Program for Bridging Youth of 2019

Sunday, April 28 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Hey, High School Seniors (and those equivalent)! Arif and Andrea are really looking forward to meeting with you April 28 to offer you UU support, plus time to reflect on memories of your time at UUCM as you graduate out of the religious education program for children and youth. We long to support you into adulthood. Although you have missed the deadline, it is still OK to RSVP to dre@uucmtka.org – but don’t complain about the food 🙂 ! Looking forward to gathering with you once more!

Chalice Keeper Training: Next Session April 14, 8:45 AM

Just a reminder for families of CKs in training to come as prepared as you can, to demonstrate the details of lighting the chalice as described in the booklet, as well as evidence of completing the workbook. Remember to practice reading the Principles reading on page 5 of  your  booklet. Thanks for taking part. See you bright and early on April 14!

Note: Those who can recite the Rainbow Path Principles from memory will earn a chalice pin that glows in the dark. And if they can do both the original and children’s Rainbow Path version, I will reward them even better – yet to be determined.

“A Very Touchy Subject” April 14 at 11:30 AM

TUUCM’s Child & Youth Religious Education Program presents “A Very Touchy Subject”, A Kidpower/Creative Spirit Safe Touch Program

by Rachael Kroog. This 50 Minute interactive family presentation is designed to empower kids and give them tools to keep them safe.  The- parent/child program is filled with music, dance, storytelling, sensitive humor and Rachael’s special friend, Squeaky the bird. It is a perfect complement to this year’s Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education classes for K/1st and 4/5th grades. All families with K-5th grade children are encouraged to attend. And it is free, although donations are welcome! Continue reading →

Next Monthly Healing Touch Sessions: April 7

The next Community Healing Touch will be Sunday, April 7 starting at 11:45 AM in the Boxelder Room. Please be there early so you can complete intake information. Each session will last approximately 45 to 50 minutes. If you are interested in participating we ask that you sign up by Wednesday, April 3, so that we know how many practitioners will be needed. The sign-up sheet will be in the Community Room. See you soon! If you have concerns or questions, please text or call Betty Hartnett at 952-220-6959.
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Stewardship Campaign: Growing 2030 Possibilities

Growing Possibilities

2019 Stewardship Campaign Wrap-Up – Thank You!

Our annual “Growing 2030 Possibilities” stewardship campaign is wrapping up, and so far we have received 109 pledges for $315,000.  Thank you to all our Members and Friends that joined in to show their support for UUCM, and helped us raise a record pledge drive amount!  Your generosity means that we can fund our biggest priorities for next year. If you have not yet responded, please do so and help us to get to our goal of 115 pledges – every gift counts.  You can find information packets online at the UUCM webpage.  To make a pledge, fill out the online form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUCMPledge, or email Fred Hulting (fhulting@comcast.net) with your amount. Again, thank you for your generous support of UUCM!

With all the wonderful things that are happening at UUCM, this is a great time for us to invest energy and treasure in our spiritual home.

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, we will kick off our annual UUCM Stewardship Campaign, “Growing 2030 Possibilities.”   The campaign will run through March 22, and has the ambitious goal to raise more than $330,000. Your support for the church will help us realize new possibilities for UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd East, as we move towards the year 2030.

Each Spring, UUCM prepares a budget for the following fiscal year (July through June). Since Member and Friend contributions make up nearly 90% of our income, we conduct a Stewardship campaign at this time to gather pledges of financial support for the coming year.  We ask that each of you determine a pledge amount based on your commitment to the church and your financial resources. We want to receive responses from 100% of our Members and have many of our Friends participate as well. If that happens, we should be able to raise at least $330,000 (12% over last year). This amount will support our growing mission and the payments on our $610,000 mortgage.

Complete information about the campaign and our preliminary budget may be found in our Stewardship Packet.  For more information about giving to UUCM, please consult our Giving Guide.

If we all join in, we can reach our goal!  Make your pledge, and watch this page for updates on the progress of our campaign!

Path to Membership Class: Exploring UU History & Beliefs

Sunday, April 14 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Oak Room
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. Childcare is available during this event. Facilitated by Melissa Martinson, Membership Ministry.