UUCM Annual Holiday Play: Tickets on Sale this Sunday, Dec. 15

Please join us for this year’s annual Holiday Play, Kamp Kristmas, written and directed by Jeffrey Hatcher: Melissa Carmichael hates Christmas, and her anti-Holiday spirit is driving everyone nuts.  Then Melissa’s car breaks down in Christmaston where she ends up being indoctrinated “the holiday way.”

Tickets go on sale this Sunday! There are two performances at 2PM and 7PM on Sunday, December 22. Adult/Child/Senior, $12/$7/$7 Group of 10+, $5 per person. For a $2 discount, bring canned goods to be donated to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners.

UU the Vote Launch Event

Sunday, January 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM
In moments of moral crisis, Unitarian Universalists know we are called to show up. And 2020 is one of those moments. Not all of us can vote, but all of us can be part of organizing to help move the country to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate. On Sunday, January 12, UUs from across the country will gather as a virtual community for the UU the Vote Launch Event. Join us at UUCM for the Zoom watch party followed by a discussion on how our church can support the campaign. Learn more at uuthevote.org.

Upcoming Holiday Services at UUCM

Sunday, December 15
10:00 AM Worship Service: Winter Holiday Pageant
Synopsis: Be sure to be at church when all ages take part, from the “pews” or the pulpit, in the annual Winter Holiday Pageant. It is both meaningful and fun! This service will be followed afterward 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.

Wednesday, December 18
6:00 PM Worship Service in the Chapel: Blue Holiday
Synopsis: 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. Please note: childcare is available if requested by midnight on Sat., 12/14. Contact Jennifer at dre@uucmtka.org to request childcare for this service.

Saturday, December 21
7:00 PM Worship Service: Listening to Winter, A Celebration of Solstice
Synopsis: Come celebrate the darkness, mystery and delight of the longest night. Our service will include drumming, readings, reflection and an engaging story of animals awaiting the return of the sun. Children ages seven+ are welcome, there will be a short time of silence. Please note, childcare will not be available for this service. Join Gabriel Ross, friends from Creative Spirit and members of UUCM’s worship team in this enchanting evening, followed by a bonfire (weather permitting).

Tuesday, December 24
4:00 PM Worship Service: Family Christmas Eve Worship Service, Choir Sings
Synopsis: 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. Please note: childcare will not be available for this service.

7:00 PM Worship Service: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service
Synopsis: All ages are welcome. This service will feature more contemplative music, scripture and reflection and will culminate with candle lighting and singing Silent Night. Childcare is available for this service.

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, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM

ARTARIA STRING QUARTET

www.jeanninemarie.comDescribed as an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” and “Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet”, the Artaria String Quartet recently celebrated its 30 year of chamber music concerts. Winners of the 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and named 2013-14 Minnesota Public Radio Artists-in-Residence, Artaria was also featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of the “Minnesota Originals” series.

Artaria’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe, on national television and public radio stations, and at top summer festivals. Artaria has earned numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for excellence in performance and educational outreach and are founders of the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, which showcases the nation’s top high school age string quartets each April. Tickets $20 each. Continue reading →

Path to Membership Class: Exploring UU History & Beliefs

Sunday, December 8 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Oak Room
Childcare will be available at this event!
This class is one of two classes offered 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. 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 also. Facilitated by Melissa Martinson, Membership Ministry.