Soul Matters Circle Groups Forming Now: Register by March 3

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday times available. Mondays are ONLINE via Zoom; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are at UUCM. See below for more details!

UUCM members and friends are invited to gather in small groups to explore and embody the spiritual values we hold as Unitarian Universalists. We will do this by journeying with our monthly spiritual theme in depth in groups of 6-10 people led by a facilitator.

Through provided readings, inspirational quotes, questions and practices, we will consider the question, “What does it mean to be a community of …” Journey (March), Wholeness (April) and Curiosity (May).

We will meet for 90-120 minutes twice a month for a total of 6 sessions. Choose one of the times slots below:

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Sign Up to Attend a UUCM Gathering: Growing 2030 Possibilities!

Join us to talk about the future of UUCM!  We want everyone to attend one of the 90 minute gatherings in March to connect with others in the congregation and to discuss future plans for UUCM with the Board and the Ministers. You will also receive more information about the Stewardship Campaign. Food and drink will be served, and child care will be provided. Gatherings are scheduled at varied times on March 5, 9, 10, 11, and 17. So that we can plan appropriately, please sign up online at bit.ly/uucmgatherings or use the paper signup sheets in the Community Room at church.

Spring Chalice Keeper Training

Sunday, February 24 at 11:30 AM
Children in 3rd grade and up, plus their family members, are invited to attend an orientation session to learn about this training program for lighting the chalice in worship services. More than a program of lighting logistics, this training helps youth and their families discover the history and connotations of the chalice itself, as well as what it means to live by the Principles of our faith as informed by its Sources. If this sounds like Greek to you (so to speak) your participation is most welcome. Becoming a Chalice Keeper is a wonderful rite of passage for young people and source of information for the whole family. Families of children in 3rd-5th grade will receive invitations by email to participate, but children of any age from 3rd grade and up are welcome to take part.  Hope to see many of you at the orientation to learn more. Questions? Contact Andrea Purdy Heier.

Beloved Conversations: Sign-Up Deadline Extended to February 24

Register here by February 24

Dates have now been set for the eight follow-up sessions (Saturdays or Sundays), see below for details!  

We are excited to bring back Beloved Conversations — a small-group curriculum for exploring the role of race/ethnicity in our lives. It’s a time for compassion, grace, risk-taking, vulnerability, and the healing joy when cross-racial relationships are reconciled. Not only does it offer opportunities for individual change for people who are white, but it provides organizational support for institutional change and faith formation resources explicitly for people of color. This curriculum has been used by nearly 150 UU congregations across the country since it launched 5 years ago. Continue reading →

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.