Our Social Justice Ministry will keep UUCM members and friends informed throughout 2017 about upcoming events and activities of interest. The intent is to encourage and build the congregation's capacity to educate, serve, witness, and advocate for social justice. Watch the UUCM Facebook page for more events!
The four focus areas below are our social justice priorities for action and will frame our work together until such time as the congregation chooses to modify them. The Social Justice Ministry provides opportunities for the congregation to participate in volunteer, educational, stewardship and advocacy activities that are centered in these focus areas:
Every Sunday UUCM donates the entire open offering to a social justice cause, with different organizations chosen each month. Since we began this practice five years ago, UUCM has raised and dispersed over $82,000 to more than 60 different organizations. The recipient of grants from this fund are chosen by the Social Justice Ministry and our Minister.
Social Justice Ministry Call
for Congregational Input!
Do you have any ideas or recommendations for organizations/initiatives to be considered for UUCM’s future social generosity offerings? SJM facilitator Naomi is compiling congregational suggestions. You may submit your suggestion using the downloaded form below under the documents section.
JANUARY 2018: Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN)
DECEMBER: UUA Guest at Your Table.
NOVEMBER: Interfaith Outreach, Sleepout for the Homeless $1,545
OCTOBER: Jewish Community Action $1,402
SEPTEMBER: UUSC/UUA Hurriane Relief $2,066
AUGUST: Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA). $732
JULY: Autism Society of MN $1,083
JUNE: American Refugee Committee $593
MAY 2017: TAKE ACTION MN - $ 1,100.00
(For a full listing of previous recipients please contact the office)
For more than 50 years, UUCM has relied on the generosity of our Members and our Friends to finance the church. Thank you for considering a gift to UUCM. Your gift will directly support the mission, ministries, and programs of the church. To learn more about making charitable financial contributions, please download our UUCM Giving Guide. If you would like to make an online donation with a credit card, please visit our GiveMN Page and follow the instructions to donate to our Operating Fund or Building Fund. Checks may be mailed to UUCM, 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391. For other methods of giving, including pledges, automatic withdrawals, and stock transfers, please consult the UUCM Giving Guide, found at the bottom of this page, click on to download . As a growing church with a brand-new building, we are planting the seeds of many wonderful future possibilities. Your gift will help us grow these possibilities and enable UUCM to live out its mission, “In a spirit of wonder and courageous love, we connect, grow, and act.”
Special fundraisers are held throughout the year to support some other specific causes within the church. The largest such fund is the Youth Fund, which supports special programming for Children and Youth, including the annual youth leadership school and youth trips (e.g. Heritage trip to Boston, General Assembly, service trips). Each week loose change in the offering basket goes to youth fund activities.
UUCM has established an endowment fund to accept legacy gifts and provide a strong financial foundation for the future of the church. Consider making provisions for a legacy gift to the endowment fund in your will.