jack o lanternWear your costume to the Halloween Friday Fun Night on October 26th, 6-9pm in the Social Hall.
Pizza and salad bar and more. (Vegetarian options always available)
Pumpkin carving (BYOP), ghost making, haunted house, costume parade.

Children's movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
Adult movie & discussion: Get Out (see news item below)

All ages welcome. Suggested donation $5/ person.

Join Rev. Manish for a Film Screening & Discussion of the movie Get Out on Friday, October 26, at 7pm following the Friday Fun Night dinner. Get Out is a rated R film, so please plan attendance accordingly. On this Halloween-themed Friday Fun Night, Rev. Manish will share his love of the fictional ‘horror/thriller' genre and also his passion for social justice. This critically-acclaimed film deeply integrates both elements. If you haven’t seen this film, you won’t want to miss it! If you’ve already seen it, come join us as we spiritually explore in community its powerful and timely themes.

everyvotebuttonMid-term elections are Tuesday, November 6th. Vote your values and remind others to get to the polls-- give someone a ride if they need transportation. Or tell them to check out free rides to the polls from Uber and Lyft! Need to know where to vote or need information about the candidates and issues on the ballot? Use the links below to see non-partisan information provided by the League of Women Voters and by the State of Michigan:

League of Women Voters Election Information.

Michigan Secretary of State Voter Information page.

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.

Alpha House is a shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County, and UUAA is one of the founding congregations of the organization running this shelter, Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). We host four times per year, preparing meals and volunteering at the shelter. We need about 90 volunteers and $400 for groceries each host week. The UUAA Alpha House Committee will host a discussion to recruit new committee members after both services (10:45am and 1:45pm) in Fahs Chapel. 

Committee members help with tasks from home and in the Social Hall during the month before our host week. 

The next host week is Thanksgiving! 


Come and find out more! RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/JoinAhouse.

Can't make it? Email committee chair Sandy Eyl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join the committee.

Join the Dispute Resolution Center and the Friends of Restorative Justice (FORJ) for a film viewing, panel discussion, and community conversation about the documentary, Healing Justice. This film examines the impact of trauma, redefines justice within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and moves us toward empathy, reconciliation, and healing to bring about social and transformative change.

We are honored to have Associate Professor from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, researcher, and author, Dr. Reuben Miller,as our guest keynote speaker and panelist. His research examines life at the intersections of race, poverty, crime control, and social welfare policy. Dr. Miller has conducted fieldwork in Chicago, Detroit, and New York City, examining how law, policy, and emergent practices of state and third-party supervision changed the contours of citizenship, activism, community, and family life for poor black Americans and the urban poor more broadly.

By supporting the DRC through events like these you are impacting the many lives we touch by empowering community members through personal crises to resolve their own conflicts and begin on a path towards healing and reconciliation.
 
RSVP  here

5:30pm | Reception & Film: $50/person (student, $25)

7:00pm | Film & Panel Discussion only: $25/person (student, $15)

Reception and keynote starts at 5:30 pm in the atrium.  
Film starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion and community conversation in the auditorium

If you are Interested in becoming a sponsor, view and download our brochure for sponsorship opportunities and donate here!

Checks can be made payable to:

The Dispute Resolution Center

4133 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite B125

P.O. Box 8645

Ann Arbor MI 48107-8645

For more info and/or to inquire about scholarship tickets, contact Germaine Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-794-2125

Adults and kids alike are invited to join us in "young kid-friendly" Halloween costumes for our morning worship and Spiritual Growth and Development programs! For our purposes, "young kid-friendly" means nothing that might frighten a 2, 3, or 4 year old, please!  No gory or overly scary costumes, and no accessories that mimic or can be used as weapons, please.

