Announcements-The Beacon Blog

Our weekly email newsletter, The Beacon, brings news and announcements of Cedars UU church every Friday.  

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Announcements posted in the Beacon newsletter appear on this page in chronological order as posted.  New announcements are posted every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Here are our latest items:



Support Cedars at The Marketplace!

Sunday, June 4, 2017
After the service
The Island School

Cedars Marketplace will take place in Webster Hall following the Sunday service on June 4! Please join us for fellowship and fun browsing items that have been donated for purchase to support Cedars.

Come...Read More »

Wheel of Life

Sunday, May 28, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Christina Doherty, Worship Associate, with Penny Brewer and Gillian Bull, SSC Coordinators.
This annual service celebrates the many specific transitions we face as we move along the Wheel of Life. Come help us ritually share...Read More »

UUA General Assembly Registration

June 21-25 (Wednesday through Sunday), 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

If you are planning to attend the General Assembly 2017 in New Orelans, please visit the UUA website at: More »

Spirituality Book Group

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Home of Mary Romeo

Next Spirituality Book Group will be Tuesday, July 11, 1pm-3pm, at Mary Romeo’s home.  We’ll discuss Part 1 (p 18-103) of Man and his Symbols, 1971, edited by Carl Jung. Alan...Read More »

Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 25, 2017
11:15 a.m.
The Island School

Mark your calendars! This very important meeting will include
election of new Board Members, approval of amendments to our bylaws, and the affirmation of the church budget for the 2017-2018 church year.

Contact Board of Trustees Secretary: Bob Meredith at...Read More »

What’s Your Watershed?

Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Isalnd School

Upcoming Service May 21: “What’s Your Watershed?”  with Deb. Rudnick, Guest Speaker, Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate, and Barbara Golden and Gillian Bull, SSC Coordinators.

The Cedars Justice Network invites you to join Deb. Rudnick in exploring...Read More »

SAC Special Collection

Sunday, May 21, 2017
At the service
The Island School

The Social Action Committee (SAC) will have a special collection for The Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit, that offers services to Seattle’s Native American homeless population that they can’t find elsewhere and helps...Read More »

Interim Minister Announcement!

May 12, 2017

Dear Members and Friends:

I’m delighted to announce that we have an Interim Minister. Thomas Perchlik accepted the position this afternoon.  Details on a start date will be finalized and shared with the congregation soon.

Please take a look at his bio by clicking Read More »

Film: The Red Pill

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

Please join us to view the film The Red Pill that chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye’s journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men’s Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today’s gender war and asks the question “what...Read More »

Forgiveness: The Path to Liberation in a Time of Bondage

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School (8553 NE Day, Road, BI)

Rev. Amanda Aikman

Rev. Amanda Aikman, Guest Minister, Tyler Weaver, Worship Associate and Betty Petras, Sunday Services Committee Coordinator

Forgiveness is preached to us; we are encouraged to forgive before...Read More »

Cedars Marketplace Approaching!


Sunday, June 4, 2017
After the service at The Island School

Cedars Marketplace will take place in Webster Hall following Sunday service on June 4! Please join us for fellowship and fun browsing items that have been donated for purchase to support Cedars.

Bring...Read More »

Reaching Back to the Ancestors

Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School (8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island)

Reaching Back to the Ancestors – Guidance for the Journey
Colleen Echohawk, Guest Speaker, Gregory Cook, Worship Associate, and Suzanne DuPont, SSC Coordinator.

For hundreds of years...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

In addition to great food, these monthly potluck dinners feature the personal stories of Cedars UU members or Friends. Make this a must do this month by marking your calendar NOW! Bring a dish to share and, if you like...Read More »

Cedars Dinner Connections (CDC)

Saturday, May 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. 
Held at Various Homes 
An opportunity to get to know new friends and deepen our connections with those we already know. Everyone participates in providing a prearranged part of the meal. The hosts are gracious, the food delicious and...Read More »

Update on Cedars Interim Ministry Selection

April, 25, 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

Here is where we stand with the Interim Minister Selection Process:

The Transition Team vetted and finalized the Interim Application for submission on April 18. The Board reviewed the application one last time and submitted it Monday, April 18.

We are waiting to be given our candidates...Read More »

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