Sunday Morning Traffic Interruptions
There is a half-marathon that will be closing parts of Cedar Lane, Beach Drive, Connecticut Ave, Jones Bridge Road, and other roads near the church starting before 9 a.m.
Two gentlemen with a blue pickup truck have occasionally been appearing at our church in the morning around 8:30 A.M. They take all the food in the blue box near the chapel. They take things from the kitchen refrigerators. They ask anyone they encounter for money and they go into any unoccupied, unlocked offices looking for money. We have been civil and polite with them for months but they do not seem willing to respect the boundaries we set. So, if you are at church and they approach you, do not give them money. Find one of the ministers. If no minister is around, call 911 or the non-emergency number, 301-279-8000, and have the police ask them to leave. From this point on they are trespassing.
|Alliance Newsletter Corrections
Alliance's monthly luncheon will be Thursday, September 16.
The Alliance's September Board Meeting will be held September 23.
|Service This Sunday:
9 & 11 a.m. September 12, 2010
"Water, Giver of Life: An Ingathering Service for All People"
The Revs. Roger Fritts, Susan Archer, Archene Turner, and Heather Janules
Many years ago, the organizers of a Unitarian Universalist women's conference asked participants to bring a little water from home so the water of these diverse places could be joined in one vessel, symbolizing unity among many. Since then, it has become a tradition in many Unitarian Universalist congregations to hold Water Communion services in the fall, where people bring water from home or from places they have visited to join together in this way. This ritual reminds us of how different we are from each other but what connections live between us in community.
This service will celebrate these connections and the life-giving nature of water itself. Please bring some water to add to the common bowl, reflecting the many gifts you offer and the blessings of the places we know of as home.
Childcare (for ages 5 and younger) is available for those who choose it, but all ages are very welcome at this joyful re-gathering of our faith community.
We invite you to stop by our Visitors Center in the Lounge before or after the service to say hello, find out more about Cedar Lane and Unitarian Universalism, sign up for our mailing list, and/or pick up pamphlets about our faith.
Music Notes: We welcome back the Adult Choir to lead this morning's music, music that envelops water as giver of life. The Call to Worship, Peace Like a River, is a simple harmonization that allows the text's meaning to shine forth. Sweet Vale of Avoca, arranged by Clif Hardin who is Director of Music at River Road UUC, is a charming Irish folk song with a text by Thomas Moore. The poetry speaks of a vale where bright waters meet, and where our hearts, just like many waters, can mingle in peace. The Sky is Crying on the Sea is a new work by Ruth Elaine Schram that has an interesting history. The work was commissioned in 2005 by the Learwood Middle School Eighth Grade Class. The text that Ms. Schram has fashioned for this anthem was inspired by texts submitted by the children themselves; texts that embrace the life cycle of water through images of a shining sun, thunder, rain storms, and changing seasons.
Forum: Jeff Leonard, Cedar Lane member and CEO, Global Environment Fund (GEF) will speak about the future of electric vehicles and alternative energy, and demonstrate his Tesla Electric Sportscar. GEF, a prviate investment management firm, invests in companies that deliver clean technoloties, cleaner energy and sustainable management of natural resources all over the world. It was recognized by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation as the "Sustainable Investor of the Year" in both 2009 and 2010.
Welcome, Visitors to Cedar Lane.
For more information about Unitarian Universalism and our church, come to the Cedar Lane in Six Minutes talk immediately after the service in the lobby.
Volunteers for the Service:
Ushers: 9 a.m. Norman Grossblatt, Tod
Chernikoff, Gail Riley, and Betsy Wilhelm
11 a.m. Phil Schwartz & Lyn Peters and
Steve & Ardene Shafer
Coffee Servers: 9 a.m. Emily Holdenried and
Audio: Rich Clark
Board Member at the Desk: 10 a.m. Betsy
Noon Bill Zellmer
Visitor's Center: 10 a.m. Nancy Janssen
Noon Bannon Preston
Beacon Books Corner: Gerry Peterson
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Russ and Judy Parker in celebration of their anniversary. The flowers were arranged by Lyn Peters.
In the Lounge: *Alliance Books * Environmental Task Force * Music Committee * Social Justice Council Lounge Lizards * UU Book Cart * We serve Fair Trade coffee and tea *
New Soundsystem for the Sanctuary
If you have or hear any feedback please let Rich Clark or John Daniel know.
