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  • Facing Religion in the Future

    “I heard people call it a "wake-up call" and say that they were "inspired and energized." -- Rev. Joe Cleveland, UU Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY....
    11/7/2016
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  • CER Minister Founds Interfaith Program to Feed Hungry Children

    If you've looked on Faithify lately you'll have seen a project called No Child Goes Hungry.
    10/31/2016
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  • 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. ...
    10/29/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2016

    Featured Resource: Commissioned Lay Ministry Program ...
    10/28/2016
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  • Marietta Ohio Congregation Installs Solar Panels

    The First UU Society of Marietta, Ohio (FUUSM) has gone solar! Solar panels were installed at the First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) during the week of October 17. This installation establishes FUUSM as the first religious organization in Washington County...
    10/24/2016
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  • Unitarian Universalist Minister named Berks County, PA Poet Laurate

    Rev. Sandra Fees, Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania was selected to be the 2016 Poet Laurate for Berks County PA.
    By Sandra Fees | 10/17/2016
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  • New UU Video!

    Have you seen the new UUA video: We Are Unitarian Universalists?...
    10/10/2016
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  • The Pumpkin Patch Returns to Long Island

    As I left the Nassau Boulevard Station of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) on the first Sunday of October, I was in a hurry to meet my dear friend Matt Meyer, Master UU Drummer who was leading the service. I stood at the traffic light at the corner of Nassau & Stewart waiting...
    By Hope Johnson | 10/4/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2016

    Featured Resource: UU World's Seeker Issue ...
    9/30/2016
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  • And the Survey Says!...

    Spring 2016 Central East Region Congregational Life Advisory Council Survey...
    9/26/2016
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  • 16th Annual Silent Witness Service

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County invites the public to join them in memorializing those who have been killed due to domestic violence in our county on Sunday, October 2 at 11:30 AM. The church is located at 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville. Speakers will...
    9/20/2016
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  • Three Congregations Converge for Joint Board Retreat

    Two rivers flow along the Southern Tier of New York—the Chemung through Big Flats and the Susquehanna the Susquehanna through Binghamton--and converge just south of the border in Athens, Pennsylvania before flowing south to Towanda. Another convergence occurred when the UU...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 9/19/2016
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  • Defying the Nazis Airs September 20

    What does the inspiring legacy of two Americans who worked to end the WWII refugee disaster mean for us now? Join the conversation on September 20 while, only a few blocks away, the United Nations will be talking about the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Come get a sneak peek...
    9/12/2016
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  • Day of Moral Action Scheduled September 12th

    The Moral Revival led by Rev. William J. Barber, who was a speaker at our General Assembly in June, will be holding a Day of Moral Action at state capitals across the country.
    9/5/2016
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  • Where Leaders Can Find Help

    Welcome to a new church year!...
    8/29/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2016

    Featured Resource: Primary Contacts ...
    8/26/2016
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  • OMD Chalice Lighter Call Benefits UU Church of the South Hills

    The Ohio Meadville District (OMD) Chalice Lighter Call for August 2016 benefits the UU Church of the South Hills to purchase new carpet as part of their expansion project. ...
    8/26/2016
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  • Forrest Church Award for Humanitarian Service Honors Co-Founders of #BlackLivesMatter

    This year’s Forrest Church Award for Humanitarian Service—honoring individual/s demonstrating courage, influence and selfnessness in the betterment of our world (see previous recipients) will honor the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal...
    8/23/2016
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  • Capital and Northern Virginia Cluster Clergy Release Statement

    The clergy of the Capital and Northern Virginia Clusters released this statement this week in reaction to the ongoing violence in the United States....
    8/22/2016
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  • Peace Pole Project Comes to Harford County

    Through a generous donation from retired Homestead Wakefield teacher Leigh Brown Faunce, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County has planted a Peace Pole near the entrance to their church in Churchville. Ms. Faunce saw her first one at the Unitarian Universalist...
    8/16/2016
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  • Leveraging Their Location

    “Wayside Pulpits” have been mainstays at UU congregations for decades. They started out as outside display cases that hold an uplifting quote from a famous sage (or other respected source) printed on heavy poster-sized paper. Some examples are:...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 8/15/2016
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  • CER Hires Shannon Harper as Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

    The Central East Region’s staff is excited to announce the hire of Shannon Harper, our new Youth and Young Adult Coordinator.
    8/8/2016
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  • CER Hires Shannon Harper as Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

    The Central East Region’s staff is excited to announce the hire of Shannon Harper, our new Youth and Young Adult Coordinator. Shannon will be starting on September 1st and is already scheduling trips to meet youth, young adults and professional religious educators around the...
    8/8/2016
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  • Resources for Congregational Leaders

    It's almost time for a new church year and you have new congregational leaders. Where do they find resources and training they need?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 8/1/2016
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  • Central Unitarian Church Visits Partner Church in Prague

    Members of Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ visited the Prague Unitarian Congregation in the Czech Republic from May 9 - 15. Members of both congregations hiked to the the Jan Hus pulpit, the rock located in the Benešov region southeast of Prague on which the early church...
    7/25/2016
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  • Juneteenth Celebrations

    JUNETEENTH is a time for reflecting and rejoicing. From its Galveston, TX origin in 1865, the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States, and beyond....
    By Hope Johnson | 7/18/2016
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  • Find Your Primary Contact

    All four districts have now voted to dissolve and regionalization is now fast becoming a reality. For those of you who are now asking but wait, how do I know who to call? Where do I go to get help? We have an answer. We ask that you start with your primary contact. What is a...
    7/11/2016
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  • GA Round Up - What Happened in Columbus?

