Minister’s Message 5/5/21

This week’s message introduces the May theme of story and the role of stories in passing on wisdom and inspiration through the generations. Rev. Lisa reflects on how we each have a spiritual story to tell and to share as a part of our living tradition. 

As part of May’s Story theme, we encourage you to read the latest UUConnectMonthly newsletter and to have fun writing your own 6 word life story.

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Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s weekly video message.

ONLINE Women Who Read Book Club

Women Who Read welcomes all women and non-binary people who find their home in women-centric spaces. Meets next ONLINE on Monday, May 10 at 7:00 PM to discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). New attendees: please email Christy Dachelet 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.

ONLINE Tuesday Night Book Club

Meets next ONLINE on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM to discuss the book The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). If you have questions, please contact Adam Schenck or Gary Charles. New members are always welcome.

New attendees: please email Gary Charles to request Zoom meeting ID/password 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.

(Formerly Men’s Book Club)

Solar for ALL: MNIPL’s May Community Connector Webinar

Solar for ALL: MNIPL’s May Community Connector Webinar
THIS TUESDAY, May 4, from 7-8 PM on Zoom 
Click here to register. You probably are aware that going solar can help cut utility bills and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And costs for clean energy through a variety of solar options continue to drop. But switching to solar, as a homeowner or a congregation, can be intimidating. 

Join Whitney Terrill and Buff Grace with MNIPL as we explore the vital climate healing work of solar energy. We will summarize the many projects MNIPL has created to help homeowners and faith communities go solar, whether solar is possible without taking on debt, and how we can ensure a just transition to solar with equitable opportunities for all. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation. 

UUCM ‘Racial Justice In Action’ Resource List

Last Sunday, Reverend Lisa and the Racial Justice team hosted a ‘Racial Justice in Action’ conversation after church, with break out groups covering the topics of ‘Equity in Education,’ ‘Helping Our Neighbors,’ and ‘Current Legislation.’  Click here for a Resource List compiled from all 3 sessions.  All are welcome at our next Racial Justice Committee meeting Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30pm. Contact Kate Flom with questions or to request the meeting Zoom link.