October 2019 Friends of MidAmerica

October 2019

Dear Friends:

The MidAmerica Region of the UUA provides congregational life services to approximately 185 congregations, 9 emerging congregations, and 8 covenanted communities across 13 states. These services include faith formation, cultural competence, stewardship, leadership and mission development, and conflict transformation.

In the MidAmerica Region, our congregations have reduced their Annual Program Fund gifts by over 25% since the 2007 recession. While we work to help congregations raise their gifts, your contribution now to Friends of the MidAmerica Region helps close this financial gap.

In the coming year money received from the Friends of MidAmerica Program will fund (among many specific and general services):

  • Regional Assembly at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford, IL on April 18, 2020 featuring Taquiena Boston, Special Advisor to the UUA President for Inclusion, Equity, and Change
  • Webinar series on the UUA Common Read, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the Unites States for Young People, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese—keep an eye on the newsletter for details!
  • Presidents Webinars series ongoing for Congregational Presidents and Presidents Elect for a small fee (reduced by your gifts!)

Friends of MidAmerica donations come in the form of $10, $50, and $500 or more. Donate online. Or make a check payable to “MidAmerica Region,” write "Friends" in the memo line and mail it to 2355 Fairview Ave. N. #312, Roseville, MN 55113. If you have already given, thank you! We appreciate your gifts!

Sharon K. Dittmar
MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant