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Brenda Lindsay

Sunday, October 18th 10:30am

Our speaker will demonstrate methods to help us cope with the global pandemic and our politically charged environment.  We will learn ways to cultivate resilience using interactive self-care practices.

Brenda Lindsay, Founder of Mind Transformations LLC, is a Certified Professional Relationship Coach and a Meditation Instructor.  She also holds a graduate certificate in Integrated Holistic Health and Wellness.

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

CUUB Disc Golf 

Saturday October 17th 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 but cannot join us on Saturday send a email to or text Don at 586-491-7223

This is an activity for all members, friends, visitors, and families, so hopefully we will have enough interest to make this happen.

Worship Associate Zoom Training

Wednesday October 21 2pm

The Worship Team is holding a Worship Associate zoom training event on Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00pm. A Zoom link will go out to all Worship Associates. If you are interested in learning what it takes to be a Worship Associate for a CUUB Zoom service, contact Karen Sanderson at

Important News from the Ministerial Search Committee

CUUB Cottage Meeting Schedule

Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:45am*
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 11:45am*

We are hosting a two part Cottage Meetings, 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 main 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

SE – Spiritual Exploration

Sunday 18th October at 2pm

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. 


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

FACES Presents: A Fundraising Road Rally

Saturday October 24, 2020

Starting at 11:30am ending around 3pm with a boxed lunch, and announcement of the grand prize winners. Limit 8 cars of up to 4 players, at $125 a car. Players must sign a CUUB wavier and obey Michigan COVID-19 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.

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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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 September 2020

Endowment Fund: $20,050.00
Mortgage balance: $434,292.25.

Budgeted: $44,250 (25%)
Actual: $27,568.72 (15.58%)
C/O from FYE20:  $11,748.09

Budgeted: $45,294.75 (25%)
Actual: $45,294.75 (24.25%)

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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