MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • Covenant and Relationship-Centered UU Faith Development

    For those of us who are invested in Unitarian Universalist faith development, what if we understood our mission to enable children, youth, and adults to be a part of a community which seeks to manifest more hope, more love, more courage, more justice, and more joy in the world?
    By Nancy Combs-Morgan | 9/4/2019
  • Fall 2019 Upcoming Webinars

    In addition to the new Faith Development webinars for Fall 2019, you can register for our other webinar offerings this fall including ...
  • Small Numbers, Infinite Possibilities - Registration Open

    Registration is open for The Small Numbers, Infinite Possibilities webinar series in 2019-20, part of A Year of Learning and Connection for Smaller Congregations. Congregations who register will receive access to the four live webinars, access to the webinar recordings and an...
  • Support Green Burial in MidAmerica Through Faithify

    “Green burial” is the ancient, environmentally sound and sustainable way to return to the earth when we die. Heritage UU Church in Ohio, is putting our principles into action by purchasing and preserving 40 acres of farmland outside Cincinnati to create a nature sanctuary and...
  • Position Openings on UUA Presidential Search Committee

    We're looking for dedicated volunteers to form the new Presidential Search Committee for our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The Presidential Search Committee is charged with recommending two or more candidates for President in the year prior to the General Assembly at...
  • GA2021 is Coming to Milwaukee!

    GA2021 is coming to Milwaukee! If you are interested in joining the Milwaukee-based volunteer team, please contact Debra Gray Boyd, Chair of the General Assembly Planning Committee, at debra [dot] gapc [at] gmail [dot] com to learn more.
  • 2020 International Youth Pilgrimage and Camp

    Open to high school youth, the pilgrimage/camp is a collaboration between the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council and Országos Dávid Ferenc Ifjúsági Egylet, the Hungarian Unitarian youth organization.
  • Brilliant Bits from Boston: When A Staff Member Changes Congregations

    When it comes to recruiting and hiring, sometimes the theology of "we're all in this together" leads to awkward situations or strained relationships. Jan Gartner and Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kūpono Kwong help you uphold sound processes and healthy relationships as a staff member moves...
  • UUA Appoints Rev. Ashley Horan as Organizing Strategy Director

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) announces the appointment of Rev. Ashley Horan as the Organizing Strategy Director. The Organizing Director is called to strengthen the resilience of Unitarian Universalists, to organize for justice, and express our faith through...
  • August Welcome

    Volume 7 Issue 1 of the MidAmerica Messenger will fill you in on some of the latest opportunities for small congregations, congregational presidents, Our Whole Lives facilitators, UU people of color, and any congregational leader seeking sources for funding and/or inspiration...
    By Phillip Lund | 8/1/2019
  • DRUUMM Chicago Area Gathering

    DRUUMM invites UU People of Color in the Greater Chicago area to gather for dinner and facilitated meeting at Meadville-Lombard August 19. We will have a worship led by local UU Religious Professionals of Color.
  • A Year of Learning and Connection for Smaller Congregations

    We know that small congregations are sharing the Love and Grace of Unitarian Universalism with their people and their communities every day. We also know that small churches can be faced with big challenges. Together we can help small congregations reach toward their greatest...
  • Funds for MidAmerica Congregations

    Did you know that there are a variety of funds available for MidAmerica congregations to help with anything from new buildings and new staff to social justice initiatives and establishing new congregations?
  • Going Deeper in Youth and Young Adult Ministry

    Our transformative Midwest Leadership School, for youth, young adults, and adults, went through a significant change this year with engaging multigenerational group spiritual practices, focusing on worship as THE spiritual practice.
  • Presidents Webinar Series

    Lisa Presley will be hosting a webinar series for Congregational Presidents and Congregational Presidents-Elect. Held monthly, these one hour conversation will provide a chance to meet other presidents and talk about pressing issues in your congregations and leadership.
  • Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training in Midland, MI

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the United Church of Christ in Midland, Michigan, are jointly offering a training in Midland for those wanting to teach Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes on September 27, 28, and 29, 2019.
  • GA Inspiration for Dismantling Systemic White Supremacy

    For this month we encourage you and your congregants to watch some of the best moments of General Assembly (GA) 2019 in Spokane, WA. As program staff we recommend the Sunday morning worship service with a mighty and moving sermon, It is Time Now, by Reverend Marta I. Valentín.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,...


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