Dedicate our Sunday morning flowers to the memory of a loved one or in honor of a family member or a friend. Sign up on the list that's posted just inside the office door, or call the office at 301-493-8300. The suggested donation is $50.
|From the Ministers|
As far as I can discover, the first article about Terry Jones' plan, was from the Religion News Service. (Under "Our Mission," they say, "RNS' first priority is to provide intelligent, objective coverage of all religions-Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Asian religions and private spirituality.") The July 21 piece - "Fla. Church Plans to Burn Qurans on 9/11 Anniversary" - appeared on the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. (The Pew Forum says their purpose is "to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.")
CNN host Rick Sanchez elevated the story just over a week later in an interview with Jones, and CNN.com ran a short piece the next day. The story continued being picked up steadily on local, national and international outlets in August.
Hindsight is 20/20, but now it seems obvious that the staffs at the Religious News Service, the Pew Form, CNN and all the other media should have ignored Terry Jones. A Rabbi once told me "We often focus most of our time and energy on the sickest members of our community. When we do this, our society becomes sicker. When turn our attention to the healthy members of our community, when we support them, point them out, thank them, our society becomes healthier."
In that spirit, I am grateful to all of you who contributed and bought items at the GoGreen Gala Rummage Sale and Festival! It enabled us to recycle many things, to bring new people into our church, and to raise money. To all of you who worked on the sale, especially Susan Clark and Beth Fuller, thank you.
Also, thank you to all who participate in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. I believe Bannon Preston, Mary Farrar, and Andy Streich were key organizers. Great job!
Because of your positive energy, our church is a fun, exciting, healthy place.
The We Care program is a network led by volunteers who reach out to address short-term needs - food deliveries, rides to doctor's appointments, a listening ear in the event of a loss. The Cedar Lane congregation is organized geographically by "neighborhoods"; each neighborhood has at least one chairperson to coordinate support. Look at your nametag or the map in the church office to find your neighborhood.
Good news about Lura May Dillow! (Neighborhood 10) After a long rehabilitation at Brighton Gardens, she is home now. Hopefully we will see her at an upcoming Alliance meeting, when energy and doctors' appointments permit.
We also rejoice with former Cedar Lane member Bill Shoemaker. He writes that he "celebrates the birth of his first great-grandson Andrew William Santana, Jr. born on Sept. 2...His mother Kimberly attended RE Classes during her Elementary years at Cedar Lane."
Should you know of a member of our community in personal need, you are encouraged to reach out to them. If you learn that this person wishes to receive a response from the church, please contact Heather Janules at firstname.lastname@example.org All ministers offer pastoral care to our members so you are also encouraged to contact any member of the ministerial team.
|Music Notes From Dr. Henry Sgrecci
HOW CAN WE KEEP FROM SINGING?
As we approach the Ingathering and Water Ceremony services this Sunday, I am pleased to have heard from several individuals who have expressed a desire to sing with the Adult Choir. What wonderful news! As we continue to grow as a faith community my hope is that we continue to grow as a musical community, contributing our diverse talents just as we contribute water from our diverse summer travels.
The Adult Choir is seeking all SATB singers and Gruppo Piccolo is seeking one tenor and one bass. Adult Choir meets Wednesday evenings in the Choir Loft from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. while Gruppo Piccolo meets Tuesday evenings in the Loft from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com or call 301/493-8300, ex 214.
GOT KEYBOARD CHOPS?
Gruppo Piccolo is seeking a rehearsal accompanist to assist in preparation of its music.
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 301/493-8300, ex 214.
If so, we've got choirs! Our children's and youth choirs will begin rehearsals on Thursday evening, Sept. 23 in the Sanctuary. The Children's Choir is comprised of children from third through fifth grade and meets from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. The Youth Choir is comprised of young people from sixth grade through high school and meets from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. The Youth Handbell Choir is open by audition to young people from fourth grade through high school and meets from 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com or call 301/493-8300, ex 214.
Our Intergenerational Handbell Choir continued ringing through the summer, welcoming several novice ringers fresh from our most recent Spring B handbell class. We now have more than fifteen ringers in the CLUUC community who have rung handbells during rehearsals and/or services. This is a fabulous development! We look forward to continued interest in our handbell program, to include the purchase of additional handbells. If you are interested in making a contribution toward the purchase of additional handbells (both larger and smaller), contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 301/493-8300, ex 214.
GOT AN AXE?
