Updated: Friday, August 7, 2020
With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our region, the Detroit area is officially considered at Medium-High risk for viral transmission. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10.
Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100.
Our building remains closed and the church is not sponsoring any in-person events on or off our premises until further notice. MI Safe Start Map
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The entire month of August, we are focusing our efforts on antiracism work. Rev. Kimi's sermons will delve in-depth into various aspects of racism and justice and Joshua Berg, our Intern Minister, will be speaking about the connection between humanism and racial justice at the end of the month. August will be a kick-off for continued justice work so we must keep the momentum going year-round.
Worship Service Link →
Dial by Phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 832 8856 1976
August Plate Collection
Half of the plate collections during the month of August will go towards the Southfield Emergency Needs Fund.
The Southfield Department of Human Services offers short-term support services for Southfield residents who may be experiencing hardship.
Text to 248-574-8034 with amount + plate, ex. 10 plate.
(Select Give to Plate Collection)
Sunday, August 9 @ 10:30 am
"Children and Racism" – Rev. Kimi Riegel
At a very early age children are able to distinguish people of different races. As preschoolers they tend to prefer to play with and learn from people they perceive to be of the same race. How do we raise our children? The current situation with schools has made it clear that the system is racist. How do we change the system?
Sunday, August 16 @ 10:30 am
"A Case for Reparations" – Rev. Kimi Riegel
People of African-American descent have been left out of the American dream. From the time of the emancipation they have been cut out of the economy, education and healthcare. Some cities have begun the process of reparations. What can be done? This sermon will draw heavily on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sunday, August 23 @ 10:30 am
"Deeper than Diversity" – Rev. Kimi Riegel
Where do our biases come from? What can we do to work on the issues for ourselves and society? Looking at the book Deep Diversity what it gets right and where it might be lacking?
Slient Meditation (15 minutes)
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday @ 9:00 am
August 10, 12, & 14
Vespers and Support Group
Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm August 11
Coffee and Conversation
Every Thursday @ 12:00 pm August 13
Kimi's Zoom Room Link →
Meeting ID: 248 730 5464
No password needed.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm August 11 & 25
Parent Book Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm August 11 & 25
Parents are invited to read for discussion. Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey.
Every Thursday @ 10:00 am August 13
1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm August 20
Readings & sharing of joys, sorrows, thoughts.
Jan's Zoom Room Link →
Meeting ID: 248 506 0377
No password needed.
Friday, August 7 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Bike Tour of Detroit Art with Dave Young
Dave Young has been riding throughout Detroit for the last 13+ years and taking pictures along the way of things that catches his eye. This virtual tour will have different content that from his first presentation.
Friday Night Social Events Link →
Meeting ID: 823 9769 6931
Friday, August 14 @ 7:00 pm
Movie Discussion with Mary Mueller and Linda Morris
We will discuss the movie Inside Out, an animated, family friendly film about emotions. Please view the film ahead of time in Disney+, Fandango Now, or Amazon Prime. Bring you own popcorn and beverage and join us for a lively discussion.
Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with Martha Spear and Kathy Scherf
Join Martha and Kathy for Happy Hour. The theme will be “favorite travel experiences”. Share your favorite travel story or your bucket list destination.
Friday, August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Karaoke Night with Joshua Berg
You don't need to be good enough for the show the Voice, but you can join other NWUU folks for Karaoke Night where you are the star of the show.
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm August 11
Carla Thomas will facilitate mindful meditation as practiced in the Plum Village tradition on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. The length of the practice session will be decided based on the preferences of those who attend.
Contact: Carla Thomas
Join Mindfulness Meditation →
Meeting ID: 714 596 5100
3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm: August 19
August’s book is America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray Rami Elhanan is Israeli. In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
Contact: Sheryl Goldberg
Join Book Group →
Meeting ID: 882 1401 2338
4th Saturdays @ 2:00 pm August 22
1st Sundays @ 2:00 pm September 6
This group is for 55+ age women who are single or living alone. Contact: Ariana Abel
Join Silver Sisters →
Meeting ID: 852 1919 8123
3rd Fridays @ 7:00 pm: August 21
Welcome to the Red Tent. We are a spirited and curious group of self-identified women (ages 18+) who are manifesting an intentional co-experience of sisterhood. This is a sacred space to celebrate and honor the joy, laughter, pain, and struggle we each carry.
Contact: Amanda Spurrell
Join Red Tent →
Meeting ID: 848 6081 7382
Youth Programs Family Fun Nite: "Pass the Story" Saturday, August 22 @ 6:30 pm
Join Julie Verriest and Jan Price on Zoom. Families
are invited to bring items for "show & tell" and we will
also build a group story together. Come and see
other NWUU families you may not have seen in awhile.
Youth Programs Staff Contact:
Jan Price: email@example.com, 248-506-0377
Creating Sabbath Space
Creating Sabbath Space aims to help families carve out “Sabbath space” in their homes and home life during this time of Covid-19. The weekly packets include guidance for building a home altar (“Chalice Home”), family worship scripts and 2-3 after-worship activities to help families lean into the Sabbath experiences of resting, playing and connecting more deeply with each other. Click → Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week Five
Taking A Collective Breath: Deepening Our Alignment to the Movement for Black Lives
Join Side With Love and UUSC for this five-session webinar series. Led by Black organizers, this series is meant to deepen support for the current uprisings in defense of Black lives.
We invite you to participate in Taking A Collective Breath: Deepening our alignment with the Movement for Black Lives, a five-session series built around the elements of the BREATHE Act. The webinars will explore the components of the BREATHE Act and utilize its structure as a way to focus our energies to effectively support ongoing racial justice work. Come learn and build with local and national partners who are shaping conditions to make liberation possible. This is an invitation to locate yourself in this moment as well, we each have a role to play.
The BREATHE Act seeks to reform federal laws and eliminate funding for federal programs that criminalize Black, Muslim, and immigrant communities, reinvesting our resources in community solutions for education, health, and the environment.
Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Divesting Federal Resources from Incarceration and Policing & Ending Criminal-Legal System Harms
Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Investing in New Approaches to Community Safety Utilizing Funding Incentives
Tuesday, September 8 @ 7:00 pm
Education Allocating New Money to Build Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Communities for All People
Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Environmental Justice and Public Health Allocating New Money to Build Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Communities for All People Environmental Justice
Tuesday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Holding Officials Accountable & Enhancing Self-Determination of Black Communities
Register Here →
Please register now for these inspiring sessions
2020-2021 Pledge Payments
You can still mail your checks to the church.
Mail is picked up once a week.
You can now add the option cover the transaction fees, which also counts towards your total tax-deductible giving.
Credit/Debit Cards 2.9% + $0.30/transaction
Bank Transfer (ACH) 1% + $0.25/transaction
Click to Pledge →
Northwest UU Board Meeting
2nd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm August 13
Join Board Meeting →
Meeting ID: 837 6051 4431
Operations and Programs Staff Contacts:
Kimi Riegel: firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-730-5464
Ben Gabel: email@example.com, 248-622-7848
Minister's Discretionary Fund
Thank you for your generous donations to the Minister's Discretionary Fund. This fund is availabe to Northwest members and friends in cases of financial hardship particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic. All requests will be kept confidential.
Contact: Kimi Riegel
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Community Care Team
We have a team of volunteers who are making regular phone calls to help us stay connected with one another duirng this health pandemic. If you become ill and would like support with meals delivered to your home, contact Kimi, Joshua, or Ben.
Please fill out the NWUU Community Care Form if you need additional assistance. →