An Amazing Year in Review

Meals on Wheels
Every 9 weeks, MSUS members and friends deliver several routes for Meals-on-Wheels. We would like to include more people in this rewarding service. One person drives and a second person takes meals to the door. Meals are picked up before 11:30 at Unity Hospital, and take less than an hour to complete the deliveries. Please contact Merle D. for more information and to volunteer.

It’s been a busy year for the MSUS Social Action Committee, which works to “serve the community beyond our walls” through community service, fundraising for social causes, and sharing UU values with other social action organizations in the northern suburbs. Here are some of the highlights from an extraordinary year.

Special Collections
On the second Sunday of each month, MSUS dedicates the weekly collection to an organization chosen by the Social Action Committee. MSUS members and friends were especially generous this year, with donations of more than $4,000 going to local families and organizations in need.

Month
Organization
Amount

September
Alexandra House
$270

October
MUUSJA
$273

November
Holiday meals for Fridley School families in need
$800

Special
Standing Rock Water Protectors
$613

December
Minister’s Discretionary Fund
$610

January
Meals on Wheels
$468

February
MICAH (Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing)
$446

March
SACA (Southern Anoka Community Assistance)
$540

April
Springbrook Nature Center
$669

May
UU Women’s Federation
$419

Day of Service
The Social Action Day of Service on Saturday, March 11, 2017, was a resounding success! More than two dozen MSUS members and friends came together to:

  • Make care packages for our homeless neighbors
  • Construct bird nesting material tubes for local birds
  • Prep books for distribution to local Little Free Libraries
  • Construct furniture and clean the Hope4Youth drop-in center in Anoka
  • Cooked a meal of meatloaf and baked potatoes at Alexandra House

Huge thanks to everyone who helped plan, provide supplies, and helped participate! You are all amazing!

Show Your MSUS Pride
Haven’t gotten your new MSUS t-shirt yet? There are still some left. The new shirt features the UU chalice on the front, along with the church name and year we were formed (in a beautiful ocean blue). The back includes the new Vision statement and the URL for the church website. Find an order form on the bulletin board in the Social Hall and order yours today! Completed forms and checks should be placed in the Social Action mailbox.