MidAmerica Webinars
MidAmerica Webinars
UUA Districts & Regions

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LATEST WEBINAR VIDEOS:

2020 UUA Common Read

2020 UUA Common Read

This webinar will introduce you to this year's UUA Common Read, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, as well as the accompanying discussion guide. We'll also talk about strategies for effective group facilitation you can use to lead a discussion of the book in your community. You don't have to have read the entire book to participate in this webinar, although it would be helpful if you have a copy and have at least read the introduction.

Purchase the book from InSpirit, the UUA Bookstore

Read the introduction to the book.

Download a PDF of the UUA discussion guide

Accessibility Guidelines for Adult Workshop Presenters

https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/adults/accessibility-guidelines 

Strategies for Effective Adult Group Facilitation

https://www.uua.org/re/adults/group-facilitation 

Beacon Press Reading Guide

http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-Peoples-History-of-the-United-States-P1164.aspx#guides

Facilitator: Phillip Lund, Congregational Life Consultant MidAmerica Region UUA.

Webinar originally presented January 2020

Newer Faith Development Professionals

Newer Faith Development Professionals

Includes an introduction into covenant centered classrooms; organizing a churchwide faith development program (with links to helpful resources), and information about our professional association, the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA).

Presenters: Nancy Combs-Morgan and Cameron Young Originally presented September 2019

Ritual of Healing and Recharging

Ritual of Healing and Recharging

Many of us are at our carrying capacity for stress; we feel overwhelmed by the crises and events facing us. This ritual will help to heal us, to strengthen our resilience and find shared hope for our living planet.

Presenter: Rev. Chip Roush serves the First Unitarian Church of South Bend, Indiana. He is the co-author (with Leslie Takahashi and Leon Spencer) of The Arc of the Universe is Long. He received the MEA's David McMahon Human Rights Award in 2016. Chip chairs the Board of the South Bend LGBTQ Center and yes, he knows Mayor Pete.

Webinar originally presented October 2019

Faith Development in Smaller UU Communities

Faith Development in Smaller UU Communities

This webinar is specifically designed to help faith development leaders in smaller UU congregations and communities with building a vision of a covenant centered experiences and multigenerational opportunities for spiritual deepening. There are the essentials of some organizational ideas, as well as helpful resources.

Presenters: Nancy Combs-Morgan and Cameron Young

Slideshow (PDF) (PowerPoint Show)

Webinar originally presented October 2019

Working with Anxiety

Working with Anxiety

We live in anxious times, and this anxiety spills into our workplaces, homes, neighborhoods, and congregations. How can we productively work with anxiety? How can we prepare ourselves and our congregations for anxious challenges that may arise?

Presenter: Rev. Sharon Dittmar. Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). In 2016 she began work as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region.

Originally presented October 2019

For more information contact midamerica@uua.org.

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