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September 23, 2 pm:  An Anthology of Prose and Poetry with Elayne Clift, M.A.

TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers (Braughler Books, June 2017,) is a timely and important collection of prose and poetry by 21 contributors who have all been, or still are, caregivers. Their eloquently expressed experiences serve to support and validate other women who are caregiving – or may be in the near future. It also opens up a dialogue about the economic, psycho-social, and practical issues relating to caregiving. Please join Elayne Clift for a reading and discussion about this timely topic in Cedar Lane's Chapel.

Lunch Book Talk 9.24.17 Lori Tharps

September 24, 12:15 pm:  Lunch & Book Talk with Lori Tharps

Lori Tharps, author of "Same Family, Different Colors" will be coming to Cedar Lane to speak on September 24th at a Together Sunday luncheon. Our families are increasingly multiracial. Prof. Tharps will talk about the history and present day experiences of people of color in American families.  This event is sponsored by Cedar Lane's Together Diversity Team.

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October 7, 7:30 pm:  Our First Concert of the Season!

Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Orchestra fuses Celtic, folk, and folk-rock into an intoxicating musical cocktail that transcends musical genres. Leading an all-star cast of the region’s favorite Celtic musicians, Cutting’s seven-piece acoustic electric big band can lull its audiences in dreamy Irish reveries, then rock the house with electric jigs and reels that make the blood run and feet move.

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Border Trip 2016 to Arizona

October 8 - 14, 2017: Border Trip to Tuscon 

Join fellow congregants to walk the immigrant trails, visit detention centers and courtroom hearings, and meet with the people in the front lines of the struggle. Last year's pilgrimage had a ripple effect that transformed our community. This year, we're poised to take an even deeper dive into this critical issue.  The deadline was August 6th to apply to attend.


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October 15:  LGBT-Que BBQ

To Celebrate National Coming Out Day. Gather with fellow LGBTQ Cedar Laners after the Worship Service. AND, kids are welcome, especially LGBTQ kids and their families. Starts at 12:15 pm at Chalice House -- on the lawn if the weather cooperates. Conversation. Re-connecting. And weather permitting, we’ll have the grills going. Bring enough chow for six. Please RSVP to so we have a decent head count.

Grounds Work Day 1

The Fall Grounds Workday will be held on Saturday, October 21, between 8:30 am and noon. All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Jobs for all ages include spreading biosolids (a fertilizer from DC Water), removing invasive plants (kudzu and stilt grass), weeding the Butterfly Garden, and general grounds cleanup. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Tools will be provided. Questions? Contact Linda Gianessi,

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October 21: UU United Nations Fall Reception

The UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO) invites you to celebrate the UU-UNO’s important work supporting human rights around the world, including LGBTQ equality, gender equality, climate justice, and racial justice for all on Saturday, October 21, from 4 to 6:30 pm. Maryland State Senator—and Cedar Lane member—Rich Madaleno will deliver keynote remarks, including presentation of the UU-UNO human rights award on behalf of this year's recipients: former US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, and US Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD).

The fall reception will be held at Cedar Lane. Individual tickets are $75. Benefactor tickets, which include donor recognition listing, are $175 per person. Order tickets online and get more information at

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November 4, 6 - 9:30 p.m.:  Cedar Lane's Annual Auction

Falling for Cedar Lane, featuring both a live and silent auction, will offer vacation homes, delicious meals and services by members of our community, and much more. Wonderful food and free childcare are included in your $20 ticket.
Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities, and ways to donate items or services. Any questions? Call Kathie Bryant – 301-503-1027.

You may view the Auction Catalog Advertising Form here and Corporate Donation Form here.