Clusters & Affiliate Groups

Learn about the CER Primary Contact Program

By Central East Region of the UUA

From Central East Region

The Central East Regional (CER) has a primary contact staff system to ensure our congregations know who to reach out to for assistance. Every CER congregation and community has a UUA Staff Member who serves as your Primary Contact for all services of the region and the UUA.

Primary Contact Program

Calendar—View the congregations and clusters calendar. You can request to add your congregation's events to this calendar.

Networks and Groups in Our Region

Neighbor Congregations—In our region, we assist our congregations to strengthen their ties with other neighboring congregations in their general area. In some parts of the region formal "clusters" operate while other areas, regular informal gatherings will be held to bring leaders together to share and learn from each other. Our primary contacts are assigned mostly on the basis of proximity to one or more Neighbor Congregation groupings.

Affinity Networks are congregations or leaders who share a particular interest or characteristic and want to work with other congregations or leaders with the same interest or characteristic. Affinity Networks might include large congregations, small congregations, Appalachian congregations, congregations focused on a particular social justice issue, or leaders with similar roles. If you’d like to develop a relationship with congregations who are doing similar things or are like you in some way, contact your regional staff. There may already be a group to join, like that for Treasurers or those involved in financial matters (signup page), or we can connect you to new partners. If you are a congregational president or involved in religious education, you will be automatically added to those members-only groups.

Advocacy Groups are state based legislative groups that advocate in their states for change. These are independent groups the region helps to support by providing information about their activities to our congregations.

Professional Chapters are chapters of UU professional groups such as UU Minister's Association (UUMA), Liberal Religous Educators (LREDA), Association of UU Administrators (AUUA), UU Musicians Network (UUMN) and UU Association of Membership Professionals (UUAMP).

New York State Convention of Universalists

Pennsylvania Universalist Convention