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
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Clockwise, from left:
Rev. Sharon Dittmar, Nancy Combs-Morgan, Rev. Phil Lund, Rev. Ian Evison, Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley
Each year prior to General Assembly, the Traveling Chalice hits the road as an ambassador and clarion call for congregations to spread the word about GA. Since the MidAmerica region is large and we have limited resources for shipping the chalice, which weighs in at 60 pounds in its case, we welcome congregations to consider transporting the chalice to neighboring congregations.
The wide distribution of the chalice, with the help of the MidAmerica Region newsletter and sign up, will expand awareness of General Assembly in Kansas City in 2018. Each host church will also receive background information and a complete service, with readings and musical suggestions. The chalice will be available from October until the end of May to visit the Region. Please complete the on-line request information and whether you would be willing to share the chalice with a neighboring congregation.
As the Local Area Coordinator for GA 2018, I thank you for your willingness to host the Traveling Chalice and make use of the supporting materials to amplify the call to GA in Kansas City, Missouri from June 20 -24th, 2018.
Gaby Kusko, firstname.lastname@example.org
At GA2012, Sculptor Mordecai Roth lights the GA Chalice he made
The Fall lineup of Webinars is beginning soon!
New DRE Webinar - Part I with Nancy Combs-Morgan
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New DRE Webinar - Part II with Nancy Combs-Morgan
Wednesday, September 20, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Spiritual Companioning for Progressive Congregations with Phil Lund
Tue, September 19, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
White Supremacy Teach-In with Sharon Dittmar
Tue, October 10, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Reimagining Religious Community Webinar with Phil Lund
Thu, November 16, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Go to www.midamericauua.org/events/webinar for more information and to register. There is no charge to attend.
You can also watch Past Webinars!
Next year, we will be holding our Annual Business Meeting in conjunction with General Assembly in Kansas City. It seemed counterproductive to entice you all to a Regional Assembly just weeks before we’ll all be gathering for General Assembly in Kansas City.
Keep this in mind—we want to see you there!
General Assembly 2018 June 20-24
General Assembly 2018 will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Eric Huffer, MidAmerica Region Board President
Another General Assembly has come and gone, and like those before it, we were able to experience the joy of gathering with thousands of our fellow Unitarian Universalists, catch up with old friends, and get energized for the work ahead of us. Much of that work was laid out for us by our interim Co-Presidents, who shared with us their thoughts on their short terms, their hopes of where we might go, and the work we must engage in to address a culture of white supremacy.
For the first time in the history of our denomination, we elected a female president of the UUA, Rev. Susan Frederick Gray. I look forward to seeing where her leadership and vision will help us go.As always at General Assembly, we held a MidAmerica Region Ingathering the first day, before the opening session. GA attendees from MidAmerica heard reports from members of the board, including information about the board’s new mission statement, “Creating synergy across the MidAmerica Region through stewardship, storytelling, and social justice engagement.” We then broke into small groups to talk about the board’s mission, and how the attendees think the board might best fulfill this mission. The groups then regathered and shared their thoughts with the board members present. Here are some of the highlights of what we heard: