In July, Rev. Richard Nugent shared with ministers on social media that he had mailed a draft of the new UUA/UUMA Joint Agreement to all Congregational Presidents, Ministers, and Search Committees inviting feedback. If you haven't yet seen the draft of the new agreement, you can find it here while the cover letter that accompanied the draft is here (edited to be clear that feedback is requested from all recipients of the document).
To assist our Director of Collegial Practices in her advocacy work on behalf of UUMA members, we will be holding listening sessionsabout the Joint Agreement. Sessions will be held:
August 21 at 2 PM EDT - with Melissa Carvill Ziemer
September 13 at 2 PM EDT - with Melissa Carvill Ziemer
September 18 at 1 PM EDT - with Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Richard Nugent, and Keith Kron
We're also inviting your feedback on key issues under consideration through a series of short, one-question surveys that we're sent out over the past several weeks. If you haven't already responded, you can access the surveys via the liks below.
As a reminder, the deadline for submitting written comments to the Office of Church Staff Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org is September 21; all written comments will be shared with the UUMA Director of Collegial Practices, Melissa Carvill Ziemer. We look forward to exploring the issues with you as we work toward a final version of a draft agreement that can serve us well.