Online Worship Service Every Sunday

Visit www.uucmtka.org for this week’s Zoom worship meeting ID.

You are welcome to come online anytime starting at 9:30 am. If you’ve never used Zoom before, we encourage you to join early. You can use most any device — a smart phone, tablet or computer.

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 Allison at 612-819-1406 (and include your name). We have a UUCM Zoom tech team ready to help!

Call for Volunteers to fill Board and Nominating Committee Positions at UUCM

UUCM Call for volunteers to fill 3 board of trustee and 1 nominating committee positions for July 2020-June 2023

The UUCM Nominating Committee is actively recruiting candidates for three open leadership positions on the Board of Trustees, July 2020-June 2023 and one open leadership position on the Nominating Committee for the July 2020-June 2023. Please consider serving as we continue to build on the positive energy of our growing congregation. Continue reading →

Online Parent Circle

Every Wednesday starting April 1 from 8:15-9:15pm
Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to families before Sunday. If you are new to RE and would like to attend, please email Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org.

The UU Family Initiative Group (UUFI) will host ongoing Wednesday night zoom meetings for parents with children of ALL ages. We’ll share about the wins and challenges experienced with our families for encouragement, and to know that we are not alone right now.

Please join us as we have open discussion and collect helpful information (ideas from our last meeting: virtual field trips and playdates, live Mo Willems online events, whiteboarding things to look forward to, remembering the resilience of our ancestors). During the April 1st meeting, we will demonstrate a simple and short heart meditation for all ages that can be a great start for your days ahead. Join in whenever you can 🙂 .

Weekly Virtual RE Schedule

Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to currently registered RE families before Sunday, April 5. If you are new to RE and would like to attend, please email Jennifer Swick at dre@uucmtka.org.

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’re still having problems, call Jennifer Swick at 612-919-2830.

Every Sunday
1-1:45pm: 3rd-6th grade Fireside Chat
3:30-4pm: Birth-2nd grade Chapel Time
7-8pm: Fireside Chat for 7th/8th graders

Every Wednesday
10:30-11am: Birth-2nd Grade Chapel Time with a focus on songs & games
8:15-9:15 PM: Parent Circle

The Sr. High Group: Watch emails from the Teachers regarding days/times.

Please Note: NO RE on Sunday, April 12 (Easter)

Appalachia Service Project: Adult Leader Needed

(With the hope that the ASP trip will continue as scheduled) – UUCM will be sending a youth mission trip to Appalachia in August to make houses warmer, drier, and safer as part of the Appalachia Service Project, the fourth trip from our church!  We have 8 youth planning to go.  However, we’re in need of another adult leader to go on the trip.  If you have any interest in going and would like to find out more about this life-changing week, please contact Brian Zais at pharquart@gmail.com to talk about it.  No construction experience necessary, and no obligation to go if you just want to learn more to see if the trip is right for you.  The trip dates are August 16-22.

New Minister Board Update: Week 10

A few Board Updates back, we had started discussing the four developmental ministry goals in more depth. This week we are exploring Goal #3 – “Imagining the Future:  What is the congregation going to need over the next 15 years?”

This question takes on added poignancy now as we face an uncertain future.  As one of our board members said earlier this week, “I’m overwhelmed, as is everyone.” How can we extrapolate out fifteen years when we see how much has changed in our lives over the timeframe of the past few weeks?

And yet, our faith provides guideposts to help us prioritize what is important – the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; our values will endure. The question before us right now is “what does our faith call us to do in this moment?”

And our answer, in this last week has been to close the church. To heed the direction and advice of our elected officials and public health experts as they direct us to practice physical distance to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The good news in this moment is that hard as this time has been and will continue to be, we are fortunate to have three interim ministers who are experts in using the internet to connect with far-flung congregants. They are giving us crash courses in using Zoom video conferencing, the church and UUA websites, webinars, possibilities of streaming worship services, music, small group meetings, so much more to stay connected during this time of physical distance but perhaps even increased social and emotional connection.

This time period ahead of us will not be easy, but we will get through it together.

UUCM’s Facebook Page & Possible Facebook Group

You don’t need to be on Facebook to see the church’s Facebook Page. It’s public and viewable on any browser. Simply go to https://facebook.com/uucmtka/. If you have a Facebook account, please like our UUCM page. So that you don’t miss a post, you can turn on notifications. You can also choose to see our posts first in your news feed. Click here for help.

Possible Facebook Group
We are also exploring creating a private Facebook Group for members and friends. This would be a place where anyone in the group could start conversations or share things with other group members. Unlike a Facebook Page, groups require you to be a Facebook user to participate. If you are interested in being a moderator (we’re looking for 3-4 volunteers) or would like more information, please contact Terri at revterri@uucmtka.org.