Welcome to the UUMA website!
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.
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.
To Register: Registration opens at 11am EST on December 2nd. For program registration, click here. For housing registration, click here.
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Seeking Community Leaders for UUMA Connect
UUMA Connect is an online learning community for Unitarian Universalist ministers, dedicated to making continuing education, collegiality and collaboration available to all UUMA members. The site will act as a central hub for the UUMA, with resources and connections that equip ministers to be excellent and are available anytime. UUMA Connect seeks to combat the isolation that ministers so often experience by creating an online version of that valuable and holy interaction that comes when we learn and grow together. UUMA Connect was envisioned by a team from the UUMA Staff, CENTER Team and UUA and has been initially funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund For Unitarian Universalism.
To find out more and apply to be a Community Leader, click here.
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