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:



Cedars Emergency Planning Moves Ahead

The following message was posted in The Beacon in November 2017

Bainbridge Prepares
Are you prepared for an emergency: at home, in your community at the Sunday service, or at the Cedars center?  The Community Life Committee is developing plans to get Cedars prepared for emergencies, big or small.

You can help.  For “Emergency Preparedness/congregation” contact Leslie Marshall....Read More »

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, January 22, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Cedars Board of Trustees Meeting
Cedars Center

Gathering will begin at 6:00 p.m. for those who wish to have dinner (bring your own) in the Center.

Members and Friends of Cedars are welcome to attend.

To email the Board of Trustees as a group: Read More »

A Global Gift

Sunday, January 21                             
10:00 a.m. 

The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Keri Schmit, Worship Associate.

Freedom of religion is being used as an excuse to discriminate against same sex couples and transgender people or against female employees. Yet, freedom of religion has always been promoted by Unitarians and...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck

Friday, January 12
6:00 p.m.
Cedars Center
On most 2nd Friday...Read More »

Let's Talk Series

Sunday, January 14, 2017
After the service
The Island School Library

Topic: Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry

The Cedars Justice Network invites you to a join in a discussion.  Centering is one of this year’s UU Common Reads and provides insights into how to create...Read More »

UUA Special Offering – January 14, 2018

In October 2016 the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees made a bold promise of more than $5 million to fund a new program uplifting “Black Lives, Voices, and Leadership of...Read More »

Promise and Practice

Sunday, January 14
10:00 a.m.

The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Tyler Weaver, Worship Associate.

Today we make a long-term commitment to dismantling white supremacy, racism and oppression. We begin, by looking at our UU history, and uplifting the black lives, voices of color, and diverse leadership in...Read More »

Designing Your Life with Caring, Courage, and Candor

BI Parks and Recreation class led by Johanna Munson
1st & 3rd Thursdays, February 1-May 17
10:00-11:30am for Retirees
12:30-2:00pm for Empty Nesters
Location: Prue’s House- 9600 Mandus Olson Road
Co-create your identity as a Retiree or Empty Nester with others in the same boat. Learn how to know when you’re headed in...Read More »

Cedars Cross Cultural Book Group

Friday, January 26, 2018  
1:00-3:00 p.m.

At the home of Betty Petras

THE NEW JIM CROW, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander.  Our facilitator, Katherine, will lead us in discussing the book from Chapters four to the end.
Who we are:
Our mission is to further understanding, awareness and knowledge...Read More »

Minister's Column - January 12, 2018

When people learn I have only been living in the Seattle metro area for a year they often ask, “How are you adjusting to the rain?”  I love the rain.  If I am not cold and wet to the skin, I am happy: with mist in my face, the steady...Read More »

Looking to the Future-Guest Speaker David Korten

Sunday, January 07, 2018
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

What would a truly great America look like in our currently troubled world? What might be the role of Unitarians in advancing that vision?

Guest Speaker: David Korten : American author, former professor of the Harvard Business School, political activist, prominent critic of...Read More »

Cedars Green Sanctuary News

Bainbridge Zero Waste:

CD recycling collection will be piloted at the next Styrofoam recycling collection in January at Bay Hay and Feed (just down the road from The Island School), so start setting aside your CDs and their cases. Please...Read More »

Preparing for the New Year

Sunday, December 31, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

On the last day of the year, Penny Brewer will lead a service which breaks into 3 different sessions:  Art Project led by Gillian Bull, Emergency Preparedness led by Barbara Golden and Leslie Marshall, Meditation and Guided Imagery led by Alan Miller...Read More »

Childcare Christmas Eve

Childcare will be available for both the 10:00 a.m. service and the 7:30 p.m. service this Sunday, December 24th. There will be no religious education classes, however the morning service will have a Story for All Ages. Children are welcome to stay in the services, though neither service is officially...Read More »

Cedars Marketplace Coming This Spring!

Our annual Cedars Marketplace will be held again this spring, so start thinking now about new and gently used items or unexpected Christmas gifts you wish to recycle. You can set them aside now!A firm date has not been determined as yet, but it will likely be in late March...Read More »

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