From the Right Relations Education Team: Marion Torchia, Marilyn Emery, and Debbie Trent

| Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

I am a total disaster when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.

I am really good at coming up with them- the list for personal improvement is long and spectacular (and pretty much the same every year!).

It’s just keeping them that I’m not so good at despite spurts of motivation or guilt or desperation.

On my own, I’m just not reliable. I need you-- all of you.


Just one and a half weeks into having Rosa as our Sanctuary guest, and the Sanctuary Leadership Team is grateful for how fast and fully our congregation has stepped into volunteer roles. From Dec 23 - Jan 6 we especially are short of and have urgent need for additional daytime and overnight companion volunteers in shifts to make it easier for everyone to enjoy their holiday plans and still ensure Rosa has full support.  If you have not taken on a role as a companion to Rosa as yet, please sign up in the Lounge after...


Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church hosted a press conference and interfaith vigil for Rosa I. Gutiérrez Lopez on December 12, 2018. Gutiérrez Lopez, who fled El Salvador in 2005 after facing harassment from machete-carrying farmworkers, has taken sanctuary at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church to avoid being deported and being permanently separated from her three U.S.-born children.

Gutiérrez is the first immigrant to seek sanctuary at Cedar Lane.


The holiday season embodies what we love most about Cedar Lane. Opportunities for celebration, connection, and contemplation. Together, we are building a beloved community.

It is also a time to take stock of our community’s accomplishments. And, you know what? We did some pretty incredible things. We…

| Right Relations Education Team: Marion Torchia, Marilyn Emery, & Debbie Trent

In October 2017, Cedar Lane voted to adopt a new “Covenant of Right Relations.” Jim Anderson, then Board president, explained that this new document was intended to address two basic questions: “How will we live together when we don’t understand each other and we don’t agree?” and “What promises shall we make about how we want to be and what we want to do together?”