Better Together
Better Together
  • Resources for General Assembly 2018

    Attending General Assembly is a whirlwind of activity. Attending for your first time can be overwhelming! Your Central East Region team wants you to feel prepared. Here are some resources we think you might find helpful. Several are good for off site attendees as well as on site...
    By Beth Casebolt | 4/30/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Sharing Vision Statements

    After developing a vision statement, it can sometimes be difficult to communicate how it should impact the ministry of the congregation. The UU Fellowship of Greater Cumberland created this stunning Vision Visual to help guide that process. They plan to share it at…and post it...
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  • UUs Participate in March for Our Lives

    Fifty people left UU Fellowship of Harford County early on Saturday, March 24 for the rally in Washington, D.C. The experience seems to have resonated with the students who attended as well as the adults....
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  • Now is the Time

    “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. (W.E.B. DuBois)...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 4/9/2018
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  • Living Our Values - Congregations Collaborate to Support LGBTQ Youth

    Our five congregations in Westchester participated in the Prideworks for Youth Conference on March 14, 2018. Prideworks is an annual county-wide conference for about 500 LGBTQ youth and allies, and UU’s have been an important part of the conference in its almost two decades of...
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  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Interdependent Web of Musical Culture

    As Unitarian Universalists have been growing into deeper understanding of White Supremacy Culture, being interculturally respectful and competent, and learning how to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misappropriation, we are learning to learn and share the stories and contexts...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/26/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Learning Lab of Life

    Innovation! Adaptation!! Experimentation!!! We live in a time of incredible change and shifting paradigms. Technology continues to zoom along at a pace that is breathtaking and society seems to be chomping at the bit for the next big thing. At the same time, some of the things...
    By Patricia Infante | 3/19/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • News from the CER Staff - More Changes!

    One of the joys of serving Unitarian Universalism as a member of the Central East Regional Staff has been the commitment of the leadership of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the members of our congregations to my also serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves....
    By David Pyle | 3/12/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Commission on Appraisal Needs Your Ideas!

    The Commission on Appraisal is particularly happy to invite your participation in a brief survey to help prepare to select our next topic of study. The Commission serves similarly to a “think tank” on larger issues facing Unitarian Universalism. Our recent study was on class in...
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  • It's Time to Think About General Assembly 2018

    Grounded in a deep belief that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “How can we faithfully meet the demands of our time?” The call to witness and act for justice in our society and in the world is clear. So, too, is the call to examine our structures and practices,...
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  • Be a Learning Congregation!

    It’s no secret to UU’s that I work with that my call to ministry is lay leadership development. I take shared ministry seriously, and I want our lay leaders to be every bit as equipped to lead as our religious professionals....
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 2/19/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Making Holidays Relevant Today

    February. Black History Month. I celebrate Black History every day of my life so I find it odd to devote one month in the year to celebrating Blackness.
    By Hope Johnson | 2/12/2018
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  • Change and Opportunities: New Field Staff Hires in the Central East Region

    2018 is upon us and your Central East Region staff team is looking ahead to a year of change, growth, and continuity.
    By Megan Foley | 2/5/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Congregation in “Rust Belt” Increases Pledges 30%

    You don’t have to be in a growing area to see growth and vitality in your congregation. What you do need is energy, focus and a strong sense of purpose. Recently, Andy Crabb, the President of the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, OH, posted how his congregation had a...
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  • Hellos and Good-byes

    The Central East Region has some staffing changes we want to announce....
    By Beth Casebolt | 1/22/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • An Old Covenant in a New Way

    You should have recently received information about the new formula the Unitarian Universalist Association will be using for congregational giving in the Central East Region beginning in July – a formula that uses your operating expense budget as a guide, rather than the number...
    By Megan Foley | 1/8/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Happy New Year!

    Our staff are still on holiday break (most will return to our offices tomorrow) so we bring you a reading from Worship Web as we start a new year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 1/1/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

    From all of us at the Central East Region, we wish you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/25/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Want to Grow? Time to Adapt!

    Is your congregation looking to be relevant in a culture where most mainstream white religions are in decline? Many UU congregations are growing, even areas that have declined economically. What is their “secret sauce?”...
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  • Living Into Spaces of Not-Knowing

    This is the season of Advent. The time of waiting and emptying and not knowing.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 12/11/2017
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