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MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • 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.
  • UUAMP Conference in Milwaukee, WI

    On May 1 & 2, 2019 the Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professionals (UUAMP) ( ) will hold its second bi-annual conference in Milwaukee, WI at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
  • Migrant Child Detention and Family Separation

    Like many things in the news, every day brings new horrors of what is happening at our border as well as throughout our country. I was called to witness and protest the child detention “tent city” in Tornillo, TX over Christmas, and it was a life changing experience.
  • Spring 2019 Chalice Lighter Call

    Beginning next September, rather than awarding multiple smaller grants for each Fall, Winter, and Spring Chalice Lighter call, we will begin awarding a single large grant of over $10,000 to one congregation.
  • Upcoming Webinars

    Life Inside the Golden Circle April 10, and Tending to Grief and Honoring Death on May 7.
  • Brilliant Bits from Boston: Off-Site Registration for General Assembly

    With off-site registration for this year’s General Assembly in Spokane, Washington, June 19-23, you'll also be able to listen to the mini assemblies on the proposed bylaw amendments and the proposed Congregational Study Action Issues. Delegates will be able to propose amendments...
  • A March Welcome

    This issue of the MidAmerica Messenger is full of useful information about General Assembly in Spokane, Washington (June 19-23), Midwest Leadership School in Decorah, Iowa (July 14-20), and the Spiritual Leadership Retreat in Cincinnati, Ohio (August 3-8).
  • Bidding Farewell to Peg Boccard

    It is with deep reluctance that we here in MidAmerica bid farewell to Peg Boccard, one of the longer serving members of our MidAmerica Administrative Staff team.
  • Getting Called Out: How to Apologize

    The video, “Getting Called Out: How to Apologize,” on YouTube, by chescaleigh (Franchesca Ramsey), has a profound message for those of us committed to change.
  • General Assembly 2019

    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. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. 2019 GA...
  • Thank You to MidAmerica Honor Congregations Paid in Full for 2019!

    Congratulations to 32 congregations in our Region who have already paid their honor Annual Program Fund gifts for 2019 in full by February 25, 2019. Congregations have until June 30, 2019 to complete their gifts for the 2019 year.
  • Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults at the MidAmerica Regional Assembly

    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...
  • Spiritual Leadership in Communities of Faith: A Contemplative Retreat

    Center for Congregational Spirituality is offering a spiritual leadership retreat, August 3 – August 8, 2019, at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center near Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • MidAmerica Job Openings

    Did you know you can search for jobs available in MidAmerica congregations through the UUA’s At-A-Glance Jobs Board? Just visit and click on “MidAmerica Region” under the “Refine Your Search” column.
  • Webinars March-May

    Safe Congregations March 14, Membership April 10, Tending to Grief, May 7
  • Brilliant Bits from Boston: 2019 General Assembly Ware Lecture by Richard Blanco!

    Richard Blanco was selected by President Barack Obama to serve as the fifth presidential inaugural poet. He wrote and performed his poem, “Boston Strong,” at Fenway Park in the aftermath of the marathon bombings. He has crafted and performed poems for the 10th anniversary of...
  • Register for MidWest Leadership School!

    JULY 14-20, 2019 - MidWest Leadership School is a week-long intensive program in leadership and group dynamics. Led by lay and ordained staff with a deep understanding of UU congregations, MWLS develops both youth and adults into congregational leaders...
  • Welcome to the Month of Love!

    Well, actually, every month should be a month of love in my books, but February is the time that we’re reminded to think of the people whom we love. Parents, family, friends, partners, people not related to us—we do well to remember, each day, those we love, and show that love...
    By Lisa Presley | 2/5/2019
  • Knowing Ourselves: Undoing Racism as Spiritual Practice

    Webinar hosted by Julica Hermann de la Fuente, a UU Lay Community Minister and a candidate for UU ministry. “Knowing Ourselves” was the first installment of Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-racist Practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment & Resistance, a four-session...
  • Regional Assembly Registration Open

    April 5-7, 2019, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel. UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray will be our keynoter, and from that presentation to our conversation with the Commission on Institutional Change, the workshops, and our worship will explore our theme,...


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