Resources: The Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

Follow up resources!
We had a lively discussion with Alex Kim, Environmental Health Specialist for the City of Brooklyn Park, to discuss how recycling systems work, how to recycle correctly, and dismissing common myths about recycling. Here is are some follow up resources for those who missed the event or want to learn more about this topic. Also check out the bonus tips below, curated by the UUCM Climate Justice Team.

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ONLINE Women Who Read Book Club

Meets next ONLINE on Monday, January 11 at 6:40 PM – NOTE earlier gather time for casual conversation before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM to discuss Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, by Diane Wilson. If you have questions about the Women Who Read book club, please contact Christy Dachelet.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). New attendees: please email Christy Dachelet to request meeting details. If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that takes you through how to install and use Zoom.

ONLINE Tuesday Night Book Club

Meets next ONLINE on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 PM to discuss the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

A Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to current participants before the meeting (see why here). If you have questions, please contact Adam Schenck or Gary Charles. New members are always welcome.

New attendees: please email Gary Charles to request Zoom meeting ID/password details. If you’re new to Zoom or would like some extra help, we’ve created an instruction document that takes you through how to install and use Zoom.

(Formerly Men’s Book Club)

From the Board: January 2021

Each month, a member of the board will share a reflection on the Soul Matters monthly theme and the state of the church. The theme for January is Imagination. This month’s post is offered by Becky Halat.

Keeping Imagination Alive

What a year 2020 was. As we look back, we certainly see that 2020 put us in places we never expected. And now that we’re in a new year, we know that even after 2020, there’s no returning to normal, because normal changed, and so have we.

We’ve watched in doomscrolling amazement as crises have stolen the open spaces of our imaginations. COVID-19 has changed and taken lives across the globe. George Floyd’s murder turned our hometown into ground zero for a global racial justice protest movement. And on top of that, we had a contentious election in an incredibly divided nation and this week, a violent and anti-democratic attempt to undermine that election at our nation’s capital. It’s a lot to process, and all of it has changed our world. Continue reading →