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Deep Listening Across Generational Lines

Trish Ibrahim, SE Coordinator

Sunday, October 11th 10:30am

I am excited to be your SE coordinator and bring you our first zoom multigen service. Bring a blank piece of paper and pen with you for an interactive and fun service. Kids if you made a chalice from the activity on Padlet also bring that along with you so you can light yours along with the congregations. Our faith asks us to practice compassion. It’s part of our Second UU Principle, “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” So what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into becoming a people of deep listening? It tells us to “Listen to your heart’s call to be compassionate!”

Click here for an Order of Service.

Join us Via Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
Or Dial in:312-626-6799

FACES Presents: A Fundraising Road Rally

Saturday October 24, 2020 at 11:30am ending around 3pm with a boxed lunch, and the grand prize winners. Limit 8 cars of 4 players only, at $125 a car. Players must sign a CUUB wavier and obey michigan Covid safety rules. This is a first come, first play by received payment in advance. Contact Skip Getz-Walsh at (810)730-2878 for payment information and reservations.

Important News from the Ministerial Search Committee

We are off to a slow start with survey responses.  We are extending our survey deadline to Sunday, October 11th in hopes of getting at least 20 more replies.  We are particularly missing the voice of our younger community under the age of 40.  The survey is anonymous.  Visit for updates on the process.

Please Fill out this ANONYMOUS survey <click here> by October 11th .  

We also have seen only a couple of signups for our scheduled Cottage meetings.  Therefore, we will instead host a couple of sessions in place of Coffee Hour after our regular services on October 18th and 25th.

Join us Via Zoom: 

SE – Spiritual Exploration

Calling all kids and youth to join us for an outside gathering at Huron Meadows MetroPark on Sunday 18th October at 2pm. This will be all about getting together and some fun activities. A parent/caregiver must be present. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring your masks. We will meet at Cider Ridge Picnic Shelter, turn left at park Entrance.

If you have any questions or worries, you can contact Trish at 5174162518 or

We look forward to seeing you all. 

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.  

In faith,
Rev. Julie Brock

Youth Group 2020

Hey CUUB Youth, check out your CREW app. We have an exciting plan for October which Shari shared on Crew.  If this is not the best way to communicate with you, we need to know what you prefer.  You can communicate with Shari or Lee through the Crew app, or if you prefer, you can call Lee at (313) 350-3482, or text or call Shari at 810.772.6972.

CROP Virtual Hunger Walk

OCTOBER 11 – 18, 2020

The BRIGHTON AREA CROP HUNGER WALK is going virtual this year!
How can you help?
·        Go to
·        Look for our CUUB team
·        Sign up to be an online walker
·        Send e-mails to your friends and family to sponsor you and donate
·        Walk on your own with your family or safely distanced friends.

Our community goal  of $6,250 will build a sand dam, which allows an entire community to gather fresh, clean water…..even in times of drought!  Last year our CUUB community collected over $1,000. Let's pool our resources again and help others in need.  Click here to find out more about how the funds are used to build sustainable communities.
25% of our money goes to our local charities:  Bountiful Harvest, Love, Inc., and The Torch food truck!

For more information, contact Beth & Bob Duman,, 517-548-1807


SJ Team to Sponsor ERACCE Workshop

Wednesday, October 28th & Thursday, October 29th from 3-6 pm

Our Social Justice Team is hard at work making CUUB the place to be for effective action on important issues.  

Past activities included a 2017 partnering with other organizations to hold the Love Rally at the mill pond to stand against hate and white supremacy & recently we participated in the Brighton Allies for Racial Justice vigil.  Now CUUB SJ is hosting an online workshop for individuals and organizations across Livingston County.

This will be via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th & Thursday, October 29th from 3-6 pm. The goals are twofold: for individuals to deepen their understanding of systemic racism, and to strengthen connections between organizations in Livingston County through a shared experience.

The workshop will be facilitated by the Kalamazoo based group, ERACCE (Eliminating Racism and Creating/Celebrating Equity) which was founded in 2000 to help individuals and institutions understand the root causes of U.S. racism and develop strategies for dismantling systemic racism, specifically within our own organizations where we have the most impact.

So please mark your calendar TODAY and more information will be made available soon.  If you have any questions on this or other SJ activities please please email Alicia Zemper at Click here to register.

SJ Team recommended reading lists:
For Adults
For Kids
From Brighton Allies for Racial Justice




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Treasurer's Corner
End of August 2020

Endowment Fund: $20,050.00
Mortgage balance: $435,397.82.

Budgeted: $29,500 (16.7%)
Actual: $16,163.72 (9.13%)
C/O from FYE20:  $11,748.09

Budgeted: $30,196.50 (16.7%)
Actual: $33,221.40 (18.34%)

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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