We join together for Rev. Gail's last service with us on Sunday, July 31st. Cake and farewells in the Social Hall will follow the 10:00 am service as we send Gail and Celeste off to their new home in Maine. Follow this link to view photos of our June 'Goodbye Gaila' celebration of Gail's ministry with us.

The YRUU (high school group) are happily off on their service Trip to Henderson Settlement in KY.

YRUU leaving for their Service Trip to Kentucky

Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible for our awesome youth.

 

Welcome Cassandra Hartley to the UUAA Team!

CassandraHartleyA big welcome to Cassandra Hartley who has now joined our staff as our part-time Assistant Minister for Spiritual Growth and Development. 

Cassi graduated with her M.Div. from Detroit Ecumenical Theological Seminary and was ordained into Unitarian Universalist ministry by the Farmington UU Church on June 12th this year. She has a deep passion for faith formation and has worked in several congregations, including an internship at the Church of the Larger Fellowship that focused on family ministry. Cassi is the mother of three young children (Emerson, Fionn, and Miren). She and her husband Rob have been members of UUAA since 2013.

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The Board of Trustees is very excited to announce that Reverend Dr. Douglas E. Wadkins has been hired to serve as our Interim Senior Minister beginning in August. Rev. Wadkins has deep experience in UU interim ministry. He comes to us from his previous successful interim ministry post in Bloomington, Indiana. Visit his web site www.douglaswadkins.org or the ministerial transition page to learn more about him.

Notes smExpress your appreciation for Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer, as she retires from UU ministry on August 2nd.

The Geisenhainer Music Fund was established as a very fitting tribute to the 8 years Rev. Gail has carefully nurtured our UUAA music programs. Please consider contributing to this fund as your special  thank you and farewell to Rev. Gail.  Read more / donate ....

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A recommended reading: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner. "With lucid prose and careful analysis, Eric Foner tells a story that is at once unsparing and inspiring. For anyone who still wonders what was at stake in the Civil War, there is no better place to begin than Gateway to Freedom," James Oakes, author of Freedom National.

QUUest Bookstore will be open BETWEEN SERVICES ONLY beginning Sunday, January 3, 2016  to enable bookstore staff to participate in the congregation activities that often begin soon after the close of the second service.