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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Congregational Life Staff are here to help.
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This spring there has been a call out from BLUU (Black Lives Unitarian Universalists) to UU congregations to participate in White Supremacy Teach-Ins. We in MidAmerica would love to hear how that has been for you all, what your questions are, what your next steps might be, and where you want to go next. Congregational Life Consultants Nancy Combs-Morgan and Lisa Presley will host hour-long conversations and listening sessions to hear about your experience and dreams going forward.
There will be two opportunities, one designed for religious professionals and the other that will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, including religious professionals. No need to register: simply log on to the call you wish to attend. These will be held via the Zoom platform, so you can attend through your computer or tablet (supported platforms are PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android), or simply by calling in.
For Religious Professionals: Join us on Friday, May 26th, at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time / 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time; or
Open to any UU: Join us on Tuesday, May 30th, at 6:30 pm Central Daylight Time / 7:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Log in information for either call: https://zoom.us/j/9884534669 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,9884534669# or +14086380968,9884534669# Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 988 453 4669
If you have any questions, please feel free to conact us: email@example.com or 312-636-9724.
How will you spend the week of July 9 - 15 this summer? We invite you to join a talented group of UU adults and youth in Decorah, Iowa. This will be a week you’ll always remember!
MidWest Leadership School is a week-long intensive program in leadership and group dynamics, for adults and for youth, ages 14 - 18. Led by lay and ordained staff with a deep understanding of UU congregations, MWLS
- develops both youth and adults into congregational leaders
- provides leadership tools and skills
- deepens Unitarian Universalist identity
“MWLS has changed my life and the life of Open Door Fellowship. I am encouraged every day. ... Thank you all for your strength and encouragement, and for being the beautiful, committed people you are.”-- Dixie Collinson, Class of 2015
You MUST register and pay by JUNE 1st:
Grow, thrive and renew
Explore your spirituality and nurture the gifts you bring back to your congregation. MWLS is an immersive and rigorous week of learning in classroom and small-group settings. Our program blends the practical (leadership tools and best practices) with the spiritual (theological exploration and worship) and experiential (small-group challenges) in a safe, welcoming environment. Leaders trained at MWLS have gone on to help their congregations through growth challenges, building new programs, expanding outreach and confronting social justice issues head-on.
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April 2017 - Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,
Chalice Lighter grants are funded by small donations from Unitarian Universalists across our large MidAmerica Region of the UUA, pooled together to help congregations with specific growth projects.
For this Spring 2017 Call, please donate by June 15, 2017.
The MidAmerica Regional Chalice Lighter Committee, comprised of representatives from all three of the former districts, considered the four applications that were received. We are pleased to announce the results of the Spring Regional Chalice Lighter call:
- Chequamegon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ashland, Wisconsin, will be awarded funds to assist their growing congregation in increasing professional staff by calling their first part-time minister. The fellowship has enjoyed steady growth over the past several years, has considerable enrollment in their RE programs, and recognizes their need for competent and considerate professional leadership.
- Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Muskegon, Michigan, has committed to making their two-story building accessible by installing a vertical wheelchair lift. A Chalice Lighter grant will be awarded to allow the congregation to provide accessibility to their sanctuary, religious education area, and the social hall. Harbor UU prizes inclusivity and believes accessibility is an essential component of UU values.
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, Illinois, will be awarded funds to hire a part-time consulting minister. This ministry will serve to train and support lay leaders in social justice empowerment, leadership development, engagement, and organizing. The UU Church of Rockford sees this as an opportunity to cultivate their growing partnership with other Northern Illinois congregations and to develop a model for creating collaborative justice ministries across the state.