At our congregation's 2020 Annual Meeting in May, the Board of Trustees introduced a draft set of statements for UUAA's mission, vision and purpose. The statements were created by members of the Board, Vision Leadership Team, UUAA staff, and our Vision 20/50 consultants. They were endorsed by the Board in May. Please watch for information on how all congregants can provide feedback on the statements. Members will vote on adoption at a later congregational meeting. Please take time to read and think about these draft statements of UUAA Mission, Vision and Purpose.

 

 

UUAA will not hold our usual virtual Sunday Service on Sunday, July 12th. Instead, please join with UUs all over the state for a Michigan-Wide Sunday Service at 10:30 am EDT (NOTE the time is earlier than our usual service time). Follow this link for more information...
MichiganWide Service on July 12th, 10:30 am

A Letter to the UUAA Congregation from President Erik Stalhandske, Senior Minister Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Social Justice/ Pastoral Care Coordinator Quiana Perkins

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Dear Members and Friends of our Beloved Community:

It is with profound heartache that we recognize that our nation, and our broader world, is at an inflection point related to the pernicious harm of individual and systemic racism. Even as we recognize our unwavering Unitarian Universalist commitment to the intrinsic worth and dignity of each and every human being, we live in a culture in which life and death outcomes are unambiguously defined by race and class... Please read the full letter here.

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In care for our community's health our building is completely closed. Our online community is alive with activities and ready to welcome you!

Gather with us for our online services Sundays at 11:30.

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In support of community health and wellness, the Pastoral Care Team will be offering weekly online ZOOM Pastoral Care hours. All are welcome to this drop in style gathering, which will include a chalice lighting, a reading and open space for joys, concerns, reflection and dialogue.

Mondays 11:00 am-12:00 pm

    *On Mondays, we will hold a Memorial Ritual to honor anyone the community has lost in the past week.  

Wednesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm 

ZOOM meeting links are shared in the Pastoral News, emailed with your bulletin every Thursday. If you need the link, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ChaliceHiRes szPlease join an online meditation session, led by Charlie Burleigh. The group meets via Zoom Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Use this link to join the session: uuaa.org/meditation

Are you Interested in learning more about meditation?

butterfly smIn June, Immigrant Heritage Month, the Immigration Action Coalition celebrates our heritage as an immigrant nation by featuring, and reviving, the Butterfly Project in which we participated at the beginning of 2020.

Some UUAA congregants have taken part in a local immigration awareness Butterfly Project. Tiles made for the Butterfly Project are placed in various locations in the Ann Arbor area.[This is something you can do outdoors during this period of isolation for Coronavirus prevention.]

Follow this link to learn more and see a downloadable map of the tile locations.

 

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:

  • 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!

 

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.

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.