Acoustic that is. Singer, guitarist, organizer, and CLUUC member Alexia Roberts is assembling an acoustic ensemble for the purpose of creating traditional Gospel and Bluegrass music for a CLUUC service. She is seeking a bassist, a guitarist, and a country style fiddler. If interested please contact Alexia at email@example.com
Get ready to listen
... "Concerts at Cedar Lane" returns for a full season of fabulous music by five outstanding artists! The first performance is slated for Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. and will feature the Cardinal Brass with special guest, our own Thomas Guthrie at the organ console. For more information on the full schedule please visit www.cedarlane.org
and click on Concerts at Cedar Lane. We look forward to seeing you on October 3!
From the Church Administrator
Voting This Tuesday Cedar Lane will once again serve as the neighborhood voting precinct on Tuesday. There is an anticipation that the voting may be light since the rules have been relaxed for requesting absentee ballots but we will appreciate Cedar Laners being cognizant of the voters and the election workers and be respectful of their need to access the building.
I want to echo everyone's appreciation and thanks for the wonderful Go Green Gala Festival. We took in more than $10,000 and had a great time doing it. I especially want to thank Jane Barton and Laura Leigh Palmer who went the extra mile to keep us on track as well as all the many Cedar Laners and staff who contributed so much time as well as treasures. The incomparable Susan Clark I salute for her energy, creativity and humor in dealing with the myriad of tests encountered in our first Go Green Gala and Repurposing Sale.
program has begun again and will now continue year round. Those of you who shop at Safeway please consider signing up Cedar Lane, we received over $500 last year, and we sure need the money. Please go to http://www.escrip.com/
to sign up and also to renew, this is necessary every year.
Farmers Market Update:
The Farmer's Market at Cedar Lane Universalist Unitarian Church is open every Saturday from 9-1 p.m. in the upper parking lot. You can buy fruits and vegetables and well as chesses and meats.
If you are interested in also being part of this CSA or Consumer Supported Agriculture please check out their website, www.orchcountry.com.
This week's shares will include: Asian Pears, Honey Crisp Apples, plums, summer squash, acorn squash, tomatoes, string beans, and broccoli.
From the Membership Coordinator:
Another Opportunity to Have Fun & Represent CLUUC
This Sunday morning, September 12, Cedar Lane UU Church is staffing the Water Stop #4 during the Parks Half Marathon, the foot race that goes right past the church on Beach Dr. We will have two tables next to the path directly across Beach Dr from the church where the gravel parking is.
All supplies will be delivered by the race organizers. We just set up the tables, mix Gatorade, and hand out water and Gatorade to the runners and use the new parade banner to let people know who we are. Set up starts at 7 a.m. You may still be able to make the 9 a.m. service, although some need to stay until 10 a.m. (yet still can make the Sunday Forum and the 11 a.m. service). We have 5 volunteers now and need 7 more. Please contact Andy Streich (cell:240 281 7208 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can help. Free long sleeve tee shirt from the race organizers.
|EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES
Susan Archer, Minister of Religious Education
Archene Turner, Coordinator of Senior High Youth Ministry
Gale Ginther Luce and Jeannette Wilson, Administrators
For information and to register for classes and programs
call 301-493-8300 x207 or email RE@cedarlane.org.
Religious Education for Children (RE)
Please do come and bring your whole family to the intergenerational Ingathering and Water Communion Service
on Sunday, September 12. It is a way to kick off the year and celebrate the meaning of life we make together at Cedar Lane. The service is designed for all ages, although childcare for those 5 and younger is available. The service will be less than an hour, will include lots of music, a story, and, of course, a chance to share a bit of the water from our summer adventures (from backyard puddles to the Ganges). Don't forget to bring a few drops (we'll have extra to help you remember what your drops were like if you need them)! Over the years, parents sometimes have opined that their children never learned to feel part of the "sanctuary worship." We learn to value that experience when we come to it, especially as a family. Come join in the celebration! 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Please Send RE Registration Forms!
Religious Education classes for children begin Sunday, September 19. All children participating in the program must register. Registration forms are downloadable from our website or can be picked up at the church. Complete the forms and return them to the RE office, so we will be ready for the 19th. We can't wait to see you and all those beautiful young faces!
Is your child a Bell Ringer?
Do you have a child or youth who loves to help lead services? Speaking, lighting a candle, ringing a bell, designing a cover for an order of service, greeting? Perhaps s/he would like to be a Worship Associate or Assistant! Children and youth are invited to sign up to help with this year's services. Watch your mail for sign up information, or contact the Minister of Religious Education, Susan Archer.
