A to Z Directory of Contacts

RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Directory of CONTACTS

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ACCESSIBILITY

For information about making facilities and programs as accessible as possible. See: http://www.uua.org/leaders/leaderslibrary/accessibility/index.shtml

ANNUAL ASSEMBLY for Mid-South District

Update pending
Mid-South District Office – msduuoffice@gmail.com

ANNUAL PROGRAM FUND of the UUA (APF)

For information about the APF, which supports the work of the Mid-South District, provides funds to support Unitarian Universalism across the continent. Also see: http://www.uua.org/giving/annualprogram/index.shtml
Don Hawkins, Mid-South District Rep, dhawk999@gmail.com Ph: 850-974-4332 (H)
APF Office, Boston Headquarters, UUA. phone: (617) 948-6512 or -6513 fax: (617) 725-4979 Email: apf@uua.org

ANTI-RACISM Efforts

For information about denominational programming around anti-racism

AWARDSMid-South District

For information about denominational awards such as the Beacon Award, the Pickett Award and others given annually at the district and denominational level. Gail Sphar, MSD President – sphar@bellsouth.net or  Connie Goodbread, Mid-South District Executive – cgoodbread@uua.org

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – MID-SOUTH DISTRICT

BOARD RETREATS for Congregations.

For information about Mid-South District’s HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONSULTANTS, available to facilitate planning retreats, train facilitators for Covenant Groups, and teach Communication Techniques for managing conflict in congregations, contact Connie Goodbread, Mid-South District Executive – cgoodbread@uua.org

BOOKSTORE – UUA

See: http://www.uuabookstore.org/ Or, call: 800-215-9076 (orders)

BUILDING FINANCING AND FUND DRIVES

Wayne Clark at UUA, 617-742-2100, ext. 272, Email wclark@uua.org, or Connie Goodbread, Mid-South District Executive – cgoodbread@uua.org (Also see “Capital Campaign Consultant”)

CAMPUS MINISTRY

For information about campus ministry programs Visit: http://www.uua.org/members/youngadults/index.shtml And: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/campusministry/index.shtml And: MSD Website http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=213
And: Mid-South District Executive Connie Goodbread, cgoodbread@uua.org

CANVASS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

For information about healthy, effective fund-raising and canvassing. The annual HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONFERENCE offers a track on Stewardship

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONSULTANTS

For information about planning for a capital campaign for a building or other project. Wayne Clark at UUA, 617-742-2100, ext. 272, Email: wclark@uua.org

CERTIFICATION with UUA — February 1 each year

For information about the annual “census” and certification for General Assembly.UUA Data Services Office: data_services@uua.org, or http://www.uua.org/leaders/dataservices/18482.shtml MSD Information: Don Hawkins, dhawk999@gmail.com, 850-974-4332 (H),

CHALICE LIGHTER PROGRAM

For information about the Chalice Lighter Program, which provides funds for growth, new ministry, and new buildings for congregations. For grant applications and more info see: the MSD website Chalice Lighter Program Guide: http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=177

COMUNICATIONS – Mid-South District

The Mid-South District sends out a monthly electronic newsletter.
Visit the e-news archives
Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter:  http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001dkaXUUk6sOCy6ZQQXopYVg%3D%3D
Guidelines for Congregations, see UUA Website:  http://www.uua.org/communications/index.shtml
COMPENSATION FOR CHURCH STAFF / COMPENSATION CONSULTANT
For information about fair and appropriate compensation for professional leadership see: http://www.uua.org/careers/compensation/index.shtml
MSD Compensation Consultant: Bob Day , robertsday@bellsouth.net – 615-292-0566

CONFERENCES AND TRAINING – Mid-South District

District office, msduuoffice@gmail.com
Also see the District Calendar for upcoming events:  http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=630

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

For information about managing conflict in congregational life Mid-South District Executive, Connie Goodbread, cgoodbread@uua.org

CONSULTING MINISTRY

For information about part-time contracted ministry for congregations Mid-South District Executive, cgoodbread@uua.org

