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:



Social Action Committee's Special Collection

Sunday, November 26, 2017
During the Service
The Island Schol

The Social Action Committees special collection for the month of November will be for the Washington State Planned Parenthood. For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health, based...Read More »

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. For Emergency Preparedness/Locations: contact Barbara Golden. For Active...Read More »

Cedars Gala Event Seats Still Available

If you were unable to attend the Gala Dinner and Auction on November 11, there are still some seats available to several great events which may be purchased after Sunday service on November 19

Please bring your check books to buy tickets on Sunday.

All proceeds will...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck

Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

On most 2nd Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. friends or members of Cedars, who have agreed beforehand, share stories of their spiritual journeys during a potluck dinner and discussion. Guest speaker for...Read More »

Thanksgiving: May All Be Well

Sunday, November 19, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

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

Please join us for a service to celebrate the dream of 1621, that all may be well.

The first Thanksgiving celebrated on this land was centuries...Read More »

Pastoral Care Team Update

An updated version of the Pastoral Care Team brochure is available at the activities table at each service. If you would like a new brochure mailed to you please contact the office at:

The Cedars Pastoral Care Team has a representative on each Neighborhood Team. They’re available to...Read More »

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Various Homes and Times
This November, instead of having the usual Cedars Dinner Connection (CDC) on a Saturday of the month, we are initiating the Cedars Thanksgiving Day Family Dinner Connection on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Since we are such a mobile society,...Read More »

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Sunday, November 19, 2017
At the service – 10:00 a.m.
The Island School
This year’s Thanksgiving food drive for Helpline House and North Kitsap Fishline will focus on Holiday Staples and Specialty items. Bring your donations...Read More »

Suquamish Museum Visit

Friday, November 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

6861 NE South St, Suquamish, WA

Join fellow Cedars members and friends for an outing to the Suquamish Museum. The featured exhibit is: People of the Clear Salt Water. Admission if $5 or $3 for ages 55 and up.

Contact: Donna Moore...Read More »

Veterans Day: A Silence That Speaks

Sunday, November 12, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Penny Brewer, Worship Associate

Join us for a special service on the role of war and military service in relation to peacemaking and UU community.

...Read More »

Memorial Service For Chere Perrone

Sunday, November 12 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
The Island School-Webster Hall

Long time Cedars member Chere Perrone died peacefully Saturday, October 14, after a long struggle with cancer. Please keep her husband Vinnie and adult children, Andrew and Claire in your thoughts as we all...Read More »

Day of the Dead: Skeletons in the Tree of Life

Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate.

“O may I join the choir invisible / Of those immortal dead who live again / In minds made better by their presence.” – George...Read More »

Office Assistant Job Opening

Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church on Bainbridge Island is seeking a part-time office assistant.

12 Hours per week (3 hours a day), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Cedars Center Office is located off Madison Avenue on Bainbridge Island.

Duties include but are not limited to: Design and publication...Read More »

Journeys and New Adventures

October 25, 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Cedars:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce I will be leaving Cedars at the end of December. I have been very honored and privileged to be a part of Cedars for the past three years. My part-time position with Bainbridge...Read More »

Sad News

Long time Cedars member Chere Perrone died peacefully Saturday, October 14. after a long struggle with cancer. Please keep her husband Vinnie and adult children,  Andrew and Claire in your thoughts as we all grieve this loss. A memorial service is being planned. Please watch for further...Read More »

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