black and white photo of people at a march with one sign being held up that reads "I have the same dream" with a photo of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

January 20, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


  • Sanctuary

In the afternoon, at 3 pm, Cedar Lane will host the 6th annual interfaith, multicultural Spirit Experience to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with inspiring reflections from local interfaith leaders!  


  • Shruti Bhatnagar, Community Activist
  • DC Labor Chorus!
  • Dr. Elise Bryant, Director, DC Labor Chorus & Executive Director, Labor Heritage Foundation
  • Imam Dr. Tarek Elgawhary, Islamic Community Center of Potomac
  • Bhai Sahib Gurdarshan Singh, Head Granthi (Priest), Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, Rockville
  • Christin Green, Intern Minister, Cedar Lane UU Church
  • Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, Senior Minister, Cedar Lane UU Church
  • Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Director, Interfaith Families Project
  • Rev. Nancy MacDonald Ladd, Senior Minister, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda
  • Chris Mauro, Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda
  • Rabbi David Shneyer, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center & Kehila Chadasha
  • Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon, Minister for Social Justice & Community Building, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda

The Spirit Experience is a multicultural, interfaith gathering to celebrate and share the collective breath of life, love, faith, and diversity. Each Spirit Experience features poetry, music, and movement presented by artists and speakers from the DC area and from around the country. It blends together a faith and cultural tapestry which celebrates the beauty and oneness of the human journey.