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:



Gatherting Of The Animals

Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

“Gathering Of The Animals”, with Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate, Penny Brewer, and Suzanne Dupont, SSC Coordinators.

We take time once a year with this celebration to give thanks and bless our companions in life—cats and dogs,...Read More »

Cedars Welcomes New Minister

We would like to welcome Rev. Perchlik into the Cedars community!

The Rev. Thomas Perchlik of Olympia, Washington, our new  interim minister, will begin at Cedars on August 1.  Reverend Perchlik will fill the vacancy created with the retirement of co-ministers Revs. Barbara and Jaco ten Hove, following their...Read More »

Cross Cultural Book Group Meeting

Friday, July 28, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m.
at the home of Betty Petras

The Cross Cultural Book Group is reading The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.– Sherman Alexie is a member of the Spokane tribe and serves as an...Read More »

Sunday Parking Guidelines

Cedars needs your help! At The Island School (TIS) on Sundays, our friends with mobility issues are having trouble finding parking near the entrance. There are only a few reserved spots near the front door for people with mobility issues. That is fewer than our need.

Pastoral Care and Community Life have developed a plan that will leave the “Van...Read More »

Beyond TV Fantasy and Fake News

Sunday, July 23, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Beyond TV Fantasy and Fake News 
Earle Canfield, Guest Speaker, Tyler Weaver, Worship Associate and Susan Shaffer, SSC Coordinator.

As history recycles itself, we can gain insights as to what to believe and what to laugh off....Read More »

Volunteers Needed For Our Annual Auction

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. We are seeking a volunteer chairman who will oversee a group of 8 to 10 experienced committee participants who are ready to help you...Read More »

SAC July Special Collection

Sunday, July 30, 2017
During the service
The Island School

This month’s Social Action Committee’s Special Collection will be for the West Sound Wildlife Shelter here on Bainbridge Island. The West Sound Wildlife Shelter provides injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife a second chance at life...Read More »

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Sunday, July 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School
8553 NE Day Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA

Chris Smellow, Music Director, Jan Forrest, Worship Associate, and Betty Petras, SSC Coordinator.

Welcome to summer and our annual hymn...Read More »

Wi-Fi At Cedars Center

Occasionally, due to power surges or interruption in electrical service, the Wi-Fi at the Cedars Center will cease to function. This also affects the phone service since our phones are connected to the internet.

To restart the Wi-Fi, locate the remote “key fob” found hanging on the bulletin board in...Read More »

Attention Committees and Groups!

It is that time of year again! The Cedars Annual Report is set to be published very soon. Please have your committee’s annual report to Tammie by Monday, July 24. You can review your report from last year by clicking here. Please submit your report without fancy formatting. Entering...Read More »


Sunday, July 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Amanda Aikman, Guest Minister, Christina Doherty, Worship Associate, and Jeff Bauman, SSC Coordinator.

Our denomination is in the midst of a crisis concerning race. Top leaders have departed; new ideas, priorities, and vocabulary are...Read More »

Board of Trustees Update Report

Check your email for informtion on the results of the Cedars Annual Congregational Meeting held on June 25, 2017. Printed copies of the update will also be available on the information table at the Sunday service.

...Read More »

Cross Cultural Book Group

Friday, July 28, 2017 
1:00 p.m.
Home of Betty Petras

A “summer read” for July, is The Absolutely True Diary of a...Read More »

Create The Community You Wish to See

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

Create The Community You Wish to See: Who We Must Become, with *Marcus Green, Guest Speaker, Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate, Barbara Golden and Betty Petras, SSC Coordinators. With many of us reeling from changes...Read More »

Fourth of July Parade

Tuesday, July 4   
12:15 p.m. 
Staging Area – Downtown Winslow

The Cedars Justice Network invites you to march for love and justice...Read More »

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