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  • Board Basics Series Helps Boards Develop Skills

    This year, the Central East Regional Staff decided to offer a 3-part webinar on Board Basics. While normally an in-person, all day training, we realized that not all our congregations could take advantage of that. So the webinar idea was born. The purpose of the webinar is to be...
    8/28/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Helping Leaders Find Their Way

    About twenty years ago, I was sitting in my minister’s office, discerning whether I should put myself forward as a candidate for Moderator of the congregation.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 8/21/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Finding Our Way Through the Darkness

    The total eclipse of 2017 is nearly here, where the moon comes between the earth and the sun, upending all we thought we understood about the universe and our place in it. Science can explain the mechanics in ways that we humans can mostly understand but the enormity of this...
    By Patricia Infante | 8/14/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Interfaith Anti-Racism & Anti-Supremacy Work in Bellville, OH

    In Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, interfaith classes confronting White Supremacy were developed in response to the larger community's clear lack of understanding on issues of racism....
    By Joan Van Becelaere | 8/7/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Resources for Congregational Leaders

    It's almost time for a new church year and you have new congregational leaders. Where do they find resources and training they need?...
    By Beth Casebolt | 7/31/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ August 2017

    Featured Resource: Primary Contacts ...
    7/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Churches come together to celebrate GA "virtually"

    UU Congregation of Athens and Sheshequin is one of those congregations that hadn’t sent a delegate to General Assembly for several years, so when the opportunity arose to send “virtual” delegates, it was a great way for us to make our voices heard.
    7/24/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • NOVA Congregations Use Faithify to Provide Teacher Training Program

    Northern Virginia (NOVA) Congregations Collaborate to provide a Rich and Rewarding Teacher Training Program with the Help of a Faithify Campaign...
    7/17/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Serving with Mutuality

    My spouse and I are planning out a permaculture garden in the backyard of our new house. We don’t know much about permaculture yet, but we are learning. We are starting with the soil
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 7/10/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Help First UU Society of Marietta Sponsor Interfaith Dialogues

    “The Three Amigos”, as they call themselves, provide an entertaining presentation designed to bring people together, while respecting each other’s differences.
    7/3/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ July 2017

    Featured Resource: Outreach Revolution ...
    6/27/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Resources for Understanding the History of Anti-Racism in the UUA

    Some of you have asked questions about the history of anti-racism in the UUA. There are three videos we highly recommend to help you understand the history and some of the context in which our current conversations are taking place....
    6/26/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UU Charleston Improving through Faithify Campaign

    Unitarian Universalist presence in the state of West Virginia is deeply needed and wanted in today’s climate.
    6/19/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • The Flowers of Turbulence

    I have not enjoyed spring this year in Washington D.C., where I live. I usually love the mild days of April, May and June in the Mid-Atlantic, where we have long stretches of blue sky days in the 70s.
    By Megan Foley | 6/12/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • What on Earth is Juneteenth?

    From its Galveston, Texas roots, the observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day began in 1865 and has triggered a series of far-reaching events that continue to reverberate over the decades—through the present, to the future.
    By Hope Johnson | 6/5/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Opportunities for Connection ~ June 2017

    Featured Resource: Chalice Lighters ...
    5/26/2017
    Filed in: CERG News
  • Are you familiar with Chalice Lighters?

    This program has been in place for decades in most areas of the United States as a way to fund growth in Unitarian Universalist congregations –...
    By Andrea Perry Lerner | 5/22/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • Update on the Annual Program Fund

    We are thankful for your support of all of the congregations in our Association through your contributions to the UUA Annual Program Fund and your Central East Region. Just think about all of the lives reached by Unitarian Universalism nationally, and the important, painful and...
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 5/15/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • From Your Regional Lead: Prepping for General Assembly

    One of the things I’ve been doing to prepare for General Assembly this year is to work through these excellent preparatory materials provided by the Planning team. As the GA webpage puts it, “General Assembly in New Orleans will awaken and deepen the commitment of Unitarian...
    By Megan Foley | 5/8/2017
    Filed in: Better Together
  • UU Akron, OH Votes to Become Sanctuary Congregation

    On Sunday, April 23rd, the UU Church of Akron voted unanimously to declare itself a Sanctuary Congregation. They have already done much work in preparation for sanctuary and are now in the process of setting up space within their church for use by person(s) in sanctuary. The...
    5/5/2017
    Filed in: CERG News

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