MUA Events Cancelled on account of Coronavirus

This is to inform all interested people that in the light of recent government guidelines, and because many of the people who attend our gatherings are in the vulnerable categories, the MUA Executive Committee and the Ministers’ Meeting have decided to cancel the following events: The Midland Unitarian Association’s AGM, which was due to take … Read more MUA Events Cancelled on account of Coronavirus

Ideas for Running A Thriving Congregation

Eleven Unitarians from across the District met at Unitarian New Meeting Church in Birmingham, to hear Rev Andy Phillips of Upper Chapel Sheffield and Diane Rutter, Lay Assistant at Kingswood, share their ideas about running a thriving congregation. Andy was drawing on his experiences of being an active lay leader at Belper Unitarians. He explained … Read more Ideas for Running A Thriving Congregation

Key Messages from MUA Executive Committee meeting 25th January 2020

1. MU Now: the latest issue of the magazine was a slim one, due to less contributions than usual from congregations and individual members. If you wish for a more substantial magazine, please send your items (either news about your congregation, or on the theme of ‘Awakening’) to Rev Sue Woolley by Friday 8th May … Read more Key Messages from MUA Executive Committee meeting 25th January 2020

MUA Executive Committee Key Messages December 2019

The Midland Unitarian Association’s Executive Committee met on 7th December. Here are the Key Messages: The Spring Training Day will be on the topic ‘Ideas for running a thriving congregation’, aimed particularly at lay people in congregations without a minister, although others are welcome. For more information, contact Rev Sue Woolley. MUA Annual General Meeting will … Read more MUA Executive Committee Key Messages December 2019

Cliff Reed’s wonderful words

Yesterday was the MUA Annual Lunch. Thirty of us assembled at Kingswood to listen to Rev Cliff Reed, author of Unitarian? What’s That? and several collections of prayers and reflections, including Spirit of Time and Place, Sacred Earth, and A Carnival of Lamps, sharing some wonderful new material from his forthcoming book, Sunlit Smoke.  He explained that he had taken his lead … Read more Cliff Reed’s wonderful words

Key Messages from the MUA EC 20th July 2019

Social justice / social action officer: The Committee would like to co-opt someone from the District’s congregations, to lead on social justice issues and to act as liaison with Citizens UK. Please e-mail Sue Woolley if you are interested in contributing to the work of the District in this way. Trustee disqualification criteria: Sandy Ellis … Read more Key Messages from the MUA EC 20th July 2019

Key Messages from the MUA Executive Committee 18th May 2019

The Charity Commission is introducing a new Declaration of Eligibility for Trustees, which all trustees of registered charities will be required to complete. MUA Treasurer, Mr Sandy Ellis will be circulating a document about this in the near future. From this meeting, grants to the two Unitarian ministerial training colleges will be paid pro rata, … Read more Key Messages from the MUA Executive Committee 18th May 2019