MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • August Welcome

    This August/September our entire MidAmerica Regional team will be organizing virtual connection opportunities. These “sharing circles” are for lay congregational leaders, religious professionals, youth, young adults, and more.
    By Nancy Combs-Morgan | 8/3/2020
  • Some Thoughts on Dismantling Systemic White Supremacy

    I recently attended the second part of an online course by the Adaway Group entitled, Whiteness at Work with the MidAmerica program staff. The workshop is designed for white people. The second session introduced us to the “Cycle of Socialization,” how American culture socializes
    By Sharon Dittmar | 8/3/2020
  • New State Action Network in Kentucky

    With 27 participants from all around the state, a new State Action Network has officially come into being in Kentucky! Tentatively named the Kentucky UU Justice Action Network (KUUJAN)
  • UU Justice Ohio Ready to UU the Vote

    Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO), our UU State Action Network in Ohio, is asking their members, friends, and Ohio voters and non-voters to check their registration, register to vote as needed, and then be sure to apply for an absentee ballot as soon as possible if they...
  • Extended Leadership Experience—Virtual MWLS 2020

    Extended Leadership Experience—Virtual MWLS 2020 begins in September. We will be focusing on what it takes and means to be a leader as we also recognize the two challenges of physical distancing and dismantling systemic white supremacy culture. We will meet four Saturdays, 10am-...
  • Chalice Lighters and Faithify

    Thanks to all the individuals in the MidAmerica Region whose generous contributions made this past fiscal year’s Chalice Lighter calls and Faithify campaigns a huge success. Through your collective efforts, we were able to help raise almost $100,000 to fund the dreams of...
  • August Webinars for MidAmerica Region

    August Webinars for MidAmerica Region include Congregational Leaders Check-ins, Small Congregation Check-Ins, Board Basics for Virtual and Beyond (Session 3) and On-Demand content
  • Have You Heard About the UUA Disaster Relief Fund?

    Whether it’s responding to the impact of natural disasters like this year’s tornadoes in Nashville, or helping UU congregations and communities cope with the unequal ravages of COVID-19 through local partnerships, the Disaster Relief Fund can help
  • Lay Spiritual Care Training

    The UUA has created a new lay leader spiritual care training entitled Spiritual Care Training for Lay Leaders 310 Part 1: Discernment through the UUA online learning platform of LeaderLab. If you are personally interested in pastoral care
  • July Welcome

    ...this was not a moment for patient community organizing, but a moment for action. “This is the moment of the whirlwind,” he said... Throughout human history there are times when the pace of change speeds up, when people are mobilized and energized...
    By David Pyle | 7/1/2020
  • Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change

    After three years of research, story gathering, and analysis of structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism, the report from the Commission on Institutional Change (COIC) is now available: Widening the Circle of Concern makes vital...
  • What Are We Measuring in the Time of COVID-19?

    What has inspired me are the countless religious educators who have faithfully helped to provide online, multigenerational, opportunities for UU faith formation
  • Upcoming Webinars July-August 2020

    Congregational Leaders Check-ins — Led by Lisa Presley / Small Congregation Check-Ins — Led by Phil Lund / Board Basics for Virtual and Beyond — Led by David Pyle / Seeing with New Eyes — led by Mark Bernstein and UUAMP / Stewardship for Us: Friday Forum

    We’re moving Leadership Experience training online. We will hold four sessions, three weeks apart: August 22, September 12, October 3, and October 24. Sessions will run from 9:00 am Central / 10:00 am Eastern and go for about three hours.
  • A Pastoral Letter to Black UUs

    “I write to you today as a Black Unitarian Universalist, a Black woman, a Black mother, and a Black minister. How is it with your spirit today? Today, my spirit is struck by grief.”
  • Special Message from the MidAmerica Regional Lead

    We recognize that this is a transformational moment for our country and our faith, and the MidAmerica Regional Staff is available to support our congregational leaders and members in speaking this prophetic truth.
  • June Welcome

    On May 14 UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray wrote, “We continue to recommend that congregations not gather in person. We also recommend that congregations begin planning for virtual operations for the next year (through May 2021). Take a moment to breathe. I know this is...
    By Sharon Dittmar | 6/3/2020
  • Equity in Design and Being a Good Ancestor

    Equity in design necessitates that we purposefully demonstrate an awareness of the need to deinstitutionalize white supremacy. A superb resource that you can do yourself: Layla F. Saad’s, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.
    By Nancy Combs-Morgan | 6/3/2020
  • You're Invited to Virtual GA

    The MidAmerica Regional Staff would like to personally invite you to attend the 2020 Virtual General Assembly (GA), which will be held online later this month, Wednesday, June 24th, through Sunday, June 28th.
  • Upcoming Webinars for the MidAmerica Region

    Congregational Leaders Check In * Small Congregations Check In * Congregational Meetings on Zoom * Board Basics 2020


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