Consultation: Pacific Western Regional staff offer consultation to congregational leaders (including ministers, staff, and lay leaders) regarding all aspects of congregational life by email, phone, video conference, and in person.
Workshops, webinars, and trainings: We offer in-person workshops and online webinars on a variety of topics. In partnership with LREDA, we coordinate Renaissance Modules (training for religious educators) as well as training for OWL (Our Whole Lives) facilitators.
Transitions: We help congregations in search for a new minister, whether settled, contract, interim, or developmental.
Conflict Mediation: We mediate conflict when it is beyond the ability of a congregation to resolve by itself.
Congregational partnerships: We facilitate congregations working together. We help congregations learn from each other, share resources, and work together for social justice. We assist congregations in developing covenant partnerships.
Emerging Groups: We support emerging congregations and covenanting communities. Submit your application to become an Emerging Congregation.
Youth Ministry: We provide programming for youth at the district and regional level. This includes conferences (cons), camps, coming-of-age programs, retreats, trainings, and the annual weeklong Goldmine Youth Leadership School. We support collaborative partnerships between youth and adult leadership such as the PNWD Youth Empowerment Services Team (YES), the PSWD Youth Council, and the MDD Youth Adult Committee (YAC).
Website Resources: We provide resources to congregations through our website, including an archive of past webinars.
Chalice Lighters: We promote and provide administrative support for the Chalice Lighter programs in all four districts.
District Support: We provide support to the four district boards and for the planning and implementation of district and regional assemblies.
Connection to the UUA: We help congregations identify resources and services from other parts of the UUA. We share information about congregations with the larger UUA leadership to help the whole organization provide the best possible services to congregations.
If you have questions or would like more information about any of these services, please contact your congregation’s primary contact.