Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • Remembering Wendi Winters

    July 1, 2018 at 6 pm ET. You are invited to gather to remember the extraordinary Wendi Winters.
    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
  • UUs Participate in March for Our Lives

    Fifty people left UU Fellowship of Harford County early on Saturday, March 24 for the rally in Washington, D.C. The experience seems to have resonated with the students who attended as well as the adults....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CER Hires Shannon Harper as Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

    The Central East Region’s staff is excited to announce the hire of Shannon Harper, our new Youth and Young Adult Coordinator.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Report from the Regional Youth Caucus

    A couple weekends ago (on President’s Day weekend) CERG youth had our very first regional caucus at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg on Clover Lane! Our goal was to have youth and adult representatives from each district meet and figure out how to organize ourselves before the...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Goldmine Youth Leadership School

    It's that time of year again! Time to sign up for Goldmine. What's Goldmine? It's a week long life changing experience for teenage UU's. It's a chance to practice leadership skills, to explore one's values, to ponder on one's own calling. It's a chance to learn to lead worship...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 6/8/2015
    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
  • First UU Columbus Reproductive Justice Week  

    During the week of June 16-21st, 2014 youth from First UU Columbus alongside a couple of teens from other UU congregations came together to learn about reproductive justice. We learned a lot, challenged each other, affirmed our strong beliefs in human rights, and had a bunch of...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CERG Youth Con Successes!

    This is a post from the Con's senior co-dean Lilly Kahris, information on bringing some of the programming to your congregation is at the end of this post....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Intergenerational: Better Together

    Between the evening of Friday October 10 and the morning of Monday October 13, sixty youth and twenty-two adults from across the Central East Regional Group gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County in State College PA. The second annual CERG youth con...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 10/13/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Goldmine - Youth Leadership School

    In 1991 Jaco Ten Hove and others in the Pacific Northwest started a grand experiment, adapting the idea of a week long leadership school into a leadership school for youth. I first encountered Goldmine trained youth leaders as co-leaders of training I was leading in 2005, and...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 4/14/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • First CERG Regional Con!

    The first ever regional con happened this year in CERG!
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/3/2014
    Filed in: Better Together
  • "Nones" on the Bus

    People often ask me, “How can we attract more young adults and families? The key to answering that question lies in understanding the Millennial generation. They are children born to the post WWII boomers, between 1989 and 2000, also called the Gen Y generation....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Crossing the Border

    It's amazing to watch the effects of the contagion of cooperation that seems to be springing up. When I first was employed by the Ohio Meadville District (as Young Adult Coordinator) from 2006-2009 I saw faint symptoms--a combined leadership school, a monthly phone call between...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 1/27/2014
    Filed in: Better Together

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