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 (10:30am Sunday on Zoom)
  Phone access via Zoom: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 949 9483 0471, Participant ID: none (just hit #)
September 17 Program & Recordings

May 4, 2022: Sunday worship services are hybrid - in-person and Zoom.
October 8, 2022: Letter to the Congregation from Rev Julie Brock
July 27, 2023: Joint Letter to UU Detroit & Northwest UU
August 1, 2023: Worship Services begin at 10:30am as of 8/6/2023

Current Events
✓ May 21, 2023 12:15PM: Annual Congregational Meeting
✓ June 2, 2023 4:30PM: Young Adult Gathering
✓ June 4, 2023 1:00PM: Northwest UU Shared Ministry
✓ August 12, 2023 10:00AM: Board Retreat
✓ August 12, 2023 Noon: Leadership Retreat
✓ August 13, 2023 10:30AM: How to Lead?
✓ August 24, 2023 7:00PM: Vespers Poetry
✓ August 27, 2023 10:30AM: Utopia of Appreciation
✓ September 3, 2023 10:30AM: Welcoming a Strong Labor Movement
✓ September 6, 2023 6:00PM: Social Justice
✓ September 7, 2023 7:00PM: Joint Choir Rehearsal
✓ September 9, 2023 10:00AM: Choir Zoom Meeting
✓ September 10, 2023 10:30AM: Welcome Water Communion
✓ September 10, 2023 NOON: Banter with the Board
✓ September 14, 2023 6:30PM: Committee Chairs
✓ September 16, 2023 6:30PM: Worship Retreat
✓ September 17, 2023 10:30AM: Palestine, Israel & Beyond
September 21, 2023 6:00PM: Board Meeting
September 23, 2023 NOON: Picnic at Belle Isle
September 24, 2023 10:30AM: Welcome: Covenant, Cambridge Platform In-Person & Online
September 28, 2023 7:00PM ET: Vespers Poetry!
September 30, 2023 10:00AM ET: Joint Choir Rehearsal

About UU Detroit

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


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Service Audio
Worship Committee
A Fond Farewell from Rev Murray

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


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2023 Congregational Meeting & Reports
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
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Recorded Events

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
On Every Path
A Temple for Tomorrow
Let the Forgiven, Forgive
Learning to Feel
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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Approved 2023-2024 Budget

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September 24, 2023 -- 10:30AM
Reverend Mandy Beal
Welcome: Who We Want To Be

Humans have long struggled with the question of what keeps us from being what we want to be. What does Unitarian Universalism have to say about the subject?

Rev. Mandy Beal was called as BUC’s Senior Minister/Executive in June 2018. She is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and trained for the ministry at First Parish in Lincoln, both in Massachusetts. Prior to that, she was a social worker specializing in the administration of workforce development programs. She has also held several Religious Education positions in UU congregations in Texas and Massachusetts.

Rev. Mandy has a deep love of high church and traditional liturgy, but is also committed to worship as a transformational experience. She’s really into the idea of worship that reaches the head, heart, and soul. She also believes in social justice as an essential component of Unitarian Universalism.

Rev. Mandy lives in Brighton, MI with her spouse, Mx. Jesse Beal (they/them), and their son Bowen (he/him). Jesse is the Director of the Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan. They have a cat and two dogs who mostly like each other. Rev. Mandy is currently on parental leave welcoming the newest member of the Beal family.

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