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Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News
  • 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!
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - CER Chalice Lighter program, UU Leadership Institute, and UU Webinar Series for Congregational Presidents and more!
  • 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 (no matter how...
  • 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 while still creating a...
  • 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 introduction of Ohio’s Safe and Healthy ballot...
  • 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...
  • 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 called “...
  • 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...
  • 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 was decision...
  • 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, “How can...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2018

    Featured Resource: 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 interests and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 congregations,...
  • 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 congregation...
  • 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, we can't expect...
  • 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 resourcing...
  • 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 a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Region's...
  • 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 of...
  • 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? We...
  • 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 Your...

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