An Urban Center in Detroit for Spiritual Renewal and Social Justice

Liberate Truth - Radiate Kindness - Love Courageously

Flaming Chalice

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Proud member of the Cass Corridor Commons

Online Worship Information
Link for Live Worship Services (11am Sunday on Zoom)
  Phone access via Zoom: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 949 9483 0471, Participant ID: none (just hit #)
September 18 Program & Recording

Oct 30, 2021: Letter to the Congregation re Return to In-Person Worship
Feb 8, 2022: Letter to the Congregation re Ministerial Transition
May 4, 2022: Sunday worship services are hybrid - in-person and Zoom.

Current Events
✓ August 21, 2022 1:30PM: Board Meeting
✓ August 24, 2022 7:00PM: Committee Chair Meeting
✓ August 25, 2022 7:00PM: Poetry - On Every Path
✓ August 26, 2022 5:00PM: Friday Night Fellowship
✓ August 28, 2022 11:00AM: Homecoming
✓ August 28, 2022 1:00PM: Social Justice
✓ September 4, 2022 11:00AM: Toward a Just Economy
✓ September 10, 2022 10:00AM: Worship Retreat
✓ September 11, 2022 11:00AM: Ingathering
September 17, 2022 10:00AM: Board Retreat
September 18, 2022 11:00AM: Preemptive Radical Inclusion In-Person & Online
September 22, 2022 7:00PM: Vespers Poetry
September 23, 2022 5:00PM: Friday Night Fellowship

About UU Detroit

Tradition, History and Values
Professional Staff & Elected Officers
Parking and Directions to Church
Contact Information
A Welcoming Congregation
Black Lives Matter


Schedule & Archives
Service Audio
Worship Committee
A Fond Farewell from Rev Murray

Congregational Life

Vespers Poetry
Newsletter Archive
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Social Justice
Membership Path
Membership Committee Mission Statement
Mogul Missives
Congregational Survey
James Robinson Memorial
Al Acker Memorial Service
Roger Zeigler Memorial Service


Board Members & Committee Chairs
2021 Congregational Meeting
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
Policies & Procedures

Recorded Events

Jeff Gibbs & Michael Moore
On Every Path
A Temple for Tomorrow
Let the Forgiven, Forgive
Learning to Feel
Art of Observance
Poetry & Music of the Great Lakes
Push Away Your Winter Blues
Canines & Other Obsessions
Holiday Vespers
Poems of Gratitude
Wilderness & Grace
Songs of Praise and Sorrow
Calendar of Church Events


Meditation on Breathing
Amid the Falling Snow
A Quad of Todd
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Chimes & Candles
Spirit of Life
Change Gonna Come
Go Down Moses (organ)
Inside the Organ Videos

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Share the Plate
2020-2021 Budget
Proposed 2021-2022 Budget

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Sunday services begin at 11:00 AM

September 25, 2022
Joel Batterman
Belonging in a Metropolis/Transportation Justice

"You don't belong here." Inclusion and acceptance are core UU values. Yet they are not the values that govern our metropolitan area. Many communities in metro Detroit have actively embraced or passively tolerated many kinds of exclusion. Some communities don't provide public transportation, so people can't even get there without a car. Others don't allow apartment buildings. Very few invest in affordable housing for people who need it. What are our obligations to each other in this divided region, and how might we go about fulfilling them?

Joel Batterman is a member of UU Detroit. He works for Transportation Riders United (TRU); Transit Riders of the US Together (TRUST), a national network of transit rider unions; and teaches at Wayne State University. He has a PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan, where he studied the history of regional planning and inequality in metropolitan Detroit.

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