Join us Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm–3:30pm when Professor Victor B. Lieberman, Raoul Wallenberg Professor of History and Professor of Asian and Comparative History at the University of Michigan, presents Victimization and Demonization: A Review of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Professor Lieberman will provide an historical and contemporary overview of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Based on a course he teaches at the University of Michigan, his talk will consider origins of the conflict, self-images and grievances held by the two sides, and barriers to resolution. A Q&A will follow. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time for an Earth Day sing along celebration.

EarthDaySingAlong

uumenAll UUAA men are invited to the Annual Men's Dinner, catered by The Moveable Feast. John Preston will present "Becoming the Man My Dog Thinks I Am," a talk that combines wit and wisdom to give each of us new perspectives on how to become a person who likes himself, relates to others better, and has a firmer foundation for romantic relationships. The talk will be followed by small-group discussions. The $30 tickets cover dinner and soft drinks. Visit the Men's Council Table during Social Hour.


steinbergMichael Steinberg, Legal Director of ACLU of Michigan, will speak at UUAA about the ACLU's recent work on civil liberties and social justice. Civil liberties are under vigorous assault today. Whether it is asylum, immigration, LGBTQ, reproduction, same sex adoption, or other rights that we UUs value so highly, the ACLU is in the forefront of the fight. Mike Steinberg will discuss recent cases and how the ACLU is meeting its current challenges. Please come!

This event is sponsored by the UUAA Planned Giving Team. Furthering social justice is a central UU value. Share your values across generations. Remember UUAA in your estate plan. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding the event or planned giving.

 

Save the date!  The Womyn's Retreat 2019 has been scheduled for Sept 27-29, 2019.  Enjoy workshops and classes, spending time with other UU ladies or just getting back to nature!  The retreat will take place at Camp Copneconic in Fenton (45 minutes N or AA). 

Have a skill and want to lead a workshop? Please fill out this survey and we will get back with you. https://goo.gl/forms/8n9mVHI2OTVkhFPi1 

Keep checking this website as there is more information to come...

Maybe we are finally past the season of building closures for inclement weather! The UUAA operations policy for how building closure decisions are made has been updated. To read that policy or any other UUAA operations policies, follow this link.

chaliceflameThis winter congregants and staff at UUAA have been in conversation about what matters to us in our Sunday services. Three documents are available that show some of this ongoing conversation.

- On Sunday, January 19, 2019, a "snapshot survey" gathered comments and suggestions about Sunday services from 362 participants (we currently have 632 adult members). Participants were very positive in their remarks, especially about music and staff. You can follow this link to see the summarized results, including a link to the full (anonymized) collected results.

The UUAA Board of Trustees has been organizing for a congregation-wide discussion and discernment of our purpose and vision.  As we look forward a full generation, what will our beloved community be like?  How will we experience UUAA? What would we see, hear, smell, touch, taste 20 years from now? What is the difference that we want to make in this world? Everyone's input will be needed. Follow this link to see results of a January "warmup" exercise, the March Design Charette and updates on the visioning project...

solarpanelsThe Climate Action and Green Building committees invite you to become a part of the landscape of renewable energy at UUAA by making a donation to add to the number of solar panels on the church roof (and having a tile with your inscription added to the Energy Plaza).

You can pick up a Sustainable UUAA brochure from the literature rack in the entryway or follow this link for more information and a downloadable donation form.