2nd/3rd Grade Readathon

The Journey of Reading to Help the Journey of Healing

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
― Anna Quindlen

Children in the 2nd-3rd grade classroom are raising money to help homeless youth make the journey from homelessness to healing. Each child will be keeping track of each day they read at least 20 minutes during the month of March. People within the congregation will be able to pledge for the combined number of times the children in the 2nd-3rd grade classroom met the reading goal. For example, if 5 children each meet the goal for 31 days, you will pledge for 155 times met. If you pledge .10 cents for each time, your pledge would be $15.50. You can pledge any amount. Even a small pledge can add up if everyone participates! You can also do a flat fee pledge if you want. Money raised will be given to Avenues for Homeless Youth. Continue reading →

Calling All Artists and Creative UUs

In April, the North Wall Art Space will feature art work by UUCM members and friends. All forms of creative works are welcome…watercolor, fabric art, quilting, photography, oils, pottery, acrylics, collage…surprise us!

The sign up sheet is in the Community Room and will be open through Monday, March 25. The North Wall Art Space can accommodate up to 20 works of art at a time. If there are more works they will be displayed on a rotating basis. Art work should be dropped of at church by Thursday, March 28. Please have your art work framed and ready for hanging.

This show of art works by members and friends is done in conjunction with the annual April UUCM Variety Show, which is April 13th.

For more information on the art show, contact Christy Dachelet at czdachelet@comcast.net.

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

EllisA first appearance at UUCM, Ellis will perform in the Spring of 2019. She 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. 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 →

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

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.