Serve One Another

Social Justice

Our Social Justice Ministry will keep UUCM members and friends informed throughout 2018 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. Visit  the UUCM Happenings Page for weekly Social Justice updates.  

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:

  • Work with community partners to advance racial, LGBTQ, and economic justice.
  • Join with others to protect the environment.
  • Connect with Unitarian Universalist congregations and organizations to strengthen the faith movement.

Social Generosity Offerings

Every Sunday UUCM donates the entire open offering to a social justice cause, with different organizations chosen each month. Since we began this practice eight 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.

Recent and Upcoming Donations:

FEBRUARY:  Philando Castile Relief Foundation

JANUARY 2019: Church of the Larger Fellowship

DECEMBER: Guest at Your Table

NOVEMBER: IOCP Sleep Out for the Homeless Campaign $1575

OCTOBER: People Serving People $1,342

SEPTEMBER: Embrace Race $1,593

AUGUST:  The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) $1,282

JULY: MyTeen Clinic, Hopkins MN $991

JUNE: UU Black Lives Matter $825

MAY: UUCM Youth's Mission ASP Trip to Kentucky $1,086

APRIL: IOCP Great Expections $1,221

MARCH: IOCP Prevent Hunger Campaign $1,140

FEBRUARY: CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) $590

JANUARY 2018: Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN) $982

DECEMBER: UUA Guest at Your Table. $1,535

NOVEMBER: Interfaith Outreach, Sleepout for the Homeless $1,545

OCTOBER: Jewish Community Action $1,402

(For a full listing of previous recipients please contact the office)


NOTE: Our annual Stewardship Campaign is underway until April 30th 2018. Please download the Stewardship Packet here for more information about the campaign, and it's importance to UUCM. We encourage all members and friends to pledge to the church during this campaign.

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.”   

Other Areas You Can Support

Building Fund

UUCM established a Building Fund in 2007 for money used to fund construction of our new building at 2030 Blvd East. So far, we have raised over $2.9 million. While the project was completed in 2017, we still need donations as we pay off our loans, and do a variety of follow-up projects.

Youth Fund

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.

Endowment Fund

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.