History of MVUUC (con't)

1991 - 1992

Rev. Paul Bicknell

Se rves as interim Minister. 

1992 - 1995

Rev. Roger Brewin

Serves as a half-time minister, splitting his duties between MVUUC and a Michigan UU church, and travelling back to Chicago weekly to see his wife and son.

1995 - 2006

Lay-Led Services

MVUUC forgoes having a minister, relying instead on lay-led services and hired speakers/programs.

November 23, 1997

Our Brand New Building

The “Church in a Trunk” fades into memory when we open our very own, brand new and custom-made building, having successfully raised more than $200,000 in pledges to make it a reality.  An overflow crowd joins the UUA president, Rev. John Buehrens, at the Sunday dedication ceremony.

Autum 2002

MVUUC Hosts Ordination

Pam Allen-Thompson, formerly a member of MVUUC, returns from the west coast for a ceremony completing her ordination into the UU ministry, held at and hosted by MVUUC.

May 15, 2005


MVUUC recognizes member Barb Applebaum for achieving certification in the Commissioned Lay Leader program of the Ohio-Meadville district.

January 2006 - December 2009

Rev. Ken Phifer

Rev. Ken Phifer, retired from more than 20 years of ministerial service to the Ann Arbor UU church,  serves as quarter-time consulting minister for MVUUC.

April 2009

UU Welcoming Congregation

MVUUC is officially designated a “ UU Welcoming Congregation” after developing and implementing an extensive action plan and completing the application process.  The program is for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities.

February 2010 - August 2011

Rev. John McCarthy

Rev. John McCarthy serves as half-time consulting minister.

September 25, 2011

Our New Minister

Rev. Lynn Kerr is installed as three-quarter time minister.

October 2013

Our New Sign

Our spectacular new electronic sign is installed, thanks to the generosity of Ford and Phyllis Cauffiel and the coordinating efforts of Steve Israel.

Feburary 15, 2019

Rev. Lynn Resigns

MVUUC transitions back to a lay-led congregation.

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