Mid-Week Minister’s Message 8/19/20

The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment is a complicated milestone in the arc of justice. What happens when we discover that our heroes and heroines are flawed, and we must reckon with their failures? This week’s video reflects on the lives of two Unitarian suffragists: Susan B. Anthony & Francis Ellen Watkins Harper.

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This weekly pastoral message by Rev. Lisa Friedman comes out on Wednesdays.

Mid-Week Minister’s Message 8/12/20

Many thanks go out to the Worship Arts Team for the wonderful summer series on “This I Commit My Heart To,” and to all who have shared their stories! This week’s video reflects on the power of our personal credos. What does it mean to believe what we must in this moment in our world?

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This weekly pastoral message by Rev. Lisa Friedman comes out on Wednesdays.

Mid-Week Minister’s Message 8/5/20

I am delighted to be on board at UUCM! This week’s video message shares my hopes for a collaborative ministry, where we share our life’s journey with one another. I invite you to connect with me by email (revlisa@uucmtka.org), phone (952-473-5900 x 102), or we can schedule a time to meet on Zoom. I am grateful for the warm welcome that UUCM has already extended.

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Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s video message.
This weekly pastoral message by Rev. Lisa Friedman comes out on Wednesdays.

Letter and video message from Rev. Lisa

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled and honored to be invited to serve UUCM as your Developmental Minister! This is a strange and tender time to meet one another in the midst of a pandemic, but please know that I can’t wait to meet you and begin this journey with you.

Throughout the process with the Search Team, I could sense UUCM’s deep commitment to community and shared ministry, and your excitement about the possibilities of what the future might bring. I walked through your beautiful building and grounds and could see the love and dedication with which you have created a welcoming home for all. I heard the stories from the team about what drew them to UUCM for their first visit and what inspired them to stay.  It is clear that you are a bright beacon of our faith as a congregation, and I look forward to exploring with you the ways in which our chalice flame can burn even brighter in hope and love in the Western suburbs. Continue reading →