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:

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Cedars Member Receives Award

What Humanism Means Today

Rev. Barry Andrews delivered his sermon,What Humanism Means Today, at Cedars in December. Subsequently, the sermon was selected for the Rev. Dale Arnik Humanist Sermon of the Year Award for 2019. Rev. Andrews will receive the award in a special ceremony at the UUA General Assembly in Spokane...Read More »


Spiritual Odyssey

Potluck Dinner May 10, 6:00 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...Read More »


Candidate Week Finale

Learn More About Our Ministerial Candidate

This has been a very significant and active week at Cedars, with many opportunities to meet and talk with ministerial candidate, Zackrie Vinczen. The concluding days provide additional opportunities and a second...Read More »


Religious Education News

Mystery Pals

The Mystery Pals program is full! All partnered pairs are exchanging notes with their pals and getting to know each other. Thank you to everyone for the great response!

NEW: Youth Vote for Summer Program

For the first time at Cedars, children and youth will come together for their own meeting...Read More »


Cedars Justice Network

All Ages Movie Night Friday, May 17
6:00 p.m.
Cedars Center

Cedars Justice Network is sponsoring a movie night for all ages. Pizza, drinks, and popcorn will be part of the evening, as we watch Happening: A Clean Energy Revolutionand learn about the clean energy revolution happening for our planet.

Our facilitator is Steve Johnson, a...Read More »


Breeze-y News

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You Can Text from Breeze!

Log into your Breeze account. Search People for the congregation member you want to text. In that person’s profile, look for a phone number with a tiny cell phone icon. If one is listed, select Text from the options in the right-hand column, and text a...Read More »


Calling our Ministerial Candidate

This is a very exciting time for our Congregation, and we need your participation and support to call our new Minister Candidate, Zackrie Vinczen.

On Sunday, May 5, there will be an important meeting and vote, immediately after the worship service. It is crucial that you attend the meeting in person...Read More »


Social Action Committee News

Let’s Help Fishline Together!
Social Action Service Day at Fishline Saturday, May 11 at noon

Fishline’s services are available for North Kitsap residents needing food or emergency services, including help with housing, utilities, and other basic needs. Their goal is first to ensure stability, then to offer the help needed for long-lasting...Read More »


Prepared Cedars Taskforce News

CERT Training

The Bainbridge Island Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. A partnership between Bainbridge Prepares, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, and the City of Bainbridge...Read More »


As the World Turns

May 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Zackrie Vinczen Ministerial Candidate
Penny Brewer, Worship Associate

Like it or not, the world stops for no one. It’s constantly turning and moving us in new directions. The ability to respond to these changing circumstances is sometimes referred to as resilience, but to me resilience always has had...Read More »


Breeze-y News

There’s an App for That!

The new Breeze Membership Directory is online for your convenience. Check out the Cedars website for more information. On the run? Need a phone number or address while you are out and about? Need to e-mail or text a Cedars member? There’s an app for your...Read More »


Mystery Pals

Several weeks ago, RE Director, Jennifer Conway, announced a cross-generation activity called Mystery Pals. The idea is that children and youth are paired with adults, and the pairs get to know each other solely by exchanging messages while keeping their identities TOP SECRET!

Mystery Pals will exchange letters, drawings, jokes, puzzles,...Read More »


Calling our Ministerial Candidate

This is a very exciting time for our Congregation, and we need your participation and support to call our new Minister Candidate, Zackrie Vinczen.

On Sunday, May 5, there will be an important meeting and vote, immediately after the worship service. It is crucial that you attend the meeting in person to...Read More »


Every Day Journey

April 28, 2019
10:00 a.m.
The Island School

Zackrie Vinczen Ministerial Candidate Mike Cox, Worship Associate

Not all choices life presents us with lead us down a path of excitement, but the decisions we make do speak to the things we value. In this sermon, we will explore the power of decision-making in our...Read More »


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 and A...Read More »


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