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  • The Start of New Things – And More Staff Adjustments in CER

    One of the things we don’t get here in Washington DC is the slight nip in the air that tells you that the school year is about to begin (and allows you to wear your new school clothes rather than your old sweaty summer clothes for another month) but nevertheless, it is September...
    By Megan Foley | 9/9/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • LeaderLab Offers Resources, Classes and More for Congregational Leaders

    As Susan Frederick-Gray mentioned during her president’s report at General Assembly in June, LeaderLab is a tremendous resource for congregational leaders.
    By Kathy McGowan, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Renee Ruchotzke | 9/2/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Prison Literacy Project in Northeast Ohio

    The UU Congregation of Greater Canton (UUCGC), though fewer in members, has had an important compassion and justice presence in their community. A few years ago they started a project to collect books for incarcerated individuals at the Stark County Jail, which got a lot of...
    8/26/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Do You Know Who Your Primary Contact Is?

    A Primary Contact is assigned to every congregation in the Central East Region. Do you know who yours is and what they do?
    8/19/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Bells will Ring on Sunday, August 25 in Commemoration of Important Moment in the History of the United States of America

    On August 25, 1619, the ship the White Lion arrived in Hampton, Virginia. The ship contained enslaved Africans. This is the first recorded arrival of Africans in America. This year, this anniversary will be commemorated at Fort Monroe as a day of healing and and reconciliation.
    8/12/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Artist Inspired by Seven Principles

    Our UU congregational tradition practices freedom of both pulpit and pew. Ministers are given the privilege to share their understandings from the pulpit, and member are free to agree or disagree.
    8/5/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Who Are You Expecting?

    I was spending the late afternoon before the June 2018 UU Minister’s Association Ministry Days exploring the hotel and riding the escalators with my 3 and 4 year old children while we waited for the Opening Reception (“party” to my children).
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 7/29/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Help UU Church of Arlington Recover from Historic Flooding

    At UUCA, the storm’s heavy rain resulted in almost 70 percent of the church’s lower level being covered in one to two inches of standing water – causing significant water damage to the affected areas.
    7/22/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Preparing for General Assembly 2019

    It's time to get prepared for General Assembly 2019!
    5/27/2019
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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
    Filed in: Better Together

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