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 email@example.com.
EXPLORE OUR Adult Religious Education MINISTRIES
The Forum offers Cedar Lane members and people from the community a chance to gather for a talk around many of the pressing issues in our culture. Free childcare provided.
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. View the spring/summer 2018 schedule.
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.
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. Register here.
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.
Have fun drumming with others and experience the healing vibrations of the drum. Everyone has rhythm ! We will explore several types of rhythms that you can play individually or blend with other rhythms in a group. You will discover simple techniques to strengthen your awareness and ability to express your inner creative rhythms. No experience necessary! Bring your curiosity, your instrument if you have one, and your sense of play! Register here.