Expanded Safe Church Policies at UUCM

Our church has always sought to provide safe and nurturing programming for young people. Recently, we have revised and expanded our policies, to be even more proactive and strategic in ensuring a safe place for kids, as well as those who work with them. One bedrock of our policy is the Two Adult Rule: in all programs involving minors, there will be at least two non-related adult leaders, each of whom have been involved at UUCM for at least six months, at least one of whom has completed our Safe Church Training program. Check out these links to learn more about our Safe Church Policies and Training:

Link for the 47 minute Safe Church Training Session
Link to the Safe Church Training Packet

Upcoming Social Justice Book Read

The book is Evicted by award winning author Matthew Desmond about the housing crisis in America. The discussion group will meeting online in April, specific dates will be determined soon. There are six books available for you to check out, located in a bin next to the Little Library at UUCM. Please complete the check out form located in the bin. Call Mary Cotton with any questions 763-442-5808 and look for upcoming announcements about further discussions.

Monthly Rent is Due: Day of Action Call

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is a collaborative of congregations (including UUCM) united in action to create homes and advance equitable housing. Beacon’s vision is that all people have a home, no exceptions and they are currently taking direct action with the Bring It Home, MN campaign.

Rent is Due: Day of Action
Monday, March 1, 8:30 – 9 a.m. 
Beacon is pushing forward Bring it Home, MN, its’ ambitious rent subsidy campaign, because we believe that all people should have a home. We must continue taking action this legislative session! During this thirty-minute meeting, you will receive an update on the campaign, hear from champion legislator Rep. Mohamud Noor, and take strategic action. Join us in ensuring all people have a safe place to live. Contact Mike Elliott with any questions and check out additional information below:

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A Conversation with Interfaith Housing and Community Partners

Save the date! Sunday, March 7 at 11:15 AM
IOCP’s Prevent Hunger Campaign will be our social generosity recipient for March. Join us to meet the new Executive Director, Kevin Ward, learn more about IOCP’s current projects and find out how we can get involved. UUCM is a founding member of IOCP – our annual support of the Prevent Hunger Campaign not only provides access to nutritious, culturally appropriate and hard-to-find food shelf items, it enables IOCP to provide a range of employment and family support services that set people on the path to new and hopeful futures. Check your Friday Update for a Zoom meeting link as the date approaches.

Reminder to REGISTER: Special Congregational Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: 37 member registrations are needed in order to reach a quorum and move forward with a vote on this petition. Currently, more registrations are needed. If you are planning to attend, please register as soon as you are able (if you haven’t already). Thank you!

Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:15am
At the request of petitioners from the congregation, the board is calling a special congregational meeting to approve a public statement by UUCM.  This statement describes our racial justice commitment and will be accompanied by a “Black Lives Matter” banner on the exterior of our building.

To attend, please register through this REGISTRATION LINK. Please have each member register separately, even if you live in the same household. For voting purposes, it is better for each member to also log in with their own device if possible. If this isn’t possible, we will have alternative voting options. More meeting details are outlined here.