How to Connect at UUCM

Welcome Visitors!

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Sunday Service is held at 10:00 AM and they typically include music, hymns, readings, a time for all ages, a collection, a speaker and are followed by a fellowship hour with refreshments in the adjoining Community Room. Visitors are encouraged to  introduce themselves during the service and the coffee hour. Or look for "Red Cup Greeters" during coffee hour, to help answer any questions  you may have. (Look for people drinking coffee from Red Cups!). Information for visitors is available at the Visitor's Table in the Community Room. Childcare is provided for infants and  young children during the service. During the school year, pre-school children through senior high youth join the congregation in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service and may then join religious education classes or remain with the congregation. Children should be signed in with the Religious Education Greeter on the lower level before the service begins and picked up following the service.


We are located at 2030 Wayzata Blvd East in Wayzata, Minnesota. We are located on the south side of Highway 12 / Interstate 394.  For location and directions on Google, click here for the Google Maps page.

Pathway to Membership

WELCOME CLASSES

If you have been visiting UUCM and would like to find out more about Unitarian Universalism and our  congregation, we invite you to join us for a “Welcome to UUCM: A class expecially for Newcomers”, a 50 minute information session offered on occasional Sunday mornings following the worship service.  Together, we will explore the mission and vision of this church, as well  as historical and contemporary Unitarian Universalism. There will be  time to reflect on our own faith journeys and religions questions. We’ll  also have information about our "Exploring UUism classes". The next  class will be held on Sunday,  January 14th, 2018 - time TBD.


EXPLORING UUism

In these classes, participants have an opportunity to share more deeply their  individual spiritual journeys and to explore whether membership in UUCM  feels right for them. There are two classes in this series, both offered  during the First Hour on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 AM. Visitors and friends who are interested in membership at UUCM should  take both of these classes in any order. The class called "Exploring UU History  and Beliefs" allows participants to share their own spiritual journeys  and to interactively explore a broad overview of Unitarian and Universalist history and what it means to be a UU. In the class called  "Exploring UUCM", we will continue to respond to your questions, and  explore information and opportunities about our particular church, and  how we relate to the wider UU Region and the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

Exploring UUCM:  

Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Exploring UU History and Beliefs: 

Sunday,  December 17th 2017 at 9:00 AM


There are five expectations of membership in our voluntary association:

  • Have a spiritual practice
  • Pledge
  • Serve the congregation
  • Serve the wider world
  • Come to Sunday services

Congregational Life

CARE TEAM
The  Care Team helps coordinate meals, rides, visits and emergency child  care, and more for those in our church community with such needs. They  recruit and maintain a list of volunteers.The team helps the minister  coordinate memorial services. (Memorial or Funeral Service information can be downloaded below.) They also send cards for congratulations, get well, thinking of you and condolences. To request care for yourself  or someone you know, or if you would be willing to lend a hand, please  contact any care team member:
Lea HosleyJan Geigle  |  Sue Asinger  |  Deanne Magnusson

AFFINITY GROUPS
Monday Morning Book Club
Members  of the MMBC meet on the third Monday of each month at 11:00 AM at UUCM.   Books are chosen each year by the whole group, from old classics to  new  authors and topical subjects. At each meeting a discussion leader  will tell something about the author and start the discussion. Anyone  who loves to read is welcome to join us. For more information about this  group, please contact Bev Montgomery.

Women Who Read Book Club
The UUCM book group, Women Who Read,  meet the second Monday of the month at members' homes to discuss a mix  of fiction, non-fiction and classics. WWR welcomes new members anytime.  Please contact Christy Dachelet  for more information.

Venerable Women
Especially  for women 60+, no agendas, just fun and getting to know one another. The group meets at UUCM and other fun spots around the area at Noon on  the second Friday of the month.  Please contact Sue McKnight.

Venerable Men
Especially  for men 60+, this group meets at 8:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the  month, generally at the Original Pancake House on Hwy 101 and County  Road 6 in Plymouth. Please contact Jerry Johnson for more information.

Hospitality Teams

Hospitality Teams are group of 10-15  people who provide support for each Sunday service. Duties include  ushering, greeting, and coffee hour duties. If you are interested in  joining one of these teams please contact the following people who will  provide training or instructions on how to join the team.

Ushers
Two ushers are required for each Sunday Worship service.  Please contact Barb Corbusier, if you are interested in becoming an usher or you  can sign up here  anytime to put your name on the schedule. A brief list of Ushers'  duties includes opening up the church and making sure everything is  ready for the service, greeting people and handing out the bulletin,  ringing the bell, taking the attendance count and taking the collection.

Greeters
A  brief overview of Greeters' duties includes welcoming guests to UUCM  and making their visit a comfortable experience. Please contact Gary Charles, Membership Ministry Facilitator if you wish to join the team.  To sign up for the greeter schedule you can sign up here.

Coffee Hour
The  coffee hour host makes coffee and sets up the North Room for social  time after each Sunday service.  If you would like to be part of the  Coffee Hosts schedule (training will be provided) please contact MaryAnn Wiborg