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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - New Documents from Office of Church Staff Finances, Resources from General Assembly, time to update your leadership and Summer Programming still has openings!
    6/28/2019
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  • What is Your SuperPower?

    In our regional staff team we joke about our “superpowers”. These are fun, amazing skills each of us have that we like to joke about - for example, one of us can tetris 7 people’s luggage and equipment into the back of van in a matter of minutes, and another can knit fruits,...
    By Beth Casebolt | 6/14/2019
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  • 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
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  • Why a New Leadership School for Youth? River Rising

    What kind of leaders do[es] our faith and our planet need in a future that is as close as tomorrow? What does sustainable leadership look like when burnout and overwhelm are so prevalent?
    By Shannon Harper | 6/3/2019
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - GA Prep Webinars, River Rising, RE Week, and CER Staffing Changes
    5/27/2019
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  • Can't Afford Summer Institute? Apply for a Scholarship

    The Melanie Pescan Memorial scholarship fund was started in order to bring people with financial hardships to Summer Institute. The scholarship pays for at least part of their attendance fee.
    5/6/2019
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Cluster Programs Offered by Staff, RE Trainings this Summer and Seaway Gathering
    4/27/2019
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  • How To Answer the Question: Who Is Our Neighbor?

    Each one of our congregations have a ministry context – the neighborhood and community where our church is located. If we knew more about our neighbors, we could be intentional about offering programming that meets the real needs of the community.
    4/22/2019
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  • Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons on Display

    Children’s artwork from Hiroshima 1945 (on loan from the collection at All Souls UU in D.C.) is featured in the exhibition “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons,” on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center
    4/15/2019
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  • Summer Institute is for Families

    This weeks' blog post is by guest writer, Brian Hagemann at First UU Columbus. ...
    3/31/2019
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ April 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Jobs Board, Safety Conference, Seaway Gathering, Summer Camps
    3/28/2019
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  • A Message from Dr. Dennis Wellnitz, Joseph Priestley District

    A Message from Dr. Dennis Wellnitz, Joseph Priestley District on dissolving the district.
    3/18/2019
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ March 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - General Assembly, River Rising, Summer Camps
    2/27/2019
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  • Introducing River Rising

    The Central East Region is excited to announce the creation of a new week-long youth leadership experience happening this summer in 2019. Rising River will include several aspects of the previous Goldmine Leadership School but with lots of new exciting changes.
    By Shannon Harper | 2/25/2019
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  • But I Had the Right of Way! Finding Our Way Out of Conflict

    Yet we've learned that conflicts can present great opportunities for building community by examining together what we value the most and clarifying our purpose and mission as a community.
    By Andrea Lerner | 2/10/2019
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  • Music at Summer Institute: A Symphony of Shared Experience

    Music at Summer Institute: A Symphony of Shared Experience. “There’s a lot of opportunities for music at SI. I think you’d really love it.”
    2/4/2019
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  • Introducing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland

    Introducing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland - a new faith community in Greater Cleveland.
    1/30/2019
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  • Video from the New Day Rising Conference

    Video from the New Day Rising Conference
    1/30/2019
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ February 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Relief for Furloughed Federal Workers, Youth Ministry Revival, UU Leadership Institute Spring courses.
    1/29/2019
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  • Innovative Ways to Collect Donations

    Innovative Ways to Collect Donations from First UU Church of Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY.
    1/28/2019
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  • The Fourth Universalist Society awarded prestigious $500,000 historic preservation grant from New York State

    The Fourth Universalist Society awarded prestigious $500,000 historic preservation grant from New York State
    1/24/2019
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  • Join us for Youth Ministry Revival!

    Join us for Youth Ministry Revival March 1-3, 2019 in Bethesda, MD!
    By Shannon Harper | 1/14/2019
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  • CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program

    CERSI Highlight - A Young Adult’s Reflection on the Youth Program
    1/7/2019
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  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

    Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/24/2018
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  • Opportunities to Be a Part of Summer Institute

    Opportunities to Be a Part of Summer Institute
    12/17/2018
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  • What are we building? And how are we building it?

    This blog is by guest Tyler Coles....
    12/3/2018
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  • With Gratitude...

    With Thanksgiving past and the holiday season approaching, this marks the beginning of the season of thankfulness and gratitude. And so we want to take this opportunity to say Thank You....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 11/26/2018
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  • 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
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  • Ysaye Barnwell 2019 Summer Institute Theme Speaker

    Dr. Ysaye Barnwell will be the theme speaker for Summer Institute 2019, July 7-13 at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
    11/5/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2019

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Certification, New Day Rising Conference, Winter Institute
    10/27/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Faithify, New Day Rising Conference, Spring Courses for UU Leadership Institute
    10/27/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - UUA Common Read, Election Opportunities, Summer Institute Theme Speaker.
    10/27/2018
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  • Summer Institute Has a New Name!

    THE RESULTS ARE IN! Summer Institute finally has a new name, chosen by an overwhelming majority vote of members of the SI community, and that new name is… Central East Region Summer Institute! Our new name is practical and descriptive, it echoes our old name (switching OMD to...
    10/1/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - Discussion Guide for Ware Lecture, Breakthough Congregations program and Summer Institute changes its name!
    9/26/2018
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  • Be That Spark

    Recently we highlighted the Central East Region (CER) Chalice Lighter Program, sharing the HOW of applying for growth focused grants, and now we want to focus on WHY you as an individual should support this grant program....
    By Andrea Lerner | 9/17/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2018

    Find out what's happening in the Central East Region! This month - CER Chalice Lighter program, UU Leadership Institute, and UU Webinar Series for Congregational Presidents and more!
    8/28/2018
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  • 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
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2018

    Featured Resource: Board Basics Trainings ...
    7/30/2018
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  • 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...
    7/30/2018
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  • Rev. David Pyle To Join New England Region Team for One Year

    As sometimes happens within the Army Reserve, Rev. David Pyle informed the UUA this week that mission changes have led to his unit not taking a Chaplain overseas on their upcoming mission, and as such he would not be going on leave from the UUA as planned.
    By Megan Foley, Woullard Lett | 7/28/2018
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  • 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
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2018

    Featured Resource: Becoming a Safer Congregation Handbook ...
    6/27/2018
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  • 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
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  • Help End Mass Incarceration in Ohio June 10-17

    We Can Help End Mass Incarceration in Ohio ...
    5/31/2018
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2018

    Is your cluster of congregations looking for programming to meet congregational needs for the upcoming year? Not sure what options are available to you? ...
    5/29/2018
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  • 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
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  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2018

    Featured Resource: UUA LeaderLab ...
    4/27/2018
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  • Sharing Vision Statements

    After developing a vision statement, it can sometimes be difficult to communicate how it should impact the ministry of the congregation. The UU Fellowship of Greater Cumberland created this stunning Vision Visual to help guide that process. They plan to share it at…and post it...
    4/23/2018
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  • 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....
    4/16/2018
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  • Now is the Time

    “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. (W.E.B. DuBois)...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 4/9/2018
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