Upcoming Social Justice Book Read

The book is Evicted by award winning author Matthew Desmond about the housing crisis in America. The discussion group will meeting online in April, specific dates will be determined soon. There are six books available for you to check out, located in a bin next to the Little Library at UUCM. Please complete the check out form located in the bin. Call Mary Cotton with any questions 763-442-5808 and look for upcoming announcements about further discussions.

A Conversation with Interfaith Housing and Community Partners

Save the date! Sunday, March 7 at 11:15 AM
IOCP’s Prevent Hunger Campaign will be our social generosity recipient for March. Join us to meet the new Executive Director, Kevin Ward, learn more about IOCP’s current projects and find out how we can get involved. UUCM is a founding member of IOCP – our annual support of the Prevent Hunger Campaign not only provides access to nutritious, culturally appropriate and hard-to-find food shelf items, it enables IOCP to provide a range of employment and family support services that set people on the path to new and hopeful futures. Check your Friday Update for a Zoom meeting link as the date approaches.

Line 3 Pipeline Presentation and Discussion

Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM

What is the Line 3 Pipeline?  Why is there so much objection to it?  Don’t we need the oil?  Isn’t it too late to take action? For answers to these and other questions, join us online for a presentation led by Buff Grace, Solar Outreach Manager at MNIPL, and Roberta Haskins, member of the MNIPL Line 3 Interfaith Group. Learn all about the Line 3 tar sands pipeline that is currently under construction in northern Minnesota, and why Native American tribes and environmental organizations like Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, MN350, and many others are opposing its construction. Then, discuss what you heard, how this relates to our UU principles and options for taking action. Feel free to invite anyone else whom you think would be interested in learning more about Line 3. For the Zoom link, check you Friday Update as the date approaches.

Beacon Presentation Video

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is our Social Generosity recipient for February. Beacon’s vision is that all people have a home, no exceptions. On February 7th, Craig Freeman, Beacon Community Connections Manager, joined us to share how Beacon Collaborative is building a movement of Minnesotans to achieve its vision that all people have a home and how you can join the movement. You can view a recording of this presentation by clicking here.