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News and Blog Posts in the Central East Region
  • It Takes A Village: Our Commitment to Connection

    We recognize our interdependence - and we feel it even more poignantly in the midst of the isolation of the global pandemic. We need one another. We need ways to reach out and strengthen relationships, fostering more neighborly interactions and support systems. We need a village.
    By Michelle Buhite | 7/27/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2020

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Primary Contacts, UU Leadership Institute, Time to Update Your Leadership, and more.
    7/24/2020
    Filed in: CERG News
  • These Certain Times

    I see commercials sometimes that refer to these as “uncertain times”. I don’t know. I think things are becoming pretty certain. I think it’s pretty certain that we’re suffering, pretty certain that our neighbors and families are sick and dying...
    By Megan Foley | 7/13/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Supporting Youth and Young Adults

    If you attended virtual General Assembly last month, you probably read or at least heard about the Responsive Resolution that was adopted: Supporting and Investing in Youth and Young Adults in Unitarian Universalism.
    By Shannon Harper | 7/6/2020
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2020

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Virtual Summer Camps, Time to Update Your Leadership, Resources for COVID-19 and more.
    6/29/2020
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Mt. Vernon UU’s Climate Action Team Launches Arts for Mother Earth

    Have you heard? There’s a new group at MVUC! Arts for Mother Earth. We’re an active branch of the Climate Action Team, an award-winning environmental initiative that is now long term.
    By Mt Vernon Unitarian Church, Alexandria, VA | 6/29/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Get In the Way!

    “Get In The Way!!!” Congressman John Lewis has reminded us for years that it is our turn to actively make a difference.
    By Hope Johnson | 6/22/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Farewell from Paula Cole Jones

    It is time to say farewell to you as my position with the Congregational Life staff in the Central East Region of our UUA comes to an end on June 30th. I am passing the baton on to Sana Saeed, who will serve you beginning July 6th.
    By Paula Cole Jones | 6/15/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Has Your Congregation Updated Your Leadership Information?

    It's that time of the year again. Your congregation has held its annual meeting and elected new officers, or its on your schedule. You have new committee chairs appointed to lead your work for next year. But have you told anyone outside the congregation about these changes?
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 6/8/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Sharing the Load

    How can congregations support each other in this time of online worship? These five congregations have a unique approach.
    By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | 6/1/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2020

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - CER Networking Calls, Virtual General Assembly, COVID-19 Resources
    5/29/2020
    Filed in: CERG News
  • CER Staff Offer Networking Sessions

    CER Staff Offer Networking Sessions. Mondays at 4, Tuesdays at 6:30, Wednesdays at 5 and 6, Fridays at 1 ET.
    5/29/2020
    Filed in: CERG News
  • CERSI Creates Alternatives for Event

    Each year hundreds of UUs look forward to Central East Region’s Summer Institute (CERSI) especially the hugs, ice cream with families, long conversations with friends, pop up jam sessions and interesting classes. However, like everything else in the Summer of 2020, Summer...
    By Amy Kent | 5/25/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CER Staff Offer Gatherings for Congregational Leaders

    We are living in times that are upending our routines and requiring us to think in new ways. We know there is no tried-and-true answer "out there" for us to research.
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 5/18/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Youth and Young Adult Programming for Summer

    This blog post was supposed to be about UU Youth and Young Adult opportunities for this summer. But as the UUA and the camps, conferences and campuses we work alongside begin to cancel all summer in-person events, we’re left in a weird time of knowing and not knowing.
    By Shannon Harper | 5/11/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Introducing Our New CER Staff - Sana Saeed

    Although we’re sad to see the interim tenure of the fantastic Paula Cole Jones come to an end on June 30th, we are delighted to announce that we’ve hired a new, permanent field staff person to begin with us on July 6th: Sana Saeed.
    By Megan Foley | 5/4/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2020

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Virtual General Assembly, COVID-19 Resources, UU the Vote Hosts Webinar.
    4/29/2020
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Murray Grove Offers Online Programs and Plans Sestercentennial Celebration

    To assist you with virtual outreach to your congregants in the midst of the pandemic, Murray Grove has launched the first in a series of free online programs by three prominent, global presenters in their respective fields.
    By Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center | 4/27/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Are We the Long-Haul People?

    Early in the pandemic crisis my mind kept wandering back to a poem written by my former minister and mentor, Rev Rudy Nemser. The poem, “Long-Haul People,” reminds me that congregations thrive on a million small acts of attention and commitment over weeks, months and years.
    By Patricia Infante | 4/20/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • How is Your Body, Mind and Your Spirit?

    Friends, how is it with your bodies, minds and spirits these days? Are you doing regular check-ins with yourself? Noticing some things that weren't there before?
    By Shannon Harper | 4/13/2020
    Filed in: Better Together

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