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News and Blog Posts in the Central East Region
  • UU Promotional Toolkit Beta-Testing

    Unitarian Universalists (UU) are doing wonderful, life-changing ministry in their congregations and faith communities. But is the good word getting out? The Promotional Toolkit will help UU congregations and groups reach new audiences with tools and tips for promoting outreach...
    3/10/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • The Future of Standing on the Side of Love

    The Standing on the Side of Love Campaign is asking for your help: ...
    3/10/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Allegheny UU Church Holds Rally

    Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, PIttsburgh, PA, and the Delta Foundation held a "Hope Against Hate" rally at the church after a medical office on the North Side of Pittsburgh was defaced with a homophobic slur. Speakers included Dr. Stacy Lane of Central Outreach...
    3/7/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Report from the Regional Youth Caucus

    A couple weekends ago (on President’s Day weekend) CERG youth had our very first regional caucus at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg on Clover Lane! Our goal was to have youth and adult representatives from each district meet and figure out how to organize ourselves before the...
    2/29/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities For Connection-March 2016

    News and updates from the Central East Region to keep your congregation informed.
    2/26/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UU Congregation Marks $10,000 in Giving

    Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua (UUCNC) celebrated a milestone in giving in mid-February, when they gave their Sunday offering to the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry. Since 2009, when UUCNC started sharing one Sunday’s offering each...
    2/26/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Standing for Justice

    The West Virginia House of Representatives has passed a "Religious Freedom" bill. You can read an article about this on the Think Progress website....
    By Rose Edington | 2/22/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Shall We Gather Together? - Stewardship Blog

    I recently had the privilege of working with the North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations cluster (NTUUC) in an all day Stewardship Workshop, well hosted by the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Plano, TX. In reflecting on this experience during my trip...
    By William Clontz | 2/16/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Racial Justice In Community: Don't Do It Alone!

    Last summer when the clergy of Montgomery County, Maryland realized that each was working on racial justice and Black Lives Matter issues in their congregations and communities, and each was struggling with the tensions, hopes, challenges and opportunities that racial justice...
    2/15/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Using the UUA Website Template

    Several of our regional congregations have taken the plunge and tried out the new website template created by the UUA for UU congregations. We talked with two webmasters who have made the switch about their experiences and here is what they had to say....
    2/8/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Does Your Congregation Have A Black Lives Matter Banner?

    The UUA has created a webpage with a google map that shows which congregations have a Black Lives Matter banner hanging at their building. Please check the map if your congregation displays one and see if you are on it. If not, let us know....
    By Hope Johnson | 2/1/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection-February 2016

    This month's installment of events, news and blogs from the Central East Region.
    1/29/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Towanda Universalist Celebrates 150 Years

    On Sunday, January 10, the Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship (TUUF) celebrated their 150th anniversary. The choir of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin sang as special guests of the Towanda Universalist Unitarian Church in honor of the TUUF 150th...
    1/28/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Taking the Side of Love

    When a member of the UU Fellowship of Plattsburgh, NY came to the board of trustees and asked that they make a public statement regarding Syrian refugees, they decided to write a letter to the editor to their local newspaper. They were all greatly dismayed by the things...
    1/25/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • New Jersey Congregations, Clergy, BLM Activists Organize for MLK

    The local papers featured an article about the events on Martin Luther King day organized by the New Jersey Clergy Coalition for Justice and others including UU churches and Black Lives Matter activists. ...
    1/22/2016
    Filed in: CERG News
  • 30 Days of Love 2016: Towards Racial Justice

    The Standing on the Side of Love Campaign is excited to share that Thirty Days of Love will be back in 2016 observed from Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, February 14, 2016, culminating on the 7th Annual National Standing on the Side of Love Day! Thirty Days of Love 2016...
    1/18/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • A Faith Formation Rite of Passage for 4th and 5th Graders

    Since 2004, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, NY has been offering a special and highly successful program for 4th and 5th graders. First Light recognizes a first step in the development of a child’s Unitarian Universalist Identity. Each child signs up with an adult...
    1/11/2016
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection, January 2016

    Featured Resource: UU Leadership Institute ...
    12/28/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Sandusky UUs Explore New Ways to be in Community

    The Rev. Mary Grigolia has worked with the UU Fellowship of the Firelands in Sandusky, OH for four years, leading services once a month, facilitating a workshop/discussion after service and coffee hour/lunch. But last March she encouraged them to take a different path, totally...
    12/21/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Innovative Ministries and Programs Highlighted in Dawning Future Conference

    Having a keynote speaker share an idea increases its influence and impact. Having a dozen speakers has a multiplying effect. Video-recording those speakers and sharing the presentations widely can have an exponential effect. That’s what happened at the Dawning Future Conference...
    12/14/2015
    Filed in: Better Together

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