UUCM Mid-Week Message 11/24/21

 

This week’s message reflects on our rituals of giving thanks and orienting our hearts to gratitude. Rev. Lisa shares some tips for how to create your own grace at the Thanksgiving table. 

You are also invited to view an introduction and link to this month’s UUConnectMonthly newsletter, below Rev. Lisa’s message.

Lisa Nov 24

Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s weekly video message.


Old Church UUConnectNovember 2021: UUConnect Monthly

This edition of the UUConnectMonthly newsletter spotlights Marci Mueller Theisen and John Crosson in the Getting to Know UUs section.  The Creative Expressive section features Reflections on UU History: sharing fascinating facts from Reverend Lisa about UUs in the Midwest,  revealing the story behind the oldest church in Wayzata, highlighting  the history of UUCM’s relationship with Interfaith Outreach Community Partners (IOCP) and sharing photos of the UUCM  youth’s  recent sleep-out to raise money for IOCP.  

Grateful to connect with you,
Stephanie Siewert and Lori Arnold – uuconnectmonthly@uucmtka.org

From the Board: November 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 November is Holding History. This month’s post is offered by Brian Zais.

Jupiter-2004-03-18-715-cI never much liked history in school.  Dry regurgitation of names, dates, and events never held my interest.  Those were things that happened back then.  They were a little like looking at names on my family tree from 100 years ago.  Sure, William McCaffery was my great grandfather.  That name could have been Seamus O’Connor and I probably would have turned out the same. It was only later in life that I truly developed my appreciation for history, and especially those moments when the course of history changed, even if people at the time didn’t realize it. Continue reading →

Worship Service Every Sunday

UUCM is currently holding multi-platform worship services, offered both in person and online. Click here to learn about our current in-person Covid protocols for Sunday morning.

Online worship note: Check your Friday Update or visit www.uucmtka.org for this week’s Zoom meeting ID and service details.

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) 486-2656‬ (and include your name). We have a UUCM Zoom tech team ready to help!

November UUConnect Monthly Newsletter

Old Church UUConnectThis edition of the UUConnectMonthly newsletter spotlights Marci Mueller Theisen and John Crosson in the Getting to Know UUs section.  The Creative Expressive section features Reflections on UU history: sharing fascinating facts from Reverend Lisa about UUs in the Midwest,  revealing the story behind the oldest church in Wayzata, highlighting  the history of UUCM’s relationship with Interfaith Outreach Community Partners (IOCP) and sharing photos of the UUCM  youth’s  recent sleep-out to raise money for IOCP.

Grateful to connect with you,
Stephanie Siewert and Lori Arnold
uuconnectmonthly@uucmtka.org

A Sleep Out Success!

On November 13th and14th, a dozen UUCM young people and a handful of adult sponsors participated in the Sleep Out, raising a record-breaking $3808 for IOCP (Interfaith Outreach Community Partners), Many thanks to the participants, and to all who supported them in learning about homelessness and advocating for families experiencing crisis.