EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES
Karen Lee Scrivo, Interim Director
of Religious Education
eNews: April 12, 2013
RE Calendar Countdown:
April 14-21 Candidating Week!
Sa April 20 Coming of Age (9th Grade)
Ceremony and Celebration
Su April 21 Last RE Classes (til next fall)
Su April 28 Coming of Age Ceremony in
Worship Service, 9:45 a.m. (note time change!)
Spring B begins at 11 a.m.
Next week is Candidating Week!
A new senior minister, oh my! Please plan to participate in the wonderful opportunities our Senior Minister Search committee has set up for you to meet and interact with our candidate, Abhi (pronounced ahbee) Janamanchi and his family. The week wraps up Sunday, April 21 at the annual meeting where you get to vote whether or not to call Rev. Janamanchi! The complete schedule was mailed to member’s homes and can be found by clicking here.
Church Starts at 9:45 a.m. for Two Sundays!
We have two wonderful worship services coming up that highlight our youth! On Sunday, April 28, the Coming of Age 9th graders will be doing the worship service, and on Sunday, May 5, the graduating senior high youth will be doing the worship service. The groups are large enough to fill the whole hour (what a great problem to have!), so we are starting 15 minutes earlier. Please make a note that April 28 is also the annual Grounds Committee Plant Sale and the first day of Spring B.
Teacher Dinner Contributions Needed!
Now that everyone is back from spring break and the holidays are over, we are ready to accept your contributions! Please bring them to the Admin desk on Sunday morning or send them to the RE office. Many thanks to all who have turned in their contribution.
Register for Spring B this Sunday and next!
Classes begin on Sunday, April 28 and continue for four weeks, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The RE Council will be staffing tables, upstairs and down, this Sunday and next. They have brochures and will be accepting registrations. The brochure is also on our website at by clicking here. Register early to get your first choice! Registrations can be sent to the RE office anytime.
Teacher recruitment is also starting! If you are a current RE teacher, there will be a form in your Sunday folder to fill out; please do so when you get a chance! If you are not a teacher this year, but would like to be one next year, please get in touch with RE Council member Linda Gianessi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Scrivo (Kscrivo@cedarlane.org). They would be happy to find the perfect class for you!
Childcare for Auction—Please register
The Auction committee will be offering free childcare during the church Passport to Adventure auction on Saturday, May 4 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. There will be pizza, games and movies (appropriate for ages 0-5 and 6-11). Children must remain in the Chalice House throughout the evening, as policy does not permit them in the main building while alcohol is being served. Children must be registered in advance. Register in the lounge on Sunday mornings or contact Nancy Janssen at email@example.com or 301-588-1488. Let Nancy know if your teen would like to help!
Youth Notes (Grades 7–12)
Youth Activity Group (YAG, for grades 7-8)
Our spring schedule is in the works, watch our website at www.cedarlane.org/rep/YouthActivityGroupSchedule.htm. If you have questions about the group or its activities, contact John Daniel (301-946-5509) or Karen Lee Scrivo, 301-493-8300 x206.
F April 19 Dinner and Movie
Tu April 30 Manna Food Packing
Senior High Youth Group (SHYG, grades 9-12)
The spring schedule is in the works, watch our website at www.cedarlane.org/srhigh.htm. For additional information contact Vanessa Steck, Coordinator of Senior High Youth Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Apr 20 Coming of Age Ceremony and Celebration, 5:00 p.m.
Sun Apr 28 Coming of Age Service in sanctuary, 9:45 a.m. (Note time change)
Sun May 5 Graduating Senior Service 9:45 a.m. (Note time change).
June 14-16 Catoctin Retreat
Young Adults (Ages 18-35)
UU Young Adults at Cedar Lane (20s/30s)
Interested in socializing with a newly formed Young Adults Group at Cedar Lane? Contact Marlene Berg of the Member Services Committee at email@example.com.
The UU Young Adults of the Joseph Priestley District plans activities for local UU Young Adults. Visit www.yacpacc.blogspot.com for information or contact Co-Chairs: Ben Polson, 267-804-2676, Benpolson.firstname.lastname@example.org or AJ Bennett, 703-625-5031, email@example.com.
Adult Programs (AP)
Yes, Cedar Lane has been weathering lots of transitions, but Adult Programs participation continues to stay steady! Adult Programs also includes the Forum, Kiplinger and Labyrinth committees.
Be a part of the planning! The Adult Programs and Kiplinger committees are looking for new members for next year. Both committees meet monthly, and members serve three year terms.
The Adult Programs committee puts together the entire roster of classes offered twice per year to the congregation and anyone interested. It is made up of 12 to 20 adults in the congregation who like working together to find ways to enrich our experiences. And in the process they become good friends and have a lot of fun together!
Thanks to an endowment from W. M. Kiplinger, the Kiplinger committee is responsible for the annual fall lecture on ethics in American society. They spend the year searching for timely topics and speakers, as well as planning the lecture with a reception. Some years they also plan a workshop during the spring.
Please contact the RE office if you would like to join either committee or have any questions.
Adult Programs are open to everyone! The Spring 2013 brochures are available at church and on our website. Register by completing a registration card, attaching payment and sending it to the RE office.
Science and Religion at 10;00 a.m. in the library.
Meditation–Spring session is on Mondays through May 13. $10/class.
Classes beginning this week:
Exit Strategies—A Fun and Lively Discussion of End of Life Choices: Two Saturdays, April 13 & 27 at 10:00 a.m.
T’ai Chi begins a new nine week session for all levels on Thursday, April 18 (not 4/11).
Book Discussion Group: Tuesday, April 16 at 7:15 p.m. Book title ison bulletin board outside the sanctuary.
Contemporary Apologetics with Tom Goldring is 3 sessions beginning on April 23, at 7:30 p.m.
FaceBook and Twitter with the Revs. Evan and Heather will be on two Thursdays, April 28 and May 2, at 11:30 a.m.
Spring Bird Walk is on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 a.m.
Links Between Governance and the Environment: a film documentary and discussion is on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Beginning Yoga starts a new session on Tuesday, May 14. You can register for 8 or 10 classes, or just drop-in. It runs through the summer with a varying schedule.
Sunday Morning Forum
We meet in the Chalice House on Sunday mornings from 10:10 to 10:50. Everyone is invited to join us, no registration required!
April 14: Our speaker, Shawn Brennan, serves as co-chair of the Montgomery County Coalition for Care at the End-of-Life. Its mission is to help residents understand end-of-life care options and available resources, and learn how to communicate their choices to family and health care providers before a crisis or serious illness occurs. He will discuss advance care planning, advance directives, and MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).
April 21: Rich Madaleno, State Senator and member of Cedar Lane will discuss the just-ended 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly.
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist