Mid-Week Minister’s Message 8/5/20

I am delighted to be on board at UUCM! This week’s video message shares my hopes for a collaborative ministry, where we share our life’s journey with one another. I invite you to connect with me by email (revlisa@uucmtka.org), phone (952-473-5900 x 102), or we can schedule a time to meet on Zoom. I am grateful for the warm welcome that UUCM has already extended.

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Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s video message.
This weekly pastoral message by Rev. Lisa Friedman comes out on Wednesdays.

Board Update: Ministerial Transition, COVID-19, Anti-Racism, Solar Project

A message from Fred Hulting, Board President, boardpresident@uucmtka.org

It may be summer, but things are not slowing down at UUCM. As we are working through our ministerial transition, we must also deal with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, choose how we respond to the call for anti-racism work, and support the Social Justice Ministry’s actions for racial and environmental justice. The Board met recently and laid out a plan for tackling all of this over the next few months. Continue reading →

Online Worship Service Every Sunday

Visit www.uucmtka.org for this week’s Zoom worship meeting ID.

You are welcome to come online anytime starting at 9:30 am. If you’ve never used Zoom before, we encourage you to join early. You can use most any device — a smart phone, tablet or computer.

If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that take you through how to install and use Zoom. If you need immediate assistance on Sunday, please text ‪(612) 486-2705‬ (and include your name). We have a UUCM Zoom tech team ready to help!

Online Path to Membership Class: Exploring UU History & Beliefs

This Sunday, August 9 at 11:15 AM
This class is one of two classes offered on the path to membership at UUCM, allowing participants to share their own spiritual journeys and to interactively explore a broad overview of Unitarian and Universalist history and what it means to be a UU. Visitors and friends who have attended both of these “Exploring UUism” classes are eligible to become members of UUCM. Current members and friends are very welcome to join in the class! Please contact Melissa Martinson with any questions or to request the Zoom meeting ID.

Venerable Women’s Group – August Meeting Online

Friday, August 14, 2020
12:00 PM

Where: ONLINE

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting.
New attendees: please email Sue McKnight to request meeting details.

If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, there is an instruction document that takes you through how to install and use Zoom.

Host: Barb Corbusier

Topic: Share a song that always lifts your spirits.  What is there about it that appeals to you: the tune, the rhythm, the words, the occasion you associate it with when you hear it, play it, sing or hum it?

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Social Generosity Offering: August 2020

The August UUCM Social Generosity Offering will go to the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA), and specifically their support of the UU the Vote campaign.

As our MN Secretary of State says, “You might not be into politics, but politics is into you!” Whatever you most care about is likely to be affected by laws that get made, and laws are affected by who gets to vote and who gets elected. Honoring the democratic process and encouraging full participation in a fair election are key ways to live out our UU values of interdependency, equality, inclusion, inherent worth, and respect for the Earth and all its Peoples. Continue reading →