The annual operating fund pledge drive is underway and pledges are coming in. Consider sharing any thoughts as to why this Congregation is important. Why commit time, talent and treasure? Posted in the Social Hall and SGD wing are large sheets of paper to jot down reasons for being a part of this Congregation.
Senior Minister, Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer with Associate Minister, Rev. Mark Evens, Director of Music, Glen Thomas Rideout, and Pianist-In-Residence, Allison Halerz. At 4:30pm a shorter, more family oriented service will include the Chalice Sparks.
At 7:00 and 9:00pm, we will hear the Handbell Choir and our Chalice Singers.
For each service, we will listen again to the Christmas story, sing the old carols, light the candles of hope, and provide for one another the gifts of companionship and presence.
A special collection will be taken for the Minister's Discretionary Fund.
Interweave Service of Affirmation, Tuesday, 12/17, 7 pm
A needs assessment to identify physical, attitude, communication and program barriers to those with disabilities within the Congregation will be conducted. An action plan will then be presented to the Congregation in May 2014. Several task forces will be formed as part of this pilot test of a UU certification program designed to help improve congregations' accessibility for people with disabilities.
Questions or to join the effort? Contact Els Nieuwenhuijsen at
or Priscilla Spencer at
Sharing the Collection Update
The October collection raised $1,953.17 for the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, which offers free support services to adults and children touched by cancer including support groups, exercise and nutrition classes, educational workshops and social events. It is the community's hope that no one should face cancer alone. Questions? Contact Terry Madden at
Habitat for Humanity
Thank you to all who donated toward the $7000 pledge, and gave so generously of time, expertise, and lunches to this year's Habitat for Humanity outreach.
UUAA received an award from the Good News Group for providing so many excellent volunteers this year.
The UUAA staff is in need of your emergency contact information in the event that something happens to you while at the church. This information is critical for everyone, especially for those who live alone or have no relatives in the area. We will place blank information forms in key locations throughout the building. The form is blue and simple to fill out. Please take a few minutes to complete one and return it to the Involvement table, the Pastoral Care table, or the church office. If you are injured or become ill, we as a congregation want to provide immediate support and care.
Khasi Hills: Still Knitting
We have completed nearly half the total sweaters needed to ensure that each of our Khasi Hills students receives a sweater. The teachers have let us know that they are mostly in need of the smaller sizes. So if you are inclined to keep knitting, please do sizes 4 and 6. The project is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitting-Up-a-Storm/261128913912663 and links to the suggested pattern in both a knit and crochet version. Please friend us if you haven't already.
Social Hour Coffee Volunteers Needed
Are you looking for a way to meaningfully contribute to the congregation but have very little time?
The Social Hour Team is looking for coffee makers. This is a once a month commitment and takes place half an hour before Worship Service. This volunteer position doesn't take a lot of time, is easy, and provides a much needed and appreciated service to the congregation.
if you are interested.