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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 downstairs during worship. We also offer 15-minute chapel services for all ages from September - May.  During the summer months we offer childcare for children five and under.  We also have evening Vespers Services rom 6:45 - 7:15 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

February's Worship Theme is Perseverance

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

MOST RECENT WORSHIP SERVICE

Sermon: "Being & Becoming"
February 18, 2018
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Being a Unitarian Universalist is a work in progress. Our religious community is a laboratory of learning in which we help one another navigate the intimate and ultimate questions of existence and persevere through life’s challenges. What preparation do we need to make to embrace a faith without certainty and to sustain a community always in process? 

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UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

"Grit"
February 25 AT 9 AM and 11 AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Patience, persevering, and sense of purpose are constant themes when talking about resilience, especially when overcoming adversity or striving to achieve dreams and goals. It is that stick-to-itiveness – the motivation to not quit when the going gets tough – that ultimately makes the biggest difference in our lives. The service will investigate.

"Building Our Vision"
March 4 AT 9 AM and 11 AM
Revs. Ken MacLean, Abhi Janamanchi, & Katie Romano Griffin

The service will reflect on the role of Cedar Lane in a world which needs so badly to move beyond “winners and losers” to an embracing vision of hope that embodies justice, love, and service.

“Breathe in. Breathe Out.”
March 11 AT 9 AM and 11 AM
Rev. Katie Romano Griffin

Balance begins to take shape in our lives when we become more present to our own being-ness as we seek to bring many opposing forces into alignment.   Together we will investigate and experience just how to do this work.

"Keeping Calm & Carrying On"
March 18 AT 9 AM and 11 AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Anxiety is a fact of life. How we use it makes all the difference. We tend to see anxiety as negative, as a sign of weakness, so we do whatever we can to avoid it. The service will explore the uses of anxiety and how it can support living a balanced life.