Programs For Adults


The programs on this page are for Cedars members & friends from the Bainbridge Island and Greater Kitsap communities, and most programs are also open to guests. Programs are developed and presented  in collaboration with the Cedars Activities Team.

Sunday Services (at 10 a.m.) are held at The Island School, 8553 NE Day Rd, Bainbridge Island. Many smaller events and activities happen at our Cedars Unitarian Universalist Center (offices and general meeting space) 284 Madrona Way, Suite 128 in Winslow. A Cedars Center map and parking tips can be found here.

Find locators for contact people listed below via the Cedars Online directory located on the menu tab “Community” on the front page of this website or can be accessed by clicking here (you must be a registered Member or Friend). Or contact the church office at Changes/additions may occur after publication; please check back to this page and note the “updated” date below “Cedars Activities at a Glance”. Watch for our weekly eBeacon newsletter, Facebook or meetup for late breaking news.

Cedars Activities At-A-Glance

(updated 05-30-2017)


Cedars Marketplace

Sunday, June 4, 2017
After the service at The Island School

Cedars Marketplace will take place in Webster Hall following Sunday service on June 4! Please join us Marketplace-iconfor fellowship and fun browsing items that have been donated for purchase to support Cedars.

Come early on June 4th! The doors will open at 9:30. You will be provided with a price tag or sticker to place on EACH item you are donating. You decide the fair price to write on the price tag. All sales will be used to support Cedars UU Church. Ideas for items include: artwork, knitted items, electronics, kitchen items, books, make some cookies or cakes, or provide a class or other personal service. There will be special tables for you to bring kids items too! Be creative! Look around your home and bring in a treasure to help raise funds for Cedars!

Donated items that do not sell will be donated to a charity if you do not take them home. Checks are preferred, credit cards or cash also accepted.

Contacts: Bob Meredith or Jane Martin.


Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. at 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.

Guest speakers for June is Keri Schmitt.

Childcare can be arranged in advance; carpooling is encouraged. Mary Clear Padilla, coordinator at

Memorial Service for Greg Hepp

Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:00 p.m at The Island School
The earth lost a good steward Sunday, May 21st.  Cedars Member, Greg Hepp died peacefully while confronting a rare and aggressive cancer that was diagnosed two years ago. Greg refused to let cancer define him or take away a moment of how he wanted to live his life, until the last few months.

Greg is survived by his wife, Linda Shadwell, his children, Allison and Spencer, foster daughter Kirsten Hartz and his son-in-law Evan Eggerstrom.  His mother and siblings live in Oregon.

The Shadwell Hepp family joined the original BUUF shortly after moving to Bainbridge Island in 1994 from the Bay Area, while it still functioned out of Hyla School. Greg and Linda taught RE classes when the ‘Bulge’ – several sets of twins and a large group of children in the same age range were attending Cedars. Greg also participated in the social action committee and he and Linda were Fletcher Bay team leaders.

Greg lived his dream, leading teams promoting green architecture in building schools and other civic projects.  Greg helped lead the Seattle City Hall project which was certified LEED Gold, capturing the essence of the values of the people that work, live and play in Seattle. Greg also designed the family home, creating a warm sun-filled environment that satisfied his commitment for a small footprint.

Greg filled his life with an engaging career, was an avid bicycle commuter and a consummate skier. A good mariner, he led his family on numerous kayak adventures, including expeditions deep into the Queen Charlotte Strait with Linda for several years.  A natural thinker and teacher, he influenced many people with his commitment and the “how to do it” to sustain our environment; and lived his life in a manner that resisted the global corporate economy.

Greg loved his family and taught his children everything from backpacking and global geo-political issues to burping on command. The Hepp Hollow Halloweens were infamous.

Please celebrate his life with us on June 10th, 3:00 p.m. at The Island School. Greg’s family deeply appreciates the support of Cedars in this farewell tribute to Greg.

Cedars Dinner Connections (CDC)

Saturday, June 17, 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 the conversation delightful. Please sign up at least a week before the dinner date at Sunday services or contact Sheryl Hamm.


June 21-25 (Wednesday through Sunday), 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

If you are planning to attend the General Assembly 2017 in New Orelans, please visit the UUA website at: to register. To see a schedule of events please click here.

New Orleans is also known as a place of re-birth following the devastation of Katrina in 2005. Many Unitarian Universalists have contributed time and funds in the effort to rebuild both the city and the congregations in the area.  By going to New Orleans, we can both celebrate our successes and recommit to the relationships that have been forged with this community. For more information please visit the UUA website at:


Sunday, June 25, 2017
11:15 a.m.
The Island School

Mark your calendars! This very important meeting will include election of new Board Members, approval of amendments to our bylaws, and the affirmation of the church budget for the 2017-2018 church year.

Contact Board of Trustees Secretary: Bob Meredith at




Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Home of Mary Romeo

Next Spirituality Book Group will be Tuesday, July 11, 1pm-3pm, at Mary Romeo’s home.  We’ll discuss Part 1 (p 18-103) of Man and his Symbols, 1971, edited by Carl Jung. Alan Miller taught Symbols from this book in his college courses, and will help us understand it.

The classic book is readily available ($8 at Amazon).  “Illustrated throughout with revealing images, Jung explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism, as revealed in dreams.” Also available at the Kitsap Library.  (There are more images in the large hardback edition).

Contact: Mary Romeo.

Continuing Programs:

See our link to the Cedars Affinity Groups to see even more community activities

Weekly Meditation

Tuesday evenings, each week, 7:30-8:45 pm; Cedars UU Center, 284 Madrona Way, #128, Bainbridge Island.

Please join us for meditation and dharma discussions every Tuesday evening. Perfect for beginners and experienced meditators.

$5 suggested donation.  Please contact Channie Peters.  All are welcome.

Dinner Connections

Saturday evenings at selected homes.  Cedars Dinner Connections provide an opportunity to enjoy a social evening as we 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.

Sign up at Sunday services or contact Sheryl Hamm at least a week ahead of time.

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