UUCM Mid-Week Message 6/16/21

During the summer months, the Minister’s Message will become the UUCM Mid-Week Message with inspiration provided by members of UUCM’s staff team. This week’s message is offered by Jennifer Swick, Director of Family Ministry.

Play is our worship theme for June. In this Mid-Week Message, Jennifer shares reflections on how the spiritual discipline of play has led to healing in her life. What are the rough edges of your history, personality or relationships that could be healed by the power of play?


Click on the picture above to view Jennifer’s video message.

Here are the links Jennifer references in her message – we hope you will contribute and enjoy!

  • Click here to learn more and add examples of your favorite family and friend games to the June UUConnectMonthly newsletter. Submissions are due by June 23.
  • Check out the slideshow of Stuffy Camp using this link.

From the Board: June 2021

Each month, a member of the board will share a reflection on the Soul Matters monthly theme and the state of the church. The theme for June is Play. This month’s post is offered by Becky Halat.

Summer—it’s when we have fun in the sun. Our theme for June is Play, and it can’t be mere coincidence that beach balls and baseballs rotate like our playground Earth moves. We love the sun, its energy, and its radiation. It’s the source of life, and we appreciate summer like the green plants that convert the sun into life.

Especially in Minnesota, warm weather gives us the urge to get out and play, since we know that our time in the sun is limited at this high a latitude. Summer 2021 is a double-whammy, with vaccinations up and Covid-19 infections down. We play, with the solemn knowledge that not everyone made it here. Continue reading →

ONLINE Women Who Read Book Club

Women Who Read welcomes all women and non-binary people who find their home in women-centric spaces. Meets next ONLINE on Monday, June 14 at 7:00 PM to discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). New attendees: please email Christy Dachelet to request meeting details. If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that takes you through how to install and use Zoom.