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:


Heartfelt Thanks

A Message from Rev. Thomas and Amy

Dear Cedars Congregation, 

We wanted to express our gratitude for the generous gift of travel you afforded the two of us; it will ease our year apart. We also want to thank you for the beautiful life we shared with you in Poulsbo and Bainbridge...Read More »

Minister's Office Hours

Summer Office Hours

During this summer transition time, Zackrie Vinczen will be in his office at 284 Madrona Way NE, #128, Bainbridge Island WA 98110 mostly for scheduled meetings. However, he is very happy to meet with individuals and groups on an appointment basis.

Please send your e-mail messages and appointment requests to...Read More »

An Invitation

Contribute to The Beacon

The weekly Beacon is an important resource containing timely information about programs and activities that give life to the Cedars spiritual community. It also is a reminder of the significant role that this chosen community plays in our individual lives. Your contribution Read More »

The Beautiful and the Ugly

Relationship Between Native and non-Native Peoples
Sunday, August 25
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4418 Perry Ave NE, Bremerton

The recent shooting death of Stonechild Chiefstick has brought to the surface some of the difficult issues that have been part of the Native/non-Native relationship since settlement began.

Being Green at Church

Being green isn’t always easy, but it’s part of our Cedars commitment to protecting the environment. Jane Martin spent the last several months working with Setup Teams on Sunday mornings to help contribute to this effort, and now is passing her guidance on to the rest of...Read More »

Religious Education News

Hello, RE Participants!

Stefani (Scotty) Scott will be leading Sunday RE classes on August 11 in Part 2 of the activity to celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Peoples (August 9). Scotty is happy to have you participate, even if you missed Part 1!

She will be reading How Kuwai Came to Make the Guahibo, a...Read More »

Cedars Green Sanctuary

Kitsap Harvest Seeks Volunteers

In keeping with our commitment to “take good care of the Earth,” Cedars Green Sanctuary highlights this announcement from Kitsap Harvest, a county-wide program focused on gleaning and other ways to reduce food waste in our community.

Kitsap Harvest is a program that organizes volunteers to pick surplus fruits...Read More »

Cross-Cultural Book Group

August 23
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Cedars Center 

 Join us for Part 2 of our discussion. We are reading There There by Tommy Orange. Our June meeting dealt with the 13 characters and what bound them together. 

This month we will discuss the literary aspects of the book, the plot,...Read More »

Love the Hell Out of This World

Worship Service
Sunday, August 11, 10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Matt Meyer
, Guest Speaker
Penny Brewer
, Worship Associate

When the culture around us does not encourage us to be our best selves, how do we model the kind of world in which we want to live?

Matt will reflect on the good and bad of middle school,...Read More »

Welcome, Zackrie

Add Your Greeting

The Art Committee is putting together a book of greetings for Zackrie Vinczen, and we would like your greeting and/or artwork to be included. We invite you to add your special greeting to the many we already have. Time is short, so here is what we would like...Read More »

Religious Education News

RE Summer Fun and Learning!

Stefani (Scotty) Scott will be leading Sunday RE classes on August 4 and August 11 in an activity to celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Peoples (August 9). She will be reading How Kuwai Came to Make the Guahibo, a short story she wrote about the Guahibo people of Colombia,...Read More »

What Do I Do with It?

Recycling, Garbage, Compost, Hazardous Waste, Waste Reduction

Did you know that when you recycle beverage cans, you should not crush the cans? Learn helpful information about recycling and/or disposing of your household items from the Kitsap Recycling and Disposal Guide. Find more information by going to

...Read More »

Back to School Times

Please Help with School Backpacks

Families are beginning to gather up school supplies to put into their children’s backpacks.  The School Supplies Program at Fishline in North Kitsap and Project Backpack at Helpline House on Bainbridge Island are accepting donations to help those in need prepare for a successful school year. Send checks or drop them off at either location

All...Read More »

Cedars Board of Trustees

Trustees and Their Roles

At their last meeting, the Board of Trustees determined roles of the Trustees for 2019-2020. They are as follows:

Heidi Parkington-Thal, President
Helen Nissani, Vice-President
Tyler Weaver, Secretary
John Peck
, Treasurer At-Large

Marsha Gladhart
Phil Hutcherson
Kassia Sing

Ex-Officio Member
Zackrie Vinczen

...Read More »

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