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News and Blog Posts in the Central East Region
  • 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...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Joseph Priestley District Accepting Award Nominations

    Unitarian Universalists are invited to nominate youth, young adults, and UU congregation members of all ages for recognition awards given by the Joseph Priestley District (JPD). The JPD Awards Committee looks forward to receiving your nomination and to recognizing the...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UU Congregation of Buffalo Celebrates Ministerial Installation

    Congratulations to the UU Congregation of Buffalo, who installed the Rev. Joan Montagnes on Sunday, November 15, 2015!
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection, December 2015

    Featured Resource: Worship Web ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • First Unitarian Society of Plainfield Historic Window Vandalized

    On November 15, 2015, The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield discovered that it had been vandalized by someone throwing objects at their historic church’s large stained glass window.
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Clusters Offer Opportunities for Collaboration and Learning

    The geography of Pittsburgh PA is challenging when trying to get from one part of the city to the other. With three rivers, a few tunnels and many bridges, it’s tempting to just stay in one’s own neighborhood. The UUs of Greater Pittsburgh challenged that tendency in the Fall of...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Together We Can Help Huntington, WV Recover

    On September 5, 2015, the Unitarian Fellowship of Huntington, WV, experienced an electrical fire that results in fire, water and smoke damage throughout the building. Thankfully the fast response by the fire department prevented a total loss and minimized the damage....
    By Beth Casebolt | 11/9/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Experimenting with Partnerships

    Partnerships sometimes emerge in strange but exciting ways. The Partnership of the UU congregations in Binghamton NY and Cortland NY is a mix of contrasting sizes, ages and histories. But these contrasts bring strength to the relationship. This video shares the views of the...
    By Douglas Taylor, Joan Van Becelaere | 11/2/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Building a Home Takes Many Hands

    A dream that began in 2012 became true on Sunday, October 18, 2015 for the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, as they dedicated their new Church Home in Lewes, Delaware. The congregation moved this fall from their small rental space to this spacious converted home,...
    By David Pyle | 10/19/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Working for Change

    UU Congregation of Sterling has been working towards change and understanding of racial issues. Here is what they've done from their October Newsletter article - Spare Any Change?...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Lessons from Congregations on #BLM

    Many CERG congregations are choosing to respond to the events of the Black Lives Matter movement by posting “Black Lives Matter” signs in front of their congregations.
    By Megan Foley | 10/5/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Taking Action in Black Lives Matter

    Is your congregation considering expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, by placing a banner or sign on congregational property or your web presence?
    By David Pyle | 9/28/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Open Letter on the Black Lives Matter Movement

    Over the last few months, many Unitarian Universalist congregations have taken the bold, public step of showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matters movement. Sometimes this has been through placing a Black Lives Matter banner in a public space on their congregational grounds...
    By David Pyle | 9/27/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • General Assembly Coming to Columbus, OH in 2016

    This year's General Assembly on June 22-26, 2016 will be held at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. Workshop Proposals are now being accepted htrough November 2 at 3 pm. ...
    Filed in: CERG News
  • In Care Program for UU Seminarians

    Unitarian Universalist seminarians in the southern Central East Region gathered August 20-22 in beautiful New Windsor, Maryland for our third In Care retreat. Together, they worshipped, got to know each other, asked burning questions, and examined real life ministerial case...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Do You Faithify?

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    By Beth Casebolt | 9/14/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Welcome to New Staff

    Every year at this time of the year we have new staff starting in many of our congregations - new settled ministers, interim ministers, new religious educators, music directors and administrators. The staff of the Central East Region would like to welcome all our new folks to...
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Our Districts and the UUA

    We'll be expanding this blog to posts from all our regional staff and feature the work and unique programs of all congregations and clusters in the region. Next week will be our first regional post at our new home....
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Announces 2015-16 Common Read

    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is the UUA’s 2015-16 Common Read .
    Filed in: CERG News
  • We Are Not Alone!

    The board meeting was tense. There was a difficult issue under discussion, and no clear answer was presenting itself. Greg, a young adult and newer board member, mentioned that he had recently been on a web meeting as part of the Healthy Leadership 101 course he was taking, and...
    Filed in: Better Together


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