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  • June Welcome

    Welcome to our June/July issue of the MidAmerica Messenger! This summer we will be hosting Midwest Leadership School in Decorah, Iowa (July 14-20) and a Spiritual Leadership Retreat in Cincinnati, Ohio (August 3-8). We hope to see you there.
    5/30/2019
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  • MidWest Leadership School Summer 2019

    After many successful summers at its Wisconsin location on the campus of Beloit College, MidWest Leadership School (MWLS) will take place this coming summer on the campus of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, from July 14-20, 2019.
    5/30/2019
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  • UUA Disaster Relief Fund

    This past month has brought a number of floods and tornadoes to our Region. Almost half of the states in our Region have seen major flooding and several other states are in danger of moderate flooding. In the last few weeks, tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa,...
    5/30/2019
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  • General Assembly in Spokane, WA

    General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process.
    5/30/2019
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  • Webinar for Congregations with Newly Called or Hired Clergy

    How confident do you feel in the areas of clergy tax provisions, benefits administration, and payroll basics? It’s all important stuff…and we know it can feel overwhelming. We want you to start your new ministry comfortable with the fundamentals and be knowledgeable about how to...
    5/30/2019
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  • Sample Personnel Policy Manual Available

    After many rounds of editing and review, the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances is pleased to present an updated Sample Personnel Policy Manual.
    5/30/2019
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  • The Every Day UU: Now and Then

    Throughout history UUs have made a difference by living their UU faith. We know some of their stories. There is a lot written about “famous UUs.” But what about people in our congregations, past and present, who live this faith every day? What do we know about them? Has your...
    5/30/2019
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  • Brilliant Bits from Boston: Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy

    Delegates at the 2018 General Assembly in Kansas City, MO, selected "Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy" to be the 2018-2021 CSAI of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
    5/30/2019
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  • May Welcome

    This month’s MidAmerica Messenger celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Youth Midwest Leadership School! We’re also sharing a great resource that we used during last month’s Regional Assembly in Saint Louis: a TED talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw entitled “The Urgency of...
    5/7/2019
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  • Dismantling White Supremacy Resource: The Urgency of Intersectionality

    For many of us, one of the highlights at last month’s Regional Assembly in Saint Louis was the Saturday evening viewing of a TED talk by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory, known for the introduction and...
    5/7/2019
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  • Celebrating 10 Years of YMWLS

    This summer will be the 10th year of the Youth MidWest Leadership School, and we are very proud of the amazing youth and adults who have participated and served on our staff.
    5/7/2019
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  • Register for MidWest Leadership School by June 1

    Registration for MidWest Leadership School and Youth MidWest Leadership School is still open! Please visit www.mwls.org to learn more and to register!
    5/7/2019
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  • Prairyerth UU Fellowship Event

    On May 17 and May 18, Prairyerth UU Fellowship presents their Living Treasures of North America Event at Northeastern Illinois University.
    5/7/2019
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  • Camp UniStar Foundation Report

    We have now received our final report from the Camp UniStar Foundation that was in conjunction with our other reports submitted for our 2019 Annual Business Meeting. You can use the sidebar on the left side of that page to navigate to other report(s) you'd like to view.
    5/7/2019
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  • Posting Your Job Opening with the UUA

    When your congregation is hiring, consider posting with the UUA to attract and advertise your position of religious educator, membership staff, music director, operations manager, and administrator across the UUA. The process is easy: Simply fill out this form and it will send...
    5/7/2019
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  • Welcome...and Farewell from Ian Evison

    There are many times when I have noticed what one of you have contributed, have thought to myself that I really ought to thank you, and then I let myself get busy with something else.
    By Ian Evison | 4/7/2019
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  • Decentering Whiteness in Worship

    We recommend watching a recording of a webinar called “Decentering Whiteness in Worship” led by Rev. Erika Hewitt, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Julica Hermann de la Fuente that was recorded on June 1, 2017.
    4/7/2019
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  • Welcoming Cameron Young...

    Cameron started part-time in February and will be full-time in June as congregational life field staff, with a specialty in youth ministry, and will work with both MidAmerica and Southern Regions.
    4/7/2019
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  • Transitions in Ministerial Transitions Support

    We are delighted to welcome Christine Purcell, a member of the Southern Regional staff, who will take over the Transitions Program Manager work from Lisa Presley. This is another partnership with the Southern Region
    4/7/2019
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  • RE Essentials: Virtual Faith Development Support

    The MidAmerica and Southern Regions of the UUA are committed to supporting new DRE’s. With that commitment in mind, we are hosting a 2 part webinar series, “RE Essentials, “for new and newer religious educators.
    4/7/2019
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