BLOG: VOICES FROM CEDAR LANE
I would love to regale you with wonderful and funny stories about planning and executing our signature annual fundraiser, whose team I’ve had the great pleasure of chairing for the past six auctions. But we’re a serious bunch who work hard to put on a smashing evening of fun and fundraising for our Cedar Lane family and friends.
The nights are becoming cooler, the tropical storms are in force and the leaves will soon begin to display their magnificent colors. Yes, fall is in the air and it’s the beginning of a new church year. Folks often ask me if I get a vacation during the summer. Answer is, not really. Services continue through the summer and someone has to plan the music and find the musicians. I enjoy July because we see and hear some new voices in the Summer Choir.
If you asked the average Cedar Lane member: What is the Alliance? Many at the church might have some difficulty answering. Some might say: “Isn’t it that group of retirees with space on the bulletin board?” Most folks in the church know very little about what the Alliance is, what it does, and its significant history here at Cedar Lane.
In May, the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) Advocacy Corps visited a number of Congressional offices to encourage signatures on a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The issue was protecting Dreamers (undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children).
I want to start off by naming something I’ve noticed during my first year as your director of lifespan religious education. I’m not saying this to guilt or to shame, but I think it shows some of the bigger picture I want to discuss.
September can mean many things to many people. What excites me the most, however, I that it is the start to our 2018-19 Religious Education Program Year! Woohoo! We are so excited to see you and your family after what I hope was a wonderful summer.
If you’re relatively new to our church, please register for our Religious Education here, and also check out class descriptions.