Join an RE Family Triad!
Last year we tried this new program and many folks reported excellent experiences. Some groups wished there had been more checking in by RE staff, to see if the logistics were working out in their particular group. This year we will be checking in more!
So. . .
What Is a Family Triad? An easy way for three Cedar Lane families to get to know one another in an informal way.
How Are We Grouped? Rev. Susan Archer groups families. When possible this is done so that the children or youth in the group will be somewhat similar in ages. Given that age ranges may vary within families, this will not always be exact. We will try to make the best possible matches among those who sign up, but also know that mixed ages have fun together too!
What Are We Committing To? Each triad gets together 3 times between October and April. Each family hosts one gathering.
What Do We Do When We Gather? The family responsible for that gathering will decide: a potluck at their home, a picnic in the park, a trip to the zoo, a game night in their family room, a meal that everyone helps to cook, etc. Your imagination is the limit. Simplest is often best. The expectation is that these gatherings will take a minimal amount of preparation or work. It is having fun together that is the aim, not a product or an elaborate plan.
How Do We Sign Up? You should have already received a FAMILY TRIAD form by mail. They are also available at church and on the website. Fill them out and return to the Cedar Lane RE Office, or contact the RE office.
Classroom Clean up
Youth Activity Group (Grs. 7 & 8) Rafting in
Service for All Ages, In-gathering and
Water Communion 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) In-
gathering at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Chalice
SHYG Retreat to Camp Tockwogh9/19
RE classes begin!
Youth Activity Group
Another year of fun and service activities is planned for our Youth Activity Group (YAG). Coming right up: Sat., September 11
--Rafting on the Shenandoah River at Front Royal; plus Apple House donuts! Sat. & Sun., Oct. 9 & 10
--YAG Retreat at Camp Tockwogh on Eastern Shore; always a memorable weekend.
We will have more events to announce soon. Plus further details will be provided prior to each activity. Be sure to check your mail and email.
The Youth Activity Group is open to 7th and 8th graders at Cedar Lane. If you have questions about the group or its activities, contact John Daniel (301-946-5509), Kim Clarkson, or Susan Archer. Senior High
The SHYG fall schedule has been sent to all families by mail and e-mail! Upcoming Events:
Sep 11-Unity Walk Day of Service
Sep 12-In-gathering for parents and teens
Sep 18/19-Retreat at Camp Tockwogh
The In-gathering for teens and parents is this Sunday, September 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the Chalice House! We'll be welcoming new friends, sharing summer stories and hashing out details for the fall. Bring your calendars!
The SHYG Retreat at Camp Tockwogh is next Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19! No laughing, playing, canoeing or climbing the ropes course ... NOT! Are you kidding, we'll be doing all that and more! We don't want to leave anyone out, so please call the RE office NOW to reserve a spot for your youth (the deadline was Thursday, September 9, then get your paperwork in as soon as possible! Details and forms were sent by mail and email. They are also available at the church and downloadable from our website.
For information on the SHYG (grades 9-12) and the Senior High Activity Group (SHAG-including parents) contact Archene Turner at 301-493-8300 x305, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adults (Ages 18-35)
The UU Young Adults of Maryland (UUYAM) group plans activities for local UU Young Adults. Visit http://groups.google.com/group/uuyam to join the UUYAM e-mail list and view schedule of upcoming events. For resources and information on Joseph Priestly District (JPD) Young Adult events, visit the JPD Young Adult Network at www.jpduuyan.org
Register for Adult Programs!
Adult Programs committee members will be in the lounge on Sunday mornings, Sep 19, 26, and October 3. They'll be available to talk about the classes, answer questions and accept registrations.
The first Sunday Morning Forum is September 12, see article below. Science and Religion begins September 13, and meets Monday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Just Sitting meditation meets every Tuesday, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Classes starting in October:
10/2 Retreat for Women
10/5 Philosophy Club
10/8 Religious Creed & Sexual Orientation
10/13 Alexander Technique (free intro class
10/14 Making Puerto Rican Flan
Intro to Storytelling
10/16 Raising UU Kids
10/19 Book Discussion Group
10/21 T'ai Chi-beginning and advanced
10/27 Spirituality and Social Justice
10/30 Halloween Stroll
Class and leader descriptions, number of sessions, and costs are all detailed in the brochure which is also on-line at www.cedarlane.org. Registration cards were included in mailed brochures and are available at the church and ready to download from our website. Registrations can also be sent to the RE office. Classes are open to all Cedar Laners, and we most welcome those from the larger community.
