Our Vision

In 2022, the whole UUAA congregation and staff gathered our collective dreams for the future and wrote our Vision 2050 statement.

We said that we want to work together as a community to help build a healthy, sustainable planet, a society free of racism and oppression, and a world where everyone feels loved and valued. We are dreaming about 2050 and beyond. And we are strengthening our own community as we go; We invite you to join us on this quest.

We are organizing our work by naming three overlapping Vision 2050 priorities. Please click on the links below to learn what’s already happening at UUAA and how you might bring your ideas and energy to this journey.   

Contact vision@uuaa.org with questions or to request a conversation with a member of our vision team.

To explore the many UUAA groups and teams working toward our vision, you can search using our group/ team finder.

Read our Vision 2050 Congregational Vision document to learn more. Or learn about our visioning process.

Our UUAA Core Values

We join together in community to encourage and inspire each other’s spiritual journeys, to honor and care for the natural world around us, and to join forces in furthering social justice in the Ann Arbor area and the wider world.

Spiritual Life – We find inspiration, renewal, and challenge in worship services. Children, youth, and adults are enriched by classes and programs that expand religious understanding and nurture spiritual growth rooted in Unitarian Universalist traditions and values.

Social Justice and Environmental Action – We live our beliefs by creating, sustaining, and enhancing programs that actively engage congregants of all ages in projects that promote peace, justice, and positive environmental action locally and beyond.

Community – We create and foster community by providing an intentionally welcoming and safe environment where all feel valued and cared for, and where all are given opportunity to form meaningful connections with one another. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all. We cherish the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. We live together in peace, search for truth in love, and help one another.

Stewardship – We are all active stewards, serving our congregation and pursuing our ministries through prudent and creative use of our resources, whether physical, environmental, financial or human. We show respect and care for our beautiful building and grounds, for our staff, and for one another. We cultivate healthy relationships among members of this congregation and with the wider world.

Culture – We are nourished by the culture that has evolved in this congregation throughout our rich liberal religious heritage in Ann Arbor. Our culture is rooted in our core belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. We learn and grow from our differences. We value our connections, past, present and future, to the Unitarian Universalist world.