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Our Mission Statement

We are a welcoming, supportive, and inquisitive spiritual community, actively living our liberal values – transforming lives as we reach out in love, celebrate diversity, and advance justice.

CUUB Camping 2024

This year's CUUB Camping is from August 16-19th.


Please join us for a fun-filled weekend with other CUUBies.  We will be hiking, swimming, using the sauna, hanging out, sitting around the campfire, singing, drumming, star gazing,  riding bikes, talking, playing pickle ball, eating, meditating, sleeping, relaxing, kayaking, fishing, floating, and sharing.

Setup:  Sue and I are planning on spending the week at the cabin starting the weekend of August 10 and staying through August 19th.  All of you are welcome any time during that week but we will set up on Thursday for the larger group that will arrive mostly on Friday the 16th.  Please let me know if you plan on coming up on Wednesday night or early on Thursday to help with setup or whenever it might be, just so we know when to expect you.

Pot Luck dinner:  Bring something to share for Saturday evening meal.

Map to Property:  Don't use GPS for your navigation, it is not reliable. Download and print this map to the property.

Sign Up Sheet:

Please don't wait until the last minute to sign up since we need to order porta potties, etc.

Our Congregational Covenant


As members of the congregation of Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton, we have associated ourselves together, not as agreeing in opinion, not as having attained universal truth in belief or perfection of character, but as seekers of Truth and Goodness. We, therefore, covenant to be a welcoming and inclusive community in which we shall:

  • Foster spiritual growth;

  • Create safe emotional space for children and adults;

  • Share and seek opinions openly and respectfully, especially when we disagree;

  • Respect and adhere to the democratic process and our procedures for decision making and communication;

  • Communicate grievances only through appropriate channels established by the Board;

  • Share our resources of time, talent, and treasure generously as we build and strengthen our congregation as a force for good.

We promise to strive, alone and together, to practice the principles of Unitarian Universalism in our lives, in our congregation, and in our world.

Sources of Our Living Tradition


Unitarian Universalist congregations live out the 7 Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

  • Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;

  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;

  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Living Tradition

Welcoming to All

Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to opening its doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. First launched in 1990, the Welcoming Congregation program grew out of an understanding that widespread prejudices and ignorance about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people existed within Unitarian Universalism, which resulted in the exclusion of LGBTQ people from our congregations.

Today, 66% of U.S. Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and 94% of Canadian UU congregations are recognized as Welcoming Congregations. The program is supported by LGBTQ Ministries. CUUB is proud to be a welcoming congregation.

We're Green!

In 2016, CUUB became a recognized Green Sanctuary Congregation, a program developed through the Unitarian Universalist Association. This accreditation was granted after a three year process of congregational study, reflection, assessment and action in response to environmentally-related issues.


As Unitarian Universalists, we strive in our daily lives to make decisions which reflect the values described in our seventh principle "Respect for the interdependent web of all existenceof which we are a part". Our ongoing participation in the Green Sanctuary program provides us with a path to continue to reflect and live our lives in manners that support and honor this principle.    

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Our History


Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton, affectionately called CUUB, was founded in 1998 in the homes of a few people who wanted a safe place to explore their beliefs with their children. They gathered and grew, and realized that they wanted to create something permanent for other residents of Livingston County. CUUB services were held on Sunday mornings in rented space in the Brighton Education and Community Center for years, until CUUB purchased our current home, located at 3333 S. Old US 23 in Brighton, in the spring of 2012.

CUUB filled a great need — for liberal religious tolerance, understanding, and growth — in greater Livingston County, and continues to do so today. Chartered in 2000, we are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, an association of over 1,000 churches in the U.S. and Canada. We are a joyful, caring, curious, intergenerational community doing our best to live out our shared values.

Social Justice

We have a legacy of “deeds not creeds.” Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national, and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action.

Our justice efforts are grounded in our congregationally-driven social justice statements and our call to break down divisions, heal isolation, and honor the interconnectedness of all life and all justice issues. We model these commitments by creating just, welcoming, and inclusive congregations. We act in partnership with groups and communities most impacted by injustice on localstatenational, and international levels.

Our justice ministries focus on key priorities for our congregations and communities:

Our ministry includes service, education, advocacy, and public witness (the spiritual practice of taking a public position in support of justice). Our Side with Love campaign harnesses the power of love to end oppression. Our UU College of Social Justice provides experiential learning opportunities to deepen the work of justice for people of all ages. Our work is led by our denominational staff, congregational leaders, and a wide variety of coalition partners and UU groups focused on justice and identity.

Meet Our Staff

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Rev. Vilius Rudra Dundzila

Consulting Minister

Rev. Dr. Vilius Rudra Dundzila uses his middle name “Rudra” as his given name. He taught as Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at Harry S. Truman College (City Colleges of Chicago) for 19 years until early retirement. He has served as the Seniūnas (elder, i.e., minister) of the Kaunas, Lithuania and Chicago congregations of Romuva (Lithuanian Ethnic Religion). He has served a series of Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations in and around greater Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and German with an emphasis on religious-mythological literature, and a D.Min. in spirituality. He has authored various articles on Baltic mythology and religion. He likes to sail, kayak, bike, camp, lift weights, and walk his and his partner’s Mikie’s dogs. He loves baking whole-grain breads, cooking soups/stews and fermenting mead, esp. during the fall and winter months. Meditation a.k.a. Contemplation is his core spiritual practice. 




Jeanne Voltz graduated from Cleary University with a Bachelor Degree in Business with a major in Accounting.  She has worked mostly for nonprofit organizations.  She worked for United Way, The Salvation Army, LACASA, the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Intermediate School District.



The Japanese-born American pianist, harpsichordist, and fortepianist, Shuntaro Sugie, grew up in San Diego, California and started playing the piano at age 9. Since then he has won many prizes including the 1st Prize at the 2007 Southern California Junior Bach Festival. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California (2007-2013). He is currently a doctoral candidate at University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in Ann Arbor.

Shuntaro is active worldwide performing all around the USA, Europe, and Japan. Recent engagements include the Schlosskonzerte in Bad Krozingen, Germany and the Fringe Concerts as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the Netherlands. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



CUUB facilities are available for member and community use.  We have many rooms available for different sized meetings and events.  Rental fees are dependent on rooms / dates needed, type of event and membership status.

Rooms available:

  • Sanctuary

  • Social Area

  • Kitchen

  • Boardroom

  • Childcare Room

  • Ministers Study

  • Classrooms

Please send your requests for your meeting or event to or click the button below to fill out the form.




Anyone who is interested in serving on one of these teams or volunteering for any of the activities, please contact the team with your name and contact information, and the chairperson will contact you.


The Board


Endowment Fund Team

Facilities Team

Finance Team

    FUNdraising Sub-Team

    Stewardship (Annual Budget Drive) Sub-Team

Membership Team

Ministry Team

Nominating Team

Pastoral Care Team

Program Council 

Social Justice Team 

Tech Team

Worship Team


Small Group Ministries

Small Group Ministries meet regularly to our social lives and share interests.  

A Course in Miracles, Contact Karen Sanderson

Art Class, Contact Katie Fox

CUUB Camping, Contact Mike Kelly

Drum Circle, Contact Bob Duman

Men’s Group, Contact Hank Firek

Pottery Studio, Contact Chris Hilbrandt


Sewing Group, Contact Karen Sanderson

Kindred Spirits, Contact Dianne Morgan


In addition, be on the look out for classes, workshop, talks, seminars, and social events that frequently happen at CUUB. 

Small Groups
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