We are busy working on two "Good News" houses-- foreclosed homes purchased by Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley and renovated by volunteers from our 18 congregation Good News Group. There are more volunteer opportunities available for working on site or providing lunches to workers. We also welcome donations toward our $7000 goal to pay for materials. Meet our partner families and find out more...
Farm Project Volunteers
The Mindful Eating Coalition invites you to take part in the Food Gatherers farm project held each Monday and Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Farmer Bill Schmid’s 3725 S. Maple Rd. in Ann Arbor. To add your name to the volunteer list, contact Colleen Crawley or stop by the table in the social hall on Sundays.
Children and Youth Program – Now Recruiting Teachers for 2013-14 Program Year
The Children and Youth program is currently recruiting teachers for the 2013-14 program year! This week we are focusing our recruiting efforts on the 6th grade Neighboring Faiths class. This curriculum investigates the world’s major faith traditions through classroom discussion and field trips to various houses of worship. Are you interested in learning more about other faith traditions? Do you have deep knowledge of a faith tradition you would like to share? If so, this is the class for you! To learn more stop by the SGD table in the Social Hall after service or contact Sandy Garges, Director of Spiritual Growth and Development, at
Each SGD class enjoys a 4-person teaching team. The co-teachers alternate classroom responsibilities with each teacher leading one class per month and assisting one class per month. This system allows the teachers and children to build relationship throughout the year. Congregants who have participated in our congregation for at least one year are eligible to serve as teachers.
The Denominational Connections Team (DCT) serves as a conduit for the exchange of information between the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor (UUAA) and the wider Unitarian Universalist (UU) community, providing our congregation, and the denomination with a vibrant means of co-operating together and strengthening our identity as UUs.
All are welcome to the DCT meetings on the second Thursday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, in the Young Room. For more information contact DCT chair, Roberta Allen, at
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.
Our Land For Worship New Master Site Plan Developed and Accepted
All during 2011, the congregation's initial site plan was further developed and revised by a team of congregants. In the spring of 2012, the Board of Trustees accepted the plan and it is reflected in the Congregation's Strategic Plan. The new site plan is available on the Congregation's website at www.uuaa.org, under Buildings and Grounds.
Good food. Good Friends. Good conversation. We regularly meet on the 4th Saturday each month at 8:15am. Join us at the Classic Cup Cafe located at 4389 Jackson Road. No sign-ups or reservations are required. Any questions? Call Judy Slater.
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.