UUCM Mid-Week Message 10/20/21

The Soul Matters theme for worship this month is Cultivating Relationships. This week’s message is offered by Jennifer Swick, Director of Family Ministry at UUCM.

In this Mid-Week Message, Jennifer shares about how “The Work” of Byron Katie has helped her cultivate relationships by challenging her to question her judgmental thoughts.

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See “The Work” in action in this 18 minute video of Byron Katie talking with a student who believes they were verbally attacked and blamed by their classroom teacher.

Video: The Work with Byron Katie

From the Board: October 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 October is Cultivating Relationship. This month’s post is offered by Janna Sundby.

Cultivating deep relationships is easier when there’s shared respect between people.

I’ve been shopping at Cub in Shorewood for over 25 years.  There was a very tall guy who collects the grocery carts and does various maintenance work inside the store. I’ve seen him many times over the seasons and years. In winter he wears a huge fur hat, and in the summer, he wears a wide-brimmed ratan hat. Seeing him work tirelessly in all kinds of weather, made me appreciate him.  I noticed how he seemed to know the all the little kids who came into the store.  We’d exchange pleasantries and comments on the weather.  He was kind enough to jump my car one winter day when I found the battery dead.  We never talked deeply about anything, and I found out by accident that we stood on the opposite sides of the 2016 election.  I left that alone and focused on what I respected in him. 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!

ONLINE Monday Morning Book Club

Meets next ONLINE on Monday, October 18 at 11:00 AM to discuss the book The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. Please direct any questions to Bev Montgomery. New members are always welcome.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). New attendees: please email Bev Montgomery 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.

Climate Justice Presentation: Native Planting

Sunday, October 24 at 11:15 AM
Heather Holm is a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author. She will present a slide show on removal of buckthorn and replanting of a city lot with native plants for insect and wildlife preservation. We are looking for ideas on what to do with our church areas after we remove the buckthorn and invite all interested gardeners to come and learn from Heather. You can watch from home, or join us at church to watch her online presentation after services. The Zoom link will be published in next week’s Friday Update.

Click here for info on how you can help at two upcoming buckthorn removal events at UUCM!