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File #: 14-1368    Version: 1 Name: proclamation for 9/15/14 150th Anniversay of Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Type: Proclamation Status: Filed
File created: 9/15/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2014 Final action: 9/15/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 9/15/14 Proclamation for: 150th Anniversary for the 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
Title
9/15/14 Proclamation for: 150th Anniversary for the 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
Memorandum
PROCLAMATION
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
150th Anniversary
September 15th, 2014

WHEREAS, The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in Ann Arbor throughout this year: Reason and Compassion in Action; and
WHEREAS, The roots of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor reach back to 1835; and
WHEREAS, The Unitarian Society began services in a rented room in the County Court House in 1865 where the original Articles of Association of the Congregational Unitarian Society were signed on May 14th of that year; and
WHEREAS, The congregation has been steward of two registered historic buildings, one built at the corner of Huron and State in 1882, and moving in 1946 to the Dr. Dean Myers home on Washtenaw where they added a George B. Brigham addition, and then in 1999 built a David Osler building on Ann Arbor-Saline Road; and
WHEREAS, This congregation is the spiritual home to a diverse and broad reaching community which has roots in political action, providing a printing press to labor unions in the 1930's, engaging with Sherriff Harvey in the 1970's, providing Peace Team participation during the KKK march at City Hall in 1998, and "Standing on the Side of Love" in 2014 by providing ministers and many witnesses to Ann Arbor's one day of same sex marriages; and
WHEREAS, The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor has a history rich in community support and involvement, contributing time and resources to such programs as Alpha House, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Habitat for Humanity, Food Gatherers, Washtenaw CROP Walk and providing books to prisons; and
WHEREAS, The UUAA wind turbine and solar panels demonstrate the congregation's commitment to and leadership inenvironmental awareness and action.
NOW THEREFORE, I, John...

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