Opportunities for Connection – Central East Region UUA

Featured Resource: 30 Days of Love Resources
This annual event offers a month of spiritual nourishment, political grounding, and shared practices of faith and justice.

30 Days of Love runs from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15) through Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Each week, you can expect to receive several different kinds of offerings, each from a different voice within Unitarian Universalism. Within each weekly theme, which will connect with one of our intersectional justice priorities, we plan to offer prayers, blessings, grounding, and meditative practices, a story or time for all ages, as well as a reflection from one of Side With Love’s program and field staff.

To get an idea of what to expect or to enjoy some meditative breaks during your lunch now, see last year’s offerings at the Side with Love website.
Jubilee 3 Anti-Racism Training Offered
A Community Experience: Building Capacity to Dismantle Systemic RacismPaula Cole Jones leads an updated version of the unique and acclaimed program partnering with experienced UU trainers Dr. Leon Spencer and Lutricia Callair.Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Are you ready to take a leading role to nurture a multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Come Join Us for this Life-Changing Weekend!January 12-14, 2024, sponsored by the UU Church in Akron, OH. Do note this can be taken online or in person with a team at your home congregation. Registration is open!
Lifelong Faith Formation as Antiracist/Anti-Oppression/Multicultural Transformation
Mosaic National Learning and Practice Gatherings support organizations and congregations’ long-term commitment to carry out AR/AO/MC transformation. These 90-minute virtual gatherings include a mix of facilitated learning from trusted voices in the movement for AR/AO/MC transformation and opportunities to be in conversation with fellow UUs.
Join us for the next Mosaic National Learning and Practice Community: Lifelong Faith Formation as Antiracist/Anti-Oppression/Multicultural Transformation. Monday, Jan. 22 (3pm HT; 4 AT; 5 PT; 6 MT; 7 CT; 8 ET). With guests: Joy Berry, UUA Children and Families Faith Development Specialist and Rev. Dr. Mark Hicks, Angus MacLean Associate Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Seminary.

Registration is open.For questions and/or more information contact Dr. Melissa James at mjames@uua.org
Reimagine with Energy Democracy
For the last in our webinar series on Clean Energy as a Human Right, we invite you to explore the power of Energy Democracy and the ways our congregations can reimagine energy for our communities. Energy Democracy helps frontline communities build power and liberation by reimagining how we organize our lives toward new systems that support the health and wellbeing of our communities and ecosystems.Join the Energy Democracy Project, Cleveland Owns (OH), People Power Solar (CA), and POWER Interfaith (PA) for Reimagining with Energy Democracy on January 25 at 4PT – 5MT – 6CT – 7ET. RSVP today!Interested in accessing federal grants for green building improvements? Unsure how these pragmatic investments are actually radical acts of justice? Check out Visionary Approaches to Federal Clean Energy Funding and Creating Hubs of Climate Resilience, the first two in our workshop series on Clean Energy as a Human Right. Then RSVP to join us for the final webinar in the series, Reimagining with Energy Democracy, featuring the Energy Democracy Project.
Beyond the Binary Coming in April
Join us Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Beyond the Binary: Building Beloved Community Event. “A place to find community with transgender, nonbinary folx and our allies. A conference for us to gather, learn, and grow.” In-person and online! Registration will open in February 2024.