Welcome to the website for the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton (CUUB). With a deep commitment to social justice and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, we come together as a congregation to support each other in our spiritual journeys. Whatever your age, race, or sexual orientation, you are welcome here.
Our services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to stay after the service for coffee and conversation. We are located at 3333 S. Old US 23 in Brighton, Michigan. Dress is casual, and children are welcome. We provide childcare for infants and toddlers as well as spiritual exploration classes for preschoolers and school-aged children, including teens.
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April 30: "The Global Majorities Collective” Ben Gabel
Our UU racial justice work has focused on changing the predominantly white UU institutions- through efforts to diversify, educate white middle class UUs on their internalized racism and white privilege, and preferential language of “allyship.” Guest speaker Ben Gabel will share his work with the Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) on its latest project called the Global Majorities Collective. The Collective will be a community of multigenerational Unitarian Universalist people of color working to create innovative contributions toward the creation of a multicultural UUism and shifts the focus of anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural work towards the creation of a Unitarian Universalism without whiteness as its cultural, theological, and institutional center.
Ben Gabel serves as the Director of Service and Social Justice Ministry at the Birmingham Unitarian Church as well as the Church Administrator at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church. He is a member of the DRUUMM Steering Committee and a member of the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee at the UUA. Ben is working towards ordained ministry at the Meadville Lombard Theological School.
May 7: "White Supremacy Teach-In"
Pastor Julie Brock
May 14th: Hope, Love, and Fear in a Time of Chaos
Rev. Karen McFarland
Sign on fire station wall: Hope is not a plan!
Andy to Red in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption: "Hope is the best thing."
Which is it and what are we to do with all our raw feelings in these unsettled and unsettling times? Rev Karen will address these questions, grapple with our chaotic feelings, and, HOPEfully learn to live the questions.
Julie Brock is our consulting minister.
Julie Brock is a life long Unitarian Universalist, raised in the UU in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit. In 2015 she completed her internship at the First Unitarian Society of Madison. In 2014 Julie worked a chaplain resident at the Mayo Clinc, and in 2014 she graduated with an MDiv from the Graduate Theological Union.
Julie a passion for spiritual exploration, social justice, inclusive community, oxford commas, and inter-generational worship. Julie has a theatre background and tends to be upbeat and enthusiastic. She considers myself somewhat of a church junkie. If there is a service, she wants to be there. From Sufi Dziker, to Catholic Mass, to Pagan ritual, she has reverence for and find rejuvenation in most all experiences of the divine.
Church and ritual are two of Julie's favorite things. She also loves, singing, taking long walks in pretty places, the race horse Seabiscuit, bright colors, campfires with hot cocoa, live theatre, impromptu 80’s dance parties in my living room, the television show Survivor, karaoke, cooking and eating delicious things... and people. People are actually her absolute favorite thing on the planet, and she feels honored to serve a church with so many gorgeous souls to connect and share with.
But hey, Julie's got a question for you... why did the Unitarian Universalist cross the road? ... They wanted to affirm the chicken’s right to choose its own path! Julie is most excited to find out what worship means to YOU! Why do you come to church, and how do you see the church creating more justice and love in the Universe?
She hopes she sees you on Sunday!
People are often curious about what CUUB is all about and how we live our values. They want to know what CUUB offers not just to its individual members but to the children of the congregation and to the larger community.
We are extremely proud of our spiritual exploration program and the wonderful children who participate. Director of Spiritual Exploration Beth Havlik shares details of a recent community activity planned by and implemented by CUUB kids: