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Archives of Central East Region News
  • First UU Columbus Hiring Full-Time Director of Religious Education

    First UU has an opening for a Director of Religious Education for its robust Religious Exploration program.  First UU is a vibrant congregation with dynamic, dedicated staff and congregants. It has a strong social justice program, great youth programs, and strong,...
    5/21/2018
  • UU Fellowship of Stony Brook Hiring Half-Time Director of Religious Education

    The UU Fellowship of Stony Brook is hiring a half-time Director of Religious Education. The position is 20 hours per week year round; 2 Sundays a month on site. Visit the UUFSB website for details. Deadline for application is June 9, 2018, start date is July 16, 2018.
    5/14/2018
  • UU Fellowship of Huntington NY Hiring Part-Time Music Director

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFH) of Huntington, NY, is hiring a part-time Music Director. UUFH has built a strong and cherished musical program under the guidance of their current Music Director, who will be retiring this June after 21 years at the Fellowship...
    5/8/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2018

    Featured Resource: UUA LeaderLab What would Unitarian Universalism look like if we trained our lay leaders as highly as we train other religious professionals such as ministers and religious educators? We would no longer be able to joke that we’re too disorganized to be...
    4/27/2018
  • UU Congregation of Frederick Hiring Part-Time Director of Religious Education

    The UU Congregation of Frederick is hiring a part-time Director of Religious Education who will work 25 hours per week with anticipated start August 1, 2018, although date is flexible. As the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, we gather to: encourage...
    4/27/2018
  • Cedar Lane UU Hiring Executive Director

    Cedar Lane UU Church is searching for a full-time Executive Director to start July 1, 2018. The Executive Director has the following responsibilities: Oversees and directs CLUUC’s business affairs and daily operations, including administrative, financial, human...
    4/24/2018
  • Introducing Our Newest Staff Member

    The Central East Region is pleased to announce the Rev. Sunshine J. Wolfe will join our staff team as Congregational Life Staff starting August 6, 2018. We'll be making adjustments to who is managing which programs and some primary contacts may be shifted as Sunshine joins our...
    4/8/2018
  • Now is the Time

    “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season.  (W.E.B. DuBois) For me, now is the accepted time and the appropriate season to retire from my work with the Central East Region as a congregational life consultant as of April 15, 2018.  This...
    4/8/2018
  • UU Church of Amherst Hiring Half-Time Director of Community Faith Development

    The UU Church of Amherst in Williamsville, NY is now accepting applications for a half-time "Director of Community Faith Development". Details on the position can be found at the UU Amherst website. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2018.
    4/3/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ April 2018

    Featured Resource: General Assembly 2018: All Are Called Interested in attending General Assembly this year? Registration, housing requests and financial aid applications opened on March 1. Grounded in a deep belief that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “...
    3/27/2018
  • News from the CER Staff – More Changes!

    One of the joys of serving Unitarian Universalism as a member of the Central East Regional Staff has been the commitment of the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the members of our congregations to my also serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves....
    By David Pyle | 3/13/2018
  • UUC of Rockville Hiring a Director of Religious Education

    The UU Congregation of Rockville seeks a Director of Religious Education lead our Children and Youth Programs with creativity and collaboration and to serve the mission and vision of the congregation. This is a 40-hour week position requiring a BA degree, teaching...
    3/8/2018
  • UUC Binghamton Hiring Part-time Director of Family Ministry

    Following a year of experimentation and discernment, the UU Congregation of Binghamton has decided to put a higher priority on more innovative faith development time. They envision the Director of Family Ministry as a leader who will partner with the Minister and Family Ministry...
    3/8/2018
  • Oberlin UU Fellowship Hiring Part-Time Youth Advisor

    The Religious Education program of the Oberlin UU Fellowship is hiring a part-time youth advisor to be paid a $1000 yearly stipend, paid monthly. You can learn more about the congregation at their website at ouuf.org. Read the online posting. Goal: To create and support an...
    3/6/2018
  • UU of Queens Hiring Half-Time Consulting Minister

    The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens is a small congregation located in Flushing, New York. The congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. Though small, the members are passionate, enthusiastic and welcoming. We are seeking a dynamic minister with...
    3/6/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ March 2018

    Featured Resource: CER Resource Pages The Central East Region announces a new addition to our website - Resource Pages by Topic. We know our congregations are looking for resources. And to help you find them we've created these pages on a variety of topics relating to...
    2/27/2018
  • UUC Montclair Hiring Director of Family Ministries

