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  • Summer Institute is Moving!

    California here we come - PA that is. Summer Institute (CERSI) is moving to California University of Pennsylvania just south of Pittsburgh for next year. Next year on July 12-18, 2020 the CERSI community will convene in California, PA.
    7/15/2019
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  • Returning Home

    One of the blessings of getting out of your normal surroundings is that it inspires you to see thing anew when you return
    By David Pyle | 7/8/2019
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  • Finding Unique Ways to Be Green

    UU Society of Ithaca, NY uses and recommends new way of keep events green by using The Dish Truck.
    By First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY | 7/1/2019
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  • Bringing General Assembly Home

    General Assembly ended yesterday, the whirlwind week of workshops, services, business meetings, and the exhibit hall is now over for another year. As I write this many are starting the trip home from Spokane, WA.
    By Beth Casebolt | 6/23/2019
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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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  • Preparing for General Assembly 2019

    It's time to get prepared for General Assembly 2019!
    5/27/2019
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  • Some Goodbyes, Some Welcome Backs, But Same CER Team Spirit of ‘Better Together’

    Summer is bringing some staffing changes to Central East Region.
    By Megan Foley | 5/20/2019
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  • Create a Counter Narrative in Your Church

    I’ve been reflecting on the many ways that our churches would do well to describe the ways they aren’t attached to the habits and practices of this world. We UUs are not only called to make this world better. We are often called to do so by subverting the dominant paradigm, by...
    By Megan Foley | 5/13/2019
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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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  • A Trip Through Living History

    Last March, I began a journey to learn the history of the Movement (the Civil Rights Movement) in Alabama. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I had been taught about Rosa Parks in Montgomery; the March from Selma to Montgomery; and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in...
    By Amy Kent | 4/29/2019
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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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  • Does Your Congregation Talk About Stewardship Year Round?

    Many congregations are in the waning days of their annual stewardship campaign. Are you thinking, “whew, glad that’s done until next year?” Well…not so fast!
    By Patricia Infante | 4/8/2019
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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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  • Walls and Windows

    “Walls and Windows” by Judy Small and Pat Humphries is one of my favorite songs. It is described as “an anti-war song written from a woman’s perspective. The song asks that we recognize ourselves in the people, who are on the other side of the fence”
    By Hope Johnson | 3/25/2019
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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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  • One Trans UU's Story

    "Trans people have a wide range of gender identities and a wide range of ways of adapting, and being unable or unwilling to adapt, to a world that doesn’t often accept us. We come in the full range of human differences which impact how others respond to our transness."
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/11/2019
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  • Are You Ready for Summer Institute?

    Summer Institute is an intentional intergenerational community that gets created and re-created each summer as we come together to live fully as Unitarian Universalists.
    3/4/2019
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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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