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  • Mourning Rev. Chris Neilson

    It is with great sadness we tell you that on July 9th the Rev. Chris Neilson lost her battle with leukemia. She was well known in both the OMD and the SLD....
    7/13/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • GA Wrap Up

    It was a busy week, the week we were at General Assembly. Lots of news to share!...
    7/6/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Queens Congregation Suffers Damage from Fire

    During the storms that swept through New Jersey and New York last Tuesday, the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church of Flushing, in Queens, NY was struck by lightening which resulted in a roof fire. The fire was contained to the roof of the church and was out within 30 minutes. No...
    6/25/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Central East Region Hires New Staff

    Rev. Scott Tayler and Rev. Joan VanBecelaere are very please to announce the addition of three new staff to the Central East Region Congregational Life Team as well as several other additions to other regions. Raziq Brown, Rev. Megan Foley and Rev. Hope Johnson will join the...
    6/20/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Goldmine Youth Leadership School

    It's that time of year again! Time to sign up for Goldmine. What's Goldmine? It's a week long life changing experience for teenage UU's. It's a chance to practice leadership skills, to explore one's values, to ponder on one's own calling. It's a chance to learn to lead worship...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 6/8/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Cleveland UU's Part of Interfaith Effort on DOJ Report

    Why are all those yellow shirts marching in Cleveland? They're not all UU's, the story is even better than that. And might help you know what to work on in your city.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 6/1/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Is there a "Right" answer?

    My son is 19 months old and his favorite topic of conversation is what noises animals make. No surprise then, that one of his favorite songs is "Old MacDonald". At our house "Old MacDonald" has a lot of verses. There are every variety of farm animal and usually the babies too....
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 5/27/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Important Information about Interim Minister Searches This Year

    We are in an unprecedented situation with regards to the interim ministerial search this year, one that has not occurred in the recent history of Unitarian Universalism. In the broadest description, the issue is that there are significantly more congregations this year looking...
    5/23/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • UU MATCH.COM

    Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of wonderful, creative energy in some of our congregations focused on the benefits and opportunities of working in Partnership with other congregations....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 4/27/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Spring Forward Into Action

    And Spring arose on the garden fair,...
    4/20/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Bold Directions in Structured Youth Programming

    First Unitarian in Rochester NY has made some really exciting changes in how their youth program is structured. While they have a large youth program, the philosophy of these changes is accessible to youth programs of every size. Here's an over view from Sheila Schuh, DRE:...
    4/6/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Big Change for a Small Congregation

    I have had the privilege of being the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst for 4 years now. As any veteran DRE knows, change is something that often needs to be approached delicately, and in small increments. For at least my first 2...
    3/30/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • First UU Columbus Reproductive Justice Week  

    During the week of June 16-21st, 2014 youth from First UU Columbus alongside a couple of teens from other UU congregations came together to learn about reproductive justice. We learned a lot, challenged each other, affirmed our strong beliefs in human rights, and had a bunch of...
    3/23/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Southold Congregation Loses Building to Fire

    It is with great sadness we share that the Southold congregation lost their building to fire last night. The investigation continues, but it early reports show that it appears it was electrical in nature.
    3/15/2015
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Selma Sunday

    Selma is now. That is what Common and John Legend had to say at the Oscar’s and what many others have been saying as our nation marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic and transformative events that unfolded there in 1965. The work of Selma isn’t done....
    By Melissa Carvill-Ziemer | 3/9/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • State Level Advocacy

    UU Justice Ohio had a banner year in 2014
    2/16/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • And More Congregational Social Justice

    We are still running stories of congregational social justice projects because we received so many great stories!...
    2/9/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • More Congregational Social Justice

    This month we are continuing to run social justice stories we received from congregations.
    2/2/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Social Justice Stories Continue

    This month we are publishing stories of congregational social justice work as a way we can inspire each other. This month we have two stories of new projects from smaller congregations....
    1/26/2015
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Columbus Ohio Sponsor Prayer Walk

    We are continuing posts of social justice activities of our congregations this month....
    1/19/2015
    Filed in: Better Together

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