Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • 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
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2018

    Featured Resource: Faithify.org ...
    12/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

    From all of us at the Central East Region, we wish you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/25/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2017

    Featured Resource: Common Read for 2017-18 ...
    11/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • In 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 | 11/27/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CER Hiring Event Coordinator

    The Central East Region is hiring an Event Coordinator to join our team. This position will be replacing Sue Tabone who will be retiring this year.
    10/2/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2017

    Featured Resource: inSpirit - the UUA Bookstore ...
    9/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2017

    Featured Resource: UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn ...
    9/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2017

    Featured Resource: UU Leadership Institute ...
    8/28/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Board Basics Series Helps Boards Develop Skills

    This year, the Central East Regional Staff decided to offer a 3-part webinar on Board Basics. While normally an in-person, all day training, we realized that not all our congregations could take advantage of that. So the webinar idea was born. The purpose of the webinar is to be...
    8/28/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Interfaith Anti-Racism & Anti-Supremacy Work in Bellville, OH

    In Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, interfaith classes confronting White Supremacy were developed in response to the larger community's clear lack of understanding on issues of racism....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 8/7/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Resources for Congregational Leaders

    It's almost time for a new church year and you have new congregational leaders. Where do they find resources and training they need?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 7/31/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2017

    Featured Resource: Primary Contacts ...
    7/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2017

    Featured Resource: Outreach Revolution ...
    6/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2017

    Featured Resource: Chalice Lighters ...
    5/26/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Are you familiar with Chalice Lighters?

    This program has been in place for decades in most areas of the United States as a way to fund growth in Unitarian Universalist congregations –...
    By Andrea Perry Lerner | 5/22/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Update on the Annual Program Fund

    We are thankful for your support of all of the congregations in our Association through your contributions to the UUA Annual Program Fund and your Central East Region. Just think about all of the lives reached by Unitarian Universalism nationally, and the important, painful and...
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 5/15/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ May 2017

    Featured Resource: Worship Web ...
    4/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Singing Our 'Broken Hallelujahs': The Prophetic imperative in a Messy World

    “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has done more than upset the political world. For Unitarians and Universalists—and many others—it has challenged the soul. Its meaning is far more than political. There are also moral, spiritual and religious meanings in what has happened and...
    4/17/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • From Your Regional Staff

    Friends, ...
    4/6/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Watch the UUA Presidential Candidates Forum

    For those of you who missed the forum on Saturday, April 1, or those of you who did watch it but want to review some of the things said, here is your opportunity....
    4/3/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ April 2017

    Featured Resource: Summer Camps ...
    3/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Focused Church

    Who knows why our Central East Region staff decided to schedule our congregational check-ins for February this year? What a surprising opportunity it turned out to be to see how congregations turn from crisis and overwhelm to resolve and commitment....
    By Megan Foley | 3/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ March 2017

    Featured Resource: Video Resources ...
    2/28/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Fall Interview Report: What did our Advisory Council find?

    The Central East Region has an Advisory Council of lay and ordained volunteers who work with the Director of Congregational Life, Rev. Scott Tayler, to both assess the needs of our congregations and to track the effectiveness of our regional staff in meeting those needs. The...
    2/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ February 2017

    Featured Resource: State Advocacy Networks ...
    1/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2017

    Featured Resource: 30 Days of Love ...
    12/27/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Happy Greetings from the CER Staff

    From all of us at the Central East Region, we wish you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year....
    12/26/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2016

    Featured Resource: Guest In Your Pulpit ...
    11/29/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • In 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 | 11/28/2016
    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
  • CER Minister Founds Interfaith Program to Feed Hungry Children

    If you've looked on Faithify lately you'll have seen a project called No Child Goes Hungry.
    10/31/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • And the Survey Says!...

    Spring 2016 Central East Region Congregational Life Advisory Council Survey...
    9/26/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Where Leaders Can Find Help

    Welcome to a new church year!...
    8/29/2016
    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.
    8/8/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Resources for Congregational Leaders

    It's almost time for a new church year and you have new congregational leaders. Where do they find resources and training they need?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 8/1/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Find Your Primary Contact

    All four districts have now voted to dissolve and regionalization is now fast becoming a reality. For those of you who are now asking but wait, how do I know who to call? Where do I go to get help? We have an answer. We ask that you start with your primary contact. What is a...
    7/11/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • GA Round Up - What Happened in Columbus?

    General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH is over and many decisions were made. Here is a short summary of what happened. For details please visit the UU World coverage of GA....
    7/4/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Vigils for Orlando Victims Held Across the Region

    By now, we all know the story of Orlando – it is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in the history of the U.S., and the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11 in 2001....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 6/27/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Did You Know? General Assembly is in our Region this year!

    General Assembly, the annual business meeting and gathering of the UUA will be held this year in Columbus, Ohio on June 22-26. This is a great opportunity for our members to experience General Assembly and benefit from the resources provided there close to home....
    4/18/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Central East Advisory Council Survey Results

    In Fall 2015, the recently created Central East Regional Advisory Council conducted in-depth interviews with a limited number of congregational leaders and clergy around the region. This fall survey focused on Large Church leaders, Congregational Cluster leaders, and those who...
    3/28/2016
    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...
    2/29/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Using the UUA Website Template

    Several of our regional congregations have taken the plunge and tried out the new website template created by the UUA for UU congregations. We talked with two webmasters who have made the switch about their experiences and here is what they had to say....
    2/8/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Do You Faithify?

    Have you heard about Faithify.org?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 9/14/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Welcome to New Staff

    Every year at this time of the year we have new staff starting in many of our congregations - new settled ministers, interim ministers, new religious educators, music directors and administrators. The staff of the Central East Region would like to welcome all our new folks to...
    9/7/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Our Districts and the UUA

    We'll be expanding this blog to posts from all our regional staff and feature the work and unique programs of all congregations and clusters in the region. Next week will be our first regional post at our new home....
    8/31/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    Past blogs in CERGing Forward and some in Better Together have outlined a number of the reasons that factor into our discussions about regionalization: a desire to live our theology of interdependence, our covenant responsibilities within the tradition of the Cambridge Platform...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 10/6/2014
    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....
    2/18/2014
    Filed in: Better Together

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