BLOG: VOICES FROM CEDAR LANE

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| Dayna Edwards, Intern Minister

I have done #uulent for several years and have found it to be simple, engaging, and thought-provoking. It is a perfect spiritual practice for the whole family. You can talk about a word in the car or at dinner and post a reflection on social media or just keep a journal of your thoughts. Will you join me in a Lenten spiritual practice? Starting Wednesday, February 26, I will use the prompts in this image to guide my photo journal spiritual practice:

| Annette Scarpitta, Rwenena Kids Ministry Leader

As I prepare for my presentation to you this Sunday, January 12, at 1 PM in the chapel, I’ve been reflecting about the 10-year journey of Cedar Lane’s programming in the tiny village of Rwenena, DR Congo. Led by Annie S., the founders from the 7th grade, second session RE class of 2009 wanted to serve violated women. The cost of an income-generating project was prohibitive. The next wish of mothers was to see their children gain an education.

| Dayna Edwards, Intern Minister

If you have been to a recent “all-ages” service at Cedar Lane UU Church when there are no religious education classes, you might have noticed that the worship team has been trying out something new. We have encouraged people of all-ages to use a pipe cleaner, or Wix-stick, or coloring page to help stay centered during the service.

| Annette Scarpitta, Rwenena Kids Ministry Leader

Photo: This photo represents a seedling that changed many lives. The sign reads, in part: “ donation of Cedar Lane Church, through the students of the ‘Junior Seminar’ class, session 2, for survivors of gender-based violence and their children.”

| Christiane Graham, Member of the Environmental Justice Ministry

Last Thursday we sat around our food filled Thanksgiving table, counting our blessings with family and friends; telling stories of past Thanksgivings we laughed and remembered silly stuff. We cooed over the 3 months old baby that has recently joined our family. Fortunately for the earth, one guest came by public transit, one walked, one drove, and we saw the baby and her parents using video chat, instead of traveling over two thousand miles, as we once might have done.