What's New


The winter issue
's newsletter
has been posted.

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Fall Conference

The fall conference in Attleboro will be October 5-8, 2015.

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Directory Update

The UURMaPA Directory, including Caring Area and leadership contacts is updated about once a month.

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UUMPs Links

The UU Ministers' Partners page, hosted by UURMaPA, has links to documents of interest to partners of both active and retired ministers.

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About us:

Click on the image to download our tri-fold brochure in pdf format.





Retirement offers the gift of more time to pursue longtime interests and new paths for our liberal religious spirits. UURMaPA gathers us at regional conferences and area lunches, where we enjoy catching up and exploring new perspectives.  UURMaPA has created a Caring Network of more than forty volunteers, who stay in touch with members to celebrate life’s joys and sorrows.
We number more than 900 members in more than 600 households.  Our roots go back to 1985, when the Revs. Harold Hadley, Horace Westwood, Arnold Westwood and Walter Donald Kring first sought to bring retired UU ministers and their partners together.
Our quarterly newsletter Elderberries helps us stay in touch with one another.  Each year we publish a member directory, as well. And we have created a handbook that offers ideas for those thinking about retirement, and for those already enjoying it, too.
UURMaPA has evolved to become an advocacy group for retirees. We have strong links to the UUA and the UUMA. We are contributing to the strength of our religious movement in a variety of prophetic and creative ways.
When ministers officially retire they and their partners automatically become members of UURMaPA.  There are no dues.  But we rely, nevertheless, on the financial generosity of our members.  If you would like to contribute, simply mail a check made out to UURMaPA to the treasurer, Joel Weaver, 104 Amity Dr, Chesterbrook PA 19087 (treasurer@uurmapa.org).  Typically members give $50 or more a year but we know circumstances vary!
If you would like to contribute in a more lasting way, please consider donating to our endowment fund – click here to find out more.
Welcome to our website, where you can find a host of resources and information.


The Rev. Richard S. Gilbert, President






To learn more:

» The Caring Network

» Conferences

» Newsletter

» The UURMaPA Board



How you can help:


» Get Involved

» Give Financially

» Support the Endowment


Contemplating Retirement?

» UUA Retirement Resource Page



Contact UURMaPA:


Dick Gilbert, President


Linda Rose, UUA Contact



Duane Fickeisen, Webmaster




UURMaPA Board 2014-2015

Front, L to R: Margi Nasemann, Judy Welles, Jim Eller, Dick Gilbert
2nd row: Judy Gibson, Joel Weaver, John Weston, Liz McMaster

Not present: Doug Gallager

Board members are introduced here.



Unitarian Universalist Retired Ministers and Partners Association

is a 501(c)3 U.S. domestic not-for-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Official offices are located at

38 Kimball Ave., Suite 12

Ipswich, MA 01938-1222


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