Announcements-The Beacon Blog

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

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You can reach the Communications Team: Sharon Helm and Richard Wilson by emailing communications@cedarsuuchurch.org.

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:

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Hymn Sing

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

With Sunday Service Committee and Penny Brewer, Worship Associate.

Get ready to sing all of your favorite hymns with Chris Smellow and Jan Forrest.

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General Assembly OnLine

It is still possible for you to enjoy our national UUA General Assembly without leaving the comfort of Kitsap County. The grand Kansas City gathering of UUs from around the country officially got underway on Wednesday with the always-inspiring parade of banners representing hundreds of UU congregations and thousands of registered delegates, and will...Read More »


Cedars Booth at Bainbridge Pride Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 23
3:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Waterfront Park 

Help us to represent our Welcoming Tradition at the First Annual Bainbridge Island PRIDE Picnic at The Waterfront Park on June 23.

We will be greeting people at this Family Picnic Event as we spread the word about our loving presence and...Read More »


UNITARIANS AND UNIVERSALISTS IN AMERICA

Join UU ministerial candidate and seminary grad Jessica Star Rockers as she leads a short UU history course this summer studying John Buehrens’ book Unitarians and Universalists in America: A People’s History. Buehrens writes, “Religion is people.”

Let us deepen our understanding of UU history and the lesser-known people who...Read More »


Notes from the Box-House

Our box-house with be at the Pride Picnic, June 23.  Stop by the Cedars booth and add a note.

The Prepared Cedars Taskforce made available a beautifully decorated box-house, created by artist Gillian Bull, in which members and friends could leave messages.

Message of the week: “I feel safer now that...Read More »


Cedars at the Grand Ole 4TH

Let’s walk together in support of the world we want to see. Join us as we march again to express our all American values of love and justice at the Grand Ole Fourth Parade. Now is the time to let our spirit shine in the larger community.

Children, dogs, elders,...Read More »


Spirituality Book Group

Tuesday, June 26
1-3:00 p.m.
Cedars Office

Come to discuss Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, by Robert Wright. All are welcome.

Robert has taught at Princeton University, where he created the popular, free online Coursera.com course, “Buddhism and Modern Psychology.” Currently, he...Read More »


The Step to an Ecological Civilization: Role of the Faith Community

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

With David Korten, Guest Speaker and Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Worship Associate.

Humanity will prosper in the pursuit of life or will perish in the pursuit of money. Getting it right depends on awakening as a species to our spiritual nature and purpose. David...Read More »


Annual Meeting

Opened with general remarks by Rev. Perchlik and facilitated by Board President John Wiens, Cedars’ Annual Meeting last Sunday was well-attended and productive. Presence of the required quorum for conduct of business was confirmed by Trustee David Barnes.

Trustee Tyler Weaver provided an overview and rationale of the coming year’s proposed budget....Read More »


General Assembly Online

It is possible for you to participate in our National UU General Assembly without leaving the comfort of Kitsap County. You can register to be an “Off-site” participant or even as an off-site voting Delegate.

Off-site registrants are able to:  Listen to the mini assemblies on the proposed bylaw amendments and the proposed Congregational Study Action...Read More »


Our Distinguished Guest-June 24

Dr. David Korten lives on Bainbridge Island and is a nationally distinguished author best known for his seminal books framing a new economy for the ecological civilization to which humanity must now transition. He is also a co-founder, board member, and board chair emeritus of YES! Magazine; founder and president of the Living Economies...Read More »


Join us at the Cedars Booth - PRIDE Picnic

Saturday, June 23
3:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Waterfront Park 

Help us to represent our Welcoming Tradition at the First Annual Bainbridge Island PRIDE Picnic at The Waterfront Park on June 23.

We will be greeting people at this Family Picnic Event as we spread the word about our loving presence and...Read More »


Notes from the Box-House

The Prepared Cedars Taskforce made available a beautifully decorated box-house, created by artist Gillian Bull, in which members and friends could leave messages.

Message of the week: “I am grateful to all the Cedars members who step up and fill leadership rolls.  But I am also very grateful to all the...Read More »


Is Dad Gender Expansive?

As a Welcoming Congregation we take one Sunday in June to celebrate Gay Pride.  To celebrate Pride on Father’s Day gives us a moment to honor those whom we each call “father” while also helping us further our Welcoming Congregation commitments. Who do you think of as your father?  How...Read More »


Thank you!

Thank you, all you generous Cedars folks, for your heartfelt generosity this past Sunday.  We collected $1,474 for the Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center.

Amazing!

The Social Action Committee

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