Better Together
Better Together
  • African American Women of the Civil War Era - Untold Stories

    On October 21, 2017, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) was honored to host five visitors from the 1800’s, mostly the Civil War era, through the inspiring performances of the Female Re-enactors of Distinction (FREED).
    12/4/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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 | 11/27/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Preparing Your Faith Community for the Unexpected

    Recent tragic events are causing many congregations to pay closer attention to the safety of their people and the security of their spaces. We all like to think of our congregation as a safe space that offers sanctuary from the world beyond but churches everywhere have become...
    By Patricia Infante | 11/20/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Responding to Violence in Our World

    A few weeks ago I took my seat on a Jet Blue flight that would take me from San Diego to JFK in about 5 short hours. I had just left the wonderful Mosaic Makers Conference where we figured out ways to center the experience of the global majority in Unitarian Universalism—and...
    By Hope Johnson | 11/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA's Commission on Institutional Change

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Commission on Institutional Change is charged with long-term cultural and institutional change that redeems the essential promise and ideals of Unitarian Universalism.
    11/6/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Announces Promise and Practice of Our Faith Campaign

    The following letter was set to all congregations announcing the new Promise and Practice of our Faith campaign this month.
    10/30/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Pumpkins Offer Opportunity for Community and Learning

    UUCCN, the UU Congregation of Central Nassau,Garden City NY initiated the Pumpkin Patch—outreach to our local community, the larger Long Island community, and the Navajo community in New Mexico
    By Hope Johnson | 10/23/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Navigators USA Founded in UU Congregation

    Here is an example of how our congregations are providing support and filling a need for both UUs and the greater community....
    10/16/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Does Your Congregation Provide Trauma Support to Members?

    At one time in our country people joined a religious community because it was expected that they do so. At the heart of what they sought within the community lay a societal norm and a sense of “Being Human Religiously” to quote James Luther Adams. They came seeking social and...
    By David Pyle | 10/9/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CER Hiring Event Coordinator

    The Central East Region is hiring an Event Coordinator to join our team. This position will be replacing Sue Tabone who will be retiring this year.
    10/2/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn Fall 2017 Dates Announced

    Through public witness, education, and introspection, our faith is coming to understand that fighting white supremacy means both resisting its most blatant forms “out there,” and disrupting its systemic manifestations within.
    9/25/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Names Two Books as this Year's Common Read

    Each year, a committee of the UUA selects a book to be the Common Read. Having one common book that individuals and congregations can read together along with a study guide can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience,...
    9/18/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Defending our Freedom of Religion for All

    “People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.” I remember these words of Dorothy Day as I think about the work we must do- all of the small and large steps we must take - to end hatred and...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 9/11/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Love Resists Assists Congregations In Social Justice Work

    Have you heard of the Love Resists Campaign? The Love Resists Campaign is activating people of faith and conscience to resist the criminalization of our neighbors and communities, and create a safer, more just, welcoming, and sustainable world. The campaign offers a prophetic...
    9/4/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Board Basics Series Helps Boards Develop Skills

    This year, the Central East Regional Staff decided to offer a 3-part webinar on Board Basics. While normally an in-person, all day training, we realized that not all our congregations could take advantage of that. So the webinar idea was born. The purpose of the webinar is to be...
    8/28/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Helping Leaders Find Their Way

    About twenty years ago, I was sitting in my minister’s office, discerning whether I should put myself forward as a candidate for Moderator of the congregation.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 8/21/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Finding Our Way Through the Darkness

    The total eclipse of 2017 is nearly here, where the moon comes between the earth and the sun, upending all we thought we understood about the universe and our place in it. Science can explain the mechanics in ways that we humans can mostly understand but the enormity of this...
    By Patricia Infante | 8/14/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Interfaith Anti-Racism & Anti-Supremacy Work in Bellville, OH

    In Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, interfaith classes confronting White Supremacy were developed in response to the larger community's clear lack of understanding on issues of racism....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 8/7/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • 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 | 7/31/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Churches come together to celebrate GA "virtually"

    UU Congregation of Athens and Sheshequin is one of those congregations that hadn’t sent a delegate to General Assembly for several years, so when the opportunity arose to send “virtual” delegates, it was a great way for us to make our voices heard.
    7/24/2017
    Filed in: Better Together

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