ChaliceHoliday33Honoring Christmas Eve - On December 24th you are warmly invited to attend any of our 3 special services: 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

4:30 pm - A holiday service for all ages. We will re-create the ancient Christian story of Jesus's birth with a "no-rehearsal" pageant! Participants will be chosen during the service and can be any age (no reading or acting abilities are necessary). PLEASE NOTE: There are no classes for children, nursery and preschool will be closed. We will have plenty of family-friendly seating in the service. 

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm - Carols and stories, old and new. Candles for hope. Warm gifts of companionship, of singing, of presence.

snowmanBring the whole family, or just come to join in some Winter Fun at Friday Fun Night, Dec 6th from 6-9 pm.
Taco bar, salad bar, cupcakes! (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options always provided)
All ages karaoke, Tom's game room, and more.

Movie - "Ice Age"
For adults, the documentary "Who is Dayani Crystal" will be followed by a discussion with UUAA's Immigration Action Coalition.

Suggested donation $5/person or $20/family.

 

appledumplingEvery year, our High School "YRUU" class makes and sells apple dumplings to purchase holiday gifts for families involved in Peace Neighborhood Center, a local non-profit whose goal is to help families break the the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient. 

Five dollars can buy you a two-pack of frozen dumplings, complete with baking instructions. Or, if you are a bit peckish after the service, there are fresh dumplings ready to be eaten, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Look for the table in the Social Hall following the 9:30 and 11:30 services. Apple dumplings available 11/24, and 12/8.

AtMexicoBorderWallTwo UUAA delegations have now gone with Rev. Manish to the U.S.-Mexico border, meeting grassroots justice partners, seeing impacted communities, and meeting with local UUs. Join us at the Dec. 15th Sunday services as both of our delegations to the border share some of their experiences and insights.

champagneclipartAuction 2020! People have been all abuzz around UUAA asking -- “Is there an auction this year?”  Mais Oui!  The theme this year is "A Night in Paris".  L’Auction will be March 21 right here from 4-7 pm.  So grab your baguette and put on your beret for what promises to be a "belle soiree"!

The 2019-2020 Congregational Year - Rev Manish Mishra-Marzetti and the staff team provide this 'sneak peek' at things to come in the 2019-2020 congregational year ahead. Among the wonderful opportunities we have to look forward to are:

  • Building an All Souls Altar honoring our beloveds who have died (11/3/2019)
  • Our second UUAA Delegation to the US-Mexico border (11/10/2019 -- 11/14/2019)
  • Special guest musician Melanie DeMore joins us for our BIG sing weekend (3/14 & 3/15, 2020)
  • Honoring the Humanist Manifesto's 87th anniversary (May 2020)
  • Honoring our congregation's 155th anniversary (May 2020)
  • And so, so much more...!

Stay tuned for more information and event details in the months ahead!

 

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.

Q1small 200 congregants have shared their perspectives on how UUAA can best use our money, time, space, energy, to make a greater impact on ourselves and our world. If you haven't signed up yet, time is running out. Use this link to go directly to the sign up for a small group Visioning Session. (Child care is available if requested.) AND, while visioning is best done in community, we do want to hear from you, so if an in-person Visioning Session isn't possible, please use this link to submit an Online Visioning Session.

Follow this link to learn more about Vision 20/50

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.