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.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:15am
At the request of petitioners from the congregation, the board is calling a special congregational meeting to approve a public statement by UUCM. This statement describes our racial justice commitment and will be accompanied by a “Black Lives Matter” banner on the exterior of our building.
This meeting will be held on February 28 at 11:15 am.
To attend, please register through this REGISTRATION LINK. Please have each member register separately, even if you live in the same household. For voting purposes, it is better for each member to also log in with their own device if possible. If this isn’t possible, we will have alternative voting options. More meeting details are outlined below:Continue reading →
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is a collaborative of congregations (including UUCM) united in action to create homes and advance equitable housing. Beacon’s vision is that all people have a home, no exceptions.
On February 7, 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. His presentation shared the basics of Beacon’s work to create supportive homes and effect structural policy change with a focus on Bring it Home, Minnesota, legislation recently introduced in the State Legislature that would virtually end homelessness in Minnesota. You can view a recording of this presentation by clicking here.
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.
Our work with Mapping Prejudice and the Just Deeds Project was recently featured in the University of Minnesota Libraries’ publication and the local edition of the SunSailor. Raising awareness in our community about the history and methods of institutionalized racism furthers UUCM’s racial justice work. This work fulfills one of our Ends: working with community partners to advance racial and economic justice. If you are interested in working with the Racial justice group, or if you have ideas about additional projects we could work on, please contact Kate Flom, at email@example.com.
Sunday, February 7 at 11:15 AM
Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM
We will be having Congregational conversations about whether to hang a BLM banner and make a public statement of support that Black lives matter. This is a step toward a Congregational vote on flying the banner and making the statement to the broader community. We will be focusing our discussion with these questions. We encourage you to think of other ways we might think about this important topic. Please plan to attend one of the sessions and share your views about the statement and banner. If you are planning to attend you may find it helpful to review our Values, Mission and Ends; the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism; and the proposed Eighth Principle. A congregational vote will be scheduled for late February or early March. Check your Friday Update for the Zoom link.