    General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH is over and many decisions were made. Here is a short summary of what happened. For details please visit the UU World coverage of GA....
    7/4/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2016

    Featured Resource: CER Blogs and Website ...
    6/28/2016
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  • Vigils for Orlando Victims Held Across the Region

    By now, we all know the story of Orlando – it is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in the history of the U.S., and the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11 in 2001....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 6/27/2016
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  • Building Your Stewardship Team: Assemble the Right Team

    Part of the Nurturing Stewardship Series. ...
    6/15/2016
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  • UUs of the Cumberland Valley Hiring Director of Lifespan Faith Development

    UUs of the Cumberland Valley (UUCV) is looking to welcome a creative leader to help us develop our Religious Education program and to continue to foster a multi-generational environment rooted in our Unitarian Universalist identity. ...
    6/9/2016
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  • UU Fellowship of Harford County to Host Culture Camp

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County will sponsor a camp which explores a different country every day. It will be held July 25 - 29 at their church located at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM each day. Kindergarten through 5th grade...
    6/7/2016
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  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County Will Celebrate 60th

    The public is cordially invited to attend the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, June 12 at 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville to join in the celebration of UUFHC's 60th anniversary. It will commemorate the path the Fellowship has taken over these past years and will be followed by a...
    6/2/2016
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  • CER Staff Changes

    Dear Clergy, Congregational Leadership and Congregants of the Central East Region,...
    By Joan Van Becelaere, Megan Foley | 5/30/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2016

    Featured Resource: Youth Programming ...
    5/28/2016
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  • CER Congregation and Members Help Refugees

    Two members of the UU Congregation of Shelter Rock, Colin and Latifa, were greatly touched by the refugee crisis that began last fall. Latifa's family members had been refugees when her family fled Afghanistan in 1979 and eventually came to the States....
    5/23/2016
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  • CER Staff Changes

    Dear Clergy, Congregational Leadership and Congregants of the Central East Region, ...
    5/23/2016
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  • NOVA Cluster Shares Adult RE Programming

    The Northern Virginia (NOVA) cluster religious educators have come up with a way to expand the religious education offerings for their adult members. They have created a website that lists Adult RE programming at each congregation that is open to members outside the host...
    5/16/2016
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  • The Results are In - Metro NY District

    The Metro New York District is excited to announce our delegates have voted to dissolve our district in favor of our Central East Region. Within the next few months, in accordance with New York State laws, the district will dissolve, as such. This is a truly an exciting and...
    5/7/2016
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  • Stewardship For Us: Frictionless Giving

    Fire up those Smart Phones ...
    5/2/2016
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  • Western New York Cluster Activates Social Justice

    On Saturday, April 23, close to fifty Unitarian Universalists from congregations in Western New York gathered for a social justice summit at the UU Church of Buffalo. The summit focused on three topics: Climate Justice, LGBTQ Justice and Racial Justice....
    5/2/2016
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2016

    Featured Resource: UU Leadership Institute ...
    4/29/2016
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  • You Can Be a Sexually Safer Best Practice Congregation!

    The news is full of stories about sexual abuse in spaces we have always regarded as “safe.” You may have noticed that diverse community organizations such as churches, schools, and scouting are paying greater attention to the safety and well-being of everyone in their community...
    By Patricia Infante | 4/25/2016
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  • Central East Advisory Council Survey Results

    In Fall 2015, the recently created Central East Regional Advisory Council conducted in-depth interviews with a limited number of congregational leaders and clergy around the region. This fall survey focused on Large Church leaders, Congregational Cluster leaders, and those who...
    4/19/2016
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  • Did You Know? General Assembly is in our Region this year!

    General Assembly, the annual business meeting and gathering of the UUA will be held this year in Columbus, Ohio on June 22-26. This is a great opportunity for our members to experience General Assembly and benefit from the resources provided there close to home....
    4/18/2016
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  • The Results are In - Joseph Priestley District

    The delegates to the Joseph Priestley District Assembly voted by a 97 percent majority to affirm the authority of the Joseph Priestley District Board of Directors to dissolve the District governance structures and to participate fully in the Central East Region of the UUA! ...
    4/10/2016
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  • On A Scale of 1 -10 (10 = Great), I Would Rate Stewardship on Our Website at About -3

    Does the title above sound familiar? Your website is effectively your Electronic Commons and your Electronic Front Door. It’s where potential visitors find you and where members come for information, ideas, and inspiration. ...
    4/8/2016
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  • The Results are In - Ohio-Meadville & St. Lawrence

    The St. Lawrence and Ohio-Meadville Districts are pleased to announce their delegates have voted to dissolve their districts in favor of our Central East Region. Each district will legally dissolve at their own pace based on the laws where each is incorporated. It is anticipated...
    4/2/2016
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  • Central East Advisory Council Survey Results

    In Fall 2015, the recently created Central East Regional Advisory Council conducted in-depth interviews with a limited number of congregational leaders and clergy around the region. This fall survey focused on Large Church leaders, Congregational Cluster leaders, and those who...
    3/28/2016
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