September 22, 2014 7pm - 8:45pm

FREE Program: "The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness: Coming Home to Reality", (alt title: "Evidential Inspiration and Climate Hope") with Rev. Michael DowdTONIGHT: Monday, September 22 from 7:00pm - 8:45pm at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734-665-6158. uuaa.org.

This program, geared for adults and teens, builds on Rev. Dowd's most recent TED talk, "Reality Reconciles Science and Religion," and also expands on material in his bestselling, bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our Worldwhich was endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other science luminaries, including noted skeptics and atheists, and by religious leaders across the spectrum: michaeldowd.org/endorsements/.

Join for a night of community singing at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall. Sing and harmonize to old favorites and learn a few new ones, too. Lyrics and chords will be projected onto a screen, so bring strummy instruments and come jam along. Questions? Contact Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-223-2847.

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On SEPTEMBER 28th we begin a year of celebrations of our 150th year. WEAR YOUR 150th T-SHIRT if you have one, or a black shirt if you don't.

There are special 150th kick-off services at 9:30 am and 11:30 am. Following each service there will be festive music, an All Congregation photo (the big selfie) and of course there will be birthday cake for all. You are invited!

Everyone has a shiny new name tag in the name tag rack. The new tags show our 150th anniversary logo and slogan so everyone can be part of the celebrations. If you cannot find your name tag or yours has a mistake, please fill out a request form at the Welcome Table in the entryway.

Discuss J. K. Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy. Down to the Wire by David Orr will be the book discussion for Wednesdays October 8 and 22. Questions? Contact Liz Hartley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MensRetreatLogoKick off the 150th anniversary celebration from Friday - Sunday, September 26 - 28 at the Judson Collins Center in Irish Hills. Food will be provided by Moveable Feast. Campfire singing will be led by Glen Thomas Rideout. Sunday worship will be led by Mark Evens. Questions? Contact chair Steve Schewe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Come meet at 8:15am each fourth Saturday at the Classic Cup Cafe on Jackson Avenue. Questions? Contact Judy Slater at 734-679-3497.

Join Listening & Life Modeling: What I Learned in Chalice Circles from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the Fahs Chapel as member Phil Tuchinsky takes up Rev. Kevin Tarsa's summer sermon suggestion to share the UU “search for truth and meaning”. Topics will include listening, life models, growth, and conflict resolution with many practical examples and Q&A. All are welcome. Questions and to RSVP by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Sponsor-A-Student team is several sponsorships "short" and would like to make sure each student at Mawkisyiem Lower Primary School will have a sponsor for this academic year and will receive a letter. Stop by through Sunday, October 5 to learn more. Questions? Contact Allen Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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October 12, 3:00 pm, the Rev. Dr. William "Bill" Schulz, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, speaks on the human rights challenges facing us in the coming century. Bill is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and Past President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Reception in our beautiful Social Hall to follow! Childcare will be made available thru RSVP by Sept 28th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Tickets $10 - in coffee hour or on line from this web page.

Walk on Sunday, October 12 to help fight hunger and devastating poverty throughout the world and in Washtenaw County. Questions? Contact Jamie Todd at 734-717-5081 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Something *new* for this year of celebrating our 150th anniversary, we now have a lighted display case in the Jackson Chapel featuring historical information. The current display is about the slavery era leading up to 1865, the year of our founding. Stop by the Jackson Chapel any time it is not in use to learn more about our history.

This community concert is both a celebration and a continuation of UUAA's generosity to Americans United, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution's religious liberty provisions. Catie produces concerts in support of Voices United for Separation of Church and State.

Join UUAA members, friends and special guest Barry Lynn on Commitment Sunday, November 2. Please complete and bring the 2015 ABC Commitment form. Your fair share commitment is a catalyst to enhance our ministries and create the abundant future we envision for our UUAA, neighboring and world communities.