It is with great pleasure that I announce our new Social Justice/ Pastoral Care Ministries Coordinator is Quiana Perkins. Quiana brings wonderful gifts to this ministry with exciting experiences facilitating, empowering and focusing ministries for other Unitarian Universalist congregations, our larger movement, as well as working with social services and private sector groups. She has been an activist and organizer for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, worked to assist at-risk and homeless youth in various settings, and a community organizer with the YWCA. Quiana offers an extensive background in human services, sociology, and supporting and empowering volunteers. The ministry team and interview team alike were impressed with Quiana’s compassionate, warm and vibrant spirit. Those who have worked with Quiana speak enthusiastically about her ability to balance empathy and support with facilitation and empowerment. She will begin her work in August as she transitions out of her current employment, completes her training and moves into full-time service with UUAA.

We look forward to Quiana contributions to our dynamic staff team and to the new era of ministry at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor!

-- The Rev. Dr. Doug Wadkins

ReMemberLogoThe YRUU (High School) group is busy fundraising for their August, 17 service trip to a Lakota  Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. They are working through an organization called Re-Member and are fundraising to support Re-Member and to finance the cost of the trip. Their goal is to raise $1,000 by selling cards participants will send to supporters -- suggested donation is $10. Come to the YRUU Social Hall table to learn more about Re-Member. You can donate to the project using a credit card online: follow this link and check the box titled "YRUU Summer Service Trip"

lettuceMindful Eating is encouraging produce and/or plant sharing during the summer. Bring in any excess produce you have and take what others have brought. Take something even if you don't have something to share. While there, learn about the campaign to stop using plastic straws to save our oceans.

Join our 2018-2019 Sunday Welcome Teams. Summer is a great time to try out ushering, greeting, staffing the Involvement Table, or assisting with Social Hour. Typically, Sunday Welcome Team members sign up to help one service a month. If you are interested in learning more, fill out a form at the Involvement Table or contact Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help out in our kids SGD programs-- Every year, we need 60+ adult volunteers!. There are opportunities to work with kids from preschool thru 12th grade. Check out the recruitment board during Social Hour or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

forwebHabitat2018Thank you to many of you who have have donated money and served on work crews and lunch-maker crews this summer as we again work with 17 area congregations (the Good News Group) to renovate two foreclosed homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.

UUAA has offered to staff an additional work day on FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th. We need workers and lunch makers. Sign up on-line using this link or in the Social Hall. Learn more about this year's work days...