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:



Candidate Week April 28-May 5

Meet the Ministerial Candidate

These planned events are open to the entire congregation. Please make plans to meet our ministerial candidate. You may RSVP for events through Breeze or the Cedars Center office.

Major events for the whole congregation:

Sunday, April 28
10:00 a.m. Worship Service and first sermon by Zackrie Vinczen
11:15 a.m. Q...Read More »

Special Collection-Our Children's Trust

This month’s Special Collection will take place on Sunday, April 28th, and will go to Our Children’s Trust. This organization supports youth in their efforts to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthful atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations.

Through...Read More »

Get Acquainted

Meet the Candidate/Talent Show and Potluck Sunday, April 28

Immediately following the service on Sunday, April 28, both the congregation and Zackrie Vinczen, the ministerial candidate, will have the opportunity to get acquainted with each other. In several short presentations,...Read More »

When She Laughs, Butterflies

April 21
Easter Sunday/Earth Day
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

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

Some days the earth can seem angry. Fire sweeps green forests, lightning splinters trees, fields and towns can be swept away by torrid rivers. Sometimes, our poisons come back with a vengeance and whole species...Read More »

The Flame is Burning Brighter!

In 1959, a small group of intrepid souls banded together to form what 60 years later has become known as Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church. As this year’s stewardship campaign is nearing its conclusion, we look forward to a year of change and growth for Cedars. Last Sunday...Read More »

Breezy News

Reimbursement Form now available 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....Read More »

Social Action News

On Tuesday, March 26th, the Social Action Committee provided the main course for super suppers, and Congregation Kol Shalom provided all side dishes. Forty-five guests were served, and they enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner. This is a wonderful opportunity for Cedars to help meet the needs of our greater community...Read More »

What Ships Are For

April 14
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Interim Minister,
Emily Mockett, Worship Associate

Presbyterian John Augustus Shedd once said, “A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are for.” It is said that when Buddha was attacked by the demon Mara he remained serene. Today, war, poverty,...Read More »

The Power of We: June 19-23, 2019

In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith demand from us? Our 2019 Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. Please join us as we work for...Read More »

A Threat too Big to Talk About

April 7
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

With Fran Korten, Guest Speaker and Gregory Cook, Worship Associate

Climate change threatens the very existence of humanity and much of life on Earth. All other problems shrink in comparison. Yet do we talk about it? At work? With friends? Family? Children? Do we feel paralyzed? Hopeless? Join...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck

Friday, April 12

Cedars Center 6:00 p.m.

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...Read More »

Prepared Cedars

The Prepared Cedars Taskforce is working in various ways to create safe spaces for congregants during our events at The Island School and Cedars Center. We are recruiting for additional safety leaders. If interested and/or for more information, please contact Mike Cox.

Emergency Contact Info: There are three ways that you...Read More »

Cross Cultural Book Group News

May 3, 2019
(a changed date because of Passover)

1:00-3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Guest speaker, Gina Corpuz Cedars Center

We are a reading/discussion group that tries to further understanding, awareness and knowledge of the “new American mainstream” through literature and other ways. We seek to understand the paths by which diverse groups have become...Read More »

Climate and Energy Forum

100% Clean Energy for BI by 2040 Saturday, April 20th
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Be part of a conversation to determine how we can achieve 100% clean energy on Bainbridge Island by 2040.

Featured speakers to be followed by community discussion: Randal Samstag – Energy Sources (Consulting Engineer)...Read More »

John Munson Memorial

Celebration of Life  for John Munson 
Sunday, April 14, 5:00 p.m.
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Bainbridge Island

Please join us to celebrate and memorialize our...Read More »

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