The UUCM Auction: An Annual Tradition

AuctionLogo2019NEW DETAILS We are now accepting donations for the UUCM Auction.  If you have an item, event, or experience you would like to share, you can use this online formDonations are due by Monday October 28. To see previous catalogs for inspiration, check out the catalogs below:
2015 Catalog
2016 Catalog
2017 Catalog

The Auction is held each year to create a fun, community-building event for our members and friends, and to raise money for the UUCM General Fund. The 2019 edition of the Annual UUCM Auction, “Photo Safari”, is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 2, 2019. The doors open at 5:00 pm, the Silent Auction starts at 5:30pm and the Live Auction begins at about 7:00pm.

The Auction is one of the premier events on the UUCM Social Calendar, and our largest fundraiser. Last year we raised over $22,000 for the church.

Come join us as we celebrate and raise funds to help our church meet the needs of our community. All are welcome, and food, drink, music, and childcare will be provided 

So, what is the Auction all about? Continue reading →

UUCM Monthly Game Night – Starting in November!

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Join us for a night of fun and connection!

Starting November 22, we’ll be meeting at UUCM
on the 4th Friday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm

Families, singles, kids, adults, everyone is welcome!

Bring a favorite game and a snack to share.

Questions? Feel free to contact:
Amy Schneider: schneideramy18@gmail.com
Patty Heim: patty@heimdall.org
Lindsay Schostag: ljschostag@gmail.com

UUCM Men’s Workshop 2019

How Do the Arts Help Us on Our Life Journey?

Come, join us to explore this topic at the UUCM Men’s Workshop for 2019

When: Saturday morning, November 23rd, 2019. 8:30 AM coffee, interactive presentations from 9 AM to  12 Noon.
Who: Open to all those over 18 who identify as men
Where: At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka
Registration: A suggested registration of $10 will be collected at the event.

Bring your stories; share how the arts help guide your journey.  

Helping us explore this topic will be two experienced practitioners and teachers in the creative arts. Continue reading →

Submit Photos for Oct. 27 All Souls Service

In this service, we will be honoring beloved ones, human or animal, who have died. Please email photos of your loved ones to office@uucmtka.org. Use “All Souls Day” as the subject line. In the email, include the name(s) of the deceased and the UUCM person(s) to whom they are connected. If you only have photo prints, bring them to church during office hours and Allison can scan them for you. We will share these images in a slideshow. The submission deadline is Sunday, October 20.

North Wall Art: Ricardo Levins Morales

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The North Wall Gallery Space presents the work local artist Ricardo Levins Morales who describes himself as  “healer and trickster organizer disguised as an artist”. He sees his art and organizing practices as a ways to address individual, historical and collective trauma. He operates out of a store front studio/gallery in south Minneapolis. A winner of numerous awards and a valued resource to grassroot social action communities, Ricardo distributes his posters, cards and banner on his website: rlmartstudio.com. If you wish to purchase any of the works, please contact Christy Dachelet at czdachelet@comcast.net.

Performing Arts Concert Series 2019-2020

The Performing Arts Series at UUCM offers concerts, musical events and church variety shows to the congregation and the entire local community.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM

PRUDENCE JOHNSON & DEAN MAGRAW

prudence_pr_2006Prudence Johnson’s long and happy career as a singer, writer, and teacher has landed her on the musical theatre stage, in two feature films, (A River Runs Through It, A Prairie Home Companion) on national radio, (several long stints on A Prairie Home Companion) and on concert stages across North America and occasionally Europe. She has released more than a dozen recordings, including albums dedicated to the music of the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Greg Brown, and a collection of international lullabies. In recent years, her greatest focus has been on creating multi-media works for concert and theater stages that blend performance with her interests in history and literature.

dean-magraw-corner-300Composer, arranger, producer, guitarist Dean Magraw has fine-tuned his “Heavy Meadow” approach to music from years of performing and recording with some of the finest musicians in the United States, Europe, and Japan. His first recording, Broken Silence, came out in 1994 and won the NAIRD award for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year. Dean has since produced myriad passionate albums, including his latest  release, Fire on the Nile, a duo collaboration with renowned percussionist, Eric Kamau Gravatt. “Dean Magraw unveils soulful melodic grooves intricately designed to heal the broken dancer, confuse the boldest mathematician, and eradicate ennui in our lifetime.” – Nick Lethert. Learn more about Dean here. Tickets $20 each.

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Path to Membership Class: Exploring UU History & Beliefs

Sunday, October 13 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Oak Room
Childcare will be available at this event!
This class is part 1 of a 2-part class on the path to membership at UUCM, allowing participants to share their own spiritual journeys and to interactively explore a broad overview of Unitarian and Universalist history and what it means to be a UU. Current members and friends are very welcome to join in the class also. Facilitated by Gary Charles, Membership Ministry.