Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? One might be to sign up for coaching by one of your peers. Coaching is available to any UUMA Member in good standing and in Final Fellowship who can commit to working with a coach via telephone, video-call or in-person.
Traditional coaching is best for people who: are not 100% certain about their goals, have interlocking or complex goals, and know they work better with ample time to practice and integrate between coaching sessions.This coaching includes 8 to 10 one-hour meetings with a peer coach, roughly once per month, held over the course of a year.
Last year I had the privilege of coaching a colleague and felt that this allowed me to serve another minister to make some decisions that will impact that minister's career. I offered a listening ear, reflective thought, and a few suggestions of where to find the resources this person needed to accomplish their goals.
Our new fast track coaching model includes 4 to 6 one-hour meetings with a peer coach. The meetings are held every other week to provide intensive focus and can begin at any time of year. Fast-track coaching is best for people who: are quite certain about their goal, have a goal that is specific and achievable with focused support, and know they work better with a shorter, intensive period of focus.
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Ministry Days Programming

We are excited to be partnering with the International Council of Unitarian Universalists, the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council and the International Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association on our programming for Ministry Days. This partnership is enabling us to bring the theologians participating in the Torda450 year-long theological dialogue together for an additional conversation especially with and for Unitarian Universalist ministers. The focus of the conversation will explore the intersections of theology, ethics and culture. You can read about the five theologians participating in the dialogue and learn more about Torda 450 by clicking here. In addition to the opportunity for wonderful learning opportunities, Ministry Days will offer outstanding worship, collegial conversations, the chance to hear from our new president the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, and of course the Berry Street Essay, presented this year by Rev. Meg Riley. Registration will open on March 1. Scholarships will be available.
New Guidelines Committees Appointed

The UUMA Board of Trustees has staffed the two new Guidelines Committees they charged at their October 2017 meeting.We are grateful to all the colleagues who applied for these important roles.We are especially grateful to the following colleagues who will be serving on these committees.Updates will be shared as their work unfolds.

Guidelines Committee A - Systems and Structures of Oppression

Megan Dowdell
Anita Farber-Robertson
Nathan Ryan
Kim Wilson

Guidelines Committee B - Accountability Process

Michelle Favreault
Jonalu Johnstone
Paul Langston-Daley
CJ McGregor
Karen Stoyanoff
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