Come celebrate Earth Day at a vegan potluck for the family in the Fahs Chapel from noon to 2:00pm. Enjoy healthful, delicious food, good cheer, and share info. Bring a plant-based vegan dish without meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal products. Bring table service and serving tools. Questions? Contact Donna Estry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Join from 12:45 to 2:45pm in the Jackson Chapel. All are welcome. The meeting will dial in to a national CCL expert talk, followed by local discussion. Check out: http://citizensclimatelobby.org/.  Questions? Contact Larry Junck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Join others in small groups of adults for an evening of food, conversation, and congeniality. This is a delightful way to get to know a few UUs at a time. As always, there is a need for people who can host. Contact Sally Preston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, April 1 for those interested in participating.

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Come to a provocative sermon and stay for the discussion in the Fahs Chapel at 1:00 pm on April 12th. We've learned a lot from looking back at our 150 year history. What has it told us about our future? What will your role be in that future? Your children's role? Read More...

This year, as the 150th year is celebrated, Congregational members are honored by inviting each member to take part in lighting the chalice at the beginning of special "Our Story" Services. Members who have signed the membership book in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s have been honored. Each member is invited to take part in one or both Services if you signed the Membership Book in 2010 to 2015. An email invitation will be sent close to the date as a reminder. Hopefully all will be able to be there.Sunday, April 12 will also be an "Our Story Sunday": Reason and Compassion in Action. So, wear those 150th t-shirts.
 

Questions? Contact Co-chairs Terry Madden and Sandy Simon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..      

Join from 1:00 to 2:30pm in the Jackson Chapel. The topic for April is "Joy". Sign up during Social Hour or contact Kathi Waters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Childcare is not available for One-Time Chalice Circles.  

Proposals for grants from the Jackson Social Welfare Fund are now being accepted:

The Committee awards grants once a year based on written project proposals that respond to its Request for Proposals document. The 2015 Request for Proposals is available for download here. Proposals are due by 5:00pm, Monday, April 13, 2015. Please send your proposal as an email attachment to the address given in the RFP. We expect to award $27,200.00 in grants this year, and will notify of award decisions by the end of May.  Read More here

The 150th celebration in May 2015 will include special guests who will fly to Ann Arbor for the occasion. Those interested in donating frequent flyer miles as airfare for a guest may send information that includes the airline and the number of miles gifted to Phyllis Valentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit uuaa.org's new Video Sermon library to see recent video recorded sermons.

Each recognized congregational group is encouraged to prepare information to share with the Congregation in an annual report.  

The annual report deadline will be Monday, April 27 at 5:00pm. A full collection of all annual reports will be distributed before the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 31.  

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Our very popular historic building tour on Saturday, April 18th has no spaces available now. The tour includes our 1882 landmark church at the corner of State & Huron, now Hobbs and Black architectural offices. The tour will be led by congregation President Ken Clein. View the famous Tiffany window. The tour at 1917 Washtenaw, now the Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast, will be led by Minister Emeritus Rev. Ken Phifer. Local historian Grace Shackman will assist, and stories of the building and congregational life will be told. You must have a ticket to take part. If you are on the waiting list and a space opens, you will be notified. View photos and read more about our historic homes.  Questions? Contact Kathy Edgren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lucy Bauman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Opportunity for meaningful dialog about race is coming up as we mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma, and passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. On April 19 after the second service, our Challenging Racism group will lead a book discussion of The Selma Awakening; How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism by UU Minister Mark Morrison Reed.
 
Our congregation is fortunate to have Rev. Morrison Reed return to our pulpit on Sunday, May 3rd.

Join the 20s and 30s group to give a sendoff to some members who are graduating or moving on to the next steps in their lives. Meet at 7:00pm at the Red Hawk Bar and Grill on State Street in Ann Arbor for a $10 burger or chicken sandwich and other menu offerings as well as beverages. RSVP on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/k7m7mua , or contact Sandy Eyl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

From 9:00am to 1:00pm come to work widen the section of Yellow Trail from the Glade to the seasonal stream. The trail needs to be widened from 2 feet to 8 feet. Also, there is an old overgrown farm rock pile that needs reclaiming. All skills and ability levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Scott Morgan at 734-649-4475 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.blue chalice

Interweave and friends invite the Congregation to a spring gathering. Join for singing, small group sharing, and a catered dinner. 

Click here for the registration form or register at the Interweave table during Social Hour. Scholarships are available upon request. Questions? Contact Leigh Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

EARTH DAY SING!
Saturday April 25, 2015 7pm
in the Sanctuary, following the "All-Church Gathering" dinner

The 7th Principle: Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part

Alex Mitrovich, UUAA Accessibility Team member, will receive the Oberlin College Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award for work organizing and participating in a groundbreaking Speakers Bureau of people with mental illness. The award ceremony will be at UUAA in the Sanctuary at 12:30pm with a reception to follow. This event is open to the wider community.

A tradition continues as the Congregation comes together each spring to honor and thank the people who are serving as volunteer teachers, assistants, and rovers in the SGD Children and Youth Program. The brunch is a potluck: a way to express gratitude to the program's volunteers who commit their time and develop meaningful relationships with this community's children and youth.

Beat the cold weather from 1:00 to 4:00pm for a multi-generational day of board and card games. Some games will be available, but bring a favorite and introduce it to others. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch. All are welcome even without a dish. Questions? Contact Arthur Prokosch and Bethany Ramirez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

logoonly33pctThe 150th Anniversary Year final events take place Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17. You will not want to miss any of these gatherings!

THURSDAY EVENING, May 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm service in the sanctuary on the anniversary of our 1865 founding.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON May 16 2-4:30 pm - a Panel Discussion with UU luminaries from around the country.

SUNDAY, MAY 17th - 10:30 all-ages service; 4:00 pm Service of Commemoration and Commissioning, Reception follows