UUCM Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, May 5

On Sunday, May 5, UUCM will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting shortly after the worship service. Agenda items include approval of the previous year’s minutes, the nominating committee’s slate of officers and board members, and approval of the annual budget for July 2019 – June 2020. Detailed materials for the meeting will be posted on the UUCM Happenings page next week.

Board members will be available after worship on Sunday, April 28 to address any questions members may have in advance of the annual meeting. There will also be a delicious soup/chili lunch, raising funds for the Youth RE program. See you there!

(A limited number of hard copies will be available at the annual meeting, so if you wish to have a copy during the meeting please download, print, and bring it. Thank you!)

Open Lecture Series: Climate Justice – A Better Future for Us All

Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The next Open Lecture Series at First Unitarian Society will build a narrative on the human right to a safe and habitable environment, and the challenges posed by over consumption and a rapidly industrializing world. Panel members will share stories and creative solutions to address the degradation of our environment and the inequalities within our communities. Come learn from energy experts, climate activists, farmers, community organizers, and medical professionals about how we can ensure climate justice for all. Speaker list and full schedule (which includes free lunch) available here. First Unitarian Society is located at 900 Mount Curve in Minneapolis. RSVP on Facebook.

Upcoming Baby/Child Dedication – Sunday, May 12

On May 12, we are going to dedicate babies and children to the congregation. If you are interested in participating in this special service, please email Rev. Meg Riley to share information about your family, which we’ll need for the ritual planning. Older children are (especially) welcome for the dedication, as well — it’s not just for babies 🙂 Contact Rev. Meg with any questions, and hope to see you there!

Performing Arts Concert Series 2018-2019

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, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM

ELLIS

EllisTICKETS GO ON SALE AFTER THE SERVICE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14! A first appearance at UUCM! Ellis is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts.  A gifted songwriter and performer, Ellis is known for her stirring lyrics, open- hearted performances and contagious laughter. She got her start at coffee shops and now tours the folk circuit with nine albums to her credit. She has been a four-time guest on A Prairie Home Companion, and Ellis has won more than a dozen songwriting and live performance awards. Tickets $20 each and will be available after Sunday service, on Eventbrite and at the door. More information about Ellis is available here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM

THE MINNETONKA CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Lara Mac Lean, Conductor

mcoThe Minnetonka Civic Orchestra will be performing twice this year. Created in 1976, the Minnetonka Civic Orchestra provides enjoyable, educational and artistically solid musical experiences for its members and audience. This non-auditioned community orchestra enthusiastically welcomes new members, based on seat availability. The concerts are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public. Continue reading →

Invitation to Participate: Decades Service on Sunday, June 9

The Worship Arts Ministry (WAM) would love to have a speaker and musician approaching or firmly settled in each of the decade milestones. It is not needed to have all 9 decades (10 years old through 90 years old!) but a good range of ages would be wonderful. Share a story or song that has been meaningful to you during your life’s journey. Play your trumpet, your flute, your viola, your harmonica – sing a song from Madame Butterfly or the hymnal. Whatever is quintessentially YOU! If you want to be part of this beloved service, please email Laurie Moser or text/call at 763-234-4813 before the deadline of Sunday, May 12.

Solar Garden Party, Co-Sponsored by UUCM

Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Learn from experts about rooftop solar for homeowners; Community Solar Gardens as an option that doesn’t require panel installation; energy efficiency; and ways to reduce your household’s energy consumption.  Social half hour with appetizers, 4:00-4:30.  Presented by MNIPL (our April social generosity recipient), Citizens Utility Board of MN, All Energy Solar, Center for Energy and Environment and Green Home Doctor. Located at St Luke Presbyterian Church: 3121 Groveland School Rd in Minnetonka.