UU the Vote Launch 2022

unnamed (3)Sunday, May 22 at 2 PM on Zoom
On Sunday the 22nd, area UUs will gather to launch our 2022 UU the Vote campaign for Minnesota, North and South Dakota congregations. We want to hear your hopes and fears about 2022 voting, learn what plans you and your congregation have made so far, and share news about MUUSJA’s partnering in 2022 with BIPOC-led civic engagement.

“You may not be “into politics,” but it sure is into you,” as MN Attorney General Ellison says. Join us to make this the summer of ‘good trouble’ – Register now! Learn more below. Continue reading →

Beacon Housing Update

Rev Lisa CapitolApril’s Bring it Home, MN Rally: Beacon and their interfaith partners – of which UUCM is one – had over 100 leaders in person, 40 on Zoom, and 23 legislators attend this great action. They even signed a letter which was delivered to Governor Walz! Rev. Lisa (pictured center) also attended a gathering to support funding for important Housing Infrastructure Bonds. Learn about these initiatives and more in Beacon’s May newsletter.

Update on Guatemalan Family + How You Can Help

UUCM has been working with the UUSC and Michael Servetus Unitarian Society to support a Guatemalan family that has been reunited in Minnesota, after being separated for many years at the border. We are working on getting organized and providing monthly updates. If you are interested in being an occasional or ongoing part of this work, please contact Kate Flom at kflom209@gmail.com.

We need volunteers who are willing to provide transportation, help gather goods, and provide translation services. We are making progress including school clothes for the youngest son, beds, sheets, and kitchen supplies, and some food donations. We think we have located bicycles for the family and we are working on finding much needed dental services.

The family has been subsisting on weekly trips to a neighborhood food shelf, but the food shelf just imposed a limit of one visit per month. If you can help with a monetary donation, please click here, and put ‘UUSC Family’ in the Tickets/Events/Misc. memo line or send a check to UUCM with ‘UUSC Family’ in the memo line. Thank you!

Plants to Share or Take Home

A Climate Justice Team Initiative: Ready to thin out plants from your garden or looking to add some new varieties? Come to UUCM On Saturday, June 4, 10:00-12 noon for plants to take home or exchange. If you don’t have plants to share, no problem. Take home a plant to add to your garden or patio. There will be no cost, though donations will be accepted.