UUCM Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, May 5

On Sunday, May 5, UUCM will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting shortly after the worship service. Agenda items include approval of the previous year’s minutes, the nominating committee’s slate of officers and board members, and approval of the annual budget for July 2019 – June 2020. Detailed materials for the meeting will be posted on the UUCM Happenings page next week.

Board members will be available after worship on Sunday, April 28 to address any questions members may have in advance of the annual meeting. There will also be a delicious soup/chili lunch, raising funds for the Youth RE program. See you there!

(A limited number of hard copies will be available at the annual meeting, so if you wish to have a copy during the meeting please download, print, and bring it. Thank you!)

Open Lecture Series: Climate Justice – A Better Future for Us All

Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The next Open Lecture Series at First Unitarian Society will build a narrative on the human right to a safe and habitable environment, and the challenges posed by over consumption and a rapidly industrializing world. Panel members will share stories and creative solutions to address the degradation of our environment and the inequalities within our communities. Come learn from energy experts, climate activists, farmers, community organizers, and medical professionals about how we can ensure climate justice for all. Speaker list and full schedule (which includes free lunch) available here. First Unitarian Society is located at 900 Mount Curve in Minneapolis. RSVP on Facebook.

Upcoming Baby/Child Dedication – Sunday, May 12

On May 12, we are going to dedicate babies and children to the congregation. If you are interested in participating in this special service, please email Rev. Meg Riley to share information about your family, which we’ll need for the ritual planning. Older children are (especially) welcome for the dedication, as well — it’s not just for babies 🙂 Contact Rev. Meg with any questions, and hope to see you there!

UUCM Survey – Your Response is Important!

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s the annual Congregational Survey time and it only takes (on average) about 15 minutes. This is when the Board of Trustees asks for your assessment of how we are doing, individually, collectively and in our larger community. This instrument is the broadest based monitoring the Board uses to assess our movement toward our mission and ends. We count on your participation. Please submit your response before the deadline of Friday, April 26.

The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N9TPGSJ

We expect you will find the survey a bit simpler than last year. You can pause in giving your answers by clicking the EXIT button at the top of each page. You can then log back in later using the same computer and link to continue or edit your answers. When you are done, click the DONE button at the bottom of the last page. Click here for more helpful instructions on how to navigate the survey.

Also, if you haven’t already done it, please send in your pledge for the year to help push our Stewardship Drive over the goal. Help us Connect, Grow, and Act.

Robert Brooks, President
Board of Trustees

Readathon Results from the 2nd/3rd Grade Class

These young people achieved a total of 102 times they met the reading goal. Whether you pledged a flat fee or an amount per time that the reading goal was met, you can turn in your secure donation online now (www.avenuesforyouth.org), mail a check (1708 Oak Park Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411) or call to make a credit card donation. The website states they are matching donations received in April!, so you can double your gift by responding soon. Thanks to all who contributed to this important cause. Congratulations to the 2nd/3rd grade class!

Invitation to Participate: Decades Service on Sunday, June 9

The Worship Arts Ministry (WAM) would love to have a speaker and musician approaching or firmly settled in each of the decade milestones. It is not needed to have all 9 decades (10 years old through 90 years old!) but a good range of ages would be wonderful. Share a story or song that has been meaningful to you during your life’s journey. Play your trumpet, your flute, your viola, your harmonica – sing a song from Madame Butterfly or the hymnal. Whatever is quintessentially YOU! If you want to be part of this beloved service, please email Laurie Moser or text/call at 763-234-4813 before the deadline of Sunday, May 12.