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.
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
DEC 2, 2018
Rev. Julie Brock
Deeds, Not Creeds
Service is cancelled Sunday, January 19th.
Due to an unexpected family emergency, our speaker has cancelled, and the weather is once again risky. We are sad to cancel, but ask members and friends to stay home on Sunday.
Integrity of Speech
Sunday, January 26th, 10:30 am, Rev. Julie Brock
Baha’i teachings clearly advise us:
To be silent concerning the faults of others, to pray for them, through kindness, to correct their faults. To look always at the good and not at the bad. If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one; and if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten. Never to allow ourselves to speak one unkind word about another, even though that other be our enemy. – Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’u’llah and the New Era, p. 83.
Sunday, February 2nd, 10:30 am, Rev. Julie Brock and Janet Joseph
“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”
― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven
Sunday, February 9th, 10:30 am, Rev. Julie Brock
Reliance doesn't come from strength, resilience comes from healing. So where does healing come from? When something is hurting and broken, how do we mend, to come back to right relationship? Are we the ones who even get to make that decision or hold that process? Let's explore. See you in church.