Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • 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 Perry Lerner | 2/10/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Introducing Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland

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

    Video from the New Day Rising Conference
    1/30/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Innovative Ways to Collect Donations

    Innovative Ways to Collect Donations from First UU Church of Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY.
    1/28/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
  • UU Congregation of Reston Hiring Bookkeeper

    The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR) has an opening for a part-time bookkeeper.
    1/22/2019
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Are You Prepared for Winter's Wrath?

    Are You Prepared for Winter's Wrath?
    By Beth Casebolt | 12/31/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

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

    Opportunities to Be a Part of Summer Institute
    12/17/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • O Holy Darkness

    Creative Darkness, closest friend, you whisper in the night;...
    By Megan Foley | 12/10/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What are we building? And how are we building it?

    This blog is by guest Tyler Coles....
    12/3/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    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
  • Religious Educators are “Changing the Narrative”

    I have just returned from the annual Fall Conference of the Liberal Religious Educators Association in Houston TX. The theme was “Changing the Narrative” and issues of white supremacy culture within our denomination and the urgency of empowering and sustaining leaders of color...
    By Patricia Infante | 11/12/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Dealing with the Flaws

    I love tennis. I play it whenever I can (rather badly) and I am an avid fan. If there is tennis on TV, that’s what is showing at my house. I follow a number of the athletes, I’m on top of the news from the sport, I know exactly where the tour is going next, I have every...
    By Beth Casebolt | 9/24/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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 Perry Lerner | 9/17/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Falling Off the Log

    Introducing our new staff, Rev. Sunshine Wolfe.
    By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | 9/10/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Lead with Courage and Confidence

    Our church needed a new roof and we didn’t have the money to pay for it. We had a member who yelled at people during coffee hour. New members weren’t stepping up to volunteer, let alone be leaders. When new people did step up, their ideas were ignored....
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 9/3/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UU Fellowship of Newark Receives Get Out The Vote Grant

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark in Newark, Delaware, led by members Karen Barker and Catriona Binder-Macleod, recently applied for and received a $500 grant from the Fund for UU Social Responsibility
    8/27/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • New Online Course: Transgender Inclusion in Congregations

    Is your congregation ready to take your welcome to the next level?...
    By Alex Kapitan | 8/20/2018
    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
  • Need Some Skills as a Board Member?

    Do you have new board members joining your leadership team this year? Do you have returning board members?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 8/6/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2018

    Featured Resource: Board Basics Trainings ...
    7/30/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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. Since Central East had...
    7/25/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Grow Your Skills In Battling White Supremacy Culture This Summer!

    One of the things I love about summer is the way you can let concepts and ideas seep into you in a new way, swim around in your heart and gut, forming their own new paths of meaning and inspiring more active steps when the time is right. In that vein, the Central East Region...
    7/23/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Introducing Paula Cole Jones

    We are delighted to announce that Paula Cole Jones will be joining the Central East Regional staff for one year as field staff, to fill in for Rev. David Pyle as he deploys to the Middle East.
    7/16/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Summertime!

    July 1 marks the beginning of the summer season for the UUA. During July and August, the UUA has a shorter work day from 9a to 4p. Our regional staff also work shorter days during these two months....
    7/2/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Remembering Wendi Winters

    July 1, 2018 at 6 pm ET. You are invited to gather to remember the extraordinary Wendi Winters.
    6/29/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2018

    Featured Resource: Becoming a Safer Congregation Handbook ...
    6/27/2018
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Home from General Assembly 2018

    Whew! We're recovering from a long week at General Assembly in Kansas City, MO. As this publishes, many of your CER staff are traveling home from Missouri and wading back through our email inboxes. We'll be back in our offices and caught up by next week....
    By Beth Casebolt | 6/25/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Can't Be In Kansas City? You Can Still Participate in General Assembly!

    If you are unable to attend General Assembly, the UUA's annual business meeting in Kansas City this year, you have other options to participate, including being a delegate. It's not too late to decide to do any of these options!...
    6/18/2018
    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

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