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MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • 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
  • General Assembly 2020 - Register Now

    Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience where we participate in inspirational worship services and informative workshops, reconvene with friends and colleagues, and explore our bustling...
    12/2/2019
  • UUA Disaster Relief Fund

    Wildfire season is upon us, with more than a dozen wildfires impacting California right now. This summer saw flooding impact several congregations. Your generous donation to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund will help provide UU congregations, their people and their communities, with...
    12/2/2019
  • The New Common Read Discussion Guide Is Now Available

    A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. It can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.
    12/2/2019
  • Chalice Sparx Camp and Retreat for Families in Michigan

    Hiking the trails, singing by the campfire, playing games…all childhood camp fun. But this camp is not just for kids—it’s for people of all ages. Make connections, build friendships and experience nature together as a family—with other families—in an environment where diverse...
    12/2/2019
  • Brilliant Bits from Boston: Changes to The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    A change in the FLSA salary threshold for "white-collar exemptions" (executive, administrative, and professional exemptions) goes into effect on January 1. In 2020, the minimum salary needed for exempt status under the FLSA will increase from $455/week to $684/week, or $35,568/...
    12/2/2019
  • November Welcome

    Here you’ll find the latest information on our Chalice Lighters program, including a brand new opportunity to support another of our congregations through Faithify. You’ll also hear from a UU youth who had a transformative time this summer at our Youth Midwest Leadership School...
    By Phillip Lund | 11/4/2019
  • Conversations for Liberation

    Dismantling White Supremacy Resource of the Month: Unitarian Universalism is at a moment of great power and potential. We are making progress toward becoming a faith movement where people of all backgrounds and identities can thrive to challenge systems of oppression, patriarchy...
    11/4/2019
  • Update on Dismantling Systemic White Supremacy Resources and Work

    The MidAmerica Fieldstaff team shared that one of the books we are reading as part of our study on dismantling systemic white supremacy is The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by researcher and clinician, Bessel van der Kolk. One of our...
    11/4/2019

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