Each Unitarian Universalist is on a journey to uncover answers to life’s most important questions. Courses in Unitarian Universalism, Jewish and Christian heritage and other great religions of the world provide a foundation of knowledge, insight and wisdom to enrich our faith. Our classes also offer ideas and information from philosophy, science and history as other building blocks of faith.
We are excited to announce that, in addition to “Going Green” by moving our offerings entirely online, we are also offering all of our non-paid leader classes for free for pledgers! All of those classes that used to cost $10 are now free!
Whether today is your first or fifteenth time here, we have classes for you at Cedar Lane! Feel free to sign up for anything that interests you. If you have any questions about becoming involved with the congregation or would like to schedule an appointment to meet one of the ministers, contact our Assistant Minister, Rev. Katie Romano Griffin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORE OUR Adult Religious Education MINISTRIES
Cedar Lane centers our worship life on a timeless spiritual theme each month (e.g. Intention or Perseverance.) Part of our thematic ministry includes our Soul Matters Sharing Circles. Participants gather monthly for opening/closing words, personal check-in, and engagement with the monthly theme. These groups are a great way to connect with other members of Cedar Lane, whether you're a newcomer or a long-time member. Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/SharingCircles2018.
This course will provide an introductory survey of the Hindu faith, examining its history, theology, sacred texts, spiritual practices, social organization, and traditions. Its basic methodology will be theological, beginning at the earliest phases of the religion and moving forward, but also topical, grouping together important themes that run throughout the faith.
Our first unit will explore the ideas in our early Unitarian Universalist History around the idea of Freedom of Belief, where we will talk about Orthodoxy and Heresy, the Reformation, and UU Martyrs and the notion of Sacrifice.
Faith Like a River explores the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist (UU) history-the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage. It invites participants to place themselves into our history and consider its legacies. What lessons do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present? What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future? Our second unit will explore the history of Unitarianism, the history of Universalism, and the history of Consolidation (when we became Unitarian Universalist.)
We are living during challenging times. We are in an area that holds a lot of focus and anxiety. This class is specifically designed to go beyond stress management 101 and provide you with tools and resources that are consistent with your UU values to live a fuller and freer life. Free class.
Yoga in a beautiful setting, Yoga@Cedar Lane promotes mindfulness and improves flexibility and strength. Beginners and drop-in students most welcome—church members or not. Mats, ties, blocks, blankets, knee cushions provided. Chairs available to help you find your own level of practice. Classes are held in the Chalice House, with nearby parking.
In keeping with Cedar Lane’s effort to become a more multi-cultural community, this book club will meet monthly, October through June with discussion facilitator rotating among members. The books will include books written by people of color as well as books about the inequality debate.
Beginners and more experienced students deepen meditation and mindfulness practice through instruction in sitting, walking meditation, gentle yoga, short talks, and discussion. Insight/mindfulness meditation emphasizes a calm centeredness of mind and body. Drop-ins are $10. Leaders: Carole Rogentine and Alicia Bazan-Jimenez. Register here.
Come spend an hour a week in a relaxing, healing atmosphere to nurture the peaceful right side of the brain. Balance and set aside the busyness of life with the deep-breathing practices of Tai Chi. It regulates heart and blood pressure, lessens pain, andspeeds recovery from illness or surgery. It also lessens the fear of falling by improvingbalance and increases stamina as we become aware of our own healing energy. The slow, satisfying movements increase gracefulness, bring a sense of spirit and closeness to nature, and an awareness of the beauty and serenity we want in life. Leader(s) Judith Duerk has taught T’ai Chi for more than 30 years.
This self-directed group discusses topics of its own choosing. All are welcome to participate in whatever way(s) you like, whether you have something to present, or like to converse, or enjoy just listening in. The leader or a volunteer presenter will offer something of interest - a live presentation, or sometimes a recorded lecture, followed by discussion. Past topics have included, among others, Plato, Descartes, Darwinism, Stoicism, William James, and Eastern philosophy. Newcomers are welcome to join this ongoing friendly conversation. We expect to include some Plato in the spring.
Come discuss your beliefs about science and religion and explore philosophical questions with other curious, freethinking people. Participants voluntarily present a book or article, original report, or a video during the first hour, followed by a second hour of group discussion. Visiting presenters bring new and different perspectives to our group. Leadership is shared.