According to the UUMA Bylaws all membership dues are payable on September 15th and due by November 15th of each year. The easiest way to renew is to log in to your uuma profile and click on Membership Information (the last link on the right hand side "My Profile" menu). Each year we revisit and adjust the dues structure to better serve our membership - this year the biggest change is the addition of a separate dues scale for those members working in community ministries. To review the new dues structure visit: http://uuma.site-ym.com/?page=dues.
A reminder that some of you are scheduled for an automatic renewal. I will be sending out emails before September 15 to those of you with payments that are scheduled to run on November 15. If your dues category has changed (especially if you are a community minister) or if your membership category has changed you will need to cancel the pending payment and set up a new renewal. You can see if there is a payment pending by clicking on Membership Info (under the My Profile menu). If you wish to cancel a pending payment simply click the red x next to the transaction. As always, if you have questions or need a helping hand do not hesitate to contact Janette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper renewals will be mailed on Sept 20th. If you are able to renew online before then you will save a little extra paper and postage.
Special Note: The webpage is going to send out an automatic reminder of your need to renew on Sept. 15 and Nov. 14 (only if you have not yet renewed). Please do not be alarmed by the generic nature of this message, it is simply intended to be a gentle reminder of the renewal process.
Coaching Program Starts Soon - Deadline Extended to October 1
We are looking forward to matching colleagues and coaches who are this month. We have extended the deadline to sign up to get a coach until October 1. For the bargain price of $100 you have the opportunity to work with a trained UUMA coach who is able to work with you for 8-12 sessions, in the next year, in one of eight important areas of ministry: Preaching & Worship Arts, Lifespan Programming, Multiculturalism & Intercultural Competencies, Spiritual Practices & Growth, Conflict Management, Practices & Challenges of Growth, Community Development & Social Justice and Supervision & Staff Development. To get more details about the program and coaching areas see click here and to apply for a coach visit https://uuma.site-ym.com/?page=request_a_coach. For those who have already signed up the Coaching Task Force will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks.
Have you registered for the Institute yet? Rooms are running low so sign up now!
Are you planning on joining 400 of your closest friends and colleagues at the 2013 CENTER Institute for Excellence in Ministry? If so, register now! Over 300 have already registered and have reserved all the beachfront rooms. We have plenty of rooms left, including family suites if you are planning on bringing children and other family members, but they are going fast. If you haven't yet applied for scholarship assistance the next deadline is October 1 and the sooner you apply the more money will be available. To register click visit: http://uuma.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?alias=institute. To register for you housing (which must be done separately) visit this site: http://uuma.site-ym.com/event/institutehousing.
Although Dr. James Forbes preaching seminar is sold out we will be lucky enough to hear him preach. If you weren't at his 2001 Ware Lecture, or if you have forgotten it, click here for an enjoyable and inspirational hour.
Voting on the Side of Love - UUA Looking For Videos!
It’s election season and you’re invited to get involved in a fun way and make a difference in a big way. You can spread UU values across the country and lift up major issues such as reproductive justice, marriage equality, immigration, health care and more.
A video contest is in the works. What’s your part? Produce and submit a brief video, only 4 minutes or less in length, by Sept 23, 2012. Focus on issues in this election through the lens of our liberal faith. Imagine if your video shows democracy at its best, supports the rights of marginalized communities, and brings to light the values of compassion, peace and justice.
One important guideline: you must not endorse a particular candidate or political party. Everything else you need to know, including prizes, is here: www.uua.org/gotvideo.
Moving? Here is how to update your Chapter on uuma.org
September seems to find a great number of our members moving around the continent. In your relocation process we would like to encourage you to keep your profile at uuma.org up-to-date. When you update your contact information in your profile we also share that update with the UUA - hopefully saving you one step in your notification process. Please also take a moment to update your chapter so that we can let the leadership of the new chapter know of your arrival. While updating your contact information is a fairly intuitive process, changing your chapter is a bit more involved. Below are the steps but if you run into problems email Janette at email@example.com and she will make the change for you.
Need to change your Chapter Affiliation? Follow these steps:
- Log in to your account.
- Navigate to the Group Page for your new chapter. See all chapters by clicking here.
- Once on the Group Page for your new chapter click the "Join the Group" link on the upper left hand side of the Group Page.
- Navigate to the Group Tab (You will see your old chapter listed as your primary group. And your new chapter listed as well.)
- Change your new chapter to your primary group.
- Visit your old chapter and click the "Leave this Group" link on Options Menu.