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  • Congregation in “Rust Belt” Increases Pledges 30%

    You don’t have to be in a growing area to see growth and vitality in your congregation. What you do need is energy, focus and a strong sense of purpose. Recently, Andy Crabb, the President of the First Unitarian Church of Youngstown, OH, posted how his congregation had a...
    1/29/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Hellos and Good-byes

    The Central East Region has some staffing changes we want to announce....
    By Beth Casebolt | 1/22/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • An Old Covenant in a New Way

    You should have recently received information about the new formula the Unitarian Universalist Association will be using for congregational giving in the Central East Region beginning in July – a formula that uses your operating expense budget as a guide, rather than the number...
    By Megan Foley | 1/8/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Happy New Year!

    Our staff are still on holiday break (most will return to our offices tomorrow) so we bring you a reading from Worship Web as we start a new year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 1/1/2018
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ January 2018

    Featured Resource: Faithify.org ...
    12/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Holiday Greetings from the CER Staff

    From all of us at the Central East Region, we wish you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/25/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Want to Grow? Time to Adapt!

    Is your congregation looking to be relevant in a culture where most mainstream white religions are in decline? Many UU congregations are growing, even areas that have declined economically. What is their “secret sauce?”...
    12/18/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Living Into Spaces of Not-Knowing

    This is the season of Advent. The time of waiting and emptying and not knowing.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 12/11/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • African American Women of the Civil War Era - Untold Stories

    On October 21, 2017, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) was honored to host five visitors from the 1800’s, mostly the Civil War era, through the inspiring performances of the Female Re-enactors of Distinction (FREED).
    12/4/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ December 2017

    Featured Resource: Common Read for 2017-18 ...
    11/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • In Gratitude

    With Thanksgiving past and the holiday season approaching, this marks the beginning of the season of thankfulness and gratitude. And so we want to take this opportunity to say Thank You....
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 11/27/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Preparing Your Faith Community for the Unexpected

    Recent tragic events are causing many congregations to pay closer attention to the safety of their people and the security of their spaces. We all like to think of our congregation as a safe space that offers sanctuary from the world beyond but churches everywhere have become...
    By Patricia Infante | 11/20/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Responding to Violence in Our World

    A few weeks ago I took my seat on a Jet Blue flight that would take me from San Diego to JFK in about 5 short hours. I had just left the wonderful Mosaic Makers Conference where we figured out ways to center the experience of the global majority in Unitarian Universalism—and...
    By Hope Johnson | 11/13/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA's Commission on Institutional Change

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Commission on Institutional Change is charged with long-term cultural and institutional change that redeems the essential promise and ideals of Unitarian Universalism.
    11/6/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UUA Announces Promise and Practice of Our Faith Campaign

    The following letter was set to all congregations announcing the new Promise and Practice of our Faith campaign this month.
    10/30/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Pumpkins Offer Opportunity for Community and Learning

    UUCCN, the UU Congregation of Central Nassau,Garden City NY initiated the Pumpkin Patch—outreach to our local community, the larger Long Island community, and the Navajo community in New Mexico
    By Hope Johnson | 10/23/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Navigators USA Founded in UU Congregation

    Here is an example of how our congregations are providing support and filling a need for both UUs and the greater community....
    10/16/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Does Your Congregation Provide Trauma Support to Members?

    At one time in our country people joined a religious community because it was expected that they do so. At the heart of what they sought within the community lay a societal norm and a sense of “Being Human Religiously” to quote James Luther Adams. They came seeking social and...
    By David Pyle | 10/9/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • CER Hiring Event Coordinator

    The Central East Region is hiring an Event Coordinator to join our team. This position will be replacing Sue Tabone who will be retiring this year.
    10/2/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ November 2017

    Featured Resource: inSpirit - the UUA Bookstore ...
    9/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News

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