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Ministry Days 2014
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6/23/2014 to 6/25/2014
When: June 23-25, 2014
Where: Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St,
Providence, Rhode Island  02903
United States
Contact: Allison Palm

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Registration begins March 1, 2014. Please register as soon as possible; everyone benefits when we know how many people to expect.  Keep in mind that the deadline for early registration is April 30. There are financial incentives for early registration. 

Aspirants, Partners and Spouses are welcome at program events, meals, and for UUMPs meetings but must register. 

Educational Grants are available to UUMA Members. To request these funds fill out a request form at Preference will be given to those who have not been able to attend programming in recent years. The deadline to submit applications is April 5. Criteria for distributing these funds are financial need, last attendance and first come, first served. 

More Information:  Ministry Days Registration Packet


The UUMA Board of Trustees extends a special invitation to all students preparing for UU ministry to join us, as our guest, for a reception from 9 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at the Omni Hotel. Please RSVP on your registration form.  

Housing reservations may be made through the UUA's General Assembly Housing system.


Monday, June 23:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Good Officer Training
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration at RI Convention Center (Hall D)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Choir Rehearsal
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reception & Welcome (location TBD)
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Dance (location TBD)

Tuesday, June 24: Convention Center Hall D

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM     Registration Continues
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM     Opening Worship (UUMA Staff)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Snack Break (Menus available on in May)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Keynote: Dr. Marshall Ganz
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM   Book Signing: Marshall Ganz
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM   New Member Lunch: (Omni): 
                                 For members joining or rejoining as Regular or Associate Members
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM       UUMA Board Q&A
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM       Collegial Conversations
4:15 PM  - 4:30 PM    Snack Break (Menus available on in May)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM      Conversation with UUA President
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM       Choir Rehearsal
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM      Vespers Service: Omni

Wednesday, June 25: Convention Center Hall D

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM     Spiritual Practices
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Worship Celebrating 25 & 50 Year Ministries:
Revs. Victoria Safford (25) & Judith Walker Riggs (50)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Annual Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Lunch: Collegial Gathering Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Berry Street Essay: Rev. Lindi Ramsden 

Other Choir Rehearsal Times:
Thursday, June 26: 2:30-3:45pm

Service of the Living Tradition Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 26: 5:30pm

Special Features for 2014 Include: 

  • Free copy of Marshall Ganz's book: "Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement"
  • Dance and reception on Monday evening
  • Tuesday evening vesper service
  • More flex time to spend with colleagues

Child Care Information: 

The GA Office provides limited child care offerings for the Wednesday preceding General Assembly. Supervision is available for children (age 6 months-10 years) on the Wednesday prior from 7:30AM to 5:00 PM. Children’s Camp (generally ages 10-14) is available from 7:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to GA.  For information on child care offered through the GA Office please visit

The UUMA will also offer onsite child care during the period of Ministry Days.  To indicate interest please make a note on your registration form or contact Janette Lallier ( with the age(s) of those needing care.


Pricing Information: 

In an attempt to lower costs, registration for 2014 Ministry Days does not include breakfast of lunch. A reception on Monday evening (cash bar) and morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday will be provided. There are a number of diverse eating establishments near the Convention Center. A buffet lunch will be offered on Wednesday for an additional cost of $40.

To receive discounts available for Candidate and Life Members (and their partners) you must be logged in. Once logged in the prices will be adjusted for your membership type.



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New to Ministry Days Orientation Calls

Are you coming to Ministry Days for the first time or thinking about coming for the first time? Join the UUMA staff for an hour long call to learn about what happens at Ministry Days, get all your questions answered, and meet others who will be attending for the first time. We'll be hosting two calls:

May 15, 10-11am Eastern

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May 16, 1:30-2:30pm Eastern

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