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  • Virtual Religious Education (RA Add-On)

    Join Phil Lund and Nancy Combs-Morgan, on Friday, April 17th, from 12:30-2:00 PM Central / 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern, with an opportunity for religious education professionals to check-in, and hear more about multigenerational virtual religious education.
    By Phillip Lund, Nancy Combs-Morgan | 4/4/2020
  • Spring 2020 Chalice Lighter Call

    For our Spring 2020 Chalice Lighter call, we’re asking you to help support the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana, as they prepare for the time when their members will once again be able to gather on Sunday mornings to lift their voices—and spirits—in song.
    4/4/2020
  • WEBINAR: Human Resources 101

    A two-session webinar with Jan Gartner, Compensation and Staffing Manager and Rob Molla, Director of Human Resources at the UUA. On April 7, Jan will address staffing in UUA congregations during the pandemic. On April 14, Rob will cover basics of job descriptions, hiring,...
    4/4/2020
  • UUANI #VoteLove Trainings

    UUANI is launching VoteLove IL in partnership with the UUA’s #UUtheVote campaign. VoteLove IL is about putting our UU values into action by encouraging our neighbors to engage in the democratic process from a basis of compassion. Deep Canvassing training with Olivia Chow, who...
    4/4/2020
  • WEBINAR: Conversations for Liberation

    Join Jessica York, Director of Congregational Life, for an interchange of experiences with holding Conversations for Liberation. April 29, 2020, at 8:00pm Eastern
    4/4/2020
  • COVID-19 and MWLS: Our Pledge to You

    We will make the decision about whether we need to cancel the in-person leadership schools by no later than June 1st. We will be following the guidance of the CDC, as well as Illinois State Health Department, and will be working in partnership with Illinois Wesleyan to ensure...
    4/4/2020
  • COVID-19 Resources from the UUA

    The UUA has a central page on their website for congregations facing the Covid-19 pandemic: https://www.uua.org/safe/pandemics .
    4/4/2020
  • March Welcome

    In addition to updates on some recent Dismantling White Supremacy Culture resources, you’ll also find the latest news about the upcoming Regional Assembly in Rockford, Illinois, on Saturday, April 18; information about our current Chalice Lighter Call...
    3/9/2020
  • Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Resource Updates

    Updates on two of the Dismantling White Supremacy Culture resources we’ve recently shared. The first is an online opportunity for an interchange of experiences with holding Conversations for Liberation—a framework and an invitation for Unitarian Universalist faith communities to...
    3/9/2020
  • Regional Assembly Registration Open

    Regional Assembly will be held Saturday April 18th (business meeting, keynote, and workshops) online. The Commission on Institutional Change will share an update and Taquiena Boston will offer the keynote speech.
    3/9/2020
  • #VoteLove All-Day Workshop with Olivia Chow

    Imagine...listening to the stories of your neighbors, listening for who they are and how they came to be. Imagine sharing your own story and being heard. What would it be like to live in that world? How might this change our world?
    3/9/2020
  • Faithify and Chalice Lighters

    There’s still time to donate to our Winter Chalice Lighter Call! We’re asking you to generously support the First Unitarian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, as they live out our UU values in their community. Located in a diverse and fast-changing urban neighborhood, First Unitarian...
    3/9/2020
  • Ships Ahoy! Youth Leadership Experience

    For the first time ever, MidAmerica is offering a mobile youth leadership experience. Ships Ahoy! is designed for congregations or clusters of congregations who may have more difficulty getting youth commitment for travel or week-long immersion.
    By Cameron Young | 3/9/2020
  • Our Whole Lives Trainings in Davenport, Iowa

    Two new facilitator trainings for Our Whole Lives (OWL), the UUA’s comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula, will be offered in March and April by the UU Congregation of the Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa.
    3/9/2020
  • Webinar: Human Resources 101

    Please join us for a two-session webinar on April 7 and 14 with Rob Molla, Director of Human Resources at the UUA. Whether you have staff or clergy who supervise staff or are a small congregation where members must fill this role, come to learn basics
    3/9/2020
  • MUUSA UU Summer Camp

    Consider joining fellow UUs this summer in the Missouri Ozarks at the annual Midwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Assembly (MUUSA). The weeklong camp offers many workshops and activities for families, couples and singles of all ages. Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout will lead the daily...
    3/9/2020
  • OWL for Older Adults!

    It is finally here! A comprehensive, holistic sexuality curriculum for adults, Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for OIder Adults. Like other OWL curricula, this was created by the United Church of Christ and the UUA.
    3/9/2020
  • 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

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