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WORSHIP & SERMONS
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WORSHIP & SERMONS

Some have suggested that a Sunday service is a journey or pilgrimage in which we are drawn out of our own concerns to join a community in exploration and to feel a renewed connection with the sacred in life. The service may be partly a time of reflection, partly an opportunity to experience a challenge, partly a time to mourn or celebrate, and partly a time to serve Life. At the end of the journey, the individual is alone again, but renewed and inspired to go out into the world.

Each week we gather to worship and be together on Sunday mornings.  Our services are typically geared towards adults.  Children and youth participate in Religious Education classes during worship. During the summer months we offer childcare for children five and under.

March's Worship Theme is Wisdom

During the months of September - June, Cedar Lane has a monthly worship theme as determined by our Soul Circles programming. Over 150 Unitarian Universalist congregations participate in this program. Sunday worship services and monthly Soul Circle small group ministry materials center on that month's theme as a way to provide a more intentional and rooted connection to these important themes.

MOST RECENT WORSHIP SERVICE

Sermon: "Money Matters"
February 23, 2020
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

What money means to us and how we use it speak to what we truly care about, what matters in our lives. And stumbling along in fear, denial, fantasy, or shame over money only keeps us from the kind of peace and joy that come from living truly, from bringing our values to life. If our money is our precious life energy acting in the world, then it is an extension of our being: our passion, our love, our strength, our hope at work.  How, then, shall we use it, this vessel of our life energy? The service will investigate.

UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

"Love Surrounds Us"
March 1 AT 9AM and 11AM
Dayna Edwards, Intern Minister

The wisdom of our community helps us forge our faith. What does it look like when we form our faith and wrestle with the "big questions" together in a multigenerational community? Let's imagine a bold future together.

 

"Committed to This Faith"
March 8 AT 9AM and 11AM
Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper & Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

In this world where we are pulled in so many directions and the demands on our time, talent, and resources are stretching us, what does it mean to be committed to Unitarian Universalism?  What are we willing to sacrifice to remain true to the ideals we profess to affirm and promote? What is our faith truly calling us to be and do?

The Rev. Dr. Kristen L. Harper has served the Unitarian Church of Barnstable for the past 18 years.  A multiple generation Unitarian Universalist, Rev. Dr. Harper graduated from Meadville-Lombard Theological School in 1999 and was one of the first women of African descent called to serve a Unitarian Universalist Church as lead minister. Rev. Harper lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Jay, three cats and a 19 year old.

"Hope Made Real: Celebration Sunday!"
March 22 AT 9AM and 11AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi & Members of Cedar Lane & UU Fairfax Choirs

Hope is not a guarantee, but a glimpse of what might be. How does our life together, in relationship with others, and in service of a Life larger than our own, illuminate possibilities for a hopeful future? 

Special music from Cedar Lane and UU Fairfax combined choirs will help us celebrate our commitment to Cedar Lane. Come prepared to make your pledge of financial support and to reflect on the role of this church in a world which needs an embracing vision of love and hope. We will also welcome new members during worship.

Enjoy a delicious brunch after each service.