Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • O Holy Darkness

    Creative Darkness, closest friend, you whisper in the night;...
    By Megan Foley | 12/10/2018
    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
  • Social Justice Learning at Home and Away

    There are many opportunities for all of us to learn more about various social justice issues in our homes, congregations or at trainings and events around the region. Here is a sampler of what is available. If you know of others, please recommend them in the comments!...
    10/29/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Ohio Issue 1 - Electoral Justice Issue

    Ohio Issue 1, if passed, will dismantle much of the mass incarceration system in Ohio by reducing felony drug possession convictions to misdemeanors retroactively. This aligns with our UU commitments to resist white supremacy, embody solidarity with those harmed by the prison...
    10/22/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UU Amherst Dedicates Free Food Pantry

    Two years ago, UU Church of Amherst, NY member Maria Ceraulo read a story online about a “Little Free Food Pantry” and thought, “Huh, we should do this,” and began floating the idea to her congregation. The congregation applied for and received a very generous grant from the...
    10/15/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • We Need Churches

    The communities where we live and work and go to school are constantly changing. The nation and the wider world is constantly changing.
    By Paula Cole Jones | 10/8/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • A Traditional Ethics for a Sustainable Future

    We are living in a time of great change, where the forces of greed, selfishness, and fear have been unleashed and the future is unclear.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 8/13/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Making Holidays Relevant Today

    February. Black History Month. I celebrate Black History every day of my life so I find it odd to devote one month in the year to celebrating Blackness.
    By Hope Johnson | 2/12/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Happy New Year!

    Our staff are still on holiday break (most will return to our offices tomorrow) so we bring you a reading from Worship Web as we start a new year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 1/1/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Living Into Spaces of Not-Knowing

    This is the season of Advent. The time of waiting and emptying and not knowing.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 12/11/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Flowers of Turbulence

    I have not enjoyed spring this year in Washington D.C., where I live. I usually love the mild days of April, May and June in the Mid-Atlantic, where we have long stretches of blue sky days in the 70s.
    By Megan Foley | 6/12/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Waiting Season

    The Advent Season offers each of us an opportunity to recognize that it is not only a season of waiting, but also a season of preparation. It’s a Both/And.
    By Hope Johnson | 12/5/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • After the Election, From Your Staff

    Dear Congregations and Clergy of the Central East Region,...
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 11/9/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • New UU Video!

    Have you seen the new UUA video: We Are Unitarian Universalists?...
    10/10/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Is there a "Right" answer?

    My son is 19 months old and his favorite topic of conversation is what noises animals make. No surprise then, that one of his favorite songs is "Old MacDonald". At our house "Old MacDonald" has a lot of verses. There are every variety of farm animal and usually the babies too....
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 5/27/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Living Our 7th Principle - Earth Day Meditation

    I recently had the pleasure of participating in an online earth day meditation presented by The Master Shift. The group’s purpose is to unite the world through global meditation and positive living. In the earth day meditation, the soothing voice of Julian Lennon guides you...
    5/19/2014
    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...
    5/5/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Creating Change Together Through Love

    Do you know the history of the Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) Campaign?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 1/20/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Deeply Woven Roots

    Recently I spent the Christmas holiday in Northern California, our home for many years, for some time with my friends, the beach and the redwoods. When I see those majestic trees, so much diminishes in their presence. They have withstood the pressures of the ages, survived the...
    1/14/2014
    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...
    1/6/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Season of Generosity

    And we are often caught in the middle of unrealistic expectations, high demands and competing needs. We gather with friends and families to eat and drink too much, and by January, we are exhausted and purge the holiday memories through a new strict diet and exercise regimen.
    12/2/2013
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What Should I Celebrate?

    Today the USA celebrates Columbus Day and Canadians Thanksgiving. Our US Thanksgiving comes around next month. Both leave me conflicted. Surely I honor the heritage of my husband’s Italian American family, yet Christopher Columbus was a cruel and greedy person. The traditional...
    10/14/2013
    Filed in: Better Together

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