apples iconThe YRUU (high school group) annual YRUU-made apple dumplings sale takes place on Sundays after services in the Social Hall through December 7th. $5 buys 2 frozen or one ready to eat delicious, aromatic, hot apple dumpling with a scoop of ice cream on top. Proceeds are used to buy Christmas presents for Peace Neighborhood Center families.

UUAA will be hosting at Alpha House during Thanksgiving Week, from November 26 through November 30. Alpha House is the shelter for homeless families. More than 70 people are still needed to sign up to bring food, serve dinner, play with the kids, and stay overnight. Come to the sign-up table in the Social Hall on Sunday, or sign up online.

tilephotosmallIf you ordered 150th Commemorative Motawi Tiles, you can pick up your orders in time for the holidays -- after either service on December 14th. Due to the popular response, orders will be taken again in 2015. Watch the Bulletin and Newsletter for exact dates. 

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Tuesday, December 16, 7 p.m.
 
Interfaith Service of Affirmation for TBLGQI people and their families, friends and Allies.
 
Theme for this annual service is “Love & Justice” with keynote by Honorable Judith E. Levy, recently installed as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern  District of Michigan.  Music by Katie Geddes, Kath Weider Roos, Laz Slomovitz, David Vaughn, Lori Fithian, Jean Chorazyczewski, and Brandy Sinco.  The service will include a group blessing of all the same-sex couples who were recently able to be married and of same-sex couples who still yearn to be.  Children are welcome.  Followed by a social gathering.  Free will offering for The Jim Toy Center.  For more information contact Margaret Pekarek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Download PDF of poster:  Service of Affirmation poster

In a strategic planning document called “Strengthening Our Connections,” the Congregation’s Board of Trustees invited us to make our land more accessible. Our Land for Worship Team has been working to do just that with three projects completed this fall.

By popular demand, the full text of Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer's November 9 sermon, "Are You Saved?" is available for download (PDF).