At Cedar Lane, we are committed to building the Beloved Community by striving to have our congregation include people of all ages, physical abilities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, spiritual beliefs, and economic circumstances. We see worship and lifespan religious education as both a rehearsal for and manifestation of the beloved community as envisioned by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This time last week, I was writing to you when I was in a personal state of despair while trying to process yet another mass school shooting. Today though, I have hope. It’s such a drastic difference in just a week I’ve almost got emotional whiplash. So, why all the sudden do I have hope when hope was hard to find?