Each Unitarian Universalist is on a journey to uncover answers to life’s most important questions. Courses in Unitarian Universalism, Jewish and Christian heritage and other great religions of the world provide a foundation of knowledge, insight and wisdom to enrich our faith. Our classes also offer ideas and information from philosophy, science and history as other building blocks of faith.
We are excited to announce that, in addition to “Going Green” by moving our offerings entirely online, we are also offering all of our non-paid leader classes for free for pledgers! All of those classes that used to cost $10 are now free!
Whether today is your first or fifteenth time here, we have classes for you at Cedar Lane! Feel free to sign up for anything that interests you. If you have any questions about becoming involved with the congregation or would like to schedule an appointment to meet one of the ministers, contact our Membership Coordinator, Roger Santodomingo, email@example.com.
EXPLORE OUR Adult Religious Education MINISTRIES
Yoga in a beautiful setting and an accommodating environment where you’re encouraged to choose your level of challenge. Yoga @ Cedar Lane promotes mindfulness and improves flexibility and strength. Beginners are most welcome - if you are a member of the church or not. Modifications and chairs are available to help you find your own yoga practice. Classes are in the Chalice House with ample parking. Mats, ties, blocks, blankets, knee cushions, and chairs are provided. Our teaches include Rebecca Bond, Kathleen Holmay, Katrina Wilson, and Kathleen Thomas.
The Evening Forum offers Cedar Lane members and people from the community a chance to gather for a talk around many of the pressing issues in our culture on a Sunday evening at 7 pm.
In our most recent talk on November 12, 2017, we spoke with George Escobar, of CASA de Maryland about immigration in the United States and its evolution to its current state in the Trump administration. Check it out here!
Cedar Lane centers our worship life on a timeless spiritual theme each month. Part of our thematic ministry includes our Soul Matters Small Group Ministry. Similar to other small group ministry programs, participants in Soul Matters gather monthly for opening and closing centering, personal check in and reflection on a spiritual question. However, these groups will invite us into even deeper engagement by drawing on the monthly theme, offering diverse resources beyond the group experience, and inviting participants into spiritual practice.
In keeping with Cedar Lane’s effort to become a more multi-cultural community, this book club will meet monthly, October through June with discussion facilitator rotating among members. The books will include books written by people of color as well as books about the inequality debate.
Beginners and more experienced students deepen meditation and mindfulness practice through instruction in sitting, walking meditation, gentle yoga, short talks, and discussion. Insight/mindfulness meditation emphasizes a calm centeredness of mind and body. Drop-ins are $10. Leaders: Carole Rogentine and Alicia Bazan-Jimenez. Register here.
Come spend an hour a week in a relaxing, healing atmosphere to nurture the peaceful right side of the brain. Balance and set aside the busyness of life with the deep-breathing practices of Tai Chi. It regulates heart and blood pressure, lessens pain, andspeeds recovery from illness or surgery. It also lessens the fear of falling by improvingbalance and increases stamina as we become aware of our own healing energy. The slow, satisfying movements increase gracefulness, bring a sense of spirit and closeness to nature, and an awareness of the beauty and serenity we want in life.
This self-directed group discusses topics of its own choosing. All are welcome to participate in whatever way(s) you like, whether you have something to present, or like to converse, or enjoy just listening in. The leader or a volunteer presenter will offer something of interest - a live presentation, or sometimes a recorded lecture, followed by discussion. Past topics have included, among others, Plato, Descartes, Darwinism, Stoicism, William James, and Eastern philosophy. Newcomers are welcome to join this ongoing friendly conversation. We expect to include some Plato in the spring.
Come discuss your beliefs about science and religion and explore philosophical questions with other curious, freethinking people. Participants voluntarily present a book or article, original report, or a video during the first hour, followed by a second hour of group discussion. Visiting presenters bring new and different perspectives to our group. Leadership is shared.