Who are we?
We are Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, a community where love works. Together we explore the eternal, nurture community, and build a more just world. Together, we dare to embody beloved community. This is our vision statement, which was adopted unanimously by the Cedar Lane congregation in May 2016. It is a vision that guides us in all that we are becoming, through our experimentation with worship and exploring the eternal, seeking new ways to bring people together and nurture community, and focusing our social justice efforts and doing our part to build a more just world.
Beloved community is part of our Unitarian Unviersalist heritage. The term was first given prominence by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Ware Lecture at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in 1966, and later incorporated into his many speeches. In our vision statement, the expression “dare to embody beloved community” conveys that we are not there yet, but we are boldly committed to taking risks in actively pursuing it. We hope you will join us in this pursuit.