Small Groups

Cedar Lane is a congregation made up of 750 or so congregants.  In order to provide interconnectedness and truly celebrate our diverse community, we strongly urge all members to find a place within one of our Small Group Ministries, specifically our Sharing Circles programming.  

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Faith Forward: Seekers

Visitors, newcomers, and new members are invited to participate in the Seekers Series – the first step on our Faith Forward Path. The Seekers Series meets at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings in the Library. It is a series of 6 conversations that offer a general introduction to our congregation and Unitarian Universalism. The series is ongoing, so you are welcome to participate in the sessions in any order, as you’re able. 

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Sara Davidson, Director of Communications & Membership Engagement
Faith Forward: Roots

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that grew from Christian roots. Our churches do not have specific beliefs you must profess before joining and yet we do share commitment to encouraging spiritual growth, moral development, and ethical living. We affirm the worth and dignity of all people; advocate justice, equity and compassion in human relations; and encourage free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We’ll talk about all this in …ROOTS!

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Sara Davidson
Sharing Circles

Cedar Lane centers our worship life on a timeless spiritual theme each month (e.g. Intention or Wholeness.) Part of our thematic ministry includes our Sharing Circles.  Participants gather monthly for opening/closing words, personal check-in, and engagement with the monthly spiritual theme. These groups are a great way to connect with other members of Cedar Lane, whether you're a newcomer or a long-time member.

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Tim Atkins
Young Adults

Hungry for a community of young adults like you? Maybe you're ready to meet some different young adults than the ones in your circles?  Whether you’re new to the community or have been here awhile, a lifelong UU or just found us, partnered, single, working, a student, a parent, or anything else you may be–if you identify as a young adult in the context of this congregation, you are warmly welcome!  Not sure if you "count" as a Young Adult?  Some UU spaces identify young adults aged between 18–35, and others aged in their 20s and 30s. We are less interested in how many years you’ve been on Earth and more interested in your experiences here. All are welcome.

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Sara Davidson
The Alliance

The Alliance originally started as The Women's Alliance in the 1950s and invited men to join later on. There are currently 80 or so members. Membership is open to all who wish to join, but since most of the activities are during the day, most members are retired. The members help to serve the needs of the group and to the general congregation. The general meeting is a potluck lunch on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through June. Examples include a December Holiday Sing-along, check-ins with our local delegates, etc.  

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Louise Stomierowski
LGBTQIA+

A Cedar Lane affinity group inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All are welcome to our upcoming social and service-oriented events.

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Rev. Archene Turner
Jewish Affinity Group

Would you like to meet with other Cedar Lane congregants who identify with Judaism or Jewish culture? Janet Goldberg is planning to organize a Cedar Lane Jewish Affinity Group, with regularly scheduled potlucks, so congregants that identify with Judaism, or Jewish culture, can talk about how we came to Cedar Lane, what parts of Jewish identity we retain and cherish, and what it means to be a hyphenated/"both" UU (or whatever label you choose, or don't choose, for yourself). Children are welcome. (Janet is a single parent, so her 6-year-old son will be there, and he'll appreciate having playmates. And, she will appreciate him having playmates.) 

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Janet Goldberg
Creative Writing Affinity Group

The UU Creative Writing Affinity Group is looking for more people with a yen to write.  The group provides members with the opportunity to share stories, life perspectives and insights that can be turned into fiction. Through monthly meetings, the group encourages regular writing practice and builds strong connections with others who share this journey.  Knowing who you are, your own strengths, weaknesses, desires and hidden fears, are all parts of what Cedar Lane is about and is why we come together. Please join us! 

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Dwight King-Leatham