Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • CERSI Creates Alternatives for Event

    Each year hundreds of UUs look forward to Central East Region’s Summer Institute (CERSI) especially the hugs, ice cream with families, long conversations with friends, pop up jam sessions and interesting classes. However, like everything else in the Summer of 2020, Summer...
    By Amy Kent | 5/25/2020
    Filed in: Better Together
  • How is Your Body, Mind and Your Spirit?

    Friends, how is it with your bodies, minds and spirits these days? Are you doing regular check-ins with yourself? Noticing some things that weren't there before?
    By Shannon Harper | 4/13/2020
    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
  • CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program

    CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Religious Educators are “Changing the Narrative”

    I have just returned from the annual Fall Conference of the Liberal Religious Educators Association in Houston TX. The theme was “Changing the Narrative” and issues of white supremacy culture within our denomination and the urgency of empowering and sustaining leaders of color...
    By Patricia Infante | 11/12/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Community at Summer Institute

    Summer Institute is a great vacation option for families, youth and adults of all ages! It is an all-inclusive vacation that includes meals, accommodations and enough programing that you have plenty to choose from. Sometimes people are nervous to go the first time. Well this is...
    By Amy Kent | 5/7/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • African American Women of the Civil War Era - Untold Stories

    On October 21, 2017, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) was honored to host five visitors from the 1800’s, mostly the Civil War era, through the inspiring performances of the Female Re-enactors of Distinction (FREED).
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Names Two Books as this Year's Common Read

    Each year, a committee of the UUA selects a book to be the Common Read. Having one common book that individuals and congregations can read together along with a study guide can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience,...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • NOVA Congregations Use Faithify to Provide Teacher Training Program

    Northern Virginia (NOVA) Congregations Collaborate to provide a Rich and Rewarding Teacher Training Program with the Help of a Faithify Campaign...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • GA Preparation Materials Available

    Prepare your heart, mind, and spirit to enter into the Resist and Rejoice experience in New Orleans, arriving at General Assembly ready to learn what the people, culture, history, and geography have to teach! Check out these resources to help you prepare. Before heading to GA,...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 30 Days of Love: Fortify the Movement

    So many of us deeply desire to live on the side of love when it comes to social justice movements. Organizer (and Unitarian Universalist) Elandria Williams talks about the role of our faith in social movements as providing ‘spiritual and political fortification’....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Big Change for a Small Congregation

    I have had the privilege of being the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst for 4 years now. As any veteran DRE knows, change is something that often needs to be approached delicately, and in small increments. For at least my first 2...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Innovation, Change and Me

    The Summer 2014 issue of UU World recently arrived in my mailbox. And although I get a lot of news and commentary online, there is real comfort in leafing through color glossy pages.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Young Adult Ministries Moving Forward

    I often get questions from congregations who know there are UU young adults near them that they never see wondering what they're doing wrong...and just as often I get questions from young adults wondering where they should go to get their UU fix!...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 5/26/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Guilty As Charged?

    A common question posed in religious education programs to older children and youth is “If being a Unitarian Universalist was against the law, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” In the Tapestry of Faith curriculum for 2nd-3rd graders Signs of Our Faith, the...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • January – A Good Time for “The Conversation”

    It’s January, the month of New Year resolutions and new beginnings. It’s also the month of leaving, with the highest death rate in the US (followed by February, December and March). On December 30 I turned the radio on and caught Diane Rehm interviewing Katy Butler, author of...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Great Awakening

    “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” Jonathon Edwards...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Regionalization and Youth

    Regionalization is bringing new excitement to our youth programming and I’m really excited to be part of it. There's just so much new possibility right now....
    Filed in: Better Together

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