Donate to Express Metals and Support Youth at UUCM

Want to save money, help the environment and support the Youth at UUCM? Express Metals in Hopkins will take a large variety of products that contain metal – Lawn mowers, snow blowers, BBQ grills, washers, dryers, lead acid batteries and more.

When dropping off the items, just mention that you want the proceeds to go to the UUCM – Youth Group.  Our Youth set this up about 4 – 5 years ago to raise money and aid the environment by keeping recyclable material out of landfills.

Visit their website for more information:  www.expressmetals.net

Express Metals
8094 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55343
PH: (952)515-6066

The Climate Justice Team would like to hear from you!

Thank you to everyone who attended last Sunday’s worship on our commitment to the earth and who participated in the online poll regarding ways to further UUCM’s climate justice work. Unfortunately, the results of our poll did not save. So we would like to invite all of you to participate, whether again or for the first time! Please follow this link to an online poll, which will take only a few minutes to complete. If you were unable to attend the service, you can view it by clicking here. Thank you for your support in helping the team set future goals for this important ministry.

Social Generosity Offering: September 2020

The September UUCM Social Generosity Offering will go to Water Legacy. Water Legacy’s mission is to protect Minnesota’s water resources and the communities who rely on them. They focus on preventing toxic industrial pollution from the PolyMet/Glencore copper-nickel sulfide mine, protecting human health and treaty resources, and defending Minnesota water quality standards from industry rollbacks. They hold Minnesota state agencies accountable to enforce pollution standards and to operate according to law, science and public transparency. Here is a fact sheet with more information.

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.

UUCM is Going Solar!

A message from Fred Hulting, Board President, boardpresident@uucmtka.org

Over the past six months a team led by Jackie Smolen has developed a proposal for UUCM to work with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light to install convert our electric power to solar. This proposal was recently approved by the Council and the Board. Moving to solar will allow us to replace our current fossil fuel energy source with clean renewable energy, reduce the impact of climate change and pollution on communicates of color, and save significantly on our energy bill. Continue reading →

Social Generosity Offering: August 2020

The August UUCM Social Generosity Offering will go to the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA), and specifically their support of the UU the Vote campaign.

As our MN Secretary of State says, “You might not be into politics, but politics is into you!” Whatever you most care about is likely to be affected by laws that get made, and laws are affected by who gets to vote and who gets elected. Honoring the democratic process and encouraging full participation in a fair election are key ways to live out our UU values of interdependency, equality, inclusion, inherent worth, and respect for the Earth and all its Peoples. Continue reading →