Sunday Morning Forum Resumes
The Sunday Morning Forum meets in the Chalice House on Sundays, 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. Everyone is welcome, no registration required. Coffee is served.
: Jeff Leonard, Cedar Lane member, and CEO, Global Environment Fund (GEF) will speak about the future of electric vehicles and alternative energy, and demonstrate his Tesla Electric Sportscar
. GEF, a private investment management firm, invests in companies that deliver clean technologies, cleaner energy and sustainable management of natural resources all over the world. It was recognized by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation as the "Sustainable Investor of the Year" in both 2009 and 2010.September 19
: Nancy Sherman, author and Georgetown University professor of philosophy, discusses her book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers
. She listened to the soldiers' stories through her perspective of moral philosophy and psychoanalysis. This helped to interpret their "inner war" and struggle "to remain alive to civilian sensibilities without losing the steel and resilience" essential for military service. Her book is most powerful in documenting the veterans' testimony including that of Vietnam veteran Bob Steck of our congregation who recommended her for a forum presentation.September 26
: America's Love/Hate Relationship with International Law
. Our speaker is Linda Bishai, a Senior Program Officer in the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding of the United States Institute of Peace. The official US attitude towards the prosecution of crimes against humanity and war crimes changed dramatically from the universality of Nuremberg to the exceptionalism of the International Criminal Court treaty negotiations. Legal "realism" and "idealism" are strains of thought that pose a battle of opposites, which is never fully resolved into a coherent approach. Dr. Bishai will address the history of US legal thinking that has created this conceptual battle, and its implications for the present.
Connection Circles-Something New!
There are three new connection circles starting in October:
Hands-on Spirituality will focus on ways to explore and enrich our spiritual lives: things from walking through the woods or weeding your flower bed, listening to Bach or Chopin (or Lauryn Hill), or reading poetry, through daily journaling, team work, meditation, reading from the world's scriptures, prayer, and slicing veggies for the soup kitchen. This group will meet for only five Mondays beginning October 11 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Connections-a Short-term Group
Since they started ten years ago, Connection Circles have helped many Cedar Laners connect and build relationships in small, caring groups. This group is for new members and those seeking new connections in the church community. Why a circle? We usually sit in a circle so all can see and be seen . . . and circle is a term commonly understood to mean a small, welcoming gathering. The group will run from October to May on the second Thursday of the month, from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m.
Raising the Spirit-for Parents with Young Children. This group is for parents interested in exploring the joys and tough times of raising children while bringing an everyday spirituality to their lives and to yours. Decompress from the week and spend some quality time with your peers. Child care provided with stories, circle time, arts & crafts. We will meet once a month October to May. Pizza or other easy dinner for parents, children eat in another room. Possible topics: What your family does for holidays, parenting styles, "my children are getting older." The group will meet on the third Friday of the month, October to May, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On-going connection circles welcome new members and are listed in the Adult Programs Fall 2010 brochure.
Register for connection circles through Adult Programs. For information about specific circles contact the RE office or the Rev. Heather Janules.
10th Annual Kiplinger Lecture, Nov. 6
The Gospel of Inclusion: Moral Implications
The Rev. Carlton D. Pearson
2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
Rev. Pearson will explore the ethical implications of universal love and the hope of world peace through mutual respect for different peoples and points of view. He will draw from his journey as a former, highly successful Pentecostal minister who now embraces Universalism.
September 19, 2010
"What Makes Unitarian Universalism Different from Other Religions?
The Rev. Roger Fritts
In my experience, people who ask this question are looking for a serious response. They may be a crisis in their lives. Feeling a spiritual emptiness, they have come to us to see what we have to offer, and how it is different from other religious communities. How would you answer this question?
September 26, 2010
"Holding On and Letting Go"
Rev. Heather Janules
When I shared in the church newsletter that I was going on a four-month sabbatical, I described the many plans I had for this intentional time away. But I did acknowledge that "when we
make plans, God laughs." This service will dwell on the unintended spiritual lessons I learned from sabbatical and the wisdom I gained from visiting a diversity of worship services from different faith traditions.
