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

Worship Information
We have some joint worship services with the Northwest UU Church. Please see the upcoming schedule below.
Services begin at 10:30am unless otherwise noted.

    Detroit UU: 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
    Northwest UU: 23925 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075

    All Services are Online Via Zoom:
     Link for Live Worship Service
        Phone access via Zoom: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 949 9483 0471,
        Participant ID: none (just hit #)

    November 26 Program & Recording

Upcoming Worship Services
Dec  3, 2023: Detroit
Dec 10, 2023: Detroit
Dec 17, 2023: Joint Worship at Northwest
Dec 24, 2023: 6:00pm: Joint Worship at Detroit
Dec 31, 2023: Joint Worship - Zoom Only
Jan  7, 2024: Joint Worship at Northwest
Jan 14, 2024: Joint Worship at Detroit

News & Current Events
October 8, 2022: Letter to the Congregation from Rev Julie Brock
July 27, 2023: Joint Letter to UU Detroit & Northwest UU
August 12, 2023: Leadership Retreat
September 17, 2023 10:30AM: Palestine, Israel & Beyond
September 23, 2023 NOON: Picnic at Belle Isle
October 29, 2023 10:30AM: Day of Dead - Joint Service w/ NW UU
October 29, 2023 2:00PM ET: John Angry Memorial
November 1, 2023 6:00PM: Social Justice
November 2, 2023 5:00PM: Membership Committee
November 4, 2023 1:00PM: Worship Leader Retreat
November 12, 2023 10:30AM: Scarcity & Abundance
November 16, 2023 6:00PM: Board Meeting
November 19, 2023 10:30AM: Feeding Each Other
November 24, 2023 4:00PM: ThanksFriday Dinner
November 26, 2023 10:30AM: Difference Between Charity and Mutual Aid
November 26, 2023 Noon: Noel Night Decorating
December 2, 2023 10:00AM: Joint Choir Rehearsal
December 2, 2023 5:00PM: Noel Night
December 3, 2023 10:30AM: Mystery In-Person & Online

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
   Current news via email
Social Justice
Membership Path
Membership Committee Mission Statement
Mogul Missives
Congregational Survey
John Angry Memorial
James Robinson Memorial
Al Acker Memorial Service
Roger Zeigler Memorial Service


Contact the Minister
Board Members & Committee Chairs
2023 Congregational Meeting & Reports
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
Policies & Procedures

Church Events

Calendar of Church Events
Single Breath
Wandering Wonder
It's About Time
A Desire for Closeness
N-Word Duet
Finding My Way Back Home
Jeff Gibbs & Michael Moore
Hold Close Those You Love
The Seasons
Long Journey to Justice
Holiday Poems
Ordinary Gratitude
Caveats from Life
The Word Made Flesh


Choir Information
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

Giving / Finance

Share the Plate
Approved 2023-2024 Budget

Members Only

Member Directory (login required)


December 3, 2023 -- 10:30AM
Eli Kranz

Who doesn't love a good mystery? Clues and intrepid detectives sussing out the culprit. Cozy mysteries tend to be organized, methodical, and predictable. When it comes to real life however, mystery is a bit messier. Pastor Eli will explore the mystery of life through the lens of Hercule Poirot, and his own struggles with the unknown, unpredicted, and unpredictable.

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