From the Board: Feburary 2023

Each month, a member of the board will share a reflection on the Soul Matters monthly theme. The theme for February is Love. This month’s post is offered by Shelley Buss. 


Turning away from the concept of love that’s referenced around 98.97% of the time, I want to share a few thoughts on what I think is the hardest kind of love to understand and learn: loving yourself. It’s a pretty simply concept really.  Recognize yourself as the #1 person in your life, and treat yourself with priority. But here’s where I think the rub comes in. In order to love yourself, you need to know yourself and be comfortable with that person. As I parent I try my darnedest to be mindful of what I’m teaching and modeling to my kids. Parents, extended family, teachers, and neighbors all silently imprint children with their beliefs and value systems. Our kids become sponges of their environment. So thinking back on your own life, when or how did you decide who you really are, and do you love that person today?  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!

Venerable Women’s Virtual Meeting

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12 p.m. 


Host: Bev Montgomery

Topic for sharing: Think back about thirty/forty/fifty years and what is a change in American life that you feel has been remarkable?

Procedure: You will receive an email link the day before to join the Zoom meeting.  

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. Or reach out to Susan McKnight or Emma in the office to do a practice session.

Social Generosity Offering: February 2023

Screenshot 2023-02-03 162214OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination. Toward that end, OutFront Minnesota works on educational equity, anti-violence, and policy and organizing, including supporting the ban on conversion therapy that was recently introduced in the Minnesota legislature.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.

Recycling Opportunities

  • Contact the Asingers if you have water softener bags to recycle and contact Jackie Smolen or the Asingers for recycling Styrofoam.
  • Collection of defunct holiday lights continues through January. You can drop them off in the box under Social Justice table in the north room.
  • The Climate Justice Team plans to have a metal recycling day in May. We encourage you to start saving items for this event. Contact Sue Asinger with any questions.