CERSI 2022 Goes Multi-Platform!

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CER Summer Institute (CERSI) is back in person but is also virtual. 2022 brings us the first ever MULTI-PLATFORM CERSI! Sounds kind of futuristic, right? Well, if you can’t join us in person at California University of Pennsylvania (CalU) then you can still participate online. Don’t let work, health concerns, distance or anything stop you from being part of an intentional community of Unitarian Universalists for one week in July.

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali

Join us online via our WHOVA platform/app to attend daily morning services and evening vespers from the comfort of your own home. The services will stream live and be on demand for up to one week following CERSI. Morning Worship starts at 8:30a and is followed by our theme speaker, Kazim Ali. He will be speaking on the topic - Questioning the Unquestionable and Answering the Unanswerable. Kazim is a poet, philosopher and writer who will help us grapple with the big questions, lead us into reveries and toward new insights, and strengthen us with the superpowers of poetry and love.

After the Theme Speaker- there are workshops. Workshops that will be live and online with the in-person attendees at CalU. Choose from:

  • Power of Permaculture: Saving the World One Backyard at a Time
  • Circling Together: Using Circle Practices to Enrich and Restore your Home, Your Church, Your Community and our World
  • Understanding Your Evangelical Neighbor
  • The Banjo: From Instrument of Oppression to Tool for Justice
  • Challenging Conversations Around Race and Oppression.

Workshops will be held live only Monday – Friday 10:30-11:45. Choose which workshop you would like to attend when you register.

In the afternoon- join a creative writing class or listen to Kazim Ali answer questions from the morning’s talk. Other events will be streamed live and on demand including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Hymn Sing, concerts and more.

When you register you will have the opportunity to join a CERSIcle. CERSIcles are a small group for daily discussion and community meeting via zoom at a time that works for all participants. Think of CERSIcles as eating a meal with the same group of friends each day.

This is the first time we are doing a multi-platform model Summer Institute in the Central East Region. Will this be a perfect multi-platform CERSI? No. But we are working towards building a beloved community by opening our special week of Summer Institute Magic to beyond a college campus and we hope you can join us! The link to register for Online CERSI can be found at the bottom of the CERSI Registration page. Registration is now open and is $100. Scholarships are available.

So join us in person or online the week of July 10-16, 2022 for a week of fellowship and fun as we build a beloved community.