MidAmerica Region Newsletter
  • Prairyerth UU Fellowship Event

    On May 17 and May 18, Prairyerth UU Fellowship presents their Living Treasures of North America Event at Northeastern Illinois University.
  • Camp UniStar Foundation Report

    We have now received our final report from the Camp UniStar Foundation that was in conjunction with our other reports submitted for our 2019 Annual Business Meeting. You can use the sidebar on the left side of that page to navigate to other report(s) you'd like to view.
  • Posting Your Job Opening with the UUA

    When your congregation is hiring, consider posting with the UUA to attract and advertise your position of religious educator, membership staff, music director, operations manager, and administrator across the UUA. The process is easy: Simply fill out this form and it will send...
  • Welcome...and Farewell from Ian Evison

    There are many times when I have noticed what one of you have contributed, have thought to myself that I really ought to thank you, and then I let myself get busy with something else.
    By Ian Evison | 4/7/2019
  • Decentering Whiteness in Worship

    We recommend watching a recording of a webinar called “Decentering Whiteness in Worship” led by Rev. Erika Hewitt, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Julica Hermann de la Fuente that was recorded on June 1, 2017.
  • Welcoming Cameron Young...

    Cameron started part-time in February and will be full-time in June as congregational life field staff, with a specialty in youth ministry, and will work with both MidAmerica and Southern Regions.
  • Transitions in Ministerial Transitions Support

    We are delighted to welcome Christine Purcell, a member of the Southern Regional staff, who will take over the Transitions Program Manager work from Lisa Presley. This is another partnership with the Southern Region
  • 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.


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