Our October service theme is "Sanctuary"









Join us for new beginnings as we start  our 2018-19 year with our new Senior Minister, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti

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October 2018 | Sanctuary 

October 7

Worship: 9:30am & 11:30am

Seeking Sanctuary 

Join us for this collage worship service honoring October's worship theme of "sanctuary," exploring what sanctuary might mean for us on a spiritual level. 


October 14

Worship: 9:30am and 11:30am

Places of Sanctuary

When we're in need of refuge, where do we go?

When our souls are worn down, where do we turn?

When we offer sanctuary to another, what promises are we making? 

 October 21

Worship: 9:30am & 11:30am  

Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

Our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist denomination have made significant moral and spiritual commitments to being a part of the contemporary Sanctuary movement, in support of justice for migrant and immigrant communities. Join us this Sunday as we reflect on and explore this spiritual commitment.


October 28

Worship: 9:30am & 11:30am

The Disguises We Wear

 Join us this Sunday as we honor Halloween and the theme of disguises. How have disguises been a source of sanctuary and comfort? How do they limit and/or harm us? This Sunday we explore the role of disguises in our life, as we invite adults, teens, and kids to attend worship and our Spiritual Growth and Development programs in "young kid-friendly" Halloween costumes ("young kid-friendly" = nothing gory, nothing overly scary, and no accessories that mimic or can be used as weapons, please).


Sunday, Oct 7th, 1-3 pm, Fahs Chapel

What's on Your Ballot? 2018 State Ballot Proposals

UUAA Forums welcomes Sue Smith, President of the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. Learn about the proposals on the November 2018 ballot and their pros and cons as viewed by the LWV, a non-partisan source. Join in the Fahs Chapel for this Q&A and discussion.


 Sunday, October 14, 1:30 pm, Fahs Chapel

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Neither Here Nor There, But Somehow Still Present: Soulfully Living the Cross-Cultural Life:

A Presentation by César Valdez

Join us in the Fahs Chapel at 1:30pm for this powerful Challenging Racism event.

As we undergo the transformational storms of a rapidly changing world and the emergence of a global community, psychological and spiritual teacher Atum O'Kane identifies the need for bridge people -- those who live soulfully with one foot in one world and one foot in another. 

 César Valdez grew up in an area of the U.S. primarily made up of a people who maintain many of the cultural traditions of their Mexican ancestry, and who also very much identify as "all-American." This talk reminds us that the most resilient individuals and collectives are those who can offer a coherent narrative of their life stories, yet the Mexican-American community, for many reasons, has remained in the shadows of the greater American narrative. César makes a contribution toward expanding that narrative with a beautiful description of Mexican-American life in the U.S. Additionally, he reminds us of the history of racism that played a part in the formation of this invisibility. He describes his experience of leaving his hometown and encountering those who couldn't seem to fathom that he, too, was as American as they were and the strategy of withdrawing one's life force as a way of navigating through and protecting oneself from an unaccommodating world. 

 While this kind of bi-cultural life may present many challenges and conflicts, one of its hidden gifts is the ability to hold seemingly dissonant experiences at once and without the option of taking sides. As such, César identifies four lessons taken from the unique experience of inhabiting this unavowed space. These lessons aim to describe qualities needed for building bridges across vast divides. With consideration to the increasing polarization of our world, we will explore lessons learned from living in a space that is neither here nor there, yet somehow still powerfully present. 

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