Did you know there is a UU camp only 3 hours away on Cass Lake, MN? Registration is open for two Youth Weeks in June, a Work Week in June, and 10 Family Weeks throughout the summer. Come experience new and old friends on Star Island where there are no cars, only State Forest lands to explore and enjoy. Camper registration closes on March 7 when all applications received to-date are considered. You can still register after this but may not get in to the week you’d like. Youth entering 7-12th grade especially are encouraged to apply for the Youth Week of their choice by March 7th. Please see http://www.campunistar.org/ for more information. Kathy Stuebner will also be at a table in the Community Room after the services on Feb. 23 and March 1.
This week, we are addressing the question “What can we expect from a developmental minister?”
Developmental ministers have the following in common:
They are very experienced ministers. They have usually served in multiple locations, positions, and capacities. They have been successful in a variety of ministries. They have a strength in one or more areas that is a good fit for the congregational goals, in addition to the normal ministerial functions.
The Board Minister Selection Task Force has been working closely with UUA staff, and our involvement with UUA staff will continue right through the developmental minister’s tenure at UUCM. This is a shared ministry – both the congregation and the minister are going to be learning and growing through this process.
Keep the questions coming!
April is Member Art Show time. The North Wall Art Space will feature the work of members and friends of UUCM. Oils, photography, watercolors, fiber art, calligraphy, collage, pastels, mixed media…show us what you do! Please enter your work on the sign up sheet in the community room. Your framed art work must be dropped off at UUCM before March 28th. For more information contact Christy Dachelet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota’s political parties make safe, affordable homes for all a priority by submitting a caucus resolution. Parties vote on submitted resolutions, and if a resolution is passed, the party considers it for incorporation into their legislative platform.
Submitting a resolution is simple, and it’s a key step in advancing Homes for All’s legislative agenda for 2020 and beyond, helping to ensure that all Minnesotans have a safe and affordable place to call home.
Here’s how you can take action today:
- Download the Minnesota Republican or Minnesota DFL resolution form. Find information from other Minnesota political parties here.
- Complete the form. Include the following resolution language: “Prioritize solutions to our housing crisis, including:
- Dramatically expanding resources for affordable homes, rental and homeownership, including protecting public housing and preserving what is affordable today
- Protecting the rights of renters, balanced with the rights of property owners
- Preventing displacement and providing stability, with adequate shelter, emergency services, and housing supports for the needs of all Minnesotans.”
- Attend the party caucus of your choice for your precinct on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Find your caucus location
- Propose your resolution:
- Stand to be recognized by the chair and say, “I move that this precinct support the following resolution.”
- Read the resolution.
- If the resolution passes, hand the document to the Caucus Chair which will then be forwarded appropriately for consideration at the district and/or state levels.
Check out this article to learn more about how resolutions become part of a party’s political platform. And, read more on the process from the Minnesota DFL and the Minnesota Republican parties. Find information from other Minnesota political parties here.
Contact Sue Fust, co-facilitator of the Social Justice ministry team at UUCM, with any questions.
Sunday, March 8 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Oak Room
Childcare is available for this class!
This class is one of two classes offered on the path to membership at UUCM. In this class, we will respond to your questions, explore information and opportunities about our particular church, and discuss 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. Current members and friends are very welcome to join in the class! Facilitated by Gary Charles, Membership Ministry.
This service features amazing talks and performances from our guest musician, Namoli Brennet and Nik Martinson’s wonderful solo! Visit uucmtka.org and scroll to the bottom of our Worship page to listen to sermons, guest speakers and musical performances from past UUCM services. New uploads are added regularly – check back often.
UUCM is putting together a guitar orchestra for the worship service on Sunday, March 29th. We’ll play a number of songs that the congregation can sing along with as well as a piece or two of our own to build a lively and communal music-making experience! And this is not limited to just guitars – if you play an instrument that has frets and strings, including banjo, ukulele, bass, mandolin, and more, you are more than welcome to participate. The majority of the music will be read off of chord charts, but all ages and experience levels are welcome; even if you only know a handful of notes or chords, we’ll make sure to find a place for you! The time commitment will be the Sunday of the service, March 29th from 9 to 11 AM as well as the Saturday before, March 28th, from 2 to 4 PM. If you are interested, please email Paul at email@example.com by Sunday, February 29th to sign up.