SAVE THE DATE: Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 17
Last year, Cedar Lane "broke the dander barrier" by holding its first LIVE Blessing of the Animals service...and we are doing it again! There will be no RE classes that Sunday so all may participate in this special service. Here's the essential information: The 9:00 a.m. service is for people and virtual animals (represented through photos, drawings or stuffed animals) only so those who are allergic may worship in comfort. The 11:00 a.m. service is for people, virtual animals and live animals (who are vaccinated, friendly and with people willing to manage and clean up after them if need be.) Live animals and their humans will gather before the 11:00 service in the courtyard for the Animal Parade. If you would like to represent an animal you love who is best left at home or who is only with us in memory in the service, please email a photo, including the critter's name, to Heather Janules at email@example.com
The summer hiatus is almost over, our exciting forum series will begin again in September. The Forum takes place between the services at 10:10 a.m. in the main room of the Chalice House. All are welcome, coffee is served.
September 19 Nancy Sherman, author and Georgetown University professor of philosohy, discusses her book,The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. She listened to the soldiers' stories through her perspective of moral philosophy and psychoanalysis. This helped to interpret their "inner war" and struggle "to reman alive to civilian sensibilities without losing the steel and resilience" essential for military service. Her book is most powerful in documenting the veterans' testimony including that of Vietnam veteran Bob Steck of our congregation who recommended her for a forum presentation.
September 26 America's Love/Hate
Relationship with International Law Our speaker is Linda Bishai, a senior program officer in the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding of the United States Institute of Peace. The official US attitude towards the prosecution of crimes against humanity and war crimes changed dramatically from the universality of Nuremberg to the exceptionalism of the International Criminal Court treaty negotiations. Legal "realism" and "idealism" are strains of thought that pose a battle of opposites, which is never fully resolved into a coherent approach. Dr. Bishai will address the history of US legal thinking that has created this conceptual battle, and its implications for the present.
Around the Church
Cedar Lane Quilters
We will be gathering at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, in Room 5-6, to lay out the squares for the new quilt. There is still a great deal of sewing to be done, so please come if you can.
Thanks, Martha Lisle
Just a lucky hand or skillful playing? Maybe both, but you won't know unless you try! The Alliance Bridge group needs four more players (two pairs) to complete its Daytime Marathon roster. We play 8 times (1x/month) from October to May. Each pair hosts one table in their home(s) two to three times. You play 20 hands and we score Chicago style. In June, we have a party with the Evening and Daytime Marathon players. It's that simple, or is it? We have lots of fun! If you would like to join us, please call Andy and Jeannette Wilson at 301-838-9554.
The Church can still use your books!
The GoGreen Gala may have reached its quota for books, but we can still use them. We will be sending textbooks to Afghanistan and to Leslie Kee, our former intern minister, who is now a chaplain at a women's prison in Wyoming. She writes: "I'm trying to build my chaplain's library at the women's prison where I work and could use some paperback only books. There is an interest in environmental issues and I'm in great need of general spirituality. I have a small number of women with good reading and comprehension skills and I can't keep them supplied in reading material." Her last donation was all books on Christianity, so she could use some more diverse spirituality books. We will be accepting these at the church. Please mark them with a post-it either "Textbook" or "Chaplain's Library" to help us keep them separate from the books already in the Rummage Sale. Thanks for your donations!
Tuesday Travel News
Tuesday travel for August was to the Archives to see the first half of a two-part exhibit on the Civil War. The introductory A/V was so "real" that people tried to talk to the speakers! The rest of the exhibit was interesting, too- but all letters, writings, pictures, etc. The second half of the exhibit will go up some time in November.
September's trip will probably be mostly outdoors and require walking and/or taxiing- to Lincoln Park to see the ORIGINAL Lincoln memorial (done completely with money from freed slaves), the African-American Civil War Memorial at 10th and U and the Museum at 12th and U.
We'll leave Chalice House (on foot) no later than 9:40- September 14, walk to the bus stop, and ride Metro downtown. For suggestions or details, call Coralie Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org
301-460-3112) or Wanda Van Goor (email@example.com
|Social Justice Council
50/50 Collection for Water Service on September 12, 2010
The Cedar Lane offering on Sunday will be shared with the UUSC/UUA Joint Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. UUSC is accepting donations to provide aid to the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
Under a special "3 for 1 for Haiti" challenge grant made by the Large Grants Program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y., every dollar donated to this fund, up to $166,000, will be matched by $3!
We wanted the 50/50 beneficiary to be water-related; and our first thought was flood victims in Pakistan, but because of the challenge grant have chosen to go with UUSC. Obviously, clean drinking water is still an issue in Haiti. Please give generously.
On October 3rd, the Social Justice Council will call a special 100% collection for Pakistan. We are currently researching what the donor organization will be.
