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a spiritual community of

open minds,

loving hearts,

and helping hands.

Upcoming Services

Allowing Wonder and Curiosity to Reinstate Health and Ease

Karen Sanderson

WA: Simon Ren

Sunday, November 29th 2020 10:30am EST

This month the UU theme is healing, the presupposition here is that something is unhealthy or is in 

dis-ease.  Perhaps, the starting point is to explore a few questions.

  1. How do you turn pain into connection?

  2. How do you move beyond apology to repair?

  3. How do you accept what is verses what you want?

  4. How do you maneuver beyond judgements and imperfections to acceptance?

  5.  Do you agree with the statement: Without Judgment there is no need for forgiveness? 

 

Please join us for an insightful discussion of healing from a diversified perspective.

Join us Via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/97275141173 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

Or Dial in:312-626-6799

Beyond Categorical Thinking

Jacqui C. Williams

WA: Sarah Neidert

Sunday, December 6th 2020 10:30am EST

THINK OF A MINISTER. DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT. Chances are, you thought of both. And distinct images perhaps came to mind. In terms of a minister, what images came to mind? Was it a person of a particular gender, race, or age? Beyond Categorical Thinking is a highly recommended part of the search process for our congregation. In finding the person who would be the best match for our minister, we could potentially overlook or even let biases keep us from knowing that a particular person would be the best match for us.

Sponsored by CUUB's Ministerial Search Team, the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop on Saturday, December 5th followed by this Sunday Service will help us find the best match for CUUB.

 

Join us Via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/97275141173 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

Or Dial in:312-626-6799

Air pollution: Health, Climate and Justice

Stuart Batterman

WA: Mary Temple

Sunday, December 13th 2020 10:30am EST

This talk will review the types and sources of air pollutants and discuss implications for health, climate and justice.  Pollutants resulting from fossil fuel combustion include particulate matter and ozone, which cause direct health impacts, and greenhouse gas pollutants, which affect climate.  The most affected Individuals include poor and minority populations, both in the US and worldwide.  Transitioning to a sustainable energy path will improve health and reduce climate impacts. 

 

Join us Via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/97275141173 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

Or Dial in:312-626-6799

Let Us Be that Stable

Rev. Colleen Squires

WA: Lee Anzicek

Sunday, December 20th 2020 10:30am EST

As we approach the annual retelling of the Christmas Eve story we often think about the struggles of refugees, the hope a new born babe brings into the world and what it means to be welcoming by making room at the inn. This Sunday we will look at the importance and meaning of the word stable. In a time of so many unknowns let us be stable. 

 

Speaker:

Rev. Colleen Squires

Minister, All Souls Community Church of West Michigan

All Souls Community Church of West Michigan first met 19 years ago in a local park on Sunday, Sept 9, 2001. Two days later our world changed with the events of Sept 11th. The next week they met again in the park committed to building a liberal faith community that is welcoming and inclusive to all in the conservative city of Grand Rapids. In 2012 they called the Rev. Colleen Squires to serve as their first settled minister. A few years ago they became a teaching congregation.

 

Join us Via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/97275141173 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

Or Dial in:312-626-6799

“Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because the world needs people who have come alive.

- Howard Thurman

 

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.  

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.  

 

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.​

Leader

Activist

Fighter

Advocate

Reverend

JULIE BROCK

Meet Rev Julie

Julie Brock is a life long Unitarian Universalist, raised in the UU in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit. Julie has a passion for spiritual exploration, social justice, inclusive community, oxford commas, and inter-generational worship. Julie has a theatre background and likes to keep things upbeat and enthusiastic.

 

She considers herself 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.

We invite you to listen to a sample

Experiencing Mystery

DEC 2, 2018

Rev. Julie Brock

Experiencing Mystery Story - Rev. Julie Brock
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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, since we're meeting on Zoom!

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