*LAST CHANCE* Adult Connecting & Learning Opportunities at UUCM

New Adult Connecting & Learning Opportunities at UUCM for Fall 2020 and Beyond (in Collaboration with Minnesota Valley UU Fellowship and UU Congregation Eau Claire)

COVID-19 is providing an exciting opportunity for UUCM to partner with 2 neighboring congregations: Minnesota Valley UU Fellowship in Bloomington, MN and UU Congregation in Eau Claire, WI. Together, we are offering a range of online programs to help deepen connections to yourself, your faith, your values and your UU friends. These include:

Please click on each title above to see the descriptions and registration details for the offering(s) that interests you. Additional programming is being planned and will be communicated on UUCM Happenings and in the Friday Update. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Adult Education Ministry facilitator: Stephanie Siewert stephaniejsiewert@gmail.com

RE Starts This Sunday!

Religious Education classes for Preschool-12th grade start Sunday, September 20th. If you haven’t registered your child(ren) for RE yet, click here to fill out the RE Registration Form.  

Families of Preschool-5th graders will gather at 11:15am for Family Chapel Time before kids break into age groups 11:30am-noon. Use the Zoom link info in the Friday Update to join in the Family Chapel Time.

Families of registered 6th-9th graders will receive the link for the Dungeons & Dragons groups running at different times on Sunday afternoons.

Registered 10th-12th graders will be meeting at 11:30am at the UUCM fire pit on Sundays (weather permitting, otherwise on Zoom) on a schedule set by their RE leaders. The meeting will host ten or less participants, following specific guidelines related to Covid-19 safety as outlined in Phase 1 of our pandemic preparedness plan.

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Swick, Director of Family Ministry, with any questions.

Thank you for your Support of Solar Power!

We have received very positive responses from members and friends about the move to solar power, and many of you have made a donation in support of the project.  As of September 15 we have raised $37,900!  Your generous support means that we will have to spend less from our capital reserve.  We still welcome additional donations to offset the project cost.   If you would like to show your support for the project and make a gift, you can mail a check with “Solar” in the memo to the church, or give online at bit.ly/giveuucm and enter your donation under “Building Fund.”  Donations of any size are appreciated. The engineering work to prepare for our solar installation is continuing.  And we hope to finalize the installation plan soon.  Stay tuned for updates. You can read more on the project here.

New Board Member: Janna Sperry Sundby

Fred Hulting, Board President

I wanted to share with you that Julia Antonsen has resigned from the Board of Trustees so that she can focus her time on her teaching job and the many changes happening in her school.  I want to thank Julia for her 2+ years on the Board and the many contributions she made while working with our Interim Minsters.  We will miss her on the Board, and wish her well as school starts up.  Fortunately, Janna Sperry Sundby has agreed to accept the appointment to fill the reminder of Julia’s term (through June 30, 2021).  Janna brings lots of UUCM experience to the Board. She has been a member of UUCM for 15+ years and has served on the Church Council (Membership), Stewardship Committee, Nominating Committee, Women’s Retreat Committee, Finance Ministry, and Transition Team. 

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