Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • Innovative Ways to Collect Donations

    Innovative Ways to Collect Donations from First UU Church of Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY.
    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...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Annual Seaway Gathering

    The annual Seaway Gathering and Gould Lecture was held on April 13-14, 2018 at the First UU Society of Syracuse, NY....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Celebrating 200 Years of Universalism in Western New York

    Many churches celebrate important anniversaries, but it’s rare that congregational historians take a wider view. But when Bill Parke, the Church Historian of the UU Church of Buffalo noted this anniversary, he researched the topic and came up with this lovely display and story...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Western New York Cluster Activates Social Justice

    On Saturday, April 23, close to fifty Unitarian Universalists from congregations in Western New York gathered for a social justice summit at the UU Church of Buffalo. The summit focused on three topics: Climate Justice, LGBTQ Justice and Racial Justice....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • A Faith Formation Rite of Passage for 4th and 5th Graders

    Since 2004, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, NY has been offering a special and highly successful program for 4th and 5th graders. First Light recognizes a first step in the development of a child’s Unitarian Universalist Identity. Each child signs up with an adult...
    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
  • Bold Directions in Structured Youth Programming

    First Unitarian in Rochester NY has made some really exciting changes in how their youth program is structured. While they have a large youth program, the philosophy of these changes is accessible to youth programs of every size. Here's an over view from Sheila Schuh, DRE:...
    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
  • And More Congregational Social Justice

    We are still running stories of congregational social justice projects because we received so many great stories!...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • More Congregational Social Justice

    This month we are continuing to run social justice stories we received from congregations.
    Filed in: Better Together

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