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  • February Welcome

    Recently, a congregation asked me about church growth... not about how to grow in order to meet a congregational budget, or have more volunteers... No, this congregation asked me about growth because they are growing.
    2/3/2020
  • My Experience with the 8th Principle

    Sometimes justice work can be hard. You doubt that what you are doing is enough and if it is small you may believe that it doesn’t even matter.
    2/3/2020
  • 501(c)3 and Elections: What Your Congregation Needs to Know

    Hello! My name is Davis Senseman (they/them, she/her), and I am honored to be supporting the important work of UU the Vote by providing legal counsel regarding how congregations can engage in bold, effective electoral work fully within your rights and IRS status as 501c3...
    2/3/2020
  • Regional Assembly Registration Open

    Taquiena Boston is the keynote speaker, and the Commission on Institutional Change will be joining us to share a report on their important work.
    2/3/2020
  • Changing Status of Emerging Congregations

    In 2019, three Emerging Congregations in the MidAmerica Region sought to change their status with the UUA. “Emerging Congregations are new congregations that have been recognized by their region…as ‘emerging’ and are actively working toward becoming a member congregation of the...
    2/3/2020
  • MidWest Leadership School Moves to Illinois!

    We are passionate about our mission to make our lay training experience ever more transformative, including moving the school venue this year to Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois
    2/3/2020
  • Grants to Assist Elder UU Lay People

    The Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference offers a grant to assist elder (age 65 and older) Unitarian Universalist lay people. The Laughlin Fund grant can be used to help with
    2/3/2020
  • Your One Stop Congregational On-Line Learning Resource

    For the past four years, the UUA has been working to develop Leader Lab, an online community of UU resources for congregations. Recently, Leader Lab created a user-friendly video to showcase what they offer, called Leader Lab Tour 2019.
    2/3/2020
  • January Welcome

    You can find all the details on UU the Vote in the article below. There’s also information about upcoming webinars, the Winter Chalice Lighter Call, this year’s Regional Assembly in Rockford, Illinois, and much more.
    1/2/2020
  • UU the Vote

    Our UUA has a new, values-based electoral justice effort officially launching this month—UU the Vote. UU the Vote supports UU congregations and UU organizations with resources to mobilize voters, counter voter suppression, and engage in spiritually grounded, values-based issue...
    1/2/2020
  • Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Resource of the Month

    Have you been looking for “a next-generation community platform, [that] chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ...
    1/2/2020
  • Register for Finding Our Way Home: A Retreat for Religious Professionals of Color!

    Registration for Finding Our Way Home: A Retreat for Religious Professionals of Color is now open! The 2020 Finding Our Way Home retreat will be held on Wednesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 21 in Long Beach, CA at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
    1/2/2020
  • January MidAmerica Webinars

    January MidAmerica Webinars: Whose History Is It Anyway series, and common read Indigenous Peoples History of the United States
    1/2/2020
  • Save the Date for Regional Assembly 2020

    RA 2020 will be held at The UU Church, Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, April 18. Keynote Taquiena Boston, Special Advisor to the UUA President for Institutional Inclusion, Equity, and Change, will speak on the topic “Can We Design Beloved Community?”
    1/2/2020
  • Winter Chalice Lighter Call

    Recipient for the 2020 Winter Chalice Lighter Call is the First Unitarian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Located in a diverse and fast-changing urban neighborhood, First Unitarian hopes to grow the congregation by making improvements in the church’s digital media infrastructure.
    1/2/2020
  • New Young Adult Development Guide

    The UUA has created a resource for young adults, Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood. Becoming was created with the constant transition of young adults in mind—and the awareness that change is a constant for adults of all ages. The readings and reflections were...
    1/2/2020
  • Happy Holidays

    ...from the MidAmerica Region UUA staff
    12/2/2019
  • What is Systemic Racism?

    Our Dismantling White Supremacy Resource for December is a series of one-minute videos from Race Forward that highlights the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives.
    12/2/2019
  • Save the Date for Regional Assembly 2020

    Regional Assembly 2020 will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Our keynote speaker will be Taquiena Boston, Special Advisor to the UUA President for Institutional Inclusion, Equity, and Change. Registration opens in...
    12/2/2019
  • Less Than a Month to Go to Donate to Fall Chalice Lighters

    support UU Church of Urbana-Champaign’s Faithify campaign to help open the doors of FirstSteps, a transitional house for people returning home from prison; and Peoples Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as they take Sunday morning music to the next level by hiring a professional...
    12/2/2019

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