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:



Sunday, June 30
Rev. Thomas’s Last Sermon at Cedars
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Interim Minister
Mike Cox, Worship Associate

For centuries human being have associated ideas of “spirit” with the breath and breathing. Exhalation can be a sign of relief, or an expression of insight, or a sigh of sorrow. Exhaling is...Read More »

RE Summer Program

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to the many people who have responded to our request for volunteers to lead/assist in the RE Program through the summer. Here are the openings we still want to fill. Please sign up at the Sunday Worship Service, or by e-mail to the Cedars office, or in person at...Read More »

Minister's Column – June 2019

Here are the facts.  My last scheduled sermon for Cedars UU is June 30.  After that I will be cleaning out my office and preparing to move.  My last day as your minister is July 31.  

But it is not that simple because the human mind is as tricky as...Read More »

Work Published

Flavor Box, 7 Words Repurposed
by Amy K. Genova

It is my joy to announce that I have self-published a volume of poetry (although I will say a publisher did offer to pick it up). If any of you would like to sneak a peak at some of the poems online, you...Read More »

UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE)

Review: Cedars members and friends met in a lunch gathering with the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) speaking tour group at the Cedars Center.  The group included Aly Tharp; Levi Draheim; Leigh Ann Draheim; Leonard Higgins; Erika Shriner; Rev Deanna Vandiver and her husband, Phil; Mike CoxFran KortenMarsha Gladhart; and Herb Hethcote

Levi Draheim is a...Read More »

Job Postings-The Island School

At the Cedars Center, there are job postings for one full-time and one parttime position at The Island School. The positions start in August 2019. If you are interested in learning about these positions, check the Cedars Center bulletin board, or review The...Read More »

Breeze-y News

Reimbursement Form Now on Breeze!

If you have incurred expenses, approved by a Committee Chair, for money spent on behalf of Cedars, you now can submit the reimbursement form found on Breeze.

Once you log into Breeze, go to your Profile, and find the section for Cedars Documents and Forms. Click on the...Read More »

The Flame is Burning Brighter!

This year’s stewardship campaign is nearing its conclusion, as our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. If you haven’t yet made your pledge, there’s still time to do so! You should have received a brochure and a pledge form, either after church or in the mail.   

You may give your pledge...Read More »

Always the More Beautiful Question

Sunday, June 21
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Inspired by an e.e. cummings journal entry, Reverend Perchlik will respond to questions from the people of Cedars. He will not answer all questions, though he may answer most. The focus today is on the questions we share. Remember, “always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.”

...Read More »

A Significant Celebration

Happy Anniversary, Cedars!
June 9, 1959-June 9, 2019

Our Cedars congregation enjoyed celebrating a major anniversary last Sunday, exactly 60 years after its formal organization on June 9th, 1959. Copies of the local newspaper article that accidentally nudged us into being and the bylaws signed in response were posted for viewing and can...Read More »

Joining Our Cedars Community

Spring Ingathering
June 30

On June 30, during the Worship Service, we will be holding the last Ingathering Ceremony of Rev. Thomas’s tenure as our minister. This is a ceremony for new members to Cedars. If you have been thinking of changing from visitor or friend to be a member of Cedars UU, now is the time! A person...Read More »

Religious Education Program

A Fond Farewell
From Jennifer Conway

Dear Cedars Community, 

As we come to the end of this church year, I’ve been reflecting on my last five years as Director of Religious Education at Cedars and trying to discern the best path forward for myself, my own family, and for the community of families at Cedars....Read More »

Pride and Joy

Sunday, June 16
10:00 a.m.

The Island School

Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Interim Minister
Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate

Usually, a baby is a source of pride and joy for a family. The idea of LGBTQ Pride Day for UU’s is to assert that when we affirm the worth and dignity of any person, that person is...Read More »

Bainbridge PRIDE Event

Sunday, June 23
Noon-6:00 p.m.
Waterfront Park

Again this year, Cedars UU Church will sponsor a booth at the second annual Bainbridge PRIDE Event at Waterfront Park. 

We need volunteers to join us at the booth for 1 – 2 hour shifts. This event...Read More »

Religious Education News

Visit to Islamic Center of Kitsap County 

On June 2, Cedars RE class of 5-7th grades visited the Islamic Center of Kitsap County in Bremerton. This field trip coincided with the last segment of the Crossing Paths Curriculum, through which this class had been...Read More »

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