Opportunities for Connection ~ Sept 2016
Opportunities for Connection ~ September 2016
Staff of the Central East Region with Scott Tayler

Featured Resource: Primary Contacts

Do you know who your congregation's primary contact is?

The Central East Regional (CER) has moved to a primary contact staff system to ensure our congregations know who to reach out to for assistance. What this means is that each congregation has a UUA staff member from CER who serves as your Primary Contact for all services of the region and the UUA. This is someone with whom you can build a close, working relationship, who will have an intimate knowledge of your congregation's blessings and challenges, and can be proactive in helping you to share those blessings and meet those challenges. Your Primary Contact can help you to navigate all the support and opportunities available to your congregation. Find your primary contact now.

Remember to Update Your District Fair Share Payment Mailing Address!

As of July 1, district fair share payments for all four districts are to be made out to UUA-CER and mailed to the CER office in Delaware with your four digit congregation code in the memo line. We'd appreciate it if you would double check your records and make sure you've updated them to reflect this change. UUA APF Payments should continue to be made out to the UUA and mailed to the lockbox in Boston. The address for mailing is:
     Central East Region of the UUA
     100 W.10th Street, Suite 1008
     Wilmington, DE  19801

Attention Administrative and Financial Folks

If you are responsible for administrative, membership or financial activities in your congregation we'd like your help. We are looking at creating resource webpages for these areas of congregational life, but we need to know what your questions and needs are. Please help us out by answering this short 3 question survey. Thanks from your regional administrative staff.

Beth Casebolt

Meet The Staff: Beth Casebolt, CER Communications Consultant

Beth Casebolt is the Communications Consultant for the Central East Region. Prior to regionalization she served as the District Administrator for the Ohio-Meadville District. Beth serves the Central East Region in the areas of communications and social media and as Primary Contact for congregations in West Virginia, southern Ohio and western Maryland. You can reach Beth Casebolt at bcasebolt [at] uua [dot] org.  Learn more about Beth Casebolt at her UUA staff bio page.

Shannon Harper

Better Together Blog: CER Hires Shannon Harper

The Central East Region’s staff is excited to announce the hire of Shannon Harper, our new Youth and Young Adult Coordinator.  Shannon will be starting on September 1st and is already scheduling trips to meet youth, young adults and professional religious educators around the region. You’ll be sure to meet her soon. Welcome, Shannon!

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News from the UUA

Standing on the Side of Love is pleased to announce a new podcast: Fortification: a podcast about the spiritual lives and spiritual sustenance of leaders in social justice movements. During one-on-one conversations between Caitlin Breedlove, Campaign Director of Standing on the Side of Love, and movement leaders and activists, we’ll be grappling with and answering these questions. Click here to listen to an introduction teaser with Caitlin.

Planning a Farmworker Solidarity Labor Day worship service? Resources now available at the UUA website.

The UUA has created a discussion guide to go with the Ken Burns movies, Defying the Nazis - The Sharp Story. Find it on the UUA website. The movie airs in September on PBS.

Election Season is Coming. Make sure your congregation does not risk it's 501c3 status. Read the Real Rules first!

Looking for resources for dealing with current issues? The UUA has a web page on Preventing Gun Violence, Responding to Trauma and Transgender 101.
The UUA Bookstore has a new name! It is now called In Spirit: UU Gift and Book Shop. Same website, new logo. Still your resource for all things UU.

New publications from the UUA - New Pamphlets available for pre-order - Faith of Unitarian Universalist Jews and UU Mystical Experiences. Visit the Publications Page for details.

The UUA is hiring for several positions. Find job descriptions and application information at their Job Openings  webpage.

Calendar Items and News

For events, webinars and congregation news and events visit the following pages:

For more information contact cer@uua.org.

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