Last Chance To Get A Coach This Year
This week is the last opportunity to sign up for a coach until early 2013. We have 30 of your colleagues trained to coach you in any of eight areas - 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. UUMA members in final fellowship will get 8-12 coaching sessions over the year and pay the bargain price of $100 (a benefit of your UUMA membership.) To get more details about the program and apply for a coach visit https://uuma.site-ym.com/?page=request_a_coach. Applications for coaches will be accepted until October 3 and coaches will be assigned by October 15. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 Institute ForExcellence in Ministry - Something for Everyone!
What do you need most in your ministry this year? Nurture and inspiration? Watch a beach sunset four nights in a row andbegin the day with outstanding worship and music. Learning and study? Attend a seminar led by one of our seminaryprofessors from Starr King, Meadville Lombard or Harvard. Practical arts/skills of ministry? Attend a seminar led by some of our mostdynamic and successful colleagues.Something for your body and spirit?Wake up to a morning spiritual practice, dance or learn Kirtan andyoga. Collegiality and friendship? Gather round the fire pit or in the karaokebar with old and new friends. All ofthis and more awaits you at the 2013 Institute in St. Peter Beach, FL. Worried about the costs? We have given over $15,000 away inscholarships so far, the last deadline is November 1, and we’ll send a customizedletter to your congregation or community from the Presidents of the UUMA andUUA to encourage them to support your attendance. Don’t miss what some have said is the bestlearning experience in their 40 years of ministry and others have told us "helpedsave their ministry.” To register clickvisit: 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.
Connecting with UUMA Staff
Now that the UUMA Staff is growing there are more people available to help! To reach the entire staff you can email email@example.com. To reach us individually our emails are below. Let us know how we can help!
|Rev. Don Southworth||Executive Director||General UUMA Questions including funding, programs, and collegial firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janette Lallier||Director of Administration||Membership, registrations, general administrative email@example.com|
|Jennifer Channin||Program Coordinator||UUMA Program Questionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allison Palm||Office Assistant||Website assistance, registrations, general administrative email@example.com|
Membership Renewals Due Nov. 15
According tothe UUMA Bylaws all membership dues are payable on September 15th and due byNovember 15th of each year. The easiest way to renew is to log in to yourUUMA profile and click on Membership Information (the last link on the righthand side "My Profile" menu). Each year we revisit and adjustthe dues structure to better serve our membership - this year the biggestchange is the addition of a separate dues scale for those members working incommunity ministries. To review the new dues structure visit: http://uuma.site-ym.com/?page=dues.
SpecialNote: The webpage is going to send out an automatic reminder of your needto renew on Nov. 14 (only if you have not yet renewed).Please do not be alarmed by the generic nature of this message, it is simplyintended to be a gentle reminder of the renewal process.
Celebrate Thirty Days of Love and Help Support Our Association
The UnitarianUniversalist Association (UUA) invites congregations to join together to hold aservice and take a collection to support our Association through Thirty Days of Love!
From Martin Luther King,Jr. Day in January to Valentine’s Day in February, thousands of people willcome together to worship and act for love and social justice.
Association Sundayofficially came to a close in 2011, but we hope you will continue the traditionof holding a special service to nurture the connections between our UnitarianUniversalist congregations during Thirty Days of Love.
The celebration willofficially run Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, February 17th, 2013, butyou may hold your service whenever is most convenient for your congregation. Wewelcome you to save a date in your church calendar now! An officialannouncement featuring information and resources for the Thirty Days of Lovewill be sent to all congregations in the next couple of months, but pleasecontact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions in the meantime.
This will be a wonderfultime to connect with others who are dedicated to standing on the side of love,and to support our Association together!