2019 Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training this February

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 pm to Sunday, February 3, 2019, 3:00 pm for elementary and secondary levels, at  Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 3700 Alabama Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

Our Whole Lives, the comprehensive sexuality curriculum created and supported by the UCC and UUA, relies on trained facilitators to bring it to life in local congregations. This training will be for adults, 21 and older, who are sponsored by their congregations to become facilitators of either the elementary (grades K-1/4-6) or the secondary (grades 7-9/10-12) portions of this curriculum.

UUCM CYRE program will cover the registration cost for anyone willing to teach this curriculum for the church. Contact Andrea Purdy Heier with any questions.

Learn more and register here: http://uccmn.org/calendar/2019-owl-facilitator-training/

Path to Membership Class: Exploring UUCM

Sunday, January 13 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
This class is part 2 of a 2- part series where we will continue to respond to your questions, and explore information and opportunities about our particular church, and 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. Childcare is available during this event. Facilitated by Gary Charles, Membership Ministry.

New Member Classes for 2019

In these classes, participants have an opportunity to share more deeply their individual spiritual journeys and to explore whether membership in UUCM feels right for them. There are two classes in this series, each is offered on the second Sunday of the month at 11:15 am, following the service.  Child care is available during this event.

Exploring UUCM

Participants will share their own spiritual journey. Together, we will interactively explore a broad overview of Unitarian and Universalist history and what it means to be a UU.

  • January 13, 2019
  • March 10, 2019
  • May 19, 2019
  • July 14, 2019

Exploring UU History and Beliefs

We will respond to participants’ questions and explore information and opportunities about UUCM and how we relate to the wider UU region and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

  • February 10, 2019
  • April 14, 2019
  • June 9, 2019
  • August 11, 2019

Special Services this Holiday Season

Join us for the following special services this holiday season!

*WINTER HOLIDAY PAGEANT*
Sunday, December 16 | 10:00 AM
Worship Leader: Andrea Heier
Worship Associate: Rev. Meg Riley
Take Note: NO RE CLASSES, CHOIR SINGS
 
*BLUE HOLIDAY SERVICE*
Wednesday, December 19 | 7:00 PM
Join us for this contemplative service for all who are lonely, grieving, and hurting during the holidays. Come and be with others in the community as we take gentle care of our tender hearts together.
Worship Leaders: Rev. Meg Riley, Rev. Terri Burnor, Arif Mamdani
Take Note: Childcare available upon request, please contact Andrea by 12noon on Tuesday, December 18. 
 
*WINTER SOLSTICE SERVICE*
Friday, December 21 | 7:00 PM
Worship Leader: Lisa Myers
Worship Associate: Laurie Moser
Take Note: Family friendly service, with some darkness during the service (no childcare).

*4:00 PM FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE*
Monday, December 24 | 4:00 PM
Worship Service: There Are No Other People’s Babies
All ages are welcome. This service will feature the choir, carol singing in advance, shorter scripture readings, and stories and will culminate with candle lighting and singing Silent Night.
Worship Leader: Rev. Meg Riley
Take Note: CHOIR SINGS, CHILDCARE AVAILABLE


*7:00 PM CONTEMPLATIVE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE*
Monday, December 24 | 7:00 PM
Worship Service: There Are No Other People’s Babies
All ages are welcome. This service will feature more contemplative music, scripture and reflection and will culminate with candle lighting and singing Silent Night.  
Worship Leaders: Rev. Terri Burnor, Arif Mamdani
Take Note: Family friendly service, no childcare. 

Winter Holiday Pageant + Youth Holiday Cookie Bake Sale

Be sure to be at church on December 16th when all ages take part, from the “pews” or the pulpit in the annual Winter Holiday Pageant (10am). It is both meaningful and fun! This service will be followed afterwards by the Youth Cookie Bake Sale – a fundraiser for youth activities such as mission trips, conferences, and leadership training. So save the date and please bring your checkbook or cash.

Women’s Spiritual Support Group with Louise Frechette

Wednesdays in the Youth Room downstairs
Ongoing Women’s Spiritual Support Group that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Through dialogue, sharing of experiences, and group meditative practices, we encourage and support one another in our spiritual goals and the practices that bring inner changes and a deeper connection with our Divine Self. Anyone interested is always welcome to join! $10 suggested love offering. For more information, please email Louise Frechette or call 952-513-9254.