helping area families afford their own home. Sign up on-line using this link or in the Social Hall. Learn more about this year's work days...

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The latest Braver/Wiser piece was written by our Assistant Minister Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich.

To subscribe to Braver/Wiser, a weekly message of courage and compassion for life as it is, go to www.uua.org/braverwiser.

Deeper roots

I would like to thank all for their generous support of the Deeper Roots campaign to fund a new Pastoral Care/ Social Justice Coordinator staff position.  We received 106 donations or pledges totaling $34,600, surpassing our goal of $30,000.  In the same period, we had a very successful auction, which, in addition to being a fun evening, has netted us $23,000 so far. (A few payments remain outstanding.) Together these provide another testimony to the commitment of our members to this congregation.  Questions? Contact Ed Lynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..