MidAmerica Webinars
MidAmerica Webinars
UUA Districts & Regions

Videos from past Webinars are listed at left.

All our webinars require registration. Registration will close at Midnight (Eastern) or 11:00 PM (Central) on the day before the scheduled webinar or if the webinar reaches its registration capacity. We will send an email with the Zoom number the day of the event.

LATEST WEBINAR VIDEOS:

Virtual Circle Process

Virtual Circle Process

This webinar will build your experience in having deep conversation in a virtual format utilizing Circle Process. If you are leading any kind of virtual group discussion, this webinar is for you!

Resources: https://sites.google.com/uua.org/circles-rounds/home

Presented by Nancy Combs-Morgan and Phil Lund

Congregational Meetings on Zoom

Congregational Meetings on Zoom

We go over the basics of how to have a congregational meeting on Zoom, including registration options, polling options, and security controls. Presenter: Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant

Congregational Meetings on Zoom slides (PDF)

Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis and Challenge

Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis and Challenge

Presented by Rev. David Pyle

At the core of the commitment to one another in our covenant is how we care for one another as religious communities.  And yet, in times of crisis, conflict, or challenge, the patterns of how we have cared for one another in other times can break down.  This webinar will explore both practices of how to care for one another in times of crisis and challenge, but also how the care itself must change because of these times. This is a webinar for Religious Professionals, Lay-Leaders, and Congregation Members who are involved in the congregation’s ministries of caring.

Human Resources: Supervising for Success

Human Resources: Supervising for Success

Rob Molla, UUA Director of Human Resources presents this series. This webinar covers employee manuals, evaluations and assessments, supervisory feedback, performance improvement plans, bias and cultural awareness, and Rob’s rules.

Supervising for Success slides (PDF)

Human Resources: Hiring for Success

Human Resources: Hiring for Success

Rob Molla, UUA Director of Human Resources presents this series. This webinar covers personnel files, hiring, I-9 forms, job descriptions, reasonable accommodation, and staffing for diversity.

Hiring for Success slides (PDF)

Human Resources: Staffing Matters During COVID-19

Human Resources: Staffing Matters During COVID-19

Jan Gartner, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager presents. Whether you have staff who supervise staff, or are a small congregation where members must fill this role, come to learn basics of positive human resource practice. We will discuss job descriptions, hiring, supervision, personnel files, and evaluations.

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How to Host a Virtual Game Night

How to Host a Virtual Game Night

Just because we're social distancing doesn't mean we can't have fun! This webinar will give you all the information you need to host a Virtual Game Night for your congregation. Topics will include: using Zoom video conferencing features like polling and break out rooms and the best games to play online. Hosted by Phil Lund and Sharon Dittmar

Digital Giving

Digital Giving

While our congregations are not meeting in person, many of us are wondering how to continue to collect funds. One way is digital giving, whether that is through text or app. We will explore four possible sources for digital giving currently used by UU congregations, how they work, fee structure, strengths and weakness, and how to communicate their existence to your members and friends. Questions are encouraged, as are your stories of what you are using for digital giving and how they work.

Hosted by Rev. Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant

How to Do Small Group Online Gatherings

How to Do Small Group Online Gatherings

Recently we have heard people say “we will have to cancel our covenant groups.” Not so! Small groups of all kinds can still meet online. Covenant groups can continue, as can a variety of new congregational online groups – art groups, game groups, story groups. Join us for a webinar to explore how your community can stay connected while we are all at home. As always we welcome your input and suggestions about online congregational groups you love!

Facilitated by Phil Lund and Sharon Dittmar

More Resources

Virtual Gatherings for Small Congregations

Virtual Gatherings for Small Congregations

This webinar is designed for small congregations that are new to using the Zoom meeting platform for virtual worship and other church activities. Together we'll go over the basics of Zoom and look through the contents of the "Guide to Streaming Sunday Services, Meetings, and Classes" webpage at uua.org.

Please read the Guide first: https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/streaming

For more information contact midamerica@uua.org.

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