Online Recycling Center Tour

Monday, January 24 at 6:30 PM
If you have ever been curious about what happens to your recyclables, come and see for yourself during a virtual tour of the Eureka Recycling Center. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, so bring those along with you as well. Everyone is welcome. A Zoom link will be published in the Friday Update email newsletter as the date approaches. 

ONLINE Monday Morning Book Club

Meets next ONLINE on Monday, January 17 at 11:00 AM to discuss the book Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. 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.

Start Now to Save for a Spring Recycling Metal Collection

Proceeds Support the Upcoming UUCM Youth ASP Trip
The Climate Justice Committee will be collecting aluminum cans and any products that contain metal – lawn mowers, snow blowers, BBQ grills, washers, dryers, lead acid batteries, fishing lead weights, wire of all kinds, electric motors, electric extension cords, bikes, exercise equipment, and many more. Visit their website for the complete list of acceptable AND not accepted items: expressmetals.net.

This collection will support the Youth at UUCM as they prepare for their summer Appalachia Service Project (ASP) trip and help the environment. There are three ways you can participate. Contact Marlys Johnson or Sue Asinger with any questions.

  1. Bring the items to the church on the designated spring collection day (date to be announced).
  2. Arrange for us to pick up the items to haul to the Express Metals Recycling Center. If you want it out of the garage before the collection day, we will pick it up but it must fit in an SUV.
  3. Take items to the Express Metals yourself and mention the UUCM-Youth Group. Their address is 8094 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN, phone (952) 515-6066.

COVID Updates for the 2022 New Year

With the positivity rate in Minnesota at the highest it has been at any point in the pandemic, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to move to online worship and programming for the rest of January. Religious Education leaders are in conversation about how best to help students stay connected through virtual RE. Read below and view Rev. Lisa’s 1/12 Mid-Week Video Message for more details. 

For the past two years, we have been guided by the values of safety, inclusion, and consent in our COVID policies for our congregation and community. We have followed the science and the recommendations of the CDC and MDH. While we have rejoiced in the ability to offer an in person option and to pursue hybrid church, we must also consider the changing context around us in light of our values and care for one another.  Continue reading →

ONLINE ONLY Worship in January

Learn more about this decision here.

Online worship note: Check your Friday Update or visit www.uucmtka.org for this week’s Zoom meeting ID and service details.

If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that take you through how to install and use Zoom. If you need immediate assistance on Sunday, please text ‪(612) 486-2656‬ (and include your name). We have a UUCM Zoom tech team ready to help!