I’ve written here previously about how we are our Unitarian Universalist Association. I’ve covered our Memo of Understanding which guides the formation of our Central East Region. I’ve written about getting stuck and unstuck and other topics. You can find my previous posts by searching my name or scanning through older posts.
As I sit to write today, probably my last post before our historic votes this spring, I’m filled with gratitude for my opportunities to serve. Which is not to say that my work around regionalization has been mostly easy or fun. In fact, lots of times my heart has broken wide open and my faith has been dinged. Staying committed to the real-world work of regionalization, which is much more an ongoing process than a one-time action, has required my faith to mature and deepen. And for that I’m grateful.
With respect and trust I show up at meetings, give presentations, write documents, create videos, and speak and listen to folks. I know that there are some folks in our congregations who are uncertain about dissolving our districts. That’s ok. It’s ok to be in discernment. In point of fact, it’s awesome to be in discernment. That’s how I’ve spent the last three years of my life as I worked on regionalization.
There are a lot of resources available online for you to explore as is convenient. There may also be an online presentation that you can attend. We’ve managed to get out in person to make some presentations whether at past District Assemblies, individual congregations, clusters, LREDA or UUMA chapter meetings. And it’s ok, if you’re looking at these resources for the first time.
Please join in this historic effort to create a more interconnected, healthier and stronger association.
- You can explore a summary and the detail of our Memo of Understanding.
- You can find additional background questions and nuts & bolts information.
- You can access a playlist on YouTube of short videos that describe our aspirations.
Thank you for all you do to carry our life-saving, life-giving faith in this gritty world.