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.
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 date to be announced.
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. Click here for a full listing of classes.
There are five expectations of membership in our voluntary association:
If you feel you have an area of interest that is calling you to participate and don't know where to start, then our "How to Connect" document will point you in the right direction! Please email the office to request a copy of our "How to Connect".
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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.
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.
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.
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 Hosley | Jan Geigle | Sue Asinger | Helen Crosson
If you would be able to offer a ride for someone who otherwise cannot get to church on Sunday morning, please sign up to provide a ride (here), based upon the area in which you are willing to drive. Provide a contact number. Estimated distance is within 15 miles of UUCM. You will be called, if a ride is needed. North - Hamel, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Corcoran, Brooklyn Park, New Hope West - Wayzata, Medina, Orono, Mound South - Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Chanhassen, Hopkins, Eden Prairie East - St. Louis Park, Edina, Golden Valley, Minneapolis Thank-you for your assistance and support. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Care Team.
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.
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.
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.
The coffee hour host makes coffee, tea, other beverages and sometimes treats for the social time after each Sunday service. If you would like to be part of the Coffee Hour Hosts schedule (training will be provided) please contact MaryAnn Wiborg.