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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.

January's Soul Matters Theme is Possibility

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: "If I Believed It Were Possible…”
January 6, 2019
Rev. Katie Romano Griffin

If you have ever read or owned an “I would rather be…” bumper sticker, you might have felt a twinge of not following your passion or heart in work or life. What would you really rather be doing? Being? How would you rather be living and, if you believed it were possible, what would you do next? Let’s explore these questions together with Rev. Katie Romano Griffin on 1/6. We will also be sharing the offering plate with A Wider Circle. A wonderful organization that makes possibilities realities for many people in our area.

UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES

"Spirit Experience: Interfaith MLK Service"
January 20 AT 3PM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi & Interfaith Clergy

Join us for an interfaith, multicultural service to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and prophetic legacy. The service will feature excerpts from Dr. King’s writings, prayers and reflections by interfaith clergy, and inspiring music.

"Courage, Resilience and Risk"
January 20 AT 9AM and 11AM
Julica Hermann De la Fuente & Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Our guest preacher Julica Hermann de la Fuente brings us three stories about immigration, courage, resilience and risk. What does it mean to live into our commitment as a sanctuary congregation? How can we continue to grow and strengthen our skills for this ministry? Join us for some reflections on this work.

Julica is a Lay Community Minister and currently serves as a retreat leader for the Beloved Conversations program and as a program leader for the UU College of Social Justice. Born and raised in Mexico City, she first became committed to social justice when she immigrated to the United States for college. Since then, she has been an anti-racism/anti-oppression educator and trainer in a variety of capacities over the past two decades. In addition to a Lay Community Ministry degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School, she also holds an MSW and is certified as a master life coach.

"Democracy Matters"
January 27 AT 9AM and 11AM
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

Our fifth principle calls us to affirm and promote “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” The fifth principle is a call to analyze our democratic institutions and processes and work actively to improve the system so that it works for all. The service will investigate.

Delegates at the 2016 UUA General Assembly in Columbus, OH, selected "The Corruption of Our Democracy" to be the 2016-2020 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI).  The Congregational Study/Action Issue is an invitation for congregations to take a topic of concern and engage it, reflect on it, learn about it, respond to it, comment on it, and take action—each in their own way.  Full text here.

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.