Welcome from Rev. Abhi

Our Voices

Welcome to Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, a liberal religious community that has been an important part of Montgomery County for more than 60 years.

If you are searching for a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for a place where you can grow spiritually, morally, and intellectually, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for a religious community where your children will grow up to be spiritually grounded, emotionally mature, socially involved world citizens, you’ll find it here.

If you are searching for a community of people who wish to live faithfully and honestly according to their most deeply held values in service of a Life larger than their own, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for a spiritual tradition that teaches that everyone has inherent worth and dignity, no exceptions, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for a congregation that is involved with the wider community, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for a religious community that is socially engaged, you'll find it here.

If you are searching for an opportunity for serving those in need, you'll find it here.

We are a community held together not by creeds or dogmas, but by shared values and principles. We are a caring community, helping each other navigate the realities of life. We are a community of seekers; knowing there is always more to learn and understand, we explore many ideas, philosophies, perspectives and modes of worship and spiritual growth.  We are a pluralistic in theology and practice, committed to diversity and justice. We are a welcoming congregation, honoring the diversity of beliefs, practices, gender identities, sexual orientation, and life circumstances among us. We are an active multi-generational congregation, working together in all the ways we can to increase justice, equity, and compassion in the world. We bring our whole lives, and together we face the realities of birth and death, sorrow and joy, sickness and health, knowing and not knowing. We hope you’ll join us.

How can you tell whether Cedar Lane is the right place for you? Visit us on a Sunday morning. Attend our worship service. Join us for coffee after the service. Meet with the ministers.  Ask a lot of questions.  Join a Soul Matters covenant group.  Sign-up to receive our eNews.  Better yet, visit several times and really get to know us. We may be the church you have been searching for all along.

I look forward to meeting you.

Keep Shining!

Rev. Abhi Janamanchi,
Senior Minister