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:



Risking Transformation

February 24          

10:00 a.m.

The Island School

With April Frazier, Guest Speaker and Penny Brewer, Worship Associate  

There is a loneliness that comes from hiding our true selves and keeping silent about what we need. By risking speaking our truth with persons we can trust, there is the possibility of connection,...Read More »

2019 Sisters Retreat

Registration ends Sunday, February 22.  
Register by online registration using this form.  

March 22 and March 23  

Save the dates now!

This year’s Cedars Sisters Retreat is scheduled for Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23rd. Linda Andrews, Penny Brewer, Christina Doherty, Jan Forrest, Barbara Golden, Dawn Kramer, Betsy Minkoff, Emily...Read More »

Breeze-y News: What's Going On?

The Cedars calendar is now current and viewable in Breeze!  Look for the Events icon and choose “Main”. You can change your view from list, month, week or day. The calendar is also viewable on our Cedars website. 

All additions or edits to the calendar should be emailed to: Read More »

Women's Covenant Group

New members are welcome, and we welcome all those who identify as women at Cedars to consider joining one of our Women’s Covenant Groups in 2019.

Each year around February, we begin a conversation about making intentional decisions. 

– Would you like to join a Women’s Covenant Group?

– Do you wish to continue with your...Read More »

Special Offering Sunday, February 17

Share Some Valentine’s Day Love

ALIVE Shelter supply collection

Sunday, February 17

This Sunday is your chance to share some love with women and children in need.  Cedars is collecting supplies needed at YWCA’s ALIVE shelter for women and children dealing with abuse.  Think of this as a big hearted Valentine for these women and children...Read More »

Sad News

Long-time Cedars member John Munson passed away in Winslow last week. John was predeceased by his wife Faith in 2007, and they joined Cedars together in 1998. Their daughters Johanna and Cory remain active in the congregation and will now miss them both. An early spring memorial service is being planned. 

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Waffles for Youth: A fundraiser with delicious toppings

Sunday, February 17, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

The Island School

Enjoy scrumptious waffles with your Cedars friends after the Worship Service and during the event sale.  You will also be supporting some of the great efforts by the Cedars UU Church Youth group. The youth group will use...Read More »

Evolution of Love

February 17       

10:00 a.m.   

The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Interim Minister and Gregory Cook,  Worship Associate  

Evolution Sunday. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on February 12, 1809, and both were connected to Unitarian congregations. A hundred and ten years later we still struggle with the role of evolution in human...Read More »

Love Sunday: Does Love Move the Stars

February 10        

10:00 a.m.

The Island School

With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Interim Minister and Mike Cox, Worship Associate   Today, like last year, we will celebrate the love we are given and the love we give by sharing chocolate together in worship. Despite hatred, fear and indifference in the human spirit, love binds one to another and...Read More »

Minister's Column

February is a month to embody love. We need love to get us through the cold gray days. Love is like the sun-filled hours and days that break stretches of cold and damp. February is a month to recall the limits we have placed on love and inclusion as a nation. It is...Read More »

Spiritual Odyssey Potluck

Friday, February 8
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 personal spiritual journeys.

The presentations are informal, and can lead to deeper understandings of each other as we discuss where...Read More »

Special Offering

Valentine’s Day Opportunity To Share Some Love

Sunday, February 10, Sunday, February 17

The Social Action Committee will be collecting needed items for the YWCA’s ALIVE women and children’s shelter as our Valentine’s Day service project.  The ALIVE shelter is a safe haven for women and children fleeing abuse. The shelter relies on donations from...Read More »

2019 Cedars Sisters Retreat

Registration starts Sunday, February  

March 22 and March 23  

Save the dates now!

This year’s Cedars Sisters Retreat is scheduled for Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23rd. Linda Andrews, Penny Brewer, Christina Doherty, Jan Forrest, Barbara Golden, Dawn Kramer, Betsy Minkoff, Emily Mockett, and Keri Schmit will lead us in reflection, movement, creativity, and song.

We will meet again along the beautiful...Read More »

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is 'Fighting Shirley Chisholm' Coming Through

February 3   
10:00 a.m.
The Island School    

With Zelda Foxall, Guest Speaker and Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate  Zelda Foxall will take the stage as Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and share a story that illustrates how important it is that we, as constituents, stay informed on the issues and write and/or meet with our members of congress...Read More »

Special Collection

Sunday January 27

University Beyond Bars

The recipient of the January 27th Special Collection is University Beyond Bars (UBB), founded in 2005 as the first program to offer college instruction at Washington State Reformatory after the legislature prohibited public funding of prison college programs. The first Associate Degree was awarded in 2006. Today UBB offers higher...Read More »

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