CUUB News, the weekly newsletter for members and friends of Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton.

December 18th, 2020

Notice: There will not be a Newsletter for the Christmas and New Years weeks. This newsletter is the last one for 2020.

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No social stability without individual stability.
     Aldous Huxley
(a pacifist interested in philosophical mysticism &  universalism)

Let Us Be that Stable

Rev. Colleen Squires
WA: Lee Anzicek

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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.


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: 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

Or Dial in:312-626-6799

The Our Changing Climate Art Show is back in 2021 for a second year & expanding to the musical arts!  

This is an art show put on by the Crossroads Group of the Sierra Club and the Environmental Council of Huron Valley in partnership with Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton and Michigan Rock School.  CUUB's role will be to be one of 2 sites who will host the submissions, IF we are meeting in person at that time. Otherwise, we will do all of our events online like last year. Art can be a powerful medium and this show is open to Kindergarteners-Adults, with one goal: to communicate our climate crisis and inspire people to act now.  Please direct your questions to Lee Anzicek, Sue Kelly, and Dave Beeman - all contact info. in the online Church Directory.
We would appreciate your help in spreading the word.  Full submission details and timeline can be found here.

Click below to view the great art from this year's event.
    Adult    Youth


Spiritual Exploration (SE) News

What's happening in SE this week?  Follow Trish's posting on our private Facebook Page.  Not a member - as to join.


And check out the December Padlet for fun activities. 


Racial Justice Conversations this Sunday

Please join us for racial justice conversations on December  20th. Check-in time to catch up will begin at 11:45 and the session will start at 12:00. We will use part of the time to continue discussing “So You Want to Talk About Race?” Everyone is welcome! 

Click on this Zoom link to join us each time.
Or enter these Zoom details to join us.
Meeting ID: 883 5588 0788
Passcode: 200725
Join by phone:  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Upcoming Services - visit to see all that is happening at CUUB

December 27th - Radical Hope in the New  Year
Joshua Berg
WA: Karen Sanderson

What are the pathways and strategies toward a desired collective future?
 History and our ancestors teach us pride and resilience. We can use that to
 create possibilities, meaning and purpose in order to exercise radical hope
 in the New Year. 

Joshua Berg is a humanist celebrant and chaplain certified by The Humanist Society, of which he was a board member. He completed a unit of chaplaincy training at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and is currently a Masters of Divinity student at  Meadville Lombard UU Theological School. He is the ministerial intern at Northwest UU Congregation in Southfield and is working toward fellowship in the UUA. 

Join us at the normal CUUB Sunday Service Web Link 

January 3rd - Every Body is A Good Body 
Rev. Rachel Lonberg
People's Church in Kalamazoo

(Note service starts at 10:45 AM Eastern Time)

At the beginning of the year, we are inundated with messages about new year’s resolutions about weight loss. Let’s ignore those messages this year and celebrate our bodies, just as they are, in all their shapes, sizes and capabilities. Our bodies are worthy of care just as they are.
Our services start at 10:45am on Sundays. I’ve pasted in the zoom connection details below. It might also be worth noting that folks from the UU Fellowship of Central Michigan (in Mt. Pleasant) will also be attending the service .It will be good to be all together.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 552 766 7326
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,5527667326# US (New York)


Severe Weather Network of Livingston County Homeless Shelter

CUUBies thank you for your support last season for helping the homeless in Livingston County.  Of course the cold weather is back, the need is still here and Covid 19 changes everything.  Click here to see what we need to do now to help our homeless through their difficult times.  If you have any questions or want to learn more contact Greg Soave CUUB Representative, SWN 810-730-6066 

To donate to this great cause click here.







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Rev. Julie's Corner
As of October 1st, I am on parental leave, expecting Joel and my child to arrive mid-October. 

If you are having difficulties and need someone to talk to, please contact

If you have questions about logistical or governance issues, please contact

For any other issues, please contact

Keep on building beloved communities, within and beyond your walls, and I’ll see you when I return in mid-January.  


Treasurer's Corner
End of October 2020

The Endowment Fund has $20,050.00
The Mortgage balance is $432,069.27.
The current year pledges collected should be at 41.7% or $73,750.00.   We are at 35.47% or $62,788.72.  However, this does not include $11,748.09 of early pledges given in full June last fiscal year.  
Expenses should be at 41.7% or $70,170.  We are at 40.45% or $68,121.20.
Included in the expenses are the full annual UUA Dues of $6,891.00 and the full year property and liability insurance amount of $2,647.00.
Jim Dowd
CUUB Treasurer



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