    The UU Congregation of Monclair is hiring a full time Director of Family Ministries. Under the supervision of Co-Minister Scott Sammler-Michael, the Director of Family Ministries (DFM) will provide leadership for the Family Ministry for all ages, with a focus on the...
    2/14/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ February 2018

    Featured Resource: 30 Days of Love & Side With Love Name Change Standing on the Side of Love changes their name to Side with Love. Watch this video and read their webpage to find out why and get answers to frequently asked questions. Thirty Days of Love 2018 is being...
    1/29/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2018

    Featured Resource: Faithify.org DO YOU FAITHIFY? Have you heard about FAITHIFY, the UU crowdfunding platform? This program is designed to match UU based programs and UU funders with each other, making it easier for you to find projects that reflect your values and...
    12/27/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2017

    Featured Resource: Common Read for 2017-18 A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. A Common Read can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language,...
    11/27/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2017

    Featured Resource: inSpirit - the UUA Bookstore The UUA bookstore - inSpirit - is a one stop shop for books, resources, clothing and other unique UU themed items. Here you can find Beacon and Skinner House books in addition to others, UUA curricula, pamphlets for your...
    9/27/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2017

    Featured Resource: UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn In the last few weeks, Unitarian Universalists have responded alongside interfaith and activist partners with love and resistance to overt white supremacists in Charlottesville and across the country. In April, May, and June, 682 of...
    9/27/2017
  • UU Berks County Receives Reading NAACP 2017 Community Impact Award

    The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County was honored to be the recipient of the Reading Branch NAACP's 2017 Community Impact Award at the 30th Annual Freedom Fund Gala.  Rev. Dr. Aaron Wilford, Jr., PA Commission on African American Affairs, delivered the...
    9/26/2017
  • Allegheny UU Church Receives Award

    Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church was selected by the planning team for this year's Celebration of Caring as the outstanding congregation of the year! Based on AUUCs commitment to social justice in the Northside of Pittsburgh including work on shelter meal, food pantry...
    9/15/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2017

    Featured Resource: UU Leadership Institute Leadership Training is essential for all congregational leaders. In the past that meant a week away from home at a costly event. Now we offer an alternative - Leadership School online, on your schedule. In order to help...
    8/28/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2017

    Featured Resource: Primary Contacts Do you know who your congregation's primary contact is? The Central East Regional (CER) has moved to a primary contact staff system to ensure our congregations know who to reach out to for assistance. What this means is that each...
    7/27/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2017

    Featured Resource: Outreach Revolution Are you in charge of outreach? Need help? Here is a resource for you!  Join the Outreach Revolution! Unitarian Universalist (UU) values help people live better lives and create a better world. In a rapidly changing society,...
    6/27/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2017

    Featured Resource: Chalice Lighters This program has been in place for decades in most areas of the United States as a way to fund growth in Unitarian Universalist congregations helping to establish new congregations, improve and expand structures, fund new staff and...
    5/26/2017
  • UU Akron, OH Votes to Become Sanctuary Congregation

    On Sunday, April 23rd, the UU Church of Akron voted unanimously to declare itself a Sanctuary Congregation. They have already done much work in preparation for sanctuary and are now in the process of setting up space within their church for use by person(s) in sanctuary. The...
    5/5/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2017

    Featured Resource: Worship Web If your worship team is struggling to find readings and other worship materials, we recommend you visit the WorshipWeb pages of the UUA website. This site is filled with readings, stories, chalice lightings and more from a variety of sources on...
    4/27/2017
  • From Your Regional Staff

    Friends, The Unitarian Universalist Association is in the midst of a tumultuous time. UUA President Peter Morales and Chief Operating Officer Harlan Limpert have both resigned in the midst of controversy over UUA hiring practices. We can expect that our UUA Board will act...
    4/6/2017
  • Watch the CER UUA Presidential Candidate Forum

    For those of you who missed the forum on Saturday, April 1, or those of you who did watch it but want to review some of the things said, here is your opportunity. You can watch it on YouTube. We want to thank Cedar Lane UU Church for their hosting this event and for their...
    4/2/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ April 2017

    Featured Resource: Summer Camps Attending summer camps and institutes strengthens connections to our faith for people of all ages. Experiences at summer camps can include week long age based camps, institutes for all ages, family retreats and specific training programs. When...
    3/27/2017
  • CER Congregations in the News this Week

