cuub door.jpg

a spiritual community of

open minds,

loving hearts,

and helping hands.

Service Information

Building-Beloved-Community-.png
Sunday Services

Sundays at 10:30 EST

Now available: Multi-platform worship!

 

In person @ CUUB: All ages welcome! 

Youth will have the opportunity for
recreation downstairs.

Or, join via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting                                         
https://zoom.us/j/96678256367                                              

Meeting ID: 966 7825 6367                                             

 

November 20, 2022

Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi

WA: Marilyn Bonem

Cultivating a Garden of Healing through Grief 

The holidays sometimes bring into emotional focus those who have passed away. Cul-ti-va-tion is defined as: the process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill or refinement and good education. People do not "come to terms with loss" rather they are changed and then live with losses.  Come to hear how, even in late fall, there are steps to cultivating a garden of healing

Consulting Minister, The Rev. Leonetta, shares some of the practical skills needed as we navigate the inevitable experiences of grief and loss.  Unique, creative and spiritual ideas are part of the tools that she has used navigating through her profound personal losses.  

 

November 27, 2022

Flint UU - Rev. Jerry Kerr

There is no In-Church service at CUUB today.

You are invited to join Flint today in person or online at 10:30

Spirit of Servetus...Arise

It takes a lot of nerve to speak the truth to ignorant, powerful people.  Luckily, there is a story of amazing courage that can help us.  Michael Servetus was burned alive 450 years ago because he would not deny what he knew to be true.  He could have escaped the fires of ignorance just by saying “I take back what I said.”   Instead, he said, “I will burn, but we shall continue our discussion in eternity.”  We will raise the spirit of Servetus in this service and use it for our present-day battles with superstition, prejudice, and tyranny.   Join us and hear of the amazing exploits of Michael Servetus.  It is a story for our time.


Today's speaker, the Reverend Jerry Kerr, is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and also attended the Unitarian Universalist Starr King School where he met his wife, Lynn in 1994. Jerry recently served as assistant minister with Rev. Lynn in Bowling Green, Ohio and also worked in HIV/AIDS prevention for a total of 19 years in Toledo, Oh and Boston, MA.  Jerry is the founder of “Northwest Ohio Syringe Services” where injection drug users are treated with respect and compassion.  Jerry has been the co-minster, along with his wife Lynn, at the Flint UU congregation for three years.  Jerry and Lynn have one son, Rowan, who attends Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

 

December 4, 2022

Matt Watroba

WA: Liz Firek

ORDER OF SERVICE

LIVE!

Our "Speaker" today is Matt Watroba. 

 

Many know Matt Watroba as the voice of folk music in Michigan for his work with WDET–Detroit Public Radio. As producer and host of the Folks Like Us program, and the nationally syndicated, Sing Out Radio Magazine and Folk Alley, Watroba has come in contact with many aspects of folk music and culture. This has helped shape a repertoire and presentation that is unique on stages across the state and country.

 

Matt is committed to inspiring the world to sing-- one town at a time. In 2019, Matt, along with his life-long musical partner Robert Jones, Co-founded the Detroit Non-Profit, Common Chords. Also in 2019, Matt Was inducted into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame at the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal.

 

December 11, 2022

Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi

WA: Mary Lou Wiegand

ORDER OF SERVICE: (will be published here 12/10/2022)

“St. Nicholas As Shaman?”

 

With December 6 being St. Nick’s official day, The Rev. Leonetta will share the evolution of this historical figure.  We will also look at both the limited and expansive symbolized by the jolly ole elf of the Season. Santa can be traced back to 270 common era in Asia Minor to modern times with Sandy Claws in “Nightmare Before Christmas. As Unitarian Universalist, what universal lessons can Santa share with us?

 

December 18, 2022,

Amy Brooks

WA: TBD

ORDER OF SERVICE: (will be published here 12/17/2022)

Finding Joy

 

Amy’s sermon will be a reflection on the holiday season, the experience of poverty, and how we can find and share joy in the midst of it.

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, AT 6:45 PM

Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi

WA: Lee Anzicek

ORDER OF SERVICE: (will be published here 12/20/2022)

“SOLSTICE SNOW GLOBE IMMERSION”

 

Join us in a winter wonderland evening of song, meditation, ritual, music and words to guide us 
through this longest night of the year.  Ancients have celebrated this non-commercial turning around 
the globe across decades of time. If possible wear black, gold or silver as we meet to use energies to ‘call
back the sun’ on this first night of winter. Contact Rev. Leonetta if you would like to be a participant or 
help decorate.

CUUB COVID Precautions & Building Entrance Policy 
Revised June 30, 2022

 

Each Thursday evening the CDC COVID Data Tracker will be checked to identify the rating of Livingston County. The following precautions will be observed for Sunday Services, based upon the stoplight colors posted on the building doors:

·        Red or high risk – Masks will be required at all times in the building regardless of recent testing status*.

 

·        Yellow or medium risk – Masks will be worn whenever we are walking around the building but can be removed when seated and socially distanced. Masks will be worn when singing. This applies regardless of recent testing status*.

 

·        Green or low risk – Masks are optional but encouraged for those who feel they need extra protection.

*Sunday morning cantors, speakers and the Worship Associate can be unmasked if they test negative the morning of the service at the beginning of all the levels. 

 

If you have questions or concerns please contact board@cuub.org

We're HIRING!

Liberal Religious Educator Needed

The UU Congregation of Flint & the Community UUs  in Brighton are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to guide our K-12 children through their  faith development.

 

Work is split between both locations, with 10 hours at each and a maximum of 20  hours per week. Sunday work is required and experience in religious education, Unitarian Universalism, and/or child development a must. Please contact president@cuub.org.

Videos

About Unitarian universalism

7 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

What do UUs Believe?

We're glad you asked! We affirm and promote seven principles which we hold as strong values.  Drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, nature, scripture, and personal experience, these principles are our shared moral compass.

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.​

 
CUUB_Logo_2011_main8x11.png

Liberal Values

Welcome to Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton (CUUB). With a deep commitment to honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we come together as a congregation of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We are unified by our shared search for spiritual growth, and our historically strong commitment to social justice. Whatever your age, race, or sexual orientation, you are welcome here. We invite you to join us in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning.  

IMG_3230.jpg
flag.png
coexist.png
http___blog.beliefnet.com_news_files_201
susanb.jpg
inspiration3.jpg

Inspiration from Everywhere and Anywhere

We recognize the diversity of our spiritual paths and beliefs, and offer a welcoming home for modern individuals and families who may struggle with singular dogma. We are united by shared values, not by creed.  We affirm and honor each individual's spiritual exploration.  

 

Copy of 20180916_124020_edited_edited.jpg

Deeds, Not Creeds

Our legacy of "deeds not creeds" calls us to harness love's power to stop oppression and make the world a better place.  Whether that means spreading kindness in our daily lives, planting a garden with our children, grassroots community organizing, or interfaith advocacy, marches, and prayer vigils, Unitarian Universalists strive to put our faith into action.

Check out the latest events here.

We'd love to meet you this Sunday @10:30am.
And relax, you can wear jeans, or your pajamas, if you're meeting on Zoom!
 

Be Inspired

sign up for our free newsletter

Flaming_Chalice.png