chalice circleIt is with a very heavy heart we pass on news from Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum, minister at the UU Church of East Liberty
in Clarklake, Michigan. Two prominent LGBT leaders and organizers of the first Jackson Pride Celebration and founders of the LGBT Pride Center lost their house and pets  to arson. Authorities suspect that Nikki Joly and Chris Moore were targets as a result of their visibility as LGBT community leaders. Cynthia writes, “Our community is rallying to show Nikki and Chris that they are loved, that they are valued, that they are respected. After all this happened, Chris posted today that ‘Love Wins.’ We want love to win for Nikki and Chris, and so are helping spread the word about the help they need.” UUAA sends love, healing thoughts, and financial assistance. The collection on Sunday, 8/20 went to support Nikki and Chris. You can still make a donation here to the Love Wins Fund   (until Thursday, August 31).

The Spiritual Growth & Development (SGD) classes are meeting outdoors in the beautiful summer weather. SGD is looking for volunteers to serve on the Playground Task Force. If you like to design play spaces or if you're handy with a hammer, serving on the Task Force is a fun way to give back to our UUAA community. And if you are looking to pass along large outdoor toys (playhouses, slides, push toys for toddlers, etc.) the SGD program would love to talk to you about donations! For more information, contact Rev. Cassandra Hartley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MensRetreat2017Join us for the 18th annual Men’s Retreat. Our theme is The Transformative Power of Music. Share your favorite album or song, play an instrument,  sing, or just enjoy the music as we use it as a bridge to forge connections with each other.  

When: Friday, Sep 29 thru Sunday morning, Oct 1
Where: Judson Collins Center in the Irish Hills
Cost: $130
For more details or to register:
visit our table in the Social Hall after Sunday Services
contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
register at http://bit.ly/2017UUAARetreat

After the positive results of the straw poll at the June UUAA Annual Meeting, the Immigration Action Coalition is moving forward to prepare for a special fall vote on UUAA becoming a level-one sanctuary congregation. Level-one congregations agree to be ready and willing to physically host someone in sanctuary when the need arises.

Alpha House has several days in August when no one is signed up to bring dinner or to play with the children. The following link will take you to a Google document that lists August needs.