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:



The Humanist Tradition

Sunday, April 2, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

The Humanist Tradition
Eric Rasmussen, Guest Speaker, Gregory Cook, Worship Associate
Marcia Smith-Hill, Guest Pianist, Penny Brewer, Sunday Services Committee Coordinator

A lot of Americans have no belief in a higher power, and there is a long and courageous tradition of...Read More »

Insert-OoS-2 Sided?

Curious about why you see “Insert-OoS-2 sided” on some Fridays of the church calendar? This entry is there to let all the committees know when there is an insert that will go in the Order of Service the following Sunday. If you see “1 side” then that means...Read More »

Sunday Services Committee Thanks You

March 25, 2017

Barbara and Jaco have retired. An interim minister will not be available until this fall. Nonetheless, Sundays predictably arrive every seven days. Volunteers on the Sunday Services Committee (SSC) have been hard at work planning and coordinating programs for the coming months. We want to thank all of...Read More »

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Monday, April 3, 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

Last and 3rd session led by retired UU minister and Cedars member, Barry Andrews

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE), a Roman emperor and author of a classic text of Stoic philosophy, were not originally intended for publication, but are essentially a series...Read More »

Spirituality Book Group News

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017  (Note new meeting day)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Home of Richard and Sally Wilson

The Spirituality Book Group has decided to change meeting times to every other month on a Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May...Read More »

Sisters Retreat Registration Continues

REGISTRATION: Sunday, April 2, 2017
After the service at The Island School
Look for Registration Sign

You may register to stay the night for both the Friday evening program and the Saturday Retreat OR you may choose to sign up for the Saturday Retreat only.

Friday evening and Saturday Events-May 12 and 13:...Read More »

Cedars Men's Groups

Monday, April 10
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Cedars Center

The two Cedars Men’s Groups invite Cedars men who might be interested in joining a men’s group to a gathering on Monday, April 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cedars Madrona Center.

At this meeting we will give information about our men’s groups...Read More »

Cedars Dinner Connections (CDC)

Saturday, April 15, 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 »

Registration for Cedars Sister Retreat

REGISTRATION: Sunday, March 26, 2017
After the service at The Island School
Look for Registration Sign

You may register to stay the night for both the Friday evening program and the Saturday Retreat OR you may choose to sign up for the Saturday Retreat only.

Friday and Saturday Events-May 12 and 13: Friday...Read More »

Weaving Our Path

Sunday, March 26, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Weaving Our Path with Keri Schmit, Worship Associate
Barbara Golden and Suzanne DuPont, Sunday Services Committee Coordinators

This service will focus on our Cedars theme of “Growing Our Caring Community.”
In this inter-generational service, we will have opportunities to practice our UU principles...Read More »

Beloved Conversations, Meditations on Race and Ethnicity-Class

Retreat Begins Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
and Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The East Shore Unitarian Church (in Spring Hall)
12700 SE 32nd Street in the Factoria area of Bellevue, just off Richards Road near I-90

The East Shore Beloved Racial Justice Team cordially...Read More »

Do Children Need Religion?

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

Rev. Amanda Aikman, guest Minister with Christina Doherty, worship associate.
Special guest, Kate Crandell will sing Where the Music Comes From by Lee Hoiby.
Kate is a local student who has been performing classical music for eight years and studies voice...Read More »

SAC Special Collection for March

Sunday, March 26, 2017
During the service
The Island School

The special collection for March will go to Teen Feed, an organization serving homeless youth in Seattle, South King County, and Auburn.

Begun in 1987 by serving hot meals to malnourished teens in the U District, the organization now not...Read More »

Bainbridge Island and Executive Order 9066

Bainbridge Island was the first place in the country to evacuate those of Japanese descent during WWII under Executive Order 9066. Many residents, including Walt and Milly Woodward who owned the Bainbridge Review, spoke out against the west coast incarceration.

The resources below are particular to Bainbridge Island. The...Read More »

Cross Cultural Book Group Meets March 24

Friday, March 24, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m.
The home of Betty Petras

The Corss Cultural Book Group’s March selection is “No-No Boy” by John Okada–to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of “Executive Order 9066” ordering the incarceration of those of Japanese descent.
What do you remember;...Read More »

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