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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 on December 2nd. For program registration, click here. For housing registration, click here.  

Program details can be found here.


Please take a moment to review the following registration rates and cancellation fees. Housing must be booked through the UUMA website and all registrants must choose either a housing option or a commuter meal ticket.

Registration Rates:

Category Early (by Aug. 1, 2014)Middle (by Oct. 1, 2014)Late (by Dec. 15, 2014)
UUMA Member$525$550$600

* NO Registrations will be accepted after December 15, 2014.


Housing Rates:

Includes all meals - Monday dinner through Friday Lunch - and four nights lodging (Monday night-Thursday night)

Single RoomDouble RoomTriple RoomQuad RoomCommuter Meal Ticket

**If you wish to stay extra nights on either end of the week, you will need to contact Asilomar directly to arrange those nights.

A Few Words On Cost: We are working to make this program affordable for everyone. In addition to significant discounts for registering early, we also have financial aid available for those who need it in order to attend. (see scholarship information below) Finally, once again it will be possible to split the payments into two (the first due on the day you register and the second due on or before the date of the next rate increase).

Also, the presidents of the UUA and UUMA, Peter Morales and Linda Olson-Peebles, are happy to send a joint letter to your congregation president, supervisor, or board telling them how important the 2015 Institute if for Unitarian Universalism and our ministry and why it is in their best interest to ensure you have the resources to attend. Let us know on your application if you are interested

Cancellation Policy: There will be a cancellation fee of $50 for any registration canceled before December 15, 2014. After this date refunds will only be granted in the case of severe hardship.
Scholarship Information:
Scholarship Applications can be found here.
Application DeadlineRecipients Notified Rates Increase
July 1, 2014July 20, 2014August 1, 2014
September 1, 2014September 20, 2014October 1, 2014
November 1, 2014November 20, 2014December 15, 2014


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