Please join us for Sunday morning worship from 10:30 to 11:30, then get to know us after the service when we enjoy fair-trade coffee and light snacks. Dress is casual - jeans are fine!
Children are welcome and join us for the beginning part of all services. We do hold multi-generational services will include children for the entire service. We provide childcare for infants and toddlers and offer spiritual education classes for for kids 5 and up.
At CUUB, we encourage people to live the questions. We don't claim to have all the answers, and we don't tell you what to believe. We are a community of people from different backgrounds who come together to support each other and search for truth and meaning together. CUUB offers a place of comfort for people whose spirituality doesn't always fit within the confines of traditional religion, or within any religion.
Our part-time minister, as well as guest speakers, ministers from other congregations, and our own members provide sermons on Sundays. Sermon topics are varied, from environmental, social justice, spiritual, historical, and philosophical topics. We like to say, "Come back next week for something completely different!"
If you would like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, please feel free to contact us. You may enjoy watching the UUA video, "Voices of a Liberal Faith." In this video, members and ministers share their thoughts on worship and fellowship, explain the goals of religious education, explore the historic roots of our religion, and celebrate the spirit of social justice that inspires our faith. Follow this link to the YouTube video.
Upcoming Sunday Services
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
CUUB Spiritual Exploration Team
Come one, come all to our yearly Spiritual Exploration Holiday Play. Each year we choose a different religion, to learn about their special holidays in an appropriate way. This year we are pleased to present Lemony Snicket version of, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming. Join us to learn about what this walking talking potato pancake has to do with Hanukkah. This quirky comedy play will be sure to delight you and leave you hungry.
Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
CUUB will be hosting our annual Christmas Potluck brunch and carols. This year we will be inviting our neighbors in need of housing and food to join us, so please come and bring a dish to share at 10am. There will be no Christmas Eve Service at CUUB this year. St. Paul's will be holding a midnight candlelight service, and the Ann Arbor UU church has several services on Christmas Eve.
The Holy Lives On
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
As we come to the end of the year, we often pause and reflect on what has transpired durning the current year; deciding what to take forward with us and what to leave behind. "A Course in Miracles" offers a systematic approach to letting go of the world's thought system based on fear: It offers a psychologically sophisticated spiritual thought system based on love. According to the "Course" Jesus of Nazareth was one who himself gave birth to the "Christ" within himself. The Dec 30th service "The Holy Lives on" offers the belief that each of us has the same potential. It is not difficult; perhaps just different, outside our current realm of thoughts. Letting go of our thought system based on fear (including those of wounds and grievances) is the first step; then making room for the holy to come forth within you: The Holy Lives on! Come see if that may work for you.
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Rev. Julie Brock
Of all our topics this year, possibility is arguably most central to our faith. It has distinguished Unitarian Universalists from the start. Historically, when others saw depravity and sin at the core of human identity, we saw potential--sometimes with hardly any boundaries. When many were preaching that this world was fallen, and we should look instead to the hope of an afterlife, we found ourselves falling in love with the possibility of heaven on earth.
Where are we still a people of possibility? Where does our theology find hope and expect justice? And what will it take for us to live into the world we dream about?
Atheism and Humanism - What is possible when we don't have to believe.
Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Rev. Julie Brock
Hitchens, Dawkins, Dietrich, oh my! There was a time in history of humanity when the concept of Atheism would have been impossible. Humans beings understood themselves and their lives in the context of religious teaching, which included life after this one. In the last 150 years, the concept of life beyond those teachings became a possibility. Come to church to hear the story of church being de-centered from human life, and how atheism and humanism have impacted our lives and culture. Hint: Atheism and Humanism are not interchangeable!