Feed Your Spirit, Body, and Mind!

Everyone is invited to join us for the special events and activities listed below. Church members, friends, and new guests are all welcome.


October

Sunday, 10/5: Sweet Harmony: Variety Concert and Dessert
Saturday, 10/11:
Brunch and Guided Conversations with Nic Cable, Ministerial Intern for Multigenerational Community, and lay leaders from the congregation
Sunday, 10/19: The House I Live In movie night
Saturday, 10/25:
All-Church Dinner and Halloween Party

November

Sunday, 11/16: Fiesta Pequeña

December 

Saturday, 12/6: Deck the Halls Solstice Celebration
Sunday, 12/28: Un-Deck the Halls

January 

Saturday, 1/24: Game Night

April

Saturday, April 11: Passover Seder

May

Memorial Day weekend: All-Church Retreat


Are you interested in planning an event at church? Be sure to bring your ideas to the Program Council, which meets on second Wednesday evenings.  

Get to Know Us at a Welcome Class!

Would you like to sit down and talk with church leaders and newcomers to learn more about our congregation and ask questions? Are you familiar with our community but want to get more involved? Are you considering membership at our church? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," consider taking a Welcome or Membership class. Sign up at the Activities Table during Sunday morning coffee hours, or contact the church office.


Welcome and Membership Classes

Welcome to Unitarian Universalism covers a brief history of our faith and the non-creedal tradition. If there isn’t a creed, what do we believe? Whether you’re new to Unitarian Universalism or a longtime member, you are welcome to attend this UU overview.

Thursday, November 13, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Exploring UUCGL provides a deeper understanding of our particular UU congregation with an opportunity to get to know others exploring our faith as well as leaders in several areas of congregational life. The Membership Committee facilitates conversations with staff and some committee and group leaders. This class will start you thinking about your own faith journey, talents, and interests while presenting opportunities for involvement at UUCGL and explaining how the congregation conducts business and makes decisions. This class is perfect for those who have taken the Welcome class and for Unitarian Universalists who come from another church and want to learn about UUCGL.

Wednesdays, October 22 and 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, March 24 and 31, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, June 2 and 9, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Taking the Leap is for those who have decided to commit to UUCGL as members. Our Senior Minister, the Rev. Kathryn Bert, will lead discussion and ceremony as new members join the church in covenant. If you haven't taken the Welcome and Exploring classes, please speak to Rev. Kathryn before registering.

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ending Mass Incarceration

Our church's Committee to End the New Jim Crow formed in response to Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a recent Common Read of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

The Committee meets at our church on third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and works to end mass incarceration through both education and action. All interested members and friends are invited to attend. 

The Committee sponsored a church service in August 2014 on the School to Prison Pipeline, and it joined and supported activities of two local organizations: Citizens for Prison Reform and the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending. Members participated in a march to the Capital with Detroit youth asking for solutions, not suspensions, and sponsored a Third-Sunday Evening film on the problems with the Michigan Public Defender System.

This year, we will sponsor two more Third-Sunday Evenings, the first on Sunday, October 19 in conjunction with the Stewardship Committee. We will show the award-winning film The House I Live In on the war on drugs and its origins and impact.

We invite everyone to join us reading two books this year: Punishing the Poor by Loic Wacquant and On the Run by Alice Goffman.

For more information, contact Lynn Scott, John Sanford, or Margaret Holmes-Rovner.  

Find contact information in the directory available at church.