Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • Are You Willing to Experifail*?

    We live in a perfectionistic society. If you can’t do it perfectly, don’t do it at all. That attitude stifles creativity, thinking outside the box, trying something new. Why? Because we may fail and if we fail it may get plastered all over social media so everyone will know.
    By Beth Casebolt | 12/9/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Beyond the Binary Offered In Syracuse NY

    First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse is once again hosting its annual Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary conference on February 8, 2020 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
    By First UU Society of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY | 12/2/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Conversations for Liberation, Leadership Development Resources, Winter Programs, GA 2020 Registration is open, The Season of Gratitude and more!
    11/27/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • With Gratitude...

    With Thanksgiving past and the holiday season approaching, this marks the beginning of the season of thankfulness and gratitude. And so we want to take this opportunity to say Thank You.
    11/25/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Are You Thinking about Summer? How About CERSI!

    It's time to start thinking about summer and the Central East Region Summer Institute (CERSI - formerly SI)!
    11/18/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Season of Gratitude

    As we enter into the season of gratitude, this “savoring” time that leads to the Harvest, I find myself thinking of the nuanced differences between appreciation and gratitude.
    By Hope Johnson | 11/11/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Have you heard of No Child Goes Hungry?

    No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is a nonprofit envisioned and created by UU minister, Rev. Kären Rasmussen. With the dream of eliminating childhood hunger in every neighborhood, NCGH's concept is pretty simple.
    11/4/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Video from the New Day Rising Conference - MNY

    Video from the New Day Rising Conference in Manhasset, NY
    11/1/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - The UUA Common Read, Small Congregations Resources, Small Congregations Webinar Series, New Ways of Doing Youth Programming and more!
    10/29/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Faithify, Communications Resources, Board Training Series, New Day Rising and more!
    9/27/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • The Start of New Things – And More Staff Adjustments in CER

    One of the things we don’t get here in Washington DC is the slight nip in the air that tells you that the school year is about to begin (and allows you to wear your new school clothes rather than your old sweaty summer clothes for another month) but nevertheless, it is September...
    By Megan Foley | 9/9/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - LeaderLab, New Day Rising, Youth Advisor Training, Small Congregations Program and more!
    8/29/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Prison Literacy Project in Northeast Ohio

    The UU Congregation of Greater Canton (UUCGC), though fewer in members, has had an important compassion and justice presence in their community. A few years ago they started a project to collect books for incarcerated individuals at the Stark County Jail, which got a lot of...
    8/26/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Do You Know Who Your Primary Contact Is?

    A Primary Contact is assigned to every congregation in the Central East Region. Do you know who yours is and what they do?
    8/19/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Primary Contacts, New Day Rising, Youth Advisor Training, Small Congregations Program and more!
    7/30/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - New Documents from Office of Church Staff Finances, Resources from General Assembly, time to update your leadership and Summer Programming still has openings!
    6/28/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • What is Your SuperPower?

    In our regional staff team we joke about our “superpowers”. These are fun, amazing skills each of us have that we like to joke about - for example, one of us can tetris 7 people’s luggage and equipment into the back of van in a matter of minutes, and another can knit fruits,...
    By Beth Casebolt | 6/14/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Summer Institute Celebrates 40 Years

    For 40 years a group of dedicated volunteers, leaders and staff have created Summer Institute, an intentional intergenerational community.
    By Amy Kent | 6/10/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Why a New Leadership School for Youth? River Rising

    What kind of leaders do[es] our faith and our planet need in a future that is as close as tomorrow? What does sustainable leadership look like when burnout and overwhelm are so prevalent?
    By Shannon Harper | 6/3/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - GA Prep Webinars, River Rising, RE Week, and CER Staffing Changes
    5/27/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Can't Afford Summer Institute? Apply for a Scholarship

    The Melanie Pescan Memorial scholarship fund was started in order to bring people with financial hardships to Summer Institute. The scholarship pays for at least part of their attendance fee.
    5/6/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Cluster Programs Offered by Staff, RE Trainings this Summer and Seaway Gathering
    4/27/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • How To Answer the Question: Who Is Our Neighbor?