The Cedar Lane Ethical Eating Group
invites you to a Plant-Based Food Potluck Dinner on Sunday, September 26. The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00, Juliette G. Tahar
, the founder and president of Healthy Living, Inc. will speak. Healthy Living is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all backgrounds, regardless of income, on how to plan and prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals in an environment that is supportive and safe, and which fosters community spirit.
Each person is asked to bring a plant based food for 3 to share and please list ingredients on a file card. Include NO animal products (vegan). I.E. If there are 2 in your family, please bring food for 6 and if there are 4 in your family, please bring food for 12. A contribution of $2.00 per person or $5.00 maximum will be collected to cover costs. For information and to RSVP, please contact Joanne Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Task Force
Make Your Computer a Green Machine
Personal computers are becoming smaller, faster, more powerful, and more affordable. But as more people are able to buy computers, their environmental impact-in terms of electricity use, non-recyclable materials, and toxic waste-grows. So whether you're buying a new computer or upgrading existing equipment, look for these labels to minimize your impact:
· Energy Star-rated computers, monitors, and printers use 30 to 65 percent less electricity than their conventional counterparts.
· EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)-rated products have been evaluated by the Green Electronics Council based on their energy use, materials, and packaging. Bronze-, silver-, and gold-rated products all meet Energy Star requirements.
· Refurbished/re-manufactured devices have been returned from customers and restored to their original specifications; toner cartridges can similarly be refilled and resold. Buying refurbished products can get you the same quality as new products for less money (while consuming fewer resources).
|Around the Denomination|
New Interim Minister at River Road UU Congregation
The River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (RRUUC) in Bethesda, MD, welcomes an interim senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran. For the next two years, Dr. Killoran will guide the congregation through a transition period between settled ministers.
Dr. Killoran comes well-prepared for the challenges ahead. She has been an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister for 25 years, serving as a parish minister in Salem, Oregon and Asheville, North Carolina, and as an interim minister with congregations in Atlanta, Georgia; Devon, Pennsylvania; and Vero Beach, Florida. She holds Master's degrees in family and organizational sociology as well as in theology. Dr. Killoran also holds a Doctor of Divinity degree in church organizational systems.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven - In Ancient Times (Part 1)
River Road UU Congregation is offering "Cakes for the Queen of Heaven," on female religious heritage, using stories of ancient goddesses. The free class is open to congregants of nearby UUs and Beth Chai on Sundays, 4-6 PM, Sep. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, & 24, in RRUUC Library (Rms. 7-9) in Bethesda, MD, www.rruuc.org/Directions.html Contact Helen Popenoe, convener and newsletter editor for the UU Women and Religion group: email@example.com
The course explores the psychological and social importance of reclaiming matristic history. The themes of the sessions are: "The Sacred Female", "In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter", "Womanpower", "The First Turning - From Goddess to God", and "Reclaiming Women's Heritage of Peace." The UU Women and Religion group commissioned and published this curriculum. Come find kindred spirits with the other women in this engaging course.
Got Wine? The UU Church of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA does!
August 15, 2010
Greetings Fellow Unitarian Universalists,
The UU Church of Loudoun County, Virginia, is proud to offer a unique opportunity to experience "DC's Wine Country" on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Located one hour west of our nation's capital, Loudoun County boasts dozens of award winning vineyards nestled in the foothills of the fabulous Blue Ridge Mountains.
Enjoy an all inclusive package for $119 per person which includes a carefree tour of three vineyards, fabulous meals, and an evening concert. You can also make a weekend of it for $199 per person, which includes two nights of home hospitality accommodations.
For more information, call 703-737-7644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
The UUCL Wine Tour Committee
Please help us spread the word.
Join us for a screening of "The Response," a film based on the transcripts of the Guantanamo Military Tribunals, followed by a panel discussion. Panel participants include Sig Libowitz, writer/producer of "The Response"; Dave Dickman, former Army JAG Corps officer; and Gordon Woodward, pro bono advocate for detainees. October 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive (near Mont. College), Rockville. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International Group 82. Free. For more information call 301-762-7666 or visit www.uucr.org.
