Archives of Central East Region News
Archives of Central East Region News and Blog
  • Original Blessing Announces New Programming Schedule

    Since Fall 2015, Original Blessing has met twice a month at Greenpoint’s San Damiano Mission Church, offering our special blend lay-led, uniquely inspired worship and celebration. It is by the faithful goodwork of our core group that we’ve kept our fire burning, survived the...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 30 Days of Love: Fortify the Movement

    So many of us deeply desire to live on the side of love when it comes to social justice movements. Organizer (and Unitarian Universalist) Elandria Williams talks about the role of our faith in social movements as providing ‘spiritual and political fortification’....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2017

    Featured Resource: 30 Days of Love ...
    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....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Holiday Greetings!

    Filed in: CERG News
  • Perspectives from Standing Rock

    At the beginning of November, Jo VonRue (our Ministerial Intern here in Binghamton) and I traveled up to the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota to support the Sioux tribe. They are fighting to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line on sacred lands and which threatens...
    By Douglas Taylor | 12/19/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • First Unitarian Church of Cleveland Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

    On January 14, 1867, our congregation was founded with the Bond of Union. On January 14, 2017 we will mark our 150th anniversary with a celebratory service and reception at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. This event brings together UU congregations from the greater...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Truce Day in a War Zone

    by Jo VonRue...
    By Jennifer "Jo" VonRue | 12/12/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Summer Institute Looking for Tshirt Designs for 2017

    It’s that time of the year! No, not that thing with the carols… it’s time for us to ask our wonderful, talented community for designs for the Summer Institute 2017 t-shirt! ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • The Waiting Season

    The Advent Season offers each of us an opportunity to recognize that it is not only a season of waiting, but also a season of preparation. It’s a Both/And.
    By Hope Johnson | 12/5/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2016

    Featured Resource: Guest In Your Pulpit ...
    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
  • WV Congregations Lead Demonstrations for SSL

    The New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in Beckley, WV has coordinated two interfaith demonstrations. The theme was Standing On the Side of Love. They joined the UU Congregation of Charleston for a third demonstration on the same topic....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Congregations Respond to Election Results

    The 2016 election results were astonishing no matter on which side of the divide you fall.
    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
  • After the Election, From Your Staff

    Dear Congregations and Clergy of the Central East Region, ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Facing Religion in the Future

    “I heard people call it a "wake-up call" and say that they were "inspired and energized." -- Rev. Joe Cleveland, UU Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY....
    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.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Unitarian Congregation of West Chester to Install Grammy Nominated Minister

    The Unitarian Congregation of West Chester will celebrate the Installation of Rev. Dan Schatz as their new Minister in a special service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, in the congregation’s sanctuary at 501 South High Street. ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2016

    Featured Resource: Commissioned Lay Ministry Program ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Marietta Ohio Congregation Installs Solar Panels

    The First UU Society of Marietta, Ohio (FUUSM) has gone solar! Solar panels were installed at the First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Marietta (FUUSM) during the week of October 17. This installation establishes FUUSM as the first religious organization in Washington County...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Unitarian Universalist Minister named Berks County, PA Poet Laurate

    Rev. Sandra Fees, Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania was selected to be the 2016 Poet Laurate for Berks County PA.
    By Sandra Fees | 10/17/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • New UU Video!

    Have you seen the new UUA video: We Are Unitarian Universalists?...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Pumpkin Patch Returns to Long Island

    As I left the Nassau Boulevard Station of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) on the first Sunday of October, I was in a hurry to meet my dear friend Matt Meyer, Master UU Drummer who was leading the service. I stood at the traffic light at the corner of Nassau & Stewart waiting...
    By Hope Johnson | 10/4/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2016

    Featured Resource: UU World's Seeker Issue ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • And the Survey Says!...

    Spring 2016 Central East Region Congregational Life Advisory Council Survey...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 16th Annual Silent Witness Service

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County invites the public to join them in memorializing those who have been killed due to domestic violence in our county on Sunday, October 2 at 11:30 AM. The church is located at 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville. Speakers will...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Three Congregations Converge for Joint Board Retreat

    Two rivers flow along the Southern Tier of New York—the Chemung through Big Flats and the Susquehanna the Susquehanna through Binghamton--and converge just south of the border in Athens, Pennsylvania before flowing south to Towanda. Another convergence occurred when the UU...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 9/19/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Defying the Nazis Airs September 20

    What does the inspiring legacy of two Americans who worked to end the WWII refugee disaster mean for us now? Join the conversation on September 20 while, only a few blocks away, the United Nations will be talking about the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Come get a sneak peek...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Day of Moral Action Scheduled September 12th

    The Moral Revival led by Rev. William J. Barber, who was a speaker at our General Assembly in June, will be holding a Day of Moral Action at state capitals across the country.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Where Leaders Can Find Help

    Welcome to a new church year!...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2016

    Featured Resource: Primary Contacts ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • OMD Chalice Lighter Call Benefits UU Church of the South Hills

    The Ohio Meadville District (OMD) Chalice Lighter Call for August 2016 benefits the UU Church of the South Hills to purchase new carpet as part of their expansion project. ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Forrest Church Award for Humanitarian Service Honors Co-Founders of #BlackLivesMatter

    This year’s Forrest Church Award for Humanitarian Service—honoring individual/s demonstrating courage, influence and selfnessness in the betterment of our world (see previous recipients) will honor the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Capital and Northern Virginia Cluster Clergy Release Statement

    The clergy of the Capital and Northern Virginia Clusters released this statement this week in reaction to the ongoing violence in the United States....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Peace Pole Project Comes to Harford County

    Through a generous donation from retired Homestead Wakefield teacher Leigh Brown Faunce, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County has planted a Peace Pole near the entrance to their church in Churchville. Ms. Faunce saw her first one at the Unitarian Universalist...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Leveraging Their Location

    “Wayside Pulpits” have been mainstays at UU congregations for decades. They started out as outside display cases that hold an uplifting quote from a famous sage (or other respected source) printed on heavy poster-sized paper. Some examples are:...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 8/15/2016
    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.
    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. Shannon will be starting on September 1st and is already scheduling trips to meet youth, young adults and professional religious educators around the...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
  • Central Unitarian Church Visits Partner Church in Prague

    Members of Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, NJ visited the Prague Unitarian Congregation in the Czech Republic from May 9 - 15. Members of both congregations hiked to the the Jan Hus pulpit, the rock located in the Benešov region southeast of Prague on which the early church...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Juneteenth Celebrations

    JUNETEENTH is a time for reflecting and rejoicing. From its Galveston, TX origin in 1865, the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States, and beyond....
    By Hope Johnson | 7/18/2016
    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...
    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....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2016

    Featured Resource: CER Blogs and Website ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 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
  • Building Your Stewardship Team: Assemble the Right Team

    Part of the Nurturing Stewardship Series. ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UUs of the Cumberland Valley Hiring Director of Lifespan Faith Development

    UUs of the Cumberland Valley (UUCV) is looking to welcome a creative leader to help us develop our Religious Education program and to continue to foster a multi-generational environment rooted in our Unitarian Universalist identity. ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UU Fellowship of Harford County to Host Culture Camp

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County will sponsor a camp which explores a different country every day. It will be held July 25 - 29 at their church located at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM each day. Kindergarten through 5th grade...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County Will Celebrate 60th

    The public is cordially invited to attend the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, June 12 at 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville to join in the celebration of UUFHC's 60th anniversary. It will commemorate the path the Fellowship has taken over these past years and will be followed by a...
    Filed in: CERG News


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