Our September service theme is "Vision"











Join us for new beginnings as we start  our 2018-19 year with our new Senior Minister, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti

All are welcome.

Sept 2nd  |  A House for Our Dreams: Meditations on Vision

One Service @ 10:00am

 "Letting go of what has been
Open and hopeful for what may come
Renewed, restored, ready
To live Life fully anew
May we move forward with intention
[and a vision of beginning again in love.]"

 - Lois Van Leer, "On the Brink of a New Year (Rosh Hashanah inspired)"


Sept 9th |  Annual Water Communion Ingathering

Two Services @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Our new Senior Minister, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti invites all ages to gather for his first service as Senior Minister at UUAA. Gather, sing, and reflect at our Water-Communion service. Bring a bit of water to add to the common bowl to symbolize our coming together for another year of worship and community.  

 Sept 16th |  Vision: The Beacon That Guides Us

Two Services @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am

What guides any of us individually and as a community? How can we tap into that sense of vision -- what we care about and are committed to? This Sunday we begin exploring how our values, both implicitly and explicitly, guide us in shapingthe lives we build.

 Sept 23rd |  Returning, Regrounding - Never Giving Up on That Which We Hold Dear

Two Services @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Even as we seek to follow the values that guide us, we all at times fall short. Join us in this service honoring the themes of Yom Kippur, as we reflect on forgiveness and its ability to allow us to reground, regroup, and deepen our commitment to the values we hold dear.

Sept 30th |  Walking in Covenant: Bringing Vision Alive Together

Two Services @ 9:30 am & 11:30 am

In community we honor the shared aspects of our journey through the concept of "covenant." Join us this Sunday as we reflect on the joy of being in community and the ways in which we learn and grow together, drawing on the strength of our covenants to guide us.




Sunday, Sept 23, 1-3 pm, Fahs Chapel

The ACLU in the Trump Era

UUAA Forums Advancement Ministry welcomes Kary Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan. Kary will discuss the vast constitutional challenges that the ACLU has seen and fought since our last presidential election.



Sunday, Oct 7th, 1-3 pm, Fahs Chapel

What's on Your Ballot? 2018 State Ballot Proposals

UUAA Forums welcomes Sue Smith, President of the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. Learn about the proposals on the November 2018 ballot and their pros and cons as viewed by the LWV, a non-partisan source. Join in the Fahs Chapel for this Q&A and discussion.



Sunday, October 14, 1:30 pm, Fahs Chapel

Neither Here Nor There, But Somehow Still Present: Soulfully Living the Cross-Cultural Life:

A Presentation by César Valdez

Join us in the Fahs Chapel at 1:30pm for this powerful Challenging Racism event.

As we undergo the transformational storms of a rapidly changing world and the emergence of a global community, psychological and spiritual teacher Atum O'Kane identifies the need for bridge people -- those who live soulfully with one foot in one world and one foot in another. 

 César Valdez grew up in an area of the U.S. primarily made up of a people who maintain many of the cultural traditions of their Mexican ancestry, and who also very much identify as "all-American." This talk reminds us that the most resilient individuals and collectives are those who can offer a coherent narrative of their life stories, yet the Mexican-American community, for many reasons, has remained in the shadows of the greater American narrative. César makes a contribution toward expanding that narrative with a beautiful description of Mexican-American life in the U.S. Additionally, he reminds us of the history of racism that played a part in the formation of this invisibility. He describes his experience of leaving his hometown and encountering those who couldn't seem to fathom that he, too, was as American as they were and the strategy of withdrawing one's life force as a way of navigating through and protecting oneself from an unaccommodating world. 

 While this kind of bi-cultural life may present many challenges and conflicts, one of its hidden gifts is the ability to hold seemingly dissonant experiences at once and without the option of taking sides. As such, César identifies four lessons taken from the unique experience of inhabiting this unavowed space. These lessons aim to describe qualities needed for building bridges across vast divides. With consideration to the increasing polarization of our world, we will explore lessons learned from living in a space that is neither here nor there, yet somehow still powerfully present.

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