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
MidAmerica Region is proud to announce a series of social justice webinars that are being done in collaboration with the Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance.
Executive Director Rev. Ashley Horan and Statewide Organizer Pastor Danny Givens will help all our congregations prepare themselves better for social justice work.
These 75 minute webinars will be monthly, on the second Tuesday. Make sure to register for these webinars as space is limited! Details of the webinars are below, and each starts at 7:45 pm Eastern, 6:45 pm Central, 5:45 pm Mountain times. Webinars will be recorded, and will be available on demand for those unable to attend.
|Breaking Down the Silos: An Assessment Model for Social Justice-Rooted Congregations - PART 2/2|
Tue Feb 13 @ 7:45PM
|And Each Day We Mean One More: Organizing 101 for Congregational Justice Leaders|
Tue Mar 13 @ 7:45PM
|From Charity to Solidarity: Developing Accountable Partnerships with Theological & Spiritual Humility|
Tue Apr 10 @ 7:45PM
|Justice-Making as Faith Formation: Social Justice Ministry With Children & Youth|
Tue May 08 @ 7:45PM
|A Strange Power to Spring in Us: Building Resiliency & Spiritual Grounding for Justice Makers|
Tue Jun 12 @ 7:45PM
Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,
As you know, Chalice Lighter grants are funded by small donations from individuals like you — donations that are pooled together to help congregations from across our large MidAmerica Region of the UUA with specific growth projects.
The MidAmerica Regional Chalice Lighter Committee (made up of representatives from all three of the former UU districts in MidAmerica) considered three applications. We are pleased to announce the results of the Winter 2018 Regional Chalice Lighter call:
For this Winter 2018 Call, please donate by March 31, 2018.
It is with great delight that we announce the hiring of our new Regional Administrator, Andrew Zallar. We had a pool of more than 35 candidates, and we ended up interviewing 5 of them. Andrew rose to the top in our considerations. Andrew is very excited to join the MidAmerica Regional team!
Prior to his appointment as MidAmerica Regional Administrator, Andrew served as Congregational Administrator at Second Unitarian Church of Chicago where he oversaw all aspects of administration, financial operations, and facility management. Andrew also previously served as Operations Manager at Chicago Center for Music Education and as Enrollment Coordinator at Merit School of Music.
In addition to his administrative background, Andrew is also an accomplished musician. Raised in Milwaukee, WI, Andrew studied classical percussion and jazz studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee High School of the Arts before moving to Chicago to obtain his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. Andrew has performed overseas at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival and Tuscany Jazz Festival and has also received numerous awards from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Jazz Arranging.
Andrew believes that we are here to love one another, serve our community and strive to be the best person we can be every day.
Please join us in welcoming Andrew. He can best be reached at email@example.com.
Unitarian Universalist and Social Justice Facilitator, Chris Crass will offer a one day workshop entitled "Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation." Workshop will begin with brief worship and include small and large group discussions, storytelling from preselected congregations, theological reflection, and participatory exercise. Concluding segment will focus on "What are you bringing back to your congregation?" and "How will you be accountable for your plan?" Workshop will close with "Revival for Racial Justice" testimonials.
The purpose of this workshop is to help build social justice communities and cultures rooted in UU values with the courage to do racial justice work. Focus will be on encouraging activism and leaders, building capacity, and putting UU congregations in touch with one another. TO be held in Louisville, Kentucky - Saturday, February 17, 9:00am - 5:00pm