Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • Are You Prepared for Winter's Wrath?

    Are You Prepared for Winter's Wrath?
    By Beth Casebolt | 12/31/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Thank You to Our Honor Congregations

    Each year congregations as asked to give to the Central East Region and the UUA to support us in providing services to all our congregations. Congregations that give the recommended amount are called Honor Congregations. Do remember that the UUA year runs from July 1 through...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What Four Years Has Taught Me

    For the last four years, I have had the honor of serving the congregations of the Central East Region of the UUA, first as the District Executive of the Joseph Priestley District, and then as a Primary Contact and as a specialist in governance, staffing, ministry, and pastoral...
    By David Pyle | 7/9/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Maintaining the Beloved Community

    Summer is a glorious season. Traditionally it’s sold as a leisure time, a time to relax, enjoy yourself, get outdoors and have some fun.
    By Shannon Harper | 6/11/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Falling Forward

    You may remember that last spring the UUA was embroiled in a controversy over hiring practices for staff such as myself who serve our congregations.
    By Megan Foley | 5/14/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Interdependent Web of Musical Culture

    As Unitarian Universalists have been growing into deeper understanding of White Supremacy Culture, being interculturally respectful and competent, and learning how to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misappropriation, we are learning to learn and share the stories and contexts...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/26/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • An Old Covenant in a New Way

    You should have recently received information about the new formula the Unitarian Universalist Association will be using for congregational giving in the Central East Region beginning in July – a formula that uses your operating expense budget as a guide, rather than the number...
    By Megan Foley | 1/8/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Announces Promise and Practice of Our Faith Campaign

    The following letter was set to all congregations announcing the new Promise and Practice of our Faith campaign this month.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Does Your Congregation Provide Trauma Support to Members?

    At one time in our country people joined a religious community because it was expected that they do so. At the heart of what they sought within the community lay a societal norm and a sense of “Being Human Religiously” to quote James Luther Adams. They came seeking social and...
    By David Pyle | 10/9/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Taking the Side of Love

    When a member of the UU Fellowship of Plattsburgh, NY came to the board of trustees and asked that they make a public statement regarding Syrian refugees, they decided to write a letter to the editor to their local newspaper. They were all greatly dismayed by the things...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UU Congregation of Buffalo Celebrates Ministerial Installation

    Congratulations to the UU Congregation of Buffalo, who installed the Rev. Joan Montagnes on Sunday, November 15, 2015!
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Lessons from Congregations on #BLM

    Many CERG congregations are choosing to respond to the events of the Black Lives Matter movement by posting “Black Lives Matter” signs in front of their congregations.
    By Megan Foley | 10/5/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    A perennial problem with religious organizations is that the professional staff who serve congregations at a district or regional level and those who serve the larger denomination as a whole must be funded somehow, usually through donations from local congregations.
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 12/15/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Stopping Congregational Darwinism

    “Although churches be distinct, and….equal and therefore have not dominion one over another; yet all the churches ought to preserve church communion one with another…The communion of churches is exercised in sundry ways. ( 1). By way of mutual care, in taking thought for one...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 3/10/2014
    Filed in: Better Together

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