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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.

May's Worship Theme is Curiosity

During the months of September - June, Cedar Lane has a monthly worship theme as determined by our Sharing Circles programming.  Over 150 Unitarian Universalist congregations participate in this program. Sunday worship services and monthly Sharing 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: “A Sanctuary for Families”
May 12, 2019
Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper & Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Families are on an unsustainable treadmill, inundated with perfection and technology. How have we become more and more disconnected to one another and more connected to our machines? When do we take the time to stop, unplug and just enjoy being with one another; sharing intimate, connecting moments? How can we Unitarian Universalists be a sanctuary from the demands of the world? The service will also feature a child dedication ceremony.

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UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

"Flower Communion: The Beauty of Diversity"
June 2 AT 10AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

The Flower Communion service was created by Dr. Norbert Capek (1870-1942), who founded the Czech Unitarian Church in Prague. The service is usually held in early June, and involves members and friends bringing a flower and placing it in a shared vase. At the end of the service, each person brings home a flower different from the one they brought. Please bring a flower to share.

"The Moral Imperative of Choice"
June 9 AT 10AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Universalists have historically been leaders in the struggle for reproductive rights. We continue to affirm and promote a woman’s right to choose in this current climate of increasing restrictions to safe, legal abortion or even banning it outright. We are being called to act on our convictions and work for reproductive justice. We will welcome new members during the service.

June 16 AT 10AM
Christin Green, Intern Minister

Service info TBA.

"Pietism, Or Religion Alone"
June 23 AT 10AM
Rev. Kenneth Torquil MacLean

Rev. Kenneth Torquil MacLean

When we try to define our faith we inevitably fall into comparing it with other approaches to religion. Let us think about a way of being religious which some of us share with the evangelical fundamentalists.

Reverend Kenneth Torquil MacLean is Minister Emeritus of Cedar Lane, where he was Senior Minister for twenty years. He has been Minister of the UU Church of the Desert in Palm Springs, California and served for five years as Special Assistant to the President of the UUA. He received the UUA's Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He lives in the Asbury Village Retirement Community.

"50th Anniversary of Stonewall"
June 30 AT 10AM
Rev. Archene Turner, Rev. Katie Romano Griffin, Ruby Corrado, & others

Service info TBA.