A team of UUA and UUMA staff and volunteers have been working for the last six months on designing a new program for all aspirants and candidates for our ministry no matter which seminary they attend or where they live. The Ministerial Formation Network, as it will be called, will provide discernment support, collegiality and training and education to people from aspirant to preliminary fellowship. The network will be led by the UUMA in collaboration with the UUA and will count on support from all UUMA chapters, UUA staff, congregations and many UUMA members. We plan on testing several pilot programs in FY17 and roll out the program everywhere in FY 2018. We have been meeting with chapter leaders, will have a collegial conversation at Ministry Days and will post more details about the network and pilots later in the summer. If you have any questions contact Don Southworth or David Pettee.