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
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
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, Paul L'Herrou at 38 Kimball Ave Unit 12, Ipswich, MA 01938-1222. Typically members give $50 or more a year but we know
If you would like to contribute in a more lasting way, please consider
donating to our endowment fund – click here to find out
Welcome to our website, where you can find a host of resources and
The Rev. Richard S. Gilbert, President
Dick Gilbert, President
Joyce Stewart, UUA Contact
Duane Fickeisen, Webmaster
UURMaPA Board 2012-2013
Left to right: Dick Fewkes, Jim Eller, Marcia Olsen, Jan Sammons, Dick Gilbert, Margi Nasemann, Paul L’Herrou and Chuck Campbell. Chuck Campbell, Dick Fewkes, and Jan Sammons have left the Board; Elearnor Richardson and John Weston have joined us.
The current Board is listed here.