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Memory Wall 2016
Photo:  From last Year's Name Plate Dedication 

May 28, after worship: Name Plate Dedication Ceremony

Members and friends of the Cedar Lane congregation are invited to attend the annual dedication of name plates on our Memory Wall. It will take place on Sunday, May 28 after the 10 a.m. service. We will be honoring A. Willard Bellais, William H. (Bill) Cooper, John Reginald Elliott, Doris Jean Keyes, Paul Hathaway Keys, Donna Beryl (Dusty) Kreisberg, Elizabeth DeLashmutt McCrackin, Frank Lewis McCrackin, Ann Landis McLaughlin, and Julius (Jay) Schneider.

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June 2, 8 p.m.: Ramadan Iftar

Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD
Imam Mohamed and members of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring invite Cedar Lane and River Road UU congregations to a Ramadan Iftar meal on Friday, June 2 at 8 PM. The Iftar is the meal served at the end of the day during the holy month of Ramadan, to break the day's fast. Literally, it means "break fast." Iftar is served at sunset during each day of Ramadan, as Muslims break the daily fast.

We will gather at 8 pm, have a small food item at sundown which will be around 8:32 pm, participate in a short prayer service, and then participate in the Iftar. Keeping a 12-hour fast during the day on Friday in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors is encouraged but not required. The event is being co-sponsored by Cedar Lane UU Church and River Road UU Congregation. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Nancy Janssen at

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7 uu principles


To celebrate the 7 Vibrant/Living UU Principles on Saturday, June 3, @ 7 p.m, at Cedar Lane. A whole all-ages family event, where we will hear powerful poetic words and music, choral readings, dramatic presentations, and rich UU conversation about ***truth, world peace, your important voice, kindness, learning together, and caring for Planet Earth.

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June 9: Dinner & Song with the Music Ministry Team

The Music Ministry Team's fabulous auction dinner is coming on June 9, and there are a few seats still available for $35 each. Join us for an evening of delicious food - and musical entertainment reflecting pop favorites over the decades. To reserve a place, contact Sandy Stalzer at  


June 17, 4 to 7 p.m.:  Beacon House - Honor Rev. Don Robinson for 25 years of Outstanding Service

Where: Edgewood Arts Center 3415 8th St NE, WDC. Valet parking available

Rev. Don Robinson, the UUA's first community minister, will be retiring in June. Beacon House, established by Rev. Robinson in 1991, provides after-school tutoring, mentoring, and sports programs for youth in the Edgewood neighborhood of DC. Please join the UU community and others in honoring the work of Rev. Robinson. Cedar Lane was a founding member of Beacon House To purchase tickets and to donate a special gift, click here.

Fire pite

July 8, 6 p.m.: Fireflies and firepit await you!

Please join fellow Cedar Laners at our Gaithersburg home for a delicious farm-fresh backyard BBQ on Saturday, July 8, at 6 p.m. Swimming, backyard lawn games and star gazing are some of the extras at this fun annual event! $25 per guest. Contact the church to reserve your space today - Proceeds will go towards the church auction.
- Kate and Mark Simon