Built in 1998 on 45 acres of grasslands and woodlands, our church building offers several panoramic views of the countryside. The building was designed by local architect David Osler, a recipient of numerous honors and awards. In November 2004, we finished and dedicated our bright and cheerful classroom wing. We generate much of our own energy on site from a wind turbine, rooftop solar panels and a rotating solar collector. The building has been "Accessibility and Inclusion" certified, providing wheelchair access, hearing amplifiers in the sanctuary and other features designed for inclusion.

We are located on the corner of Ann Arbor-Saline and Ellsworth Roads. For rental information, please scroll down this page.


A Slide Show Tour of UUAA's Beautiful Church Building

An aerial view of the our building and grounds. Our 38,000 square foot building includes a main sanctuary, 2 chapels, 16 classroom/meeting rooms and 8 offices.



Our current building is the fourth home for our congregation since our founding in 1865 as the First Unitarian Society of Ann Arbor. Two of our former homes are registered historic buildings. (Click to view photos of our historic UU churches in Ann Arbor.)


EntryDoveOur Artwork and Furnishings

We have an Arts and Aesthetics Team that helps us find ways to reflect our values and aspirations in the artwork and furnishings in our church building. You can read more about the artwork in our building...






flowerpathwayOur Land

Our beautiful 45 acres of land includes a prairie, organic gardens, an outdoor worship area, and hiking trails. Our Site Master Plan, adopted in 2012, guides our use of the land.

You can also read about our  Building & Grounds Policies or learn about our Renewable Energy Projects


Hiking Trails

Volunteers maintain 2 miles of hiking trails through meadows and wooded areas south of the congregation's building. A kiosk at the south edge of the lawn, Behind the Social Hall area, shows the trail map and marks the start of the trails.



Congregational Event Room Requests

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor provides space to its members for registered congregational team meetings, events, and other congregation-sponsored activities. Except for holidays, facilities are available for use on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm; Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm; and on the first and third Fridays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To request a room at UUAA, please complete a  Congregational Event Room Request Form


Renting our Facilities - General Public

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor offers the rental of our church to the general public.

We have many unique rooms available to compliment a variety of social events, including:

  • Celebrations
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Concerts
  • Lectures
  • Meetings
  • Receptions
  • Recitals
  • Seminars
  • Weddings
  • Memorials

Room capacities range from intimate meeting rooms to a maximum of 350 people in the David Osler designed Phifer Sanctuary. Our building is smoke-free and wheelchair accessible with plenty of free parking.

For more information about renting our facilities, please phone the Office at 734-665-6158 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Congregants who wish to reserve a room for meetings and events should use this link to access the room reservation form)