We are seeking to covenant with each other to find new ways of partnering and standing together on the side of love for the flourishing of our world, our communities, our congregations and our members.
We are nearly 200 UU congregations in parts or all of: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.
MidAmerica Region Board of Trustees
Congregational Life Staff are here to help.
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Clockwise, from left:
Rev. Sharon Dittmar, Nancy Combs-Morgan, Rev. Phil Lund, Rev. Ian Evison, Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley
The shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA have shaken many of us. In the Region we have received questions from religious professionals and congregations and offer these resources in case you share these questions.
First, this loss is deeply and personally felt by those who identify as Jewish, and we have many UUs who do identify as Jewish. If you identify as Jewish and are looking for support consider Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness. They are online and also have a Facebook Group.
The UUA has a trauma response ministry that can serve as a resource for communities struggling with trauma. The site includes resources for adults, children, and parents working through, with, and assessing trauma.
UUA President, Reverend Susan Frederick-Gray, offered these words in response to the shooting and Reverend Alison Miller wrote a prayer in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue.
Finally, the UUA offers multiple resources on building safety and security. Our colleague Pat Infante, from the Central East Region, recently shared them again.
Be well and be in touch,
Your Regional Staff
The 2019 MidAmerica Regional Assembly is coming sooner than you think! This year, our RA will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St Louis, April 5-7, 2019.
The theme is “Intersectionalities”—how we live, work, and relate, as well as share, withhold, and leverage power in our world. Presentations and workshops will explore identities we encounter and embody, the challenges of social inequality, and tools and skills we need in order to work more effectively with one another, as well as the general “nuts and bolts” of congregational life, such as leadership, stewardship, membership, and religious education. Our Keynote Presenter will be UUA President, Susan Frederick-Gray. Join us to explore, share, and worship with fellow Unitarian Universalists.
Location: Marriott St Louis Airport in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Room rates $105/night
- Free shuttle from airport, parking and internet
- Link to rapid transit to downtown St. Louis.
MORE INFO: https://www.uua.org/midamerica/ra
First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis recently started an electronic giving program and share with us what they are learning. Presented by Allan Callander, Former Finance Director at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Host: Rev. Sharon Dittmar
Accessibility and Inclusion Issues in Congregational Life
Opening our doors to people of all abilities is the less talked about test of inclusion in our congregations. This webinar discusses “disability etiquette” and explores the many ways in which our congregations can be more accessible and more welcoming to people with a variety of disabilities.