    Each one of our congregations have a ministry context – the neighborhood and community where our church is located. If we knew more about our neighbors, we could be intentional about offering programming that meets the real needs of the community.
    4/22/2019
  • Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons on Display

    Children’s artwork from Hiroshima 1945 (on loan from the collection at All Souls UU in D.C.) is featured in the exhibition “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons,” on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center
    4/15/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Summer Institute is for Families

    This weeks' blog post is by guest writer, Brian Hagemann at First UU Columbus. ...
    3/31/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ April 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Jobs Board, Safety Conference, Seaway Gathering, Summer Camps
    3/28/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • A Message from Dr. Dennis Wellnitz, Joseph Priestley District

    A Message from Dr. Dennis Wellnitz, Joseph Priestley District on dissolving the district.
    3/18/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ March 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - General Assembly, River Rising, Summer Camps
    2/27/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Introducing River Rising

    The Central East Region is excited to announce the creation of a new week-long youth leadership experience happening this summer in 2019. Rising River will include several aspects of the previous Goldmine Leadership School but with lots of new exciting changes.
    By Shannon Harper | 2/25/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • But I Had the Right of Way! Finding Our Way Out of Conflict

    Yet we've learned that conflicts can present great opportunities for building community by examining together what we value the most and clarifying our purpose and mission as a community.
    By Andrea Perry Lerner | 2/10/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Music at Summer Institute: A Symphony of Shared Experience

    Music at Summer Institute: A Symphony of Shared Experience. “There’s a lot of opportunities for music at SI. I think you’d really love it.”
    2/4/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Introducing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland

    Introducing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland - a new faith community in Greater Cleveland.
    1/30/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Video from the New Day Rising Conference

    Video from the New Day Rising Conference
    1/30/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ February 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Relief for Furloughed Federal Workers, Youth Ministry Revival, UU Leadership Institute Spring courses.
    1/29/2019
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Innovative Ways to Collect Donations

    Innovative Ways to Collect Donations from First UU Church of Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY.
    1/28/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Fourth Universalist Society awarded prestigious $500,000 historic preservation grant from New York State

    The Fourth Universalist Society awarded prestigious $500,000 historic preservation grant from New York State
    1/24/2019
  • Join us for Youth Ministry Revival!

    Join us for Youth Ministry Revival March 1-3, 2019 in Bethesda, MD!
    By Shannon Harper | 1/14/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program

    CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program
    1/7/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

    Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/24/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities to Be a Part of Summer Institute

    Opportunities to Be a Part of Summer Institute
    12/17/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What are we building? And how are we building it?

    This blog is by guest Tyler Coles....
    12/3/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • With Gratitude...

    With Thanksgiving past and the holiday season approaching, this marks the beginning of the season of thankfulness and gratitude. And so we want to take this opportunity to say Thank You....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 11/26/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • A New Day Rises for Your Congregation’s Racial Justice Efforts on January 26th in Fairfax, Virginia

    This past summer, I was pondering. Many of my congregational interactions went something like this: “We want to play a role in furthering racial justice work in our congregation, and figure out ways we might be contributing to white supremacy culture. We just can’t decide what...
    By Megan Foley | 11/19/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Ysaye Barnwell 2019 Summer Institute Theme Speaker

    Dr. Ysaye Barnwell will be the theme speaker for Summer Institute 2019, July 7-13 at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
    11/5/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Certification, New Day Rising Conference, Winter Institute
    10/27/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Faithify, New Day Rising Conference, Spring Courses for UU Leadership Institute
    10/27/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Common Read, Election Opportunities, Summer Institute Theme Speaker.
    10/27/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Summer Institute Has a New Name!

    THE RESULTS ARE IN! Summer Institute finally has a new name, chosen by an overwhelming majority vote of members of the SI community, and that new name is… Central East Region Summer Institute! Our new name is practical and descriptive, it echoes our old name (switching OMD to...
    10/1/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Discussion Guide for Ware Lecture, Breakthough Congregations program and Summer Institute changes its name!
    9/26/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Be That Spark

    Recently we highlighted the Central East Region (CER) Chalice Lighter Program, sharing the HOW of applying for growth focused grants, and now we want to focus on WHY you as an individual should support this grant program....
    By Andrea Perry Lerner | 9/17/2018
    Filed in: Better Together

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