    Normally we share news stories about our CER congregations via social media, but this week there are so many, it seemed best to share them all here. Shout out to Rachel Walden, UUA Communications Specialist who curates the list for us. The news this weeks ranges from health...
    3/3/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ March 2017

    Featured Resource: Video Resources There are many, many videos out there and many places you can find video resources. Here are some tips for where you might find what you are looking for. The Central East Region and the UUA both have YouTube pages. On the Central East...
    2/28/2017
  • Join CER for UUA Presidential Candidates Forum April 1

    Join us on April 1 for Better Together: Central East Region Leadership Day and UUA Presidential Candidates Forum at Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD. The day will consist of a 90 minute forum with the presidential candidates answering your questions and moderated by UUA...
    2/17/2017
  • Fall Interview Report: What did our Advisory Council find?

    The Central East Region has an Advisory Council of lay and ordained volunteers who work with the Director of Congregational Life, Rev. Scott Tayler, to both assess the needs of our congregations and to track the effectiveness of our regional staff in meeting those needs. The...
    2/7/2017
  • First Baltimore Celebrates Bicentennial of its Founding in February

    The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore is observing the bicentennial of its founding on February 10, 1817, in a weekend-long celebration on February 10-12, 2017.  First Unitarian is the oldest building in North America built to be and continuously used as a Unitarian...
    2/2/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ February 2017

    Featured Resource: State Advocacy Networks Creating the beloved community requires the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism to be translated into the work of governments and legislatures, of policy and law.  State Advocacy Networks have the mission and purpose...
    1/27/2017
  • A Fond Farewell and a Bright Beginning

    January 16, 2017 In April of 2016, delegates to the St. Lawrence District Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of regionalization by supporting the dissolution of the St. Lawrence District in favor of the Central East Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. ...
    1/16/2017
  • Original Blessing Announces New Programming Schedule

    Since Fall 2015, Original Blessing has met twice a month at Greenpoint’s San Damiano Mission Church, offering our special blend lay-led, uniquely inspired worship and celebration.  It is by the faithful goodwork of our core group that we’ve kept our fire burning, survived...
    1/9/2017
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2017

    Featured Resource: 30 Days of Love So many of us deeply desire to live on the side of love when it comes to social justice movements. But what does that really mean? How can we be a nurturing, humble and steady hand on the side of justice in the face of violence and backlash...
    12/27/2016
  • Holiday Greetings!

    12/19/2016
  • First Unitarian Church of Cleveland Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

    On January 14, 1867, our congregation was founded with the Bond of Union. On January 14, 2017 we will mark our 150th anniversary with a celebratory service and reception at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. This event brings together UU congregations from the greater...
    12/13/2016
  • Summer Institute Looking for Tshirt Designs for 2017

    It’s that time of the year! No, not that thing with the carols… it’s time for us to ask our wonderful, talented community for designs for the Summer Institute 2017 t-shirt! As a reminder, the SI 2017 theme is “Beyond Lip Service: The Courage to Communicate UU Values.” What...
    12/12/2016
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2016

    Featured Resource: Guest In Your Pulpit Does your congregation need Sunday morning speakers? Is your Worship Committee struggling to fill your calendar? The Guest in Your Pulpit program is designed to help all congregations of all sizes deal with this issue. The Guest in...
    11/29/2016
  • After the Election, From Your Staff

    Dear Congregations and Clergy of the Central East Region, Last night's election results are in, and we know that we are not alone in experiencing a wide range of emotions.  We know that many of you are rising to this new day with more questions than answers.  We do...
    11/9/2016
  • Unitarian Congregation of West Chester to Install Grammy Nominated Minister

    The Unitarian Congregation of West Chester will celebrate the Installation of Rev. Dan Schatz as their new Minister in a special service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, in the congregation’s sanctuary at 501 South High Street. The service, which is open to the public, will...
    10/29/2016
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2016

    Featured Resource: Commissioned Lay Ministry Program It had been a long awaited vacation: we were basking in the warmth of time with our grown children. Then my cell phone rang: a beloved 85-year-old member of the congregation had fallen; hip surgery was scheduled for the...
    10/28/2016
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2016

    Featured Resource: UU World's Seeker Issue Looking for something to explain Unitarian Universalism to your visitors? Want some sort of outreach item you can give folks who ask about our faith? UU World’s first “seeker issue” is designed specifically as an introduction to...
    9/30/2016

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