Ho! Ho! Oh No! Did the Grinch Steal Our Holiday Cheer?

November 25 10:00 a.m. The Island School With Jan Forrest, Guest Speaker and Marsha Gladhart, Worship Associate For some of us, the November-December holidays are a naturally cheerful time of year. But for many of us, the “grinches” in our collective lives make cheerfulness impossible. Come share your grinchy (or not so grinchy) thoughts with

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Elder’s Holiday Tea

Wednesday, December 5 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cedars Center Large Conference Room   It is important for us in Cedars to respect our Elders.  Who is an Elder?  We use the word more in the tribal sense than the way it is often used in Christian ecclesiology.  An Elder is someone who represents the history

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The FareStart Adventure

Cedars women and their friends shared lunch together last week in a Seattle restaurant that focuses on poverty and training initiatives. The visit was organized as a fundraiser for Cedars, but was also an opportunity to learn about the FareStart restaurant program as well as the Solid Ground and Real Change initiatives that focus on poverty

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What Is White Fragility?

December 7 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cedars Center Large Conference Room We will also be having a second discussion in The Island School library following after the service on December 9. “In this groundbreaking and timely book,  antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people

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Moving Into the Sun

Due to a generous donation, Cedars will now be included in the Kitsap Sun’s religious advertising page through the year.  Also, we will run a 1/12 page ad in their paper and online editions on November 22, 23, and 24. Special thanks go to Rick Blythe, Carolyn Kempkes, Bonnie Yokus and Patsy Campbell for their help in making

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