FIRST HOUR

Sunday, August 27th  | 11:30AM (after service).
Exploring UU History and Beliefs. 

This class is part 1 of a 2-part class on a path to membership at UUCM, allowing 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. Current members and friends are very welcome to join in the class also. Facilitated by Melissa Martinson, Membership Ministry. 

First Hour  provides a lively interactive way for us to come together to build community and further explore our faith and values in a smaller group setting. First Hour begins at 9:00 AM and will go for one hour, and then Worship Service begins at 10:00 AM.

Activities will be led by our Minister, Director of RE, Music Director, Adult Education Committee, and members of the congregation.  We are interested in having offerings from other lay leaders and congregation members as well. All members, friends, visitors and prospective members are invited to attend, and many offerings will be suitable for the UUCM youth as well!  For more information please contact Susan Goll. You can download the brochure to read about First Hour, share your ideas for programs to offer, or give us feedback on the programs attended or offered. Childcare is offered during First Hour.

UUCM MISSION STATEMENT

"In a spirit of wonder and with courageous love, we connect, grow, and act."

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF MINNETONKA

Sunday, September 10th  | 9:00 AM
Welcome: An Introduction to Hanmi Buddhist Meditation

Curious how a meditation practice can create a welcoming heart and mind?  Join us to learn an introductory Chinese Esoteric Buddhist meditation from the Lotus Dharma family, the “Purity of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva” or the “Effulgence of Amitabha Buddha” meditations.  Receive sacred mantra, mudra and visualization and begin practicing today!  This session will include a brief overview of the Chinese Esoteric Buddhist school and best practices for those who are interested in sustaining an ongoing practice, as well as time for questions and sharing. The class will be led by Charlotte Steen. (Instructor Vajracharya ZhiChan, Charlotte Steen, is an ordained teacher in the Hanmi Buddhist lineage.  She teaches Hanmi Buddhist meditations, offers spiritual healing services and conducts Buddhist prayer services to relieve suffering.  She works to serve all who want to meditate daily to transform their lives, to open their awareness, and to heal themselves and others.)