You are invited . . . to the Connection Circles Experience
Sharing . . . Risking . . .Exploring . . . Serving . . . Growing . . . Listening
through connection circles:
small communities in our large congregation, fostering interpersonal relationship, intellectual growth and spiritual development
Connection Circles are guided by the mission and vision of
Cedar Lane’s Connection Circles Steering Committee:
Grow and maintain connection circles in which members are invited to share their spiritual journeys, matters of the heart and mind, develop caring relationships and minister to one another and the larger community.
A Cedar Lane community strengthened by small groups which create firm supportive connections among members in a safe and caring environment in the context of the Unitarian Universalist principles
A small group (six to ten members) that meets regularly. While groups officially begin in the fall and end in the summer, many groups meet year-round.
Led by a trained facilitator, connection circles include an opening ritual (usually a chalice lighting or reading) a time to check-in with one another on a personal level, discussion of a chosen topic, a time to check-out reflecting on the group experience, and a closing ritual.
Connection Circles get their name from the practice of each group crafting a covenant - or promise - of how the members will be together with one another.
Connection Circles are expected to choose and perform at least one service project together between the fall and summer.
Why should I Join a Connection Circle?
Connection Circles are ideal for those who...
Where do Connection Circles "fit in" at Cedar Lane?
Connection Circles are coordinated by the Cedar Lane Adult Programs committee. There is a Steering Committee that guides the creation and continuation of each Connection Circle and the program-at-large. The Rev. Heather Janules and Jeannette Wilson are the ministerial and staff liaisons to the Steering Committee.
How Do I Join a Connection Circle?
Register for a group on an adult programs registration card or call
Jeannette Wilson, R. E. office, at 301-493-8300 x207.