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WORSHIP & SERMONS
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WORSHIP & SERMONS

Some have suggested that a Sunday service is a journey or pilgrimage in which we are drawn out of our own concerns to join a community in exploration and to feel a renewed connection with the sacred in life. The service may be partly a time of reflection, partly an opportunity to experience a challenge, partly a time to mourn or celebrate, and partly a time to serve Life. At the end of the journey, the individual is alone again, but renewed and inspired to go out into the world.

Each week we gather to worship and be together on Sunday mornings.  Our services are typically geared towards adults.  Children and youth participate in Religious Education classes during worship. During the summer months we offer childcare for children five and under.

September's Theme is Vision.

During the months of September - June, Cedar Lane has a monthly worship theme as determined by our Soul Matters programming.  Over 150 Unitarian Universalist congregations participate in this program. Sunday worship services and monthly Soul Matters small group ministry materials center on that month's theme as a way to provide a deeper connection to these important themes.

MOST RECENT WORSHIP SERVICE

Sermon: "At-one-ment"
September 16, 2018
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

"Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement." It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to seek forgiveness and atone for mistakes and misdeeds of the past year. There are times when all of us need to seek forgiveness and practice atonement. The service will investigate.  We will also have an RE Teacher Dedication ceremony during the service, during which we will acknowledge and honor the commitment to our teachers of our children and youth.

UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

"Recalculating! Envisioning a New Way"
September 23 AT 9AM and 11AM
Christin Green, Intern Minister

There is an alert built into my GPS that lets me know that we are on a new path: "Recalculating!" Maybe I made a wrong turn. Maybe I ran into some construction. Maybe I decided to take a different way. The GPS doesn't say, "Oh no! You're lost!" It simply helps me "recalculate" or "re-envision" a new way for myself. Join intern minister Christin Green for a reflection on the nature of UU faith as lifelong learning to maintain right relations with one another. Let us "recalculate" together in beloved community!

"Universalism: Loving the Hell Out of the World"
September 30 AT 9AM and 11AM
Revs. Abhi Janamanchi & Katie Romano Griffin

Universalism calls us out of ourselves and into the world to love the hell out of this world — into a world filled with far too much hell that desperately needs the life-saving message that we are connected to one another, part of one human family, by an infinite Love that will not let us go. We will welcome new members during the service.

"Blessing of the Animals"
October 21 AT 9 AM and 11 AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals service!  We'll have only photos of beloved pets at our 9 am service, out of respect of those with allergies.  Cat, dogs, birds, ferrets and other pets - leashed or caged - welcome at our 11 am service!  

February 3 AT 9AM and 11AM
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

We will welcome Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as guest preacher!  Service details to come.