The Beacon Blog

Our weekly email newsletter, The Beacon, brings news and announcements of Cedars UU church every Friday.  Announcements posted in the Beacon newsletter appear on this page in chronological order as posted. Here are our latest items:

Opportunities for Feedback

During our lay-led time, Cedars will have speakers offering diverse thoughts, views, and faiths. The SSC is committed to providing opportunities for reflection, feedback and further conversation after each service.

We will ask that each guest speaker make him/herself available for a “chair-circle” during coffee hour in the gym. Please feel...Read More »

Class Series: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Mondays: Beginning March 6, 2017 (then March 20, and April 3, 2017)
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

1st of three sessions 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...Read More »

Spirituality Book Group Meets March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017
7:00 p.m.
At the home of Richard and Sally Wilson

The book for Spirituality Book Group’s next meeting), is The Way of Individuation, by Jolande Jacobi (1967 or 1983).  She was a student of Jung.  This 150-page book makes the core of Jungian thought accessible to the...Read More »

The SSC is "Growing Our Caring Community"

The purpose of the Sunday Services Committee is to ensure a functional transition to a congregation-centered “Sunday service” during this lay-led time.

As a congregation we will create and produce Sunday services that reflect our UU values, with the theme, “GROWING OUR CARING COMMUNITY.”

The SSC offers multiple ways to become involved and/or...Read More »

Cedars Calendar

Curious about what’s upcoming at Cedars?

Check out our website at and click on the tab located at the top right labeled “Calendar”. This will open the Cedars Calendar to see all the activities, meetings, classes, and events scheduled at the Cedars Center and other locations. If you want more...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck: March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 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.
Childcare can be arranged in advance; carpooling is encouraged.

Mary Clear Padilla,...Read More »

Board of Trustees Meeting: March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Cedars Board of Trustees Meeting
Cedars Center

A Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the Cedars Center on Thursday, March 9th beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to have dinner (bring your own) in the...Read More »

Cedars Dinner Connections (CDC)


Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:30 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 the conversation delightful....Read More »

Cedars Committee Contact Brochure

Watch for the new Committee and Group Contact brochure insert in the Order of Service on Sunday, February 25. Additional copies will be available on the activities table at the service or contact the office to have one sent to you.

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Office Cleaning Schedule

On the fourth Friday of each month. time has been blocked off from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m on the church calendar to enable the cleaning service to come into the office to clean all floors, restroom, and foyer. Please schedule meetings around this time so that the service can...Read More »

Save the Date: Cedars Sisters Retreat

Friday (Evening), May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2017
Seabeck Conference Center

Mark your calendars! Cedars Sisters Retreat is scheduled for Friday evening, May 12 and all day Saturday, May 13th. This years theme is: Again…Shift Happens: Discovering Joy During Challenging Times. Watch for flyers, email notifications, and...Read More »

Create the Community You Wish to See

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

Create the Community You Wish to See: Who We Must Become.
Marcus Green, Guest Speaker
with Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate
With many of us reeling from changes in our lives, community, country, and beyond, how can we lovingly influence what...Read More »

PNW Unitarian Universalist Music Festival

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Worship Service

4:00 p.m.
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
15343 – 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA

This year’s clinician will be renown Unitarian Universalist composer Elizabeth Alexander who will lead the Festival Worship Service featuring the Mass Choir on Sunday, March 5th, 4:00pm at...Read More »

Social Action Special Collection Feb. 26

Sunday, February 26, 2017
During the Service
The Island School

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe just filed a major legal brief challenging the Trump Administration’s hasty approval of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, a project in which the President and his associates have had close financial ties. The...Read More »

30 Days of Love - Week Four

We are entering a time where we need every ounce of spiritual muscle that we can muster (or find) to do the work ahead of us. We have to play our part in leading a return to work that begins with people’s humanity and brings more of us...Read More »

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