Friday, October 22, 7:30 pm. Come to a unique celebration of women's lives at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. In The Goddess Diaries, women from ages 12 to 70, accompanied by live musicians, will share monologues they've written about their life experiences. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $10 each ($5 for students) and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The proceeds will be donated to Courtney's House, a group home for sex trafficked girls and women. 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD www.rruuc.org 301-229-0400
Save the Date- JPD Leadership Day
Join JPD and CERG (Central East Regional Group) staff for a day of learning new leadership skills and networking with other congregational leaders. Professional and lay leaders, as well as current and upcoming leaders are encouraged to attend. Two opportunities are available: one in the northern part of the district and one in the southern part of the district. Detailed agenda and online registration to follow shortly.
South: October 30, 2010 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Accotink UU Church
10125 Lakehaven Court
Burke, VA 22015
North: November 6, 2010 - 10am to 4pm
UU Fellowship of Newark, DE
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE 19711
For more information, please contact Jody Malloy, JPD Director for Lay Leadership Development at email@example.com.
Protect EPA's Authority under the Clean Air ActTell your Senators to oppose any language in a climate or energy bill that restricts the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act, including Senator Rockefeller's "Stationary Source Regulations Delay" bill, S. 3072. Given the uncertainty of the Senate passing strong and just climate change legislation this year, we need to do all we can to protect our country's ability to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
|Beyond Cedar Lane
A Wider Circle (www.awidercircle.org), a small nonprofit Washington organization, dedicated to helping individuals and families lift themselves out of poverty, is urgently seeking basic household furniture to furnish the homes of families in need and those transitioning from homeless shelters. Won't you please help by donating no longer needed beds, mattresses, cribs, strollers, chairs and tables in your home? Please contact the organization at 301-608-3504 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a pick-up of your donation. You may drop off items, if your prefer, 7 days a week, at our Center for Community Service, 9159-C Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD. Thank you!
Walt Whitman HS Fall News Forum Series announced - save the dates!
The News Literacy Project is hosting a series of public events on the press and politics this fall at the Walt Whitman High School auditorium at 7100 Whittier Boulevard in Bethesda. The project's Fall Forum will feature NPR president Vivian Schiller and Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth discussing "The Future of Journalism in the Digital Age" (moderated by Ray Suarez of the "PBS NewsHour") at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Gwen Ifill of the "PBS NewsHour" and "Washington Week" discussing "Race and Politics in the Age of Obama" (moderated by Richard Wolffe of MSNBC) at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.
Former White House press secretaries Michael McCurry and Dana Perino discussing "Briefing the Press: A Democratic and Republican White House Press Secretary Compare Notes" (moderated by Candy Crowley of CNN) at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.
Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per student. Discounted tickets for all three events are $40 for adults and $25 for students. To purchase tickets online, go to www.thenewsliteracyproject.org. For more information, call 301-525-7500.
Fri, September 10
Library Committee 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Friends 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sat, September 11
Living by Rhyme and Reason 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Men's Group 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CSA pick up and Farmer's Market 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grounds Committee 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
R.E. Teacher Orientation 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UU Singles Movie Night 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sun, September 12
Attitudes Toward Living 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
"Water, Giver of Life: An Ingathering Service for All People" 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cedar Lane in 6 Minutes 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee Hour 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Morning Forum 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
"Water, Giver of Life: An Ingathering Service for All People" 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cedar Lane in 6 Minutes 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Coffee Hour 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Forum Committee 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Community Hour 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Senior High Ingathering 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Mon, September 13
Science and Religion 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Continuing Yoga 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Martha's Table Prep 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Leadership, Development, and Nominations Committee 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tue, September 14
Tuesday Travelers 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Just Sitting 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Quilting 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bridge 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Staff Meeting 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Organ Practice 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CSI 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Finance Committe 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gruppo Piccolo 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed, September 15
Martha's Table Prep 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aging Support Group 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Quilting 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Adult Choir 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Adult Programs Committe 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thu, September 16
Alliance Luncheon 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Organ Practice 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Just Sitting 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, September 17
Library Committee 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Living with Mental Illness 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Piano Tuning 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sat, September 18
Living by the Heart 1 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CSA Pickup and Farmer's Market 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Quilting Group 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, September 19
Attitudes Toward Religion 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
"What Makes Unitarian Universalism Different From Other Religions?" 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cedar Lane in 6 Minutes 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Hour 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Morning Forum 10:10 - 10:55 AM
"What Makes Unitarian Universalism Different From Other Religions?" 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Journey Women 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cedar Lane in 6 Minutes 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Coffee Hour 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Hour 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Music Committee 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Music Rehearsal 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
We Care Neighborhood 23 Meeting 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sara Deshler and Corinne Woodward
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church