Please mark your calendar and plan to attend our Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This year our church business is limited to approval of the annual budget and the election of members to the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board, and the Nominating Committee. This is a time when we celebrate a successful year and conduct the business of this church that only church members can do. We need a quorum to conduct the meeting – please give us the gift of your time so that we may complete this work!
We look forward to seeing you on June 4!
Eric Cooperstein President of the Board
Christa Anders Secretary of the Board
158th Annual Meeting of the Members
First Universalist Church of Minneapolis Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A new exhibit of work by artist Beth Andrews will be on view in the gallery space in the Social Hall beginning Sunday, May 21, and running through August 13.
The artist writes: “As humans, we tend to think of ourselves as fundamentally different from other components of our vast and ancient universe. Yet the truth is that we are made up of recycled cosmic dust. Old atoms never die-they simply get reused in all forms of life, passed down through the ages. In the second half of my own life, I have become increasingly and more immediately aware of my personal connection to the earth, to other living beings, and to the ancient ones who have gone before me. It is this thread of connection that drives the visual decisions in my art. The artwork in this exhibit represents my exploration of these connections.” read more
Set some time aside to engage with life’s deeper themes: Join a circle this summer! These gatherings of 8-10 people are a great way to get connected at First Universalist and to stay spiritually grounded throughout the summer.
Offerings this summer include: four Community Circles, Newcomer Circles, and three Spiritual Deepening Circles including Meditation for Teachers, Chi-Gung, and Lectio Divina. View descriptions and schedules here.
Registration for summer circles opens this Sunday, May 7, and will be open through Monday, May 22. You may register online or in the Social Hall on Sundays, May 7, 14 or 21. For more information, contact Rev. Elaine Aron Tenbrink at email@example.com or 612-825-1701 x124.
Every year, the Board of Trustees shares a draft budget with the congregation at meetings in late April/early May. The board prepares a final version of the budget for presentation at our Annual Meeting, which this year is scheduled for Sunday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. (following the one 10 a.m. service). Below, you’ll find the presentation from the budget meetings, the proposed budget narrative, and the proposed budget summary.
On Sunday, April 30, First Universalist Church of Minneapolis will join more than 400 Unitarian Universalist congregations/communities in shifting our regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship to participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy, known as #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn. This call to action comes from a growing network led by UUs of color and white UUs working together. You won’t want to miss participating with thousands of UUs around the country in this large-scale historic action!
Our youth-friendly worship services will take place as scheduled – on Sunday, April 30 at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. – and will take the form of a worshipful teach-in with special guest performers and speakers. Watch for more information about how First Universalist is participating in the coming weeks, and read more about the national movement here.