Morning Group (WMG) is
a weekly meeting of professional women, men and
parents who gather in a spirit of mutual support,
camaraderie, and intellectual curiosity to hear and
interact with stimulating guest speakers and each
Who We Are
Morning Group is
a unique lecture series meeting weekly during the
Montgomery County school year. Originally founded
nearly 50 years ago by members of the Cedar Lane
Unitarian Church to provide a discussion group for
mothers, the group is now its own organization, open
to all, and consisting of both men and women of a
wide range of ages and interests. Members are
parents of young children who have left the work
force to raise their children full or part-time,
empty-nesters, and grandparents alike. The lectures cover an array of topics including
current events, literature, art, education,
child-rearing and social issues. Past speakers have
included national and local news personalities,
authors, politicians, scientists and policymakers.
Membership fees of $95 per year ($50 for membership
beginning in the spring session) are used to publish
a quarterly newsletter, subsidize on-site
cooperative childcare, buy office supplies, and make
a sizable donation to the church for use of the
space. Neither the speakers nor the board members
receive financial compensation. Membership capacity
in WMG is based on the availability of space in the
babysitting co-op. Membership is open to anyone
regardless of age, race, or gender.
About the Lectures
The calendar averages
nearly 40 lectures per year divided into two terms.
The lecture program for each term is determined by a
committee (open to all members) chaired by two or
three members. WMG offers book signings for most of
the authors who speak to the group. The Wednesday
Morning Group meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am with a
"Coffee Talk" lasting half an hour. Lectures begin
at 10:00 am and end at 11:00 am sharp.
Morning Group (WMG) meets every Wednesday that
Montgomery County Schools are in session. We do not
meet during holiday breaks or the summer. We do not
meet when school is canceled or delayed.
Guest fees are $5 per lecture, and
guests must register with the treasurer. Parents of
WMG members may attend lectures free of charge. All
guests my visit twice per year before being asked to
Guests with children MUST check with The
Wednesday Morning Group BEFORE their visit to ensure
that there is space in the babysitting co-op.
The co-op fee for visiting children is $5 per child.
Space for visiting children in the childcare co-op
varies each term. Please contact
Morning Group co-op with
the number and ages of your child(ren) if you plan
to visit to ensure availability of space.
The Wednesday Morning
Group meets weekly at the
Cedar Lane Church Unitarian
Although we are not affiliated with the Church, we are
grateful for the privilege of using the Church's
space for numerous years.