CONSULTANTS

For information about Mid-South District’s Healthy Congregation Consultants, available to facilitate planning retreats, train facilitators for Covenant Groups, and teach Communication Techniques for managing conflict in congregations. Contact Mid-South District Executive, cgoodbread@uua.org

COVENANT GROUPS — SMALL GROUP MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH

For continuing news about Covenant Groups and a regular newsletter on the subject, email: CovenantGroups-owner@listbot.com (Covenant Group News), or visit http://www.uua.org/leaders/leaderslibrary/smallgroup/ and http://www.smallgroupministry.net/

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

For information about UUA email addresses and lists. Mid-South District Electronic Listserv: http://lists.uua.org/mailman/listinfo/msd-news
To subscribe or for more UUA lists, see http://www.uua.org/lists/

FINANCE, BUDGETS, CANVASSING for congregations

The annual HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONFERENCE offers training each October
Resources for Finance and Stewardship at: http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=221
And at: http://www.uua.org/finance/index.shtml
FINANCE COMMITTEE – Mid-South District

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2012– June 20-24, 2012 – Phoenix, AZ

Full information at http://www.uua.org/ga/index.shtml Or contact: UUA GA Office, 617-742-2100, ext. 207

GOOD OFFICES (UU Ministers’ Association)

The Good Offices minister provides support for ministers. Rev. Hope Johnson, goodoffices@uuma.org
HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONFERENCE cancelled for 2012

HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONSULTANTS

For information about Mid-South District’s Healthy Congregation Consultants, available to facilitate planning retreats, train facilitators for Covenant Groups, and teach Communication Techniques for managing conflict in congregations.
Visit http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=217 Contact: Mid-South District Executive, cgoodbread@uua.org

LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (Now Southern UU Leadership Experience)

For information about the annual Leadership School. Visit http://www.uusouthland.org/leadershipexperiences.html or Email cgoodbread@uua.org

LEADERSHIP RESOURCES AND TRAINING

For information about leadership training opportunities. See MSD Calendar.
The annual HEALTHY CONGREGATION CONFERENCE offers a track on leadership
Also: LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, PRESIDENTS Convocation and MSD Office
LONG RANGE PLANNING FOR MID-SOUTH DISTRICT
Kirk Bogue, MSD President — dkbogue@aol.com

LONG RANGE PLANNING for congregations

Mid-South District Executive cgoodbread@uua.org or UUA website

LREDA – Liberal Religious Educator’s Association

Southeast Chapter President: Pat Kahn – pkahn@uuca.org

MINISTERIAL TRANSITIONS

For information about how to proceed when a congregation is faced with a change in ministers Mid-South District Office — cgoodbread@uua.org; And visit: http://www.uua.org/careers/ministers/transitions/index.shtml

MINISTERIAL SETTLEMENT REP. (planning /searching for settled ministers, full-time)

The ministerial settlement representative works with congregations as they plan to search for full-time ministers. Dick Creswell Phone: 478-301-2616; Email: rwcreswell@aol.com

MINISTRY – PART-TIME or CONSULTING

Mid-South District Office/ Exec cgoodbread@uua.org

THE MOUNTAIN – Retreat and Learning Center

Visit: www.mountaincenters.org Mail: P.O. Box 1299, Highlands, NC 28741 Ph: 828-526-5838 Fax: 828-526-2511(bus.hrs) Email: info@mountaincenters.org

MUSIC and UU MUSICIANS NETWORK  – Website – www.uua.org/uumn

UUMN Representatives in Mid-South:
Amber Fetner musicdirector@uuathensga.org
Don Milton Dmilton@uuca.org
NEW CONGREGATIONS For information about newly-forming UU congregations in Mid-South District. Mid-South District Executive, Connie Goodbread, cgoodbread@uua.org

NEWSLETTERS

See Communications

NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Mid-South District

(Also called the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM)
For information or suggestions about nominations for the district board of trustees. Karen Croneis, Chairkcroneis@comcast.net
OUR WHOLE LIVES – OWL – Religious Education Curriculum - visit: http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/curricula/ourwhole/
See MSD Calendar for scheduled events. See this page for more information about OWL in the Mid-South District: http://www.msduua.org/?page_id=127

