Better Together
Better Together
  • NOVA Congregations Use Faithify to Provide Teacher Training Program

    Northern Virginia (NOVA) Congregations Collaborate to provide a Rich and Rewarding Teacher Training Program with the Help of a Faithify Campaign...
    7/17/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Serving with Mutuality

    My spouse and I are planning out a permaculture garden in the backyard of our new house. We don’t know much about permaculture yet, but we are learning. We are starting with the soil
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 7/10/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Help First UU Society of Marietta Sponsor Interfaith Dialogues

    “The Three Amigos”, as they call themselves, provide an entertaining presentation designed to bring people together, while respecting each other’s differences.
    7/3/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Resources for Understanding the History of Anti-Racism in the UUA

    Some of you have asked questions about the history of anti-racism in the UUA. There are three videos we highly recommend to help you understand the history and some of the context in which our current conversations are taking place....
    6/26/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UU Charleston Improving through Faithify Campaign

    Unitarian Universalist presence in the state of West Virginia is deeply needed and wanted in today’s climate.
    6/19/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Flowers of Turbulence

    I have not enjoyed spring this year in Washington D.C., where I live. I usually love the mild days of April, May and June in the Mid-Atlantic, where we have long stretches of blue sky days in the 70s.
    By Megan Foley | 6/12/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What on Earth is Juneteenth?

    From its Galveston, Texas roots, the observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day began in 1865 and has triggered a series of far-reaching events that continue to reverberate over the decades—through the present, to the future.
    By Hope Johnson | 6/5/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Are you familiar with Chalice Lighters?

    This program has been in place for decades in most areas of the United States as a way to fund growth in Unitarian Universalist congregations –...
    By Andrea Perry Lerner | 5/22/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Update on the Annual Program Fund

    We are thankful for your support of all of the congregations in our Association through your contributions to the UUA Annual Program Fund and your Central East Region. Just think about all of the lives reached by Unitarian Universalism nationally, and the important, painful and...
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 5/15/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • From Your Regional Lead: Prepping for General Assembly

    One of the things I’ve been doing to prepare for General Assembly this year is to work through these excellent preparatory materials provided by the Planning team. As the GA webpage puts it, “General Assembly in New Orleans will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian...
    By Megan Foley | 5/8/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Is Your Congregation Participating in the #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn?

    More than half of all Unitarian Universalist congregations are joining the #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn. Is your congregation one of them? If not, are you wondering what exactly this is?...
    5/1/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • First Universalist Lyons Experiencing Revival

    The First Universalist Church (UU) of Lyons, OH is experiencing a revival in northwest Ohio. This small village (pop. 562) is just west of Greater Toledo, and the suburbs are steadily stretching out closer and closer to Lyons. The congregation’s new “G.O.D.” (Growth, Outreach,...
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 4/24/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Singing Our 'Broken Hallelujahs': The Prophetic imperative in a Messy World

    “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has done more than upset the political world. For Unitarians and Universalists—and many others—it has challenged the soul. Its meaning is far more than political. There are also moral, spiritual and religious meanings in what has happened and...
    4/17/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Thoughts in a Turbulent Time

    Sometimes you sit across from people you know well, even people you love, and you just cannot believe how far apart from them you feel.
    By Megan Foley | 4/10/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Watch the UUA Presidential Candidates Forum

    For those of you who missed the forum on Saturday, April 1, or those of you who did watch it but want to review some of the things said, here is your opportunity....
    4/3/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • GA Preparation Materials Available

    Prepare your heart, mind, and spirit to enter into the Resist and Rejoice experience in New Orleans, arriving at General Assembly ready to learn what the people, culture, history, and geography have to teach! Check out these resources to help you prepare. Before heading to GA,...
    3/20/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Focused Church

    Who knows why our Central East Region staff decided to schedule our congregational check-ins for February this year? What a surprising opportunity it turned out to be to see how congregations turn from crisis and overwhelm to resolve and commitment....
    By Megan Foley | 3/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

    That’s the title of a recent book written by Joani and Thom Schultz. The title shouldn’t shock many of us anymore. There is a lot of evidence for its assertion.
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 3/6/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • General Assembly Registration Opens March 1

    General Assembly 2017 will be held in New Orleans, LA on June 21-25. Registration and housing for the general public open March 1. Here is some basic information you need to know about GA. The theme this year is Resist and Rejoice!...
    2/27/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Fall Interview Report: What did our Advisory Council find?

    The Central East Region has an Advisory Council of lay and ordained volunteers who work with the Director of Congregational Life, Rev. Scott Tayler, to both assess the needs of our congregations and to track the effectiveness of our regional staff in meeting those needs. The...
    2/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together

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