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:



Cedars Justice Network News

People of Color Respond to White Fragility
And Commemorate MLK, Jr Day

Monday, January 21
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cedars Center, 284 Madrona Way

There will be time to reflect, learn and share.  Everyone is welcome; no prior reading is required.

CJN invites you all to come and participate in creating a space to honor...Read More »

What is UU - Class Announcement

We have principles, we have sources, we have the flaming chalice, but is that what makes a person a UU? What does it mean to have a UU Identity? Is it wrong to try and define such an identity or can such defining be a source of power, clarity and...Read More »

Minister's Column - January 2019

Now we are in the heart of winter. Winter is less snowy and icy here than in other places I have lived. In the mid-west, we spoke of late January and early February as “the dead of winter,” the time when freezing temperatures were daily, and nothing grew. Some claim...Read More »

Ministerial Search

An Active Process

The Search Committee has now moved beyond the committee’s preparation and release of a Cedars Congregational Record for Minister Search (follow link to view the document) sharing descriptive information about Cedars with potential minister candidates, and its assembly of an extensive Search Packet (follow office.  Your Cedars BREEZE Team believes that this exciting technology platform will be an effective...Read More »

Class Announcement-What is a UU?

There are Buddhist UUs and Christian UUs, Buddhist UUs and Pagan UUs.  But, what is a UU?  Are we an umbrella group for people with unique religious identities, or is there something more we share?  We have principles, we have sources, we have the flaming chalice, but how could those make a...Read More »

Climate and Energy Forum

Making Sense of Climate Change
Saturday January 26
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

Members of the Bainbridge Island Climate Change Advisory Committee will help make sense of the latest climate science and policy developments.

Panelists will discuss the following reports:

  • Dr. Lara Hansen, Global Warming of 1.50 C (Intergovernmental...Read More »

Cedars Justice Network News

Sunday January 13
Kitsap UU Fellowship, Bremerton
12:00 Noon

 Cedar’s Justice Network invites you and friends to hear Helen Nissani and Katherine Niall present “Deported from Kitsap County” at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton on January 13 at Noon.

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 4418 Perry Ave NE, Bremerton.

Commemorate Martin Luther...Read More »

Open House at The Island School

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island

Interested parents are warmly invited to join faculty, alumni and current parents to learn more about The Island School and its educational program. The Island School offers a rich, engaging curriculum and small class sizes for students in Kindergarten through...Read More »

Social Action Committee News

How will you celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 21?  President Obama encouraged us to use this holiday as Volunteer Day-a perfect tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message.  Let’s keep that tradition alive.  Here are some doable volunteer ideas:

Ordaining Jessica

Saturday, January 19
3:00 p.m.
The Island School

Please RSVP by January 13 

Let us know that you plan to attend with this link: Reservation Link

As previously announced, Cedars member and former Board President and Worship Associate

Jessica Star Rockers will be ordained into UU ministry by our Cedars congregation in...Read More »

Thank You!

The holiday spirit was certainly in the hearts of Cedars members and friends as $989 was collected on December 23rd and 24th for the

YWCA ALIVE shelter for women and children escaping domestic abuse.  Thanks to all for your generosity.

Cedars Social Action Committee

...Read More »

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