... To a faith with the power to transform lives and change the world. ... To a faith that can sustain and enrich the next chapter of your life.
Beginning A Spiritual Journey?
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism or new to this Ann Arbor Congregation, let us introduce ourselves.
We build our sense of community by caring for each other and allowing you to share your unique gifts and interests with others.
Please join with us to make a difference in our families, our community and our World.
Our choirs and music programs provide diverse and energizing music. Whether you're a pianist, a singer or country fiddler, there is a place for you here.
Our congregation relies on the generosity of members and friends to gather the financial support necessary for our active community.
We are helping lead the way among faith communities across the country who incorporate environmental stewardship into spiritual practices.
Values and Vision
"At UUAA we do not check our brains at the door but enter a place where we can address things we can't address elsewhere."
Engaging Our Youth
Our Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) engage in discussions, community service, and social justice projects.
Welcome Our New Interim Minister Doug Wadkins
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.
Cassandra Hartley Hired as SGD Assistant Minister
Great News for SGD!
Rev. Gail and the SGD Team are delighted to announce an exciting addition to the UUAA staff. Cassandra Hartley will join us in July as our part-time Assistant Minister for Spiritual Growth and Development. Welcome!
Cassi graduated with her M.Div. from Detroit Ecumenical Theological Seminary and will be ordained into Unitarian Universalist ministry by the Farmington UU Church on June 12th. 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), and she and her family have been members of UUAA since 2013.
Annual Congregational Meeting - Sunday June 5
Please plan to attend the annual meeting and election of officers on Sunday, June 5 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The meeting materials and this year's Annual Report are all electronic this year. Please try to review the materials ahead of the meeting.
All congregants and UUAA friends are welcome and encouraged to participate. Only members can vote. Meeting agenda items:
- a vote to spend over $50,000 on capital improvement projects
- a vote on a "Black Lives Matter" resolution,
- election of Board Trustees and Leadership Development Team
- a vote on a resolution to confer Emerita status on Rev. Geisenhainer
- a vote on whether to cancel the loan from the Jackson Endowment Fund
Parking Lot Construction! * May 16th - June 16th
Week 1 - Construction on the east lot (by the classroom wing) and small west lot (by the Sanctuary)
Week 2 - North (main) lot construction / east lot first asphalt application.
Week 3 - North lot first asphalt application
Week 4 - Final asphalt application to the entire area and all finish work completed
Parking will be tight during this period so carpooling, walking, biking encouraged!
Introduction to OUUr Faith Registration * Sunday, May 29
Register by May 29 for this workshop that will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00am to 2:30pm in the Fahs Chapel. This is an engaging workshop for both newcomers and long-time members and is a prerequisite for signing the membership book. Taught by a Unitarian Universalist minister and the welcome ministries coordinator, topics include the history of Unitarian Universalism and this Congregation, how this Congregation is governed, how to get involved, and the meaning and responsibilities of membership. Participants are also given and chance to share their spiritual experiences.
Geisenhainer Music Fund * April 24th - May 30th
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. The fund has now reached the initial goal allowing purchase of a new piano. Additional contributions are needed for the music community outreach arm of the fund.
And contribute a "Note of Gratitude" to add to our Symphony of Gratitude-- pick up the note paper at the Geisenhainer Music Fund table after services.
Goodbye Gaila * June 19th 11 am - 1 pm
Mark your calendars now for the JUNE 19th GOODBYE GAILA family party that will follow the single 10 am service. There will be family fun, food and fond farewells. And there will be music. This will be our formal all-congregation celebration of Rev. Gail's ministry. A smaller party will follow her last Sunday service on July 31st.
Notice of Room Name Change Request - May 24
A proposal to change the name of one or our classrooms in the lower level of the SGD wing from the Thomas Jefferson Room to the Viola Liuzzo Room was presented to the BoT on behalf of the Challenging Racism group with support of the Social Justice Council.