Sacred Womyn in Song & Spirit: A musical adventure in building our beloved Womyn’s community -- Saturday, November 10, 2018 at UUAA, 2:30-10pm 

UU Women -- Save the date and plan to attend this wonderful musical day of building and connecting our beloved community of womyn. Afternoon workshops will be presented by two well-known and popular feminist musicians. Shelley Graff will offer “Tips and Tricks for Harmonizing in Group Singing”; Lori Fithian will build our spiritual connections with her rousing and fun “Drummunity” session. An evening pot-luck meal will be followed by “Singing in Sacred Circle”. Registration will be available soon at the Womyn’s Council table in the social hall and at www.uuaa.org/womyn. Contact Judi at 734-352-7285 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive more information.

Join the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry Team (AIM) in the Fahs Chapel from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for a video presentation from the UUA about welcoming people of all abilities. A discussion will follow where participants will create an action plan for how this information can be implemented in our church community. This event is open to all and will be of particular interest to AIM members, members of the Sunday Welcome Team and all who care about accessibility and inclusion in our congregation. We need your insights and energy.

The webinar's description: Opening our doors to people of all abilities is the less-talked-about test of inclusion in our congregations. This webinar will discuss "disability etiquette" and will explore the many ways in which our congregations can be more accessible and more welcoming to people with a variety of disabilities. The presenter is Mark Bernstein, who serves on the steering committee of the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM), a joint program of the UUA and EqUUal Access working to enable the full engagement of people with disabilities and their families in our congregations.

Questions? Contact AIM Chair Dee Dishon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Good food, better conversation! Round Robin Dinners are 6-8 person potluck dinners held in members' homes on the second Saturday of the month. Participation is always optional on a monthly basis. The first dinner this Fall is October 13. 

To get one email per month (you only need to reply if you want to attend that month), contact Wally Welch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Why is Round Robin so great? Wally says "Peg and I began attending Round Robins in the 1990s when the UU building was on Washtenaw. At that time we were considering membership. The social hour after the service was one way to get to know the people who comprise the congregation, but it was a little unsatisfying because there was not enough time and too many people."When we found we could be invited into the homes of people associated with the congregation, we decided to try out a Round Robin. For us, each dinner was different. But each provided a warm, relaxing opportunity to get to really know, and to build friendships with, the many great and interesting people who make up UUAA."

The Social Justice Council is pleased to introduce Sponsor A Family, a new "Faith in Action" group at UUAA. We will join in a collaboration with Community Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization that partners with families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for the families and to improve the communities in which they live. UUAA will be joining an existing program that CAN has created to provide gifts for children attending local schools. Watch your bulletin and newsletter to learn about ways to participate in this program.

Did you know that the Mindful Eating Farm Project has donated over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce and more than $3,500 to Food Gatherers this season? This represents more than 1,000 hours by our volunteers.

Did you know that over the past 3 years we have invested over $1,050,000 to replace, upgrade, and improve our UUAA facilities?

Did you know that on a typical Sunday when the choir is singing, approximately 25% of the attendees are volunteering to make Sunday happen -- choir members, SGD teachers, Welcome Team members, group representatives in the Social Hall, and more?

This new monthly feature "Did You Know..." is an opportunity to share how  UUAA  groups, staff, and ministers are connecting with the wider UU community and the wider world. If your group has news to share about work with the wider community, send a submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 21st of each month. Please put  "Did You Know..."  in the subject line. Questions? Contact Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Publication Deadlines

Weekly Bulletin Submissions should be sent as an attachment in Word format and limited to 90 words or fewer. Send submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday at 5:00pm. 

November Newsletter 

Submissions for the November Newsletter should be sent as an attachment in Word format and limited to 300 words or fewer. Send submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9:00am, Sunday, October 21. 

Questions? Contact Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Building Hours

Sunday | 8:30am to 4:00pm

Monday to Thursday | 9:00am to 9:00pm

1st & 3rd Friday | 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Other Fridays | Closed

Saturday | 9:00am to 4:00pm

Office: Monday - Thursday | 9:00am to 5:00pm