March 20 Lobby Day & Capitol Rally for Housing Justice

Join the big push to pass Bring It Home, Minnesota — legislation that would fully fund rental assistance in Minnesota. Make your voice heard at two events coordinated by our community partner Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative!

Lobby Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

REGISTER HERE to join others in our districts to meet with state legislators to get their support. Be sure to register so that Beacon organizers can plan legislator visits. Training will be provided. We’ll have snacks available, and there will be time to grab lunch at one of the cafes in the capitol.

Capitol Rally 1:30-2:30 p.m.

REGISTER HERE to rally and make some noise in the capitol to let lawmakers know about the huge support for Bring It Home, Minnesota. Beacon’s goal is 1,000 attendees! UUCM’s goal is to have 15 people participate in the rally. You can help make that happen! 

Get on the bus! 8:15 a.m. departure – 3:15 p.m. return

For folks going to both events, UUCM is partnering with other churches in the area to take a bus to the capitol. The bus leaves the UUCM parking lot at 8:15 a.m. and returns right after the rally, about 3:15 p.m. We’ll sing songs and have snacks and enjoy the ride together! Let Mike Elliot know if you want a spot on the bus.

UUSC Family Support Update

Thank you for your generous donations for the family we are supporting. They’re very appreciative of the clothing and household items, as well as your gift of time driving them to and from appointments. We met with the family last week to celebrate their successes in 2022 and hear about their priorities for the year ahead. Together, we set some short term and long term goals

They need your help to accomplish these goals! 

Spanish language skills are helpful, but not necessary. We’ll connect you with great apps for translation services to bridge the communication gap. 

Please consider helping by…

Volunteering your time: 

  • Driving to and from their schedule dentist appointments 
  • Helping the dad study for his written driving test
  • Helping parents learn how to use a laptop computer and their Android phones. 

Sign up here!

Donating the following items:

  • Shelving to additional storage in their family room
  • Big bath towels
  • Thick non-stick frying pan (their current one is thin and burns easily)
  • Thick non-stick Dutch Oven (their current one is thin and burns easily)

Monetary Donations: This allows us to spend $200/month on groceries for their continued food security.  

ONLINE/MAIL Special Donation Instructions: Online to Special Donation Campaigns using a credit card at Please put “UUSC Family” in the memo line. Mail a contribution with “UUSC Family” in the memo line to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391.You can also place checks and gift cards in the secure box near the church office door.

Contact Lori Arnold with questions by email or call (952) 693-8604. 

Thank you! 

The UUCM and MSUS Immigration Justice Team

Legislative Letter Writing Pizza Party

February 26, 11:301:00
Community Room

The Minnesota legislature has before it many important bills that could have a huge impact on improving Minnesotans’ lives. Contacting our elected officials is a powerful way to influence policy, so let’s get together, enjoy some pizza, and write letters asking for their support. 

We’ll have sample letters, paper, and postcards available to make it easy to get your voice heard on a number of important bills, including Bring It Home Minnesota, Minnesota Care for All, rezoning to support Mills Church’s affordable housing project, and others. We’ve invited our neighbors from Mills Church to join us for the party.

Social Generosity Offering: February 2023

Screenshot 2023-02-03 162214OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination. Toward that end, OutFront Minnesota works on educational equity, anti-violence, and policy and organizing, including supporting the ban on conversion therapy that was recently introduced in the Minnesota legislature.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at 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.

Recycling Opportunities

  • Contact the Asingers if you have water softener bags to recycle and contact Jackie Smolen or the Asingers for recycling Styrofoam.
  • Collection of defunct holiday lights continues through January. You can drop them off in the box under Social Justice table in the north room.
  • The Climate Justice Team plans to have a metal recycling day in May. We encourage you to start saving items for this event. Contact Sue Asinger with any questions.