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:



Mairzy Doats: Living with Nonsense

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

With Jan Forrest, Cedars Speaker,  Christina Doherty, Worship Associate, and Susan Shaffer, SSC Coordinator.

Those of us who truly want to be surrounded by truth, rather than “truthiness” are struggling in today’s America.  How do we...Read More »

Conversational Intelligence Workshop

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Cedars Center

Please join us for a Conversational Intelligence workshop, with information on the neuroscience of conversation.

Contact: Johanna Branley 

...Read More »

Cedars Gala Event Donation Form

Last year, Cedars raised more than $12,000 by the sale of tickets purchased to participate in more than 30 different events and activities. Please consider how you and friends can participate this year by sponsoring an activity of your own making!

Be creative and present yet another exciting opportunity to be...Read More »

Cedars Gala Fundraiser and Dinner

Saturday, November 11 
5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 
The Island School-Webster Hall
Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2017 Gala Fundraiser and Dinner on Saturday, November 11 at The Island School, Bainbridge Island. Plans are well underway for this favorite Cedars social...Read More »

UU Justice Summit

Saturday, October 7 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
University Unitarian Church
6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle


The Cedars Justice Network invites you participate in the UU Justice Summit conference. Cedars is one of the sponsors of this important event and we would...Read More »

2017-18 Board of Trustees

The current Cedars Board of Trustees can be contacted through a group email at:

Back row: Rev. Thomas Perchlik (Ex Officio Member), David Barnes (Member at Large), Tyler Weaver (Member at Large), Demi Rasmussen (Treasurer), John Wiens (President).

Front row: Marsha Gladhart...Read More »

The Myths of Ministry Sermon

Cedars UU Church at The Island School
17 September 2017
©2017 by Thomas M. Perchlik

Rev. Perchlik has made available his full sermon for “Myths of Ministry” held on September 17, 2017. To read the full sermon text click...Read More »

Minister's Column 9-20-17

It is said that we are all like Scheherazade. That bright young woman, told stories every night in order to distract a vengeful king and stay alive. We all share stories to make sense of our lives, to connect with others, and thereby increase our joy and lighten...Read More »

Save the Date! Cedars Gala Dinner

Saturday, November 11, 2017
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Webster Hall-The Island School
Save the date!
The Cedars annual auction and dinner is a special social highlight of our church year. It is also our most important fundraising event each fall. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend...Read More »

Beyond Revenge

Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Gregory Cook, Worship Associate.

As Jewish people prepare for Yom Kippur, we will consider the role of revenge and forgiveness in our lives. How...Read More »

Sunday Services Committee News

The Sunday Services Committee (SSC) and our interim minister, Rev.Thomas Perchlik, are working together to offer multiple ways for you to make your views known:

  • An opinion box is available each Sunday for signed or anonymous thoughts;
  • Members of the SS committee will be available each Sunday to listen to your ideas...Read More »

Cedars Dinner Gala and Auction

Saturday, November 11, 2017
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Webster Hall-The Island School

Save the date!
The Cedars annual auction and dinner is a special social highlight of our church year.  It is also our most important fund raising event each fall. Mark your calendars now...Read More »

Save The Date: Unitarian is an Adjective

Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Save the Date:  Please plan to attend a special service on Sunday, October 15.  We will be exploring the history of our congregation both during the service and in break-out sessions after the service.  This is an important first step in preparing...Read More »

Whose Land Are We On?

Mondays, Sept. 25,  Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, Winslow

As part of her final year project for seminary, Jessica Star Rockers will be leading a five-week discussion group studying the book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States...Read More »

Cedars Dinner Connection

Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

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 the...Read More »

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