The Climate Crisis Action Team of UUAA is sponsoring the upcoming Washtenaw County Global Climate Strike being held at Ingalls Mall on the UM campus. The event will be one of the largest climate mobilizations in US history.

UU’s who plan to attend are asked to wear yellow. Walk out begins at 11 am and speakers and the music begin at noon. The UUAA group is meeting at 11:15 near the bike racks in front of Rackham Auditorium.  All are welcome! Questions?This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the strike, follow this link.

AcrossTheDivideCome listen together and interact with one another in a workshop with Reese Havlatka, UM Office of Student Conflict Management, Sunday, Sept 22nd in the Fahs Chapel following 2nd service.

Conflict can be hard-- and right now, it feels like there is a lot of it. You are not alone in struggling with this! We will hold time and space for each other to understand what we believe about conflict, how we tend to respond to it, and what we might be missing as we search for practical and just ways of engaging across differences. Being socialized in white supremacy culture means that certain conflict resolution approaches are elevated over others. This workshop offers several opportunities to explore this socialization and how it contributes to division and polarization. Learn more...

Co-sponsored by UUAA's Unity Group and Shared Ministries Team

We invite all our Spiritual Growth and Development (SGD) families to get a jump on registration for the 2019-2020 program year by registering children and youth for classes now. Registering early helps us get working on class lists and sizes. Please register using this link.

Learn more about the classes offered this year using this link.


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:

  • Grades K-3 OWL -- Our Whole Lives, lifespan sexuality education (Fall 2019)
  • Adult OWL (Fall 2019)
  • Men's Retreat 9/21-22 and Womyn's Retreat 9/27-29
  •  "The Art of Sacred Storytelling," six-session participatory seminar featuring The Moth's Satori Shakoor and the UUAA Worship Team (first class session: 11/2/2019)
  • Movie Night with Rev. Manish watching and discussing Jordan Peele's "Us" (10/4/2019)
  • Halloween celebrations at Friday Fun Night (10/25/2019) and in our services (10/27/2019)
  • 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!


uumenPlease join us for the 20th Annual UUAA Men's Retreat to be held September 20-22 at Judson Collins Retreat Center (45 minutes west of Ann Arbor). This year's theme will be Resilience. Scholarships are available. Signup at the Men’s Retreat table in the social hall after each service. Or register online here.

For more information, follow this link.

FarmerBillForSpotlightIt's time to "Garden for Good" with the Mindful Eating Team in the fight against hunger in Washtenaw County!  This is Season 8 or our work with the Food Gatherers Farm Project on the property of Farmer Bill Schmid (3725 South Maple, Ann Arbor), right around the corner from our UUAA facilities. All are welcome to join in this incredible service project that raises thousands of pounds of fresh produce each year for those in our community who suffer from food insecurity. We work in teams on Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, and Saturday mornings, 10am-noon. Stop by the table in the Social Hall to learn more.

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Registration is open! Come join us at the Womyn's Retreat, Sept 27-29, 2019. Enjoy workshops and classes, community, and getting back to nature!  The retreat will take place at Camp Copneconic in Fenton (45 minutes north of Ann Arbor). 

Click here for a registration form and to read more more information

Click here to download the brochure.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

10:00am - 2:30pm

This class is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism. Taught by a UUAA minister, topics include the history of Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, how to get involved, exploring your calling, the sharing of spiritual journeys, and the meaning and responsibilities of membership. This class is a prerequisite for signing the membership book.

Register by Sunday, September 22. Register online with this link.


Questions? Contact Welcome Ministries Coordinator Hannah Hotchkiss at 665-6158 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

Vision2050 180The Vision 20/ 50 Project wants to have a conversation with you (yes, all of you). The UUAA congregation is on the brink of a new era we need to have some earnest dialog about what that future should look like and how we can focus our energy, time and resources to have a greater impact on ourselves, our community and our world. Follow this link to learn more about the Vision 20/50 project and how to get involved.

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.