Sharon Dittmar

Full name: Rev. Sharon K Dittmar

Congregational Life Consultant

MidAmerica Region in Congregational Life

Email: sdittmar@uua.org

Telephone: (513) 823-3535

Reverend Sharon K. Dittmar

Rev. Sharon K. Dittmar

MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant

Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). In 2016 she began work as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region.

From Sharon Dittmar

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I recently attended the second part of an online course by the Adaway Group entitled, Whiteness at Work with the MidAmerica program staff. The workshop is designed for white people. The second session introduced us to the “Cycle of Socialization,” how American culture socializes

By Sharon Dittmar | August 3, 2020 | From MidAmerica News
Tagged as: Anti-Racism, Racial Justice

Moving from full-time to part-time ministry asks the minister and congregation to consider renegotiating things that don’t neatly divide. Here is a suggested process based on mutuality and consent.

Story | By Erica Baron, Sarah Movius Schurr, Sharon Dittmar | July 14, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Budgeting for Congregations, Staffing & Supervision, Small Congregations

Working on a staff team can be complicated, especially in a Unitarian Universalist congregation where different groups and individuals have varying levels of authority and power.

Webinar | By Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | July 7, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Safety and Staffing in Congregations

On May 14, UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray shared https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/message-uua-president-upda… guidance for gathering in our congregations. After consultation with public health officials she wrote, “We continue to recommend that congregations not gather in person.

By Sharon Dittmar | June 3, 2020 | From MidAmerica News

Recently we have heard people say “we will have to cancel our covenant groups.” Not so! Small groups of all kinds can still meet online. Covenant groups can continue, as can a variety of new congregational online groups – art groups, game groups, story groups. Watch to explore how your...

Webinar | By Phillip Lund, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | April 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Covenant Groups & Small Group Ministry, Trauma and Disaster Response

While our congregations are not meeting in person, many of us are wondering how to continue to collect funds. One way is digital giving, whether that is through text or app. We explore four possible sources for digital giving currently used by UU congregations, how they work, fee structure,...

Webinar | By Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | April 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Trauma and Disaster Response, Giving & Generosity

Just because we're social distancing doesn't mean we can't have fun! This webinar gives you all the information you need to host a Virtual Game Night for your congregation. Topics include: using Zoom video conferencing features like polling and break out rooms and the best games to play online.

Webinar | By Phillip Lund, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | April 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Building Community

Rob Molla, UUA Director of Human Resources presents this series. Whether you have staff who supervise staff, or are a small congregation where members must fill this role, come to learn basics of positive human resource practice.

Webinar | By Rob Molla, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | April 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Staffing & Supervision, Safety and Staffing in Congregations

We live in anxious times, and this anxiety spills into our workplaces, homes, neighborhoods, and congregations. How can we productively work with anxiety? How can we prepare ourselves and our congregations for anxious challenges that may arise?

Webinar | By Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | October 20, 2019 | For Adults | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Conflict Management in Congregations

May 2019 Dear Friends: The MidAmerica Region of the UUA provides congregational life services to 185 congregations, 9 emerging congregations, and 8 covenanted communities across 13 states....

By Sharon Dittmar | October 17, 2019 | From MidAmerica Region
Tagged as: UUA Districts & Regions, Giving & Generosity

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