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Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News
  • UU Congregation of Shelter Rock Hiring Administrative Assistant

    Come be a part of the rich history that we enjoy at UU Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR)! Not only will you work in a beautiful environment surrounded by 100 picturesque acres on the North Shore of Long Island but you will help support a Congregation, established in 1941,...
    8/13/2018
  • UU Princeton Hiring Interim Director of Religious Education

    The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, a 300+ member congregation in central New Jersey, is seeking a full-time, 11-month, Interim Director of Religious Education (I-DRE) to lead our Lifespan Religious Education (LRE) program during the 2018-2019 church year. The...
    8/1/2018
  • Cedar Lane UU Hiring Accounting and Office Manager

    Cedar Lane UU is currently seeking an Accounting and Office Manager, a key position responsible for comprehensive accounting services and administrating payroll and benefits, managing data bases, and purchasing office supplies and reporting to their Executive Director. For...
    7/31/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2018

    Featured Resource: Board Basics Trainings Do you have new board members joining your leadership team this year? Do you have returning board members? Board leadership in a UU congregation calls on a unique set of skills and attitudes. Not every person elected (...
    7/30/2018
  • Rev. David Pyle To Join New England Region Team for One Year

    As sometimes happens within the Army Reserve, Rev. David Pyle informed the UUA this week that mission changes have led to his unit not taking a Chaplain overseas on their upcoming mission, and as such he would not be going on leave from the UUA as planned. Since Central East had...
    7/25/2018
  • UU Congregation of Sterling, VA hiring Quarter-Time RE Coordinator

    The UU Congregation of Sterling, VA is hiring a quarter time (10 hr/week) RE Coordinator The RE Coordinator will be responsible for planning and organizing the children’s Religious Education (RE) program for PreK through High School Youth Group. For details on the job...
    7/12/2018
  • The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, NJ Hiring Half-Time Director of Religious Education

    The Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation in East Brunswick, NJ is hiring a Director of Religious Education (20 hours/week) What a great congregation! The DRE would be happy to serve here for many more years if they didn't feel the call to move closer to their...
    7/10/2018
  • Oberlin UU Fellowship Hiring Part-Time Director of Religious Educator

    The Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is seeking a Director of Religious Education to coordinate Sunday morning classes for approximately 10-15 children of all ages for 12 hours per week. Deadline for applications July 20, 2018 For full job description and how to apply,...
    7/10/2018
  • Community UU Congregation Hiring Religious Educator

    The Community UU Congregation in White Plains, NY is hiring a Religious Educator. They are exploring two different hiring options. They are seeking EITHER an accomplished, dynamic, experienced religious professional for a full-time position OR an entry-level religious education...
    7/5/2018
  • UU Congregation of York Hiring Director of Lifespan Religious Education

    UU Congregation of York, PA (UUCY)is seeking an energetic and creative individual to serve as the director of lifespan religious education. This individual will guide us on our journey to provide a strong children and youth RE program and expand further into lifespan religious...
    7/5/2018
  • UU Congregation of the South Fork Hiring Part-Time RE Teacher

    The UUCSF would like to welcome new children into our religious education program with the help of the Religious Educator. We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide a foundation for our children’s Religious Education program. Start date is Mid-August. See their full job...
    7/5/2018
  • UU Church of Reston Hiring Music Director

    The UU Church of Reston, VA is hiring a Music Director. The Music Director has primary responsibility for the direction and implementation of UUCR’s music program as an integral part of worship and community life. Position is for 10 ½ months (August 1st to third Sunday in June)...
    7/5/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2018

    Featured Resource: Becoming a Safer Congregation Handbook Our congregations strive to be safe and welcoming places to all. It is impossible to make a congregation 100% safe; however, there are steps that you can take to make your congregation safer ...
    6/27/2018
  • First UU Society of Albany, NY Hiring Three Positions

    The First UU Society of Albany is hiring three positions: Lead Youth Advisor This is a quarter-time position, 10hours/week for program and planning, mid-September thru May. Wage: $15.00 per hour. Program hours include most Sundays (with discretionary Sundays...
    6/20/2018
  • UU Church of Loudoun Hiring Part-Time Summer RE Teacher

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun ( www.uuloudoun.org ) is seeking a part-time summer teacher of liberal Religious Exploration for Children and Youth. The part-time teacher will teach and assist in the implementation of religious exploration programming this summer...
    6/14/2018
  • UU Church of Arlington Hiring Part-Time Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

    The Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator will support a program of ministry for youth and young adults, their advisors, teachers, and families. This is a year-round salaried position of up to 30 hours a week, with requirements to work most Sundays and overnight events. The...
    6/7/2018
  • CER Welcomes Paula Cole Jones as Interim Congregational Life Staff

    The Central East Region is delighted to announce that Paula Cole Jones will be joining the CER staff for one year as field staff, to fill in for Rev. David Pyle as he deploys to the Middle East. Paula is a lifelong UU who has been serving our faith for decades, and we're looking...
    6/5/2018
  • UU Fellowship of Centre County Hiring Director of Lifespan Faith Development

    The Director of Lifespan Faith Development (DLFD) administers the religious education program for the families, youth, and children of the UU Fellowship of Centre County (UUFCC), while staying consistent with our Mission, Vision, Covenant and Unitarian Universalist values. They...
    6/4/2018
  • Help End Mass Incarceration in Ohio June 10-17

    We Can Help End Mass Incarceration in Ohio JOIN US JUNE 10-17 in COLUMBUS, OH FOR A WEEK OF CANVASSING, FELLOWSHIP, AND JUSTICE! In 2018, Ohio holds center stage in the national effort to win criminal justice reform with the...
    5/31/2018
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2018

    Is your cluster of congregations looking for programming to meet congregational needs for the upcoming year? Not sure what options are available to you? The CER staff have created a listing of workshops we offer across the region for clusters or groups of congregations. If you...
    5/29/2018
  • 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...
    4/27/2018
  • 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...
    4/8/2018
  • 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...
    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
  • 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...
    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 Spiritual...
    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...
    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, and a...
    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,...
    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 Keynote...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 very...
    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 AV...
    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...
    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 care...
    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...
    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...
    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 church....
    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...
    1/27/2017

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