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:


October Special Collection

Sunday, October 27

Seattle’s Lambert House will be the recipient of our October Special Collection.

Until I found Lambert House, I felt completely alone…There was never a community for me at home or at school. Lambert House changed that. There I have friends and support and a community that doesn’t exist anywhere else. (Kyle, age...Read More »

October Craft Day

Craft and Brunch Saturday Series
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars now…and join us for our next Craft Day and Brunch series at the Cedars Center on Saturday, October 19. We plan to continue meeting monthly for relaxing conversation and fun. Our flexible group has ranged from...Read More »

Movies That Matters

Artifishal: The Fight to Save Wild Salmon
Thursday, November 7th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lynwood Movie Theater

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and...Read More »

Climate and Energy Forum

Carbon Offsets: Good, Bad, Maybe?
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
105 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island

Come learn about the pros and cons of using carbon offsets and other programs to “offset” your carbon emissions.

There will be speakers, followed by community discussion:
Derik Broekhoff, Stockholm Environment InstituteMichael Gillenwater, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

Free admission.

Next...Read More »

Existentialism: Radical Freedom

Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Gregory Cook, Guest Speaker
Mike Cox, Worship Associate

As each of us has a life before knowing what to do with it, it is worth considering a philosophy which assumes exactly that.

...Read More »

Cedars Contra Dance FUNdraiser

Saturday, November 2, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Whale Ballroom
Clearwater Casino in Suquamish

BBQ buffet dinner and 2 hours of Contra Dancing! Our annual fall FUNdraiser is a social highlight of our church year and is a shared effort to raise additional funds for Cedars.

Professional contra dance callerAmy Carroll (, and her 3-piece...Read More »

2019 JUUstice Summit: Navigating Intersectionality

Saturday, October 12, 7:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Olympia UU Congregation 
2315 Division St, Olympia WA 98502

The JUUstice Summit is a vital tradition for NW Unitarian Universalists and their justice allies. At each year’s summit, activists come together to consider how best to...Read More »

RE News

RE Classes
Sunday, October 13 

October Religious Education classes are reviewing the UU 7 Principles before moving on to studies of Buddhism and Hinduism. 

This Sunday, the Grades 5-8 class and the Youth Class will take their first field trip to visit Kitsap UU Fellowship in Bremerton. If you are interested in participating in the field trip, please...Read More »

Inclined Toward Difference

Sunday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Zackrie Vinczen, Minister 
Jenny Weaver, Worship Associate

As Unitarian Universalists, we strive to grow communities rich in diversity. However, despite this striving, we often fall short of being inclusive. What happens when someone within our communities feels inclined toward difference? Join us as we explore the...Read More »


Bainbridge Island History Tour
Saturday, October 12
Pickup at 9:00 a.m.

Gina Corpuz, the guest speaker at our September 22 Sunday Worship Service, also was the CCBG guest when the group read Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The book tells the story of a Filipino immigrant. You have a chance to learn...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey

Potluck Dinner
Friday, October 11, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cedars Center

On most 2nd Friday evenings we are invited to gather for a potluck supper and discussion with friends or members of Cedars who have agreed to share stories of their personal spiritual journeys. The presentations are informal, and can lead to deeper understandings of each...Read More »

RE News

RE Classes
Sunday, October 6 

Religious Education classes are in full swing, reviewing UU principles before launching into explorations of other religions. It never is too late to join one of the classes. Come be a part of the learning and the fun!

In October, classes will be learning about other religions. Early...Read More »

Cedars Annual FUNdraiser


Buy tickets today to the November 2nd Contra Dance/Dinner FUNdraiser. Tickets are available after church services and on Breeze.

Tickets must be purchased by October 22.

...Read More »

Community Office Hours

Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Starbucks in Kingston WA

Zackrie will be holding community office hours in Kingston on Saturday, October 12th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at theStarbucks near Albertsons. (8215 NE State Hwy 104, #101, Kingston WA 98346)

Please feel free to join Zackrie for casual conversation with other Cedars...Read More »

Family Hike and S'Mores!

Save the Date:
Sunday, November 10, 12:30 p.m.

Save the date for a family fun event on November 10, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Reverend Zackrie will lead a lesson on the spiritual practice of presence and meditative walking while we walk through the Grand Forest. We will meet at the Miller Road Grand Forest...Read More »

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