Fred Hulting and Karen Hulting, Auction Co-Chairs
The purpose of our annual auction is to create a fun, community-building event for our members and friends, and to raise money for the UUCM general fund. Once again, the 2020 Auction succeeded on both counts.
This year we celebrated with the theme of “Maskerade” as we converted to an all virtual event with an online silent auction and Zoom live auction. We had 71 winning bidders and nearly 100 people attended the live event. Together we raised nearly $22,000 for the church.
This year’s auction team was really innovative in figuring out how to respond to the COVID closures, and all of our donors and bidders jumped right it to help make it all work. We were all determined to make this long-running church tradition happen, despite the challenges of the pandemic. For this, we are very thankful, and there are many people that need to be recognized for their contributions.
Continue reading →
This week’s message invites us to think about the cherished traditions of our lives and how they change through the years. Rev. Lisa reflects on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and what it means to mark this sacred time even in these difficult days.
Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s weekly video message.
We raised over $20,500 in the all-virtual 2020 version of the annual auction, with nearly 100 people attending last Saturday’s live auction event. We could not have done it without our donors, bidders and volunteers. A big thank you to Karen & Brian Zais, Marc & Stacy Doepner-Hove, and Jason Brechin for making the live auction happen. Watch for a full report on the auction soon.
THIS SUNDAY with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Join the UUCM Social Justice Team, Beacon leaders, clergy and supporters from across our Collaborative for a virtual rally at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 to demonstrate our power to elected officials and our commitment to prioritize home. We know that passing Bring It Home, MN and achieving our ultimate vision of every person being housed will take ALL of us continuing to fight hard and fight together in the 2021 legislative session and beyond. Register here to join this event and receive your Zoom link.
Tuesday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm via Zoom
Join us for this program in which we’ll view the documentary Jim Crow of the North. After the film, we will explore next-steps to address the damage wrought by these policies and hear from Golden Valley City Attorney Maria Cisneros, who helped launch the Just Deeds Project to remove restrictive racial covenants from deeds. We can take action even during a pandemic!
(UPDATE Kirsten Delegard, Ph.D. was going to lead this program but is unable to attend due to a family emergency.)
During this event, you will:
- Learn how racial housing segregation was embedded in the Twin Cities and nationally.
- Understand the federal policies and regulations that continued this segragation for decades.
- See evidence of the current impacts of these institutionalized racial disparities.
- Find out ways you can take action now.
A Zoom link will be published in the UUCM Friday Update email newsletter as the date approaches. If you are not already subscribed to the Friday Update, click here to subscribe or email Kate Flom to request the Zoom link.
Continue reading →