PARTNER CHURCH COUNCIL

To learn more about the Partner Church movement, which fosters a cultural, spiritual, and economic bond between American congregations and “partner” churches in Transylvania. Your congregation can be involved. The Mid-SouthDdistrict has 5 active partnerships, Athens/Ockland, Northwest/ Udvarhely, Marietta/Kede, Gwinnett/Kolozs, and Atlanta/Udvarhely
Mid-South contacts: Wilmajean Nipper – nipperwj@mindspring.com ,or John Dale , Ph: 404-588-1496 jdale28788@aol.com.
UU Partner Church Council website:  http://uupcc.org/index.html

PRESIDENTS CONVOCATION

For information about this weekend event for incoming Congregation Presidents in Mid- South
District Executive at cgoodbread@uua.orgJune 1-3, 2012

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Faith Development) – Mid-South District

For information about Religious Education programs and training.
Update pending

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -  UUA Resources see http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/index.shtml; MSD events/resources: http://www.msduua.org/index.php?page_id=236

SAFE CONGREGATIONS

For information about making congregations safe places and the Safe Congregations Manual.
For information contact the UUA Office of Ethics in Congregational Life at (617) 948-6461 or safecongregations@uua.org. Also: http://www.uua.org/safe/ Also http://www.uua.org/documents/haffnerdebraw/balancingact.pdf
SEUUMA Southeast UU Ministers’ Association
Meets at The Mountain each fall and spring. Info: revtom@hargray.com

SMALL GROUP MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH

For continuing news about Covenant Groups and a regular newsletter on the subject, email: Visit : http://www.smallgroupministry.net/

STAFF FOR MID-SOUTH DISTRICT

SOCIAL JUSTICE

For information about social justice work in the denomination. Visit: http://www.uua.org/justice/ MSD Trustee for Social Justice, position currently unfilled
SUUSI – Southeastern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute
For information about this annual feast of a UU family “camp” in the mountains of Virginia. Website: http://www.suusi.org/ ; MSD Contact: Karen Lauer — kdlauer@cox.net

TRAININGS AND RETREATS

For information about planning and facilitating congregation, leadership or board retreats. Mid-South District Executive, Connie Goodbread, cgoodbread@uua.org

TREASURER – Mid-South District

Where MSD Congregational Support / Dues and other financial information should be sent. Bob Day

UP! – “Unlimited Potential” Program for Small Congregations in MSD

A support and networking program for congregations 70 members and under and with no full-time staff. From Spring 2008 through 2009. For more info: cgoodbread@uua.org or nhorofker@aol.com .

UU MINISTRY TO EARTH (Formerly Seventh Principle Project )

For information about this independent Affiliate Organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, whose mission is to uphold the seventh UU principle: “We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Dr. Sharon Roberts, UU Min. to Earth Board Member – robersr@auburn.edu

UUA The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations!

http://www.uua.org .Boston Headquarters Phone: (617) 742-2100 info@uua.org

UUUN – UU United Nations efforts

UUSC – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Also see the UUA Directory at your church office for this service organization which also offers holidays cards for sale each winter.
Coordinator for Mid-South District: [Vacant as of August 2010]

WEBSITE Advice for Mid-South Congregations

For help with establishing a website for your congregation; visit: http://www.uua.org/communications/websites/index.shtml

WEBSITE for Mid-South District – Visit: www.msduua.org

WEBSITE – UUA Visit: http://www.uua.org
The UUA website is a rich source of information.
WELCOMING CONGREGATIONS PROGRAM
For information about this program whereby congregations learn to be welcoming to gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual persons. http://www.uua.org/lgbt/welcoming/program/

WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND TRAINING

For information about district conferences and training opportunities.See MSD calendar

WOMENS’ SPIRITUALITY

Mid-South District Executive, Connie Goodbread, cgoodbread@uua.org

YOUNG ADULTS

September 9, 2011

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