Action in Montgomery (AIM)
A broad-based community power organization, rooted in Montgomery County’s neighborhoods and congregations. AIM is non-partisan, multi-faith, multi-racial, and dedicated to making our county and state a better place to live and thrive. You’ll find AIM working for change: door-to-door and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in front of the County Council and at the State House in Annapolis.
Cedar Lane contacts: Ron Outen: firstname.lastname@example.org / Dianne Yaunches: email@example.com / Robert Essink: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MC-FACS)
Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MCFACS) unites people of faith to help solve the climate emergency that is disrupting and threatening life on Earth.
Cedar Lane contact: email@example.com
Sanctuary Support for Cedar Lane's Sanctuary Guest, Doña Rosa (and Children over Summer 2019)
As Cedar Lane continues our commitment to provide sanctuary to Rosa, we would like to thank the congregation for the ongoing support.
To ensure our continued commitment we will need to fill nearly 200 slots each month for companionship and other volunteer efforts to provide services ranging from errands, translators, drivers for the children, English tutors, overnight and daytime companionship, and more.
To sign-up as a volunteer to support Rosa, please come by the Sanctuary table in the Lounge after worship services on Sundays or email Sanctuary Team Leader Charlene Zellmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two ways you can assist this wonderul local organization, dedicated to providing help to local people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner.
- Join other Cedar Lane members and friends in our kitchen to help chopped veggies and prepare food to be delivered to Shepherd's Table.
- We are also at times in need of more donations of vegetables! Sign-up to contribute onions, celery, or carrots to Shepherd's Table each month. It's easy! The items can be dropped off in the Cedar Lane kitchen for delivery to Shepherd's Table.
For details, email Anne Fretz at email@example.com.
Learn more about Shepherd's Table: https://shepherdstable.org/
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Montgomery County (SURJ MOCO)
A national network that mobilizes White people to work for racial justice. SURJ believes in collective liberation -- that none of us can be free until we are all free. SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society. We use education, advocacy, and direct action to hold White people and White structures accountable for benefiting from and perpetuating White supremacy and institutional racism, call for more just policing, support immigrant rights, and address other racial inequities in our society.
We are directed by our accountability partners, which are organizations led by People of Color. We use our privilege to amplify their voices and challenge systemic racism. All are welcome to join this multiracial movement as we work to challenge White supremacy and dismantle institutional racism.
Cedar Lane Contact: Laurel Hoa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers of Color Book Club Seeks New Lead Organizer
The Writers of Color Book Club is seeking a lead organizer for the next church year -- or 2 co-leaders! The responsibilities of the organizer(s) are minimal beyond what is asked of all book club members, mainly administrative tasks (arranging room, publicity). This group was originally created by the Together Diversity Team and, as the title suggests, was originally limited to books authored by writers of color. During this past year the focus shifted to "other voices, other cultures," with no limitations on the race of the author. "Together" is not in control of this club, but hopes that the group can continue, and that the organizing principle could revert to authors of color. There are so many amazing books written by authors of color that many of us have not been aware of. As part of shifting our Cedar Lane culture to be more multicultural, it is important to hear directly from voices that we haven't always heard.
The group currently meets the 3rd Tuesday evening during Sept - May from 7:15 - 8:30 pm, with 10-15 active members. Members jointly recommend books, and members share discussion leadership. The name of the group, organizing focus, and meeting time could all be changed. If you're interested in becoming the leader for next year, please contact Carolyn Avery at email@example.com.