Your gift to Friends helped fund the services PSD offers to congregations - leadership training, assistance with growth-related issues, and consultations with congregations' staff and volunteers - services that help congregations thrive.
Friend: (friend) n. [ME. freond] 1. An ally, supporter, or sympathizer 2. One of the group of generous individuals who contribute to Prairie Star District; as in: “become a Friend of the District by making a contribution and making a difference in the strength and vitality of Unitarian Universalism on the prairie.”
UU congregations on the prairie are thriving with the help of Prairie Star District. People are attracted to healthy, vital congregations that offer vibrant Sunday services, programming for people of all ages, and outreach to their communities. PSD provides a variety of consulting services to all our congregations, large and small, to help them meet their challenges.
In 2011 we heard from people in several towns who want to start new UU congregations in those locations. Several of them, as well as teams from more than ten of our small congregations, converged on Des Moines to attend the first-ever Small Church Conference in November. These services were supported by the Friends of Prairie Star District.
A healthy, vital district contributes to the growth of healthy, vital congregations. In the past few years PSD has strengthened and extended its services by offering evening webinars – online workshops – on a variety of topics. These free webinars are also archived for future viewing at www.midwestuuleadership.org The webinars, on two different topics each month, are just one example of the district services that congregational leaders find valuable. Your contribution to Friends of PSD can help us serve our congregations better.
"I contribute (to Friends of PSD) because of the support we got from the District in finding a great minister for our church and because my wife and I believe in the UU mission outside of our little church community." -- Dale Trott, former President Shawnee Mission UU Church, Overland Park, KS
"I give to the Friends of Prairie Star because I believe it helps the District to do even more to help our congregations." -- Martha Easter-Wells, UU Congregation of the Quad Cities, Davenport, Iowa
"I am a friend of the Prairie Star District because I value the collegiality of congregations that lies at the heart of our Unitarian Universalist Association. The competent work of our District staff enables us to help and support each other in our near-by churches and societies, and I want Nancy, Phil, Sarah, and all our District volunteers to have the resources they need to serve us effectively." -- Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, First Unitarian Society Minneapolis, MN
Working together we can make a difference. Your gift to Friends of Prairie Star District helped fund programs aimed at
“I firmly believe the world would be a better place if we had more UUs in it,” says Nancy Heege, District Executive. You may think so, too. Thank you for your commitment to our religious faith.