Please hold the evening of Saturday, November 5, 2022 for the next edition of our annual UUCM Auction. We will return to the church building this year with an in-person live and silent auction. The live auction will also be open to Zoom participants, and we will continue with the popular online bidding in the weeks surrounding the live auction. This is our largest planned fundraiser, and we want everyone to join in and have fun and help make it a success. Watch the Friday Update and Happenings for more details about the events and how to make donations. Have questions? Interested in volunteering? Please contact Fred or Karen Hulting.
Meets next ONLINE on Monday, August 15 at 11:00 AM to discuss the book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Please direct any questions to Betty Hartnett. 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 Betty Hartnett 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.
We are very pleased to share that Jill Braithwaite has accepted our offer to serve UUCM as a full-time Ministerial Intern next year. She will join us on August 19, 2022. Jill will be an active member of our excellent staff team, participating regularly in worship and collaborating with the Ministry teams to further our mission.
Rev. Lisa and the Board recently decided to pursue a full-time Ministerial Intern for the next church year following our successful Interim Ministry and a great start to our Developmental Ministry. We believe that UUCM can offer a quality intern experience to help develop future ministers and leaders in the UUA.
Jill is working towards her Master of Divinity in Unitarian Universalist Studies at the United Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Prior to this she has had a career in editing and publishing children’s books. She is a member at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, where she has broad volunteer experience, including leadership in worship, adult religious education, strategic visioning, and serving on the Board of Trustees. We were impressed by her depth of experience and passion for ministry and congregational life.
Gifts for Navigation Life’s Journey, September 23 & 24
Click on this link to register. Attendance for both days is $40, Friday only is $10. Scholarships are available for the retreat fee and/or to pay for your childcare needs. For payment, click http://bit.ly/giveuucm and put “Women’s Retreat” in the Tickets, Events, Miscellaneous memo line, or you can send a check to UUCM with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line.
More info. about the retreat: We will participate in activities to help us become more mindful of the gifts we give and receive and the importance of sharing them within our families and communities. Join us to pause, reflect, and grow in awareness of these gifts and their impacts.
Blessing of the Backpacks and the Water Ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 11. You won’t want to miss this Sunday!
Multigenerational Service Preview: Participants from this year’s Appalachia Service Project trip will present later in October – stay tuned.