It is our intention that Sunday services always be held as scheduled. Unless specific information to the contrary is posted on the congregation's homepage, please assume that you will be warmly welcomed each Sunday morning. We urge you to exercise caution and to put safety first in determining whether to travel to UUAA.

For other days of the week, where current or anticipated extreme weather conditions will make travel to and from our facilities unsafe, the building may be closed and all scheduled activities cancelled or postponed. The decision to close the facilities will be made by the Senior Minister or his/her designee, and a notice of the closure posted on the homepage of the congregation's website. The on-duty Building Attendant will call lay leaders of recognized congregational groups and rental contacts to inform them of any building closing.

From 10:00 to 11:30am all are invited to join those inspired by the “Welcoming the Stranger” sermon and activities to discuss setting up a UUAA action group to help local immigrants and advocate for reform. Questions? Contact Lucia Heinold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cheryl Valentine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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150th anniversary T-Shirt orders are open again by popular demand! You can order online and pay by credit card through January 31st by following this link to the on-line T Shirt store at Sunrise Screenprinting. There are also some limited sizes available from the sample rack. Stop by the 150th table to try them on.

Share thoughts with the team about a possible proposal to add handrails to the Sanctuary steps. Meet from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the Sanctuary. Design, materials, functionality, and aesthetics decisions are all ahead; ADA standards will apply. Questions or comments? Contact Els Nieuwenhuijsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phil Tuchinsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Sunday, February 1, from 1:00 to 2:30pm, the topic will be "Feeling at Home". Childcare will not be available. To sign up, contact Kathi Waters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Come at 6:00pm to Gourmet Garden on Stadium for an evening of fun, good conversations, and good food. No reservation is required--just come. Questions? Contact Marie Duke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land will be shown at 1:00pm in the Fahs Chapel, followed by a discussion. Israeli military occupation and settlement expansion in the Palestinian territories is the primary cause of conflict in the region. Yet, U.S. media coverage is less critical of Israel and the occupation than international news sources. This documentary examines bias in U.S. media coverage and its impact on public opinion. Questions? Contact Anne Garcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next Host Week will be from Monday, February 9 to Sunday, February 15. Volunteers are needed for tasks such as day hosts, cooks, persons to serve meals, people to play with the kids, and overnight hosts. Come by to sign up, or go to http://signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4daaaa2ea02-valentines1. Questions? Contact Angela Barber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Minister Emeritus Kenneth W Phifer

As part of our 150th Anniversary year celebrations, we will be honoring our minister emeritus, Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Phifer On February 15, 2015. Ken served this congregation as senior minister for 25 years of our history-- from 1980 to 2005. Ken will be delivering the sermon at both services that day. Please come to the services and stay to greet or meet Ken at a reception following second service at 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 15 in the Fahs Chapel.

All are welcome to join "Standing on the Side of Love" on Tuesday, February 17, in the Social Hall for a potluck at 6:00pm and program at 7:00pm. Questions? Contact Leigh Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have an interest or topic to share with other UUAA members or friends? The Adult Education Advisory Team will help prospective teachers and facilitators prepare and submit proposals for classes and workshops in the Adult SGD Spring Term. Proposals are due Wednesday, February 18. Most classes start on or after March 9. For a proposal form and help with preparation contact Charley Burleigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Continuation of Mindful Eating Coalition's series presenting local farmers, discovering who they are and their impact on our community. Anne Elder will tell the story of the Community Farm of Ann Arbor, and how she, Paul Bantle and members of the community started it 25 years ago. Eleven acres of fallow ground transformed into composted-cultivated beds, an orchard, and rotational grazing pastures. Hear how the farm's development rights have preserved into the distant future. 1:00 – 2:15pm. Questions? Contact Cathy Muha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By popular demand, the full text of Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer's November 9 sermon, "Are You Saved?" is available for download (PDF).

 

Something *new* for this year of celebrating our 150th anniversary, we now have a lighted display case in the Jackson Chapel featuring historical information. Come visit Doug Kelley's new Women's Rights Display during January and February expressing the theme of "Women's Rights and the Vote." The display provides an historical context for our 150th anniversary year. On Sunday, February 1st, after each service, Doug Kelley, the creative display master, will be available to talk about and answer questions about this important effort and historical time period. Questions? Contact Terry Madden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Represent this congregation to make a Celebration of Life or Memorial reception special. Members with “muscles” are needed to help with heavier tasks like moving tables. Interested? Contact Sara Mathews at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..