We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community. Unitarian Universalist religious education programs offer all ages, inspiring:
Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
While we cannot currently meet in person because of the pandemic, Cedars continues to value and support families and children. Every week during the Sunday service, we offer a story that appeals to children (and, we hope, grownups too!).
Here is a story about how saying thank you can help to transform the world:
When Cedars is able to meet in person, children’s religious education programs are typically offered on Sunday mornings, and high school youth and adult programs are usually offered on afternoons or evenings.
Parent Chalice Circle FormingFebruary 4, 2022by Carolyn Kerns-Would you like to meet regularly with other Cedars parents? Our Parent Chalice Circle is a new venture of the Cedars Faith Formation Committee. The idea is to create a space where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can meet to share… more
Parent Chalice CircleNovember 5, 2021by Carolyn Kerns-Parent Chalice Circle - November 14th - 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom The Parent Chalice Circle is a new Cedars venture of the Faith Formation Committee. The idea is to create a space where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can meet regularly… more
Introducing YUUPDecember 12, 2020by Admin-Do you know any high school students who would like to explore Unitarian Universalism with other high schoolers? YUUP (the Young Unitarian Universalists Project) is launching a platform to connect high school youth from around the country. They are hosting… more
Chalice Lighting as a Spiritual PracticeOctober 8, 2020by Admin-Faith Formation at Cedars You may have noticed a number of different folks lighting and extinguishing the chalice each week. It's part of an effort to get more people involved in the service, part of an effort to make sure… more
Paying Attention as a Spiritual PracticeSeptember 25, 2020by Admin-Faith Formation at CedarsFinding ways to pay attention when the world feels overwhelming can help us find and keep our balance. First shared on the Cedars Facebook page, this video from Kathryn Jay explores rewarding possibilities in this spiritual practice. https://youtu.be/ySSKxOTSIFI more
News from CCBGSeptember 18, 2020by Admin-Cross Cultural Book Group As a black woman in America, I find these to be troubling times. While raising my children, I taught them all to be proud of their African ancestry, regardless of what they learned, heard, or witnessed.… more
Faith Formation Lead Joins Cedars StaffAugust 7, 2020by Carolyn Kerns-Rev. Zackrie Vinczen is pleased to announce that Kathryn Jay will join Cedars as the new Faith Formation Lead (formerly Director of Religious Education). In this role, Kathryn will partner with us to look at new possibilities for programming that… more
Religious Education NewsMay 22, 2020by Admin-RE Classes Suspended RE Classes will not meet again until worship services resume at The Island School. -The Religious Education Committee more
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