Solar for ALL: MNIPL’s May Community Connector Webinar

Solar for ALL: MNIPL’s May Community Connector Webinar
THIS TUESDAY, May 4, from 7-8 PM on Zoom 
Click here to register. You probably are aware that going solar can help cut utility bills and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And costs for clean energy through a variety of solar options continue to drop. But switching to solar, as a homeowner or a congregation, can be intimidating. 

Join Whitney Terrill and Buff Grace with MNIPL as we explore the vital climate healing work of solar energy. We will summarize the many projects MNIPL has created to help homeowners and faith communities go solar, whether solar is possible without taking on debt, and how we can ensure a just transition to solar with equitable opportunities for all. There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation. 

UUCM ‘Racial Justice In Action’ Resource List

Last Sunday, Reverend Lisa and the Racial Justice team hosted a ‘Racial Justice in Action’ conversation after church, with break out groups covering the topics of ‘Equity in Education,’ ‘Helping Our Neighbors,’ and ‘Current Legislation.’  Click here for a Resource List compiled from all 3 sessions.  All are welcome at our next Racial Justice Committee meeting Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30pm. Contact Kate Flom with questions or to request the meeting Zoom link.

Online Meeting with US Rep. Dean Phillips

Monday, May 10 at 10:15 AM
You’re invited to join UUCM and other congregations across our district to urge US Rep. Dean Phillips to be a bold climate leader in 2021 and beyond! We will gather on Zoom at 10:15am for a short training, then Rep. Phillips will join from 10:45-11:30am. Our own Betty Hartnett will share UUCM’s climate story, including actions we’ve taken for climate justice and why we want investment in green jobs and building back fossil free. We will hear from five other faith communities in the district, as well. You can RSVP here. And please invite a friend by sharing the RSVP link!

Beacon Housing: Rent is Due – Monthly Call

Monday, May 3 from 8:30-9:00 AM
Register here, and invite a friend to join you! It’s time again to support those in our community who struggle each month to make sure they have a safe place to call home. Learn more about Beacon’s advocacy work, and take strategic action together for home. We must keep showing up to advocate the state legislature! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mike Elliott.  

Social Generosity Offering: April 2021

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THIS SUNDAY, May 2 at 11:15 AM
Laura Sisterman from Sojourner will attend our service and offer a presentation at 11:15 AM, to give us an update about what they do and how we can help. Please give some thought to questions you would like to ask Laura so that we can take advantage of her expertise. A Zoom link is available in the April 30th Friday Update email.

The mission of Sojourner Project is to provide emergency shelter, support, and legal advocacy services to those victimized by domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. Their ultimate goal encourages the change from crisis to stability and the transition from victim to survivor. In order to build safer communities, Sojourner conducts outreach activities and specifically designed presentations to heighten public awareness and engage groups and individuals in educational opportunities to prevent future victims and abusers. All Sojourner services are confidential and free of charge.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.