MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • Chalice Lighters Fall Call 2019

    Peoples Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is ready to take their Sunday morning music program to the next level by hiring a professional choir director and a professional weekly accompanist (or band leader) for the first time in at least 30 years or more.
  • Regional Assembly April 18 in Rockford IL

    Regional Assembly will be at UU Church of Rockford, IL, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Keynote: Taquiena Boston, Special Advisor to the UUA President for Institutional Inclusion, Equity, and Change
  • 2019-2020 Common Read is Indigenous Peoples History of the US

    The UUA’s Common Read Selection Committee is pleased to announce that An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and the version adapted for Young People by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019) are the new...
  • Propose Candidates to UUA MidAmerica Region Board and Committees by November 7

    The Nominating Committee of the MidAmerica Region (MA Region) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) seeks your help. Our committee is seeking candidates for the Regional Board and the Nominating Committee itself. Unitarian-Universalists are committed to a broad range...
  • UU State Action Network Forming in Wisconsin

    Welcome the Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network (WUUSAN). WUUSAN has been in formation for over two years and is now taking its first steps to be a platform for social change in Wisconsin.
  • October Webinars from MidAmerica Region

    View and register for our webinar offerings this fall
  • Educational Resources from Our UUA LeaderLab Design Team!

    Here are a few resources for Presidents, Boards, Treasurers, Staff, Finance Committees, and Clergy:
  • September Welcome

    There’s something that makes me come alive when September comes. Perhaps it’s the multiple years of school starting, and the smell of new pencils, notebooks, and paper. Maybe it’s the beginning coolness in the air that spurs me to move faster. I don’t know what it is, but I love...
    By Lisa Presley | 9/4/2019
  • Welcome David Pyle

    The MidAmerica staff is pleased to welcome the Rev. David Pyle as our new Regional Lead! David has been serving as a congregational consultant with the UUA's Central East Regional Staff.
  • Regional Assembly 2020 - stay tuned

    We are adapting our Regional Assembly event for 2020, and will have details available in the near future. We know the members of our Region value meeting together, and we are trying to balance this with the need to have an event that is financially and geographically accessible...
  • Worship Matters: Dismantling White Supremacy

    Remember to…Seek ways to amplify and incorporate the voices of people of color in all aspects of congregational life. Centering voices of people of color helps to destabilize white supremacy as the dominant cultural norm in a UU setting and beyond.
    By Nancy Combs-Morgan | 9/4/2019
  • 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...


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