Border Witness Trip Deadline Approaching
The registration deadline for the Border Witness Trip is coming up. Don't miss this opportunity to take a deep dive into the fight for immigrant justice. Walk the immigrant trails, meet with grassroots leaders, attend deportation hearings, visit federal detention centers, and return transformed!
Full details and online registration are available HERE. Just scroll down to "What are the Upcoming Trips to the Border?" and select the October 8-14 event. If you have any questions, drop a line to Intern Minister Norman Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 30: "WE ARE ONE" Community SING at the Lincoln Memorial
Here's your chance to join our new Director of Music Ministries, Mimi Bornstein, in a community sing! UUCA will host the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) Conference next week and in conjunction, there will be an Interfaith Community Sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial--This promises to be a powerful and memorable experience--Bring your family and friends! Sun., July 30, 2-4pm. Sign up now: bit.ly/2umySSW.
August 5, 4 - 6 p.m.: 4th Annual Maryland Trans Potluck
For all transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people and their allies - including families of all kinds and children of all ages. We will supply some food, non-alcoholic drinks (this event is alcohol-free), paper products and games. Please bring something to share if you can, but please know you're welcome if you can't. Your presence is our present. And if you're part of a group that serves the trans* community, you're welcome to wear your flair and/or bring your materials.
We will be in and around Cedar Lane’s Chalice House look for our potluck signage and decorations.
Co-sponsored by Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church and the MoCo Pride Center.
August 23-27: Hosting Tibetan Monks at Cedar Lane
Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting August 23rd to 27th at Cedar Lane UU Church. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place in this ancient spiritual art form in order to purify and heal the environment and its inhabitants. The monks will also participate in Sunday worship on August 27th. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 27th, we will have our closing ceremony and processional to Rock Creek, to immerse the sand from the mandala.
If you can volunteer to provide food and other logistical items for our visitors, please contact Carole Rogentine email@example.com.
September 24, 12:15 p.m.: 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.
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.