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Please come to a Send-Off-In-Gratitude celebration of Associate Minister Mark Even's seven years of devoted service to UUAA. Following the Sunday, Sept 6th service, we will gather in the Social Hall for cake, good wishes, and a presentation of a very "smart phone" gift to equip Mark for his new job in the world of tech. We are very grateful that Mark's new job is in the area so that the Evens family can remain part of the UUAA family.

Mark your calendar - Sept 13th at 1 pm -Congregational Meeting. All are encouraged to attend to participate in voting on proposed "Capital Replacement Plan" expenditures. We will be making decisions about investing in needed repairs and updates to our beautiful UUAA building.
 
There will be a Q & A session on the proposed Capital Replacement Plan in the Jackson Chapel on Sunday, September 6 following Rev. Mark's Farewell and cake.
 

WELCOME!! On our staff team as of July 26th - Aaron Gibson, Programs Coordinator. Aaron brings an MSW from the University of Michigan and comes to us from a year on staff with the Ann Arbor Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.  
And as of August 10th, Lindasusan Ulrich began serving us as our Consulting Minister. A graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry, Lindasusan comes to us from her year as the Hallman Ministerial Intern at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul, Minnesota.      
Read more about our new team members on our staff page.    

h4h ladderOur annual Habitat for Humanity "Good News House" renovation projects are almost completed . The home dedications will be on Sunday, September 20th at 1:30 pm. All who worked on the houses, made lunches for workers or contributed to the costs are more than welcome to attend.  More information...

blacklivesmatterbuttonIn response to Rev. Gail Geisenhainer's challenge to own and wear or not wear our "Black Lives Matter" buttons, Rev. Lisa Presley re-examined her role as a white person wanting to help end racism. She went to Ferguson in August and wrote this article for the MidAmerica Region newsletter:  https://www.midamericauua.org/resources/justice/2505-ferguson-one-year-later

The Challenging Racism Group invites all to participate in a Congregational Common Read with discussions to be scheduled in the fall. The book selected is the 3rd edition of Uprooting Racism- How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel and will be available in the QUUest Bookstore. Book discussions will focus on how to be strong white allies. Questions? Contact Edie Croake

forwebpanelDid you have to miss some of the 150th events?  We have high quality video of both the May 16th Dawning Future Panel Discussion and the May 17th Service of Commissioning. (A big thank you to Mike Halerz). You can also scroll through the 150th calendar to find links to photos and materials from other events.

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Couldn't attend this year's General Assembly in Oregon? If you would like to view videos of GA events, including the Ware Lecture delivered by Cornell West, you can visit this link: http://www.uua.org/ga/virtual/2015