Opportunities for Connection ~ Oct 2016
Opportunities for Connection ~ October 2016
Seeker UU World Issue

Featured Resource: UU World's Seeker Issue

Looking for something to explain Unitarian Universalism to your visitors? Want some sort of outreach item you can give folks who ask about our faith?

UU World’s first “seeker issue” is designed specifically as an introduction to Unitarian Universalism. The 32-page magazine is an anthology of articles and photographs originally published in UU World and other sources, organized in four sections: Who We Are, What We Believe, How We Gather, and What We Do. Featuring Melissa Harris-Perry, Galen Guengerich, Gail Geisenhainer, Kendyl Gibbons, and more.

Available in 10 and 25 packs from inSpirit. Learn more at the UU World Website.

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UU Leadership Institute Fall Semester Classes

The UU Leadership Institute is offering several Fall 2016 8-week courses for only $30 per course per semester.  Courses have begun, but registration is open through October, so you can still sign up!
Along with Healthy Leadership 101 (recommended for all leaders) we are offering:

Courses opened on September 2 and will run through January 15, 2017. New modules open every 2 weeks so there is lots of time to catch up. For more information, visit the website or contact info [at] uuinstitute [dot] org

Please Update Your Address for Districts and for CER

As of July 1, all mail for the Central East Region and the four districts needs to be sent to the CER office in Delaware. Mail for specific staff members should be sent to that staff member's address. The CER Fax number is 866-445-8219. The address for mailing is:
     Central East Region of the UUA
     100 W.10th Street, Suite 1008
     Wilmington, DE  19801

Shannon Harper

Meet The Staff: Shannon Harper, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

Shannon Harper is new to Congregational Life Staff and the role of Youth and Young Adult Coordinator for the Central East Region.  Previously Shannon served as the Director of Religious Education at Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Dayton, OH as well as a consultant for the MidAmerica Region.  She brings years of experience working with young people, from cluster events to regional and national programs.  You can reach Shannon Harper at sharper [at] uua [dot] org.  To find out more about Shannon Harper check out her UUA Staff Bio Page.

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Better Together Blog: And the Survey Says!...

Spring 2016 Central East Region Congregational Life Advisory Council Survey
Now that our staff has transitioned to being UUA employees, you’ve probably heard about the Congregational Life Advisory Council (CLAC). We gather feedback from congregations, professional groups, clusters and other constituencies and share these specifics with our regional staff and Congregational Life at our UUA to shape priorities and programs in our region.

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News from the UUA

Like podcasts? Two new podcasts for UUs. The Pamphlet Society is a podcast by Rev. Susan Ritchie on UU History. Fortification is a podcast about the spiritual lives and spiritual sustenance of leaders in social justice movements from Standing on the Side of Love.

Election Season is HERE. Make sure your congregation does not risk it's 501c3 status. Read the Real Rules first!
New publications from the UUA - New Pamphlets available for pre-order - Faith of Unitarian Universalist Jews and UU Mystical Experiences. A discussion guide for Christ for Unitarian Universalists now available. 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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