Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults at the MidAmerica Regional Assembly
The MidAmerica Regional Assembly will be a unique time for deepening of our relationships, connections, and consciousness in how we deinstitutionalize white supremacy. Our hope is that this regional assembly will shine a light on the diverse voices and perspectives in Unitarian Universalism. To help us in this endeavor, the UUA’s Commission on Institutional Change will be with us to listen carefully as they help our movement analyze structural racism and white supremacy within the UUA. The wide array of engaging speakers, workshops, and worship will provide a spiritual grounding for this important faith work.
We warmly encourage youth, the adults who serve in youth ministry, and young adults to take part in this regional assembly. In addition to the wonderful programming, there will also be a time of ingathering at the end of programming on Friday evening for youth, the adults who serve youth, and young adults. This will be a 45 minute time to center ourselves; to get to know one another, and to talk about hopes and expectations for the regional assembly. We will also be talking about ways to connect with the leaders from the Commission on Institutional Change.
On Saturday evening, April 6th before dinner, there will be a multigenerational expression of our shared spiritual grounding in a community hymn sing. After dinner, we will be collaborating with young adults from the St. Louis area as well as national Thrive and DRUUM youth and young adult leader to provide a multigenerational day’s end time for spiritual grounding for 45 minutes. Hope to see you there!
Nancy Combs-Morgan, CRE-ML, Congregational Life Consultant