We have news of UUs in Houston and Florida and
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.
Congregational Life Staff are here to help.
Write us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 312-636-9724
Clockwise, from left:
Rev. Sharon Dittmar, Nancy Combs-Morgan, Rev. Phil Lund, Rev. Ian Evison, Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley
During the months of April, May, and June of this year, 682 of the 1,038 UU congregations — and 32 other UU communities — held UU White Supremacy Teach-ins. That round of teach-ins brought moments of triumph, awkwardness, fierce debate, powerful revelations, joy and pain for Unitarian Universalists of color…and much more.
The Teach-In team once again is calling our siblings in faith to action by continuing the work of growth and learning. On Sunday, October 15th or Sunday, October 22nd, join together with UU communities nationwide in Part Two of the UU White Supremacy Teach-in. For more information visit https://www.uuteachin.org.
MidAmerica Region is offering a webinar to help congregational leaders prepare for White Supremacy Teach-In 2 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 07:45 to 09:00 pm Eastern Time. Visit https://midamericauua.org/events/webinars/eventdetail/728/-/webinar-white-supremacy-teach-in to register.
September 29 - October 1, 2017, Countryside Church UU, Palatine, IL
The MidAmerica Region is sponsoring CommUUnity@Heart as a shared national UU Youth Ministry Roundtable initiative, with talented leaders from the UUA's Youth and YA Office, Congregational Life, and the UU College of Social Justice.
We are thrilled to have Matt Meyer, from the Lucy Stone Cooperative and Boston Sanctuaries movement to help us go deeper in our spirit with music and message, and we have invited leaders from the InterFaith Youth Corps to bring their unique vision on building communities of partnership and pluralism.
CommUUnity@Heart: Youth Revival 2 will provide nurture through music, movement and message for youth and adults to become "mystical warriors" focused on beloved community building. Participant will find ways to go deeper into their own resolve to nurture the spirit within themselves, and their communities, to help create a world where all are treated fairly. It is a wonderful opportunity for teams of youth, youth advisors, DRE's, ministers, and social justice leaders to take part in an experience which will deepen faith, nourish spirit, and lift hearts!
You can register now! The fee for participants is $60 per youth and adult. For teams of 4, the rate is $200.
The Fall lineup of Webinars is underway!
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!
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, email@example.com
At GA2012, Sculptor Mordecai Roth lights the GA Chalice he made