We would like to welcome Rev. Perchlik into the Cedars community! The Rev. Thomas Perchlik of Olympia, Washington, our new interim minister, will begin at Cedars on August 1. Reverend Perchlik will fill the vacancy created with the retirement of co-ministers Revs. Barbara and Jaco ten Hove, following their very successful 8-year ministry with the congregation. Perchlik was ordained in … Read More ›
We believe that faith is a journey we take together. Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in … Read More ›
At Cedars, much of the community life of the congregation occurs in various social groups that Cedars calls "Affinity Groups." Webster defines affinity as “a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas or interests.” Cedars has groups of people who like to read the same kind of things, who like to sing, who like to talk with friends, and who enjoy … Read More ›
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The Island School
“Gathering Of The Animals”, with Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate, Penny Brewer, and Suzanne Dupont, SSC Coordinators.
We take time once a year with this celebration to give thanks and bless our companions in life—cats and dogs, birds and chickens, turtles and fish and so much more! This ceremony also acknowledges that our lives are made fuller and richer by the creatures that inhabit the Earth with us, not just those that live with us.
We come together to acknowledge how our lives have been blessed by our animal friends and to express our happiness and gratitude that they make this so. This will be an outdoor service at The Island School. Your animal companions are welcome to attend on leash or in their carrier.