2018 UUMA CENTERInstitute for
Excellence in Ministry Countdown #2
January 22-26, 2018
Innisbrook Conference Center
Palm Harbor, FL
Spa Services

Optimal well-being is universally believed to be our most sought-after state. We aspire to it. We rejoice when it's achieved. And we're all on an endless quest to maintain it. At Salamander Spa, Tampa Bay, you'll soon discover there is an overwhelming commitment to helping our guests achieve the ultimate version of their best selves. Their passion and talent is at the foundation of their mission.

In one loungethere is a whirlpool, eucalyptus steam room, fully stocked showers, fruit water, hot tea, and trail mix. In
the other lounge all above is included except for the whirlpool and this lounge has a TV.
In addition, the staff at Salamander Spa is excited to partner with the UUMA to provide times where the Spa will be gender neutral. We encourage all to book their appointments during this time. To book an appointment call 727.942.5258 and mention that you will be with the UUMA. You can find more information about their services here.
Special Discounts for Attendees:
20% discount of any one service of $100 or more
10% discount of any one service below $100
UUMA Gender Neutral Times:
Tuesday 5-6pm
Wednesday 3-6pm
General Hours of operations are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday-Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday- 9am-5pm
Treatment prices do not include gratuities. For your convenience a 20% service charge will be added to all services. 18% goes to the provider for their gratuity and 2% goes to the spa for the upkeep of the spa's amenities.
Child Care

We are pleased to be able to provide child care at the 2018 CENTER Institute for Excellence in Ministry. Basic child care is free to members who registered prior to the event. 
Click hereto register your child(ren) ASAP. Registration closes January 15!
The following seminars have prework. Participants should have received an email about it this week. Please follow the links below for the assignments. Note that most of the seminars have a small assignment due January 15.

Off Site Participation

Do you have a colleague who isn't able to be with you at the Institute this year? Once again we will be live streaming all the worship services free of charge. In addition Two of the seminars are available:EmbracingFamily Ministry: Breaking Down Silos; andThink Like a Filmmaker: Sensory-Rich Worship Design for Unforgettable Messages. The seminars are open to UUMA, UUMN, LREDA, and AUUA members.
Please encourage your colleagues to participateby visiting http://www.uuma.org/event/institutelivestream

Give them the discount AttendeeColleague and they will receive $25 off the cost of registration.
Sign Up For Institute Meet-ups!
This year we are making it easier than ever to gather groups of people together for conversation, meet and greets, games, yoga, or whatever else you'd like to do! We have created a Meet-up group for the UUMA and anyone can create a Meet-up or look over what's been created and join in. Here's what to do:
  1. Join Meet-up or sign in here: http://www.meetup.com
  2. Join the UUMA Meet-up here: www.meetup.com/Unitarian-Universalist-Ministers-Association
You need to be approved to be a member, which we do manually, so make sure to sign up before the Institute!See the Prepacket for more information about starting a Meetup!
January 6, 2018

Link to Prepacket


Facebook Invite

During the Institute, Facebook will be one of the places where we will post information. If you have not already, please like our Institute Facebook page so that you can be sure to be up-to-date.
Seeking Dance Input:
On Institute Thursday the UUMA will once again be gathering to spend the night dancing. To make a request from the DJ please complete this form or email Meghan Cefalu. For those who wish to socialize but are not up for a dance the UUMA Lounge will be open - bring a game to add to the lounge activities.
We recommend flying into the Tampa International Airport (TPA). When arriving please be advised that the airport is divided into two (2)sides: Red and Blue. From there, each side is split up into two quadrants: Blue 1 & 2 andRed 1 &2. We have contracted with Super Shuttle who provides four (4) onsite SuperShuttle booths that are located in each quadrant. For the shuttle service you may check in at any one of these booths. Super Shuttle also offers an Execucar service which meet passengers in their airline carrier's baggage claim area. Click  hereto make your reservation at our negotiated discount.



We are seeking volunteers to help out in a variety of roles during the UUMA CENTER Institute.Sign up here!

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