With the near-completion of our extensive renovation project, we re-dedicated it and ourselves to the work of furthering congregational humanism in the 21st century.
UU favorite Peter Mayer provided special music.
Senior Minister David Breeden gave special thanks to the many who it all possible and led the congregational dedication (Read the text)
The children now have new playground equipment dubbed the “F.U.S. Beagle” (think Darwin).
Work is almost complete on our $4MM upgrade of our Mid-Century Modern home. Odds and ends remain to be completed, but don’t hesitate to visit our new and improved facility with:
* An elevator serving all levels
* Accessible entrance from the Groveland Avenue side
* New all-gender restrooms
* Energy-efficient windows throughout the building
* Modern, year-round HVAC system
* New playground equipment (the “FUS Beagle”)
* And more that is not necessarily glamorous, but still valuable
Full dates are Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8
Join us at beautiful Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement in Long Lake, Minnesota, for a weekend of fellowship, relaxation, and renewal. You’ll enjoy great food, hiking and biking trails, canoeing, nearby lakes, and a few interesting and varied workshops in a quiet and protected setting surrounded by 3,300 acres of marshes, meadows, and mature forest.
The site has a tenting area and eight log cabins. Each cabin has a wood-burning stove and eight bunk beds with mattresses. The cabins do not have electricity. There are two modern composting toilet facilities near the cabins, as well as full restrooms and a shower at the main lodge. Baker does not allow pets. The Settlement is about 30 minutes west of Minneapolis.
You may register by downloading, completing and returning this pdf form or by submitting the following web form. When the latter is submitted, it will send an email with your registration information to the office. You are responsible for making payment either through the office or our secure online payment/donation site.
Contact Jeffry Magnuson with any questions:
3010 West 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Every year, beginning in 1992, the Foundation of the First Unitarian Society has awarded modest grants to a number of organizations that best represent the goals and ideals of the Kurt Pearson Social Concerns Fund. The fund was established to support groups that have demonstrated commitment so social causes that Kurt would have found commendable,
As part of our remodeling, we’re getting a new, magnet-friendly nametag board. This means we will be replacing our remaining pin nametags with magnetic nametags. The new nametags will have the larger lettering that is easier for everyone to read, as well as our current logo. If you have a pacemaker and cannot wear a magnetic nametag, please contact the office.
We are pleased to announce our new Director of Religious Education, Laura Carpenter. She is currently a member of a Unitarian Universalist fellowship in Tennessee, and she is one of those folks who has realized that her deepest commitments align with Humanism.
Laura has worked developing curricula and as an instructor. She has experience as an event coordinator, an activities coordinator, and a volunteer coordinator for several nonprofits. She has taught science, theater, outdoor skills, marine biology, snorkeling, skim boarding, and boogie boarding.
Laura has worked with the National Park Service, the National Geographic Society, and several educational institutions. Her work with nonprofits includes Moms Clean Air Force, Hands on Science Center, Kids Ecology Corps, Funky Fish Ocean Adventure Camp, Outdoor Science School, and Real Nature Environmental Farm.
Laura and outgoing DRE Charlie Krysinski will be working together the last days of July to ensure a smooth transition.