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Fostering Beloved Community
Liz Firek

Sunday, October 18th 10:30am

Fostering Beloved Community
Liz Firek

Sunday, October 18, 10:30am EDT

We came to CUUB for varied reasons – Love, Support, Community, Action, to name a few.  These are reasons why we came to and what we take from CUUB.  Now that we are here, what are our responsibilities to this, our Beloved Community?  One of our founders, Liz Firek is looking at Beloved Community - what it is, how it happens, how we can help it thrive - this Sunday.

Join us Via Zoom: 

Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173

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 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 and a blanket for your family to use.  We will meet at Cedar 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. 

CUUB Disk Golf 

Saturday 3 PM

The disc golf course through CUUB's woods is alway open to play but this Saturday we are gathering to practice (3 PM) & play (4 PM) a few rounds with the intention of getting enough interest to starting "league" play.

We are not sure how this will turn out but envision playing each week (yes you can play in the winter) to get out for some exercise, sanity & comradery.   If you are interested and cannot join us on Saturday send a email to or text Don at 586-491-7223

This is a coed & kid friendly activity so hopefully we will have enough interest to make this happen.

Thanks Don

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

CUUB Cottage Meeting Schedule

We are hosting a two part Cottage Meetngs, via Zoom, following Sunday Services for the next two Sundays.

These meetings will provide you with the opportunity to have an open discussion of topics important to you that will assist us in selecting our new called minister. Topical questions are provided below.

Please join us as follows:
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:45am*
Topic Question: How would you describe this congregation to prospective ministers?

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:45am*
Topic Question: What would you consider the minister’s m
ain role in our congregational culture?

*If you are already on the Zoom Sunday Service, you will stay on until you are reassigned to a Meeting Breakout Room. (You will have a brief break between the end of Service and beginning of the meeting.)

*If you wish to join the meetings without a ending Sunday Service, please use the standard service link and you will be assigned to a Meeting Breakout Room:
Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
Or Dial in:312-626-6799

We intend for each meeting to last approximately 45 minutes.
If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Thank you for your intended participation and for your contributions to our beloved CUUB community.

CUUB Ministerial Search Committee



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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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