by Rev. David Pyle, Regional Lead, MidAmerica Region of the UUA.
The MidAmerica Region of the UUA, along with the other four Regions, will be holding Simultaneous Virtual Regional Assemblies the weekend of October 8th – 9th of 2021, so Save the Date! This will be an experiment in gathering together as Regions on the same date to share programming, conduct some national UUA business, while still connecting and building relationships with the congregations closest to us. Much planning is still in process for what these simultaneous Regional Assemblies will look like, and I am excited about the possibilities.
This does mean that the MidAmerica Region will not be hosting a Regional Assembly in the Spring of 2021 as would normally be our practice. Instead, we are planning on hosting a virtual MidAmerica Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd, prior to the beginning of the UUA Virtual General Assembly, in order to conduct elections, hear the reports of the MidAmerica Regional Board, Committees and Staff, and conduct any other business of the Region. Details on how to register and attend this virtual MidAmerica Business Meeting will be shared in the coming days.
I wish we could be together. I wish we could gather together in person for these times of our congregations being the covenant of our faith. And… and I am grateful that while we cannot be together physically, we have been able to keep our Unitarian Universalist congregations and communities together through these virtual means, and that we will be able to come together in this way for General Assembly and Regional Assembly in the coming year. And, I look forward to the day when we can be together in-person again.
Yours in Faith,
Rev. David Pyle
Regional Lead, MidAmerica Region of the UUA