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The mission of the UUMA is to nurture excellence in ministry through collegiality, continuing education, and collaboration. We seek to be a primary resource for continuing education for our members, offering opportunities for seminars, workshops, mentoring and coaching. The UUMA promotes multiple models of collegiality, offering spaces for our members to gather in covenant that are shaped by a culture of vulnerability, intimacy, trust and accountability to one another. We seek to be a leader in guiding Unitarian Universalism in the work of anti-racism, anti-oppression and multiculturalism, and to collaborate and partner with other UU organizations to realize a shared vision for excellence in ministry.
UUMA at Moral March in Raleigh, NC
UUMA President Linda Olson Peebles, and staffers Allison Palm and Jennifer Channin joined UUA president Peter Morales and close to 150 other Unitarian Universalist ministers on February 7 and 8 in Raleigh, to answer the call put out by our UU North Carolina colleagues and by Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and the leader of the Moral Monday movement. The call went out to a broad coalition, and some 1,500 UU members joined tens of thousands of activists — from all backgrounds, races, and causes — to march to the North Carolina State Capitol, where they held an exuberant rally protesting the right-wing policies of the North Carolina government and commemorating the eighth anniversary of the HKonJ coalition (the acronym stands for Historic Thousands on Jones Street, where the NC legislature sits).
Reminding many of the large turn-out of UU ministers in Selma in 1964, the sight of so many UU colleagues was impressive and warmed the hearts of those UU ministers in North Carolina who have been working with Rev. Barber. Solidarity and collegiality reigned as the grey skies gave way to sunshine, and the yellow Standing on the Side of Love banners, shirts, and caps brightened the day of witness.
2015 UUMA CENTER
Institute for Excellence in Ministry
February 2-6, 2015
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA
Dive in…to the place
It’s a challenge to dive into the Pacific at Asilomar Conference Center; the water is cold and rocky, but you can dive into to beauty of California’s Central Coast. Dive into the experience of beach walks along the pounding surf, towering pines and wooded hills. Go kayaking, shopping, or whale watching. Play some golf. Dive into the attractions of the Monterey Peninsula; the towns of Pacific Grove and Carmel, the Aquarium, the shops and restaurants.
Dive in…to the time
At the Institute, we finally have the time, Away from the demands of our ministries, we have time for each other: time to talk about the important things, tie to study together, time to feel the power of the spirit in all as we worship together, time to sing together. We have time to share one on one, and time to build a dream in a small circle. Time to walk alone in the woods. Time to think and follow your thoughts to a decision. Time to let your thoughts go and be.
Dive in…to the Issues
Dive into some of the most important subjects for UU ministers to explore, and to explore together: building multi-cultural beloved community, responding to epochal civilizational change, preaching at the next level, leading religious institutions, creating sacred spaces, sustaining our selves in our work.
Dive in to the place, the time and the Issues that are
the UUMA CENTER Institute for Excellence in Ministry.
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