Category: Cedars Social Action

News about or from the Cedars Social Action Committee

Social Action Highlights of 2022

The committee merged the Social Justice Network and Social Action Committees into one Committee. The focus for the Committee for 2022 was to restructure the committee, reinstitute monthly Special Collections, and offer monthly opportunities for the congregation to gather around social justice causes.

Members of Social … read more.

Super Supper Help Needed

Our Social Action efforts are resuming and we need your help!

Super suppers, a free meal for those in need provided by members of the Interfaith Council, resumed this July. Cedars in partnership with Kol Shalom offers dinners on the last Tuesday of each month. Because … read more.

Special Collection for The West Sound Wildlife Shelter

This month our Cedars congregation will participate in a special service project at the Center. In addition, recognizing further environmental justice opportunities in this effort, we are asking all members to consider making a special donation to this wonderful facility and program. As with other … read more.

Reform Our Justice System: Targeting the Poor

Banning debt-based drivers license suspensions is a goal of the Kitsap Equity, Race, And Community Engagement Coalition, Kitsap ERACE. The organization’s criminal justice team added the objective to its list of collective actions after conferring with those working with impacted people.

Your license can be suspended if … read more.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Special Collection, June 14

Tradition continues…no matter how weird this time may be!

For the past several years, Cedars has held a June Food Drive to help Fishline and Helpline House fill their shelves with kid-focused food for the summer. More children than ever before rely on free or reduced-price school lunches, and … read more.

Meals for Anyone Who Needs Them

At this time of physical distancing, the Bainbridge Super Suppers have been suspended. But, thankfully, there are creative local efforts that have assured that those who need meals can get them. The Social Action Committee would like to highlight and applaud these programs. If you know anyone … read more.

Thank You, Cedars!

February Special Collection

YWCA Alive Shelter
You showed your love, and the YWCA Alive Shelter in Bremerton will benefit from it. For our February Special Collection on February 23, the table was loaded with much needed items from the shelter’s wish list: towels, blankets, paper goods, shoes, slippers, socks, jackets, shower caddies, and … read more.

February Special Collection

Sunday, February 23
Worship Service

Give a Valentine’s Gift to YWCA Alive Shelter! February’s Special Collection, on Sunday, February 23, will go to The Alive Shelterlocated in Bremerton. The Shelter offers refuge to women and children dealing with domestic abuse.

It’s never too late to send a Valentine to show you care. … read more.

Cedars Social Justice

Volunteer Opportunity

Recently, Penny Brewer visited the Tacoma Detention Center, where AIDNW volunteers work with detainees. AIDNW was the recipient of the Cedars December 2020 Special Collection Funds.

Penny had the opportunity to meet and speak with some of the detainees, and she was deeply affected by … read more.

Special Collection: Helpline and Fishline

Thanks to your generous donations on January 26, $630 was collected and will be divided between Fishline and Helpline. They will use the funds to make fresh produce available to those in need.