Path to Membership Class: Exploring UUCM

Sunday, March 10 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
This class is part 2 of a 2- part series where we will continue to respond to your questions, and explore information and opportunities about our particular church, and how we relate to the wider UU Region and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Visitors and friends who have attended both of these “Exploring UUism” classes are eligible to become members of UUCM. Childcare is available during this event. Facilitated by Gary Charles, Membership Ministry.

Next Monthly Healing Touch Sessions: April 7

The next healing touch session will be on Sunday, April 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Boxelder Room (last session beginning at 1:30). Each session will last approximately 45 to 50 minutes. We will have three people doing the Healing Touch. Sign-up sheets will be available on a table in the common entry area starting in mid-March. If you have concerns or questions, please text or call Betty Hartnett at 952-220-6959.
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Mystery Friends Project – Have You Made a Connection?

Child and adult participants should both have received letters from their mystery friend by this Sunday, Feb. 17.  If not, let Rachel Williams know right away! There is a “mailbox” in the community room as one way to exchange letters. If you need help to pick up or drop off letters, we can help with that as well. The identity of the older participant in the pair is kept hidden (at least, tries to keep it hidden) through 5-6 weeks of communications until the mystery is revealed at the Mystery Friends party on March 17 after worship and classes.  Let’s all “Make a Connection.” Contact Rachel Williams with any questions.

In the Interim: 2/15/2019

From Trust to Journey

arif-mamdani“My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” In case you missed it, those were the Opportunity rover’s last words to NASA. NASA officially declared Opportunity’s mission completed on Wednesday, ending a 15-year mission that lasted far beyond the 90 days that Opportunity was designed for. In a way, Opportunity was declared “dead.” I teared up reading the story about Opportunity’s end. I couldn’t help but imagine the hundreds, if not thousands of people who worked on the project, a project that for some unexpectedly became the work of a lifetime. What was it like for them that this journey had come to an end?

I also couldn’t help but think about what a great story it is for us to reflect on as we move out of our theme of Trust and into our theme of Journey. Continue reading →

Camp Unistar – Registration Open Now

Camp UniStar is now taking registrations for this summer’s sessions. Camp UniStar is for Unitarian Universalist individuals and families and other like-minded people on Star Island, in Cass Lake in northern Minnesota. Each week has a theme centered around a 2-hour daily program on topics such as spirituality, science, sailing, social justice, self-reflection, yoga, dance, music or crafts. Two special weeks in June are for youth entering grades 7-12. The deadline for registrations is March 2, 2019. Contact Kathy Stuebner with questions and watch for more information in the community room over the next few weeks!

UUCM and RE Classroom Safety Improvements

Over the next couple of weeks, you may notice some modifications to the RE classrooms including installation of blinds over the windows, and keys hanging by the doors. These changes are part of a broader effort on the part of the church to update and more thoroughly implement our Active Threat Policy. As we’ve seen over the last several years, attacks in and on public spaces do occur, and while the likelihood that we at UUCM would be a target is small, the UUCM Board felt it prudent to be sure that we are equipped to respond should an emergency arise. So, we’ll be making some modifications to the classrooms over the coming months, and before May, plan to have opportunities for the congregation to practice how we would respond to different kinds of emergency situations. If you have questions or concerns about any of this, please be in touch with Arif Mamdani via email or at 952.473.5900 x 102.