Social Action Highlights of 2022 January 18, 2023 by Admin - 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… more
Cedars Booth at Pride July 5, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - On July 17th, Bainbridge Island is holding a pride celebration at Waterfront Park and Cedars will be there hosting a reading booth!  Come see us at the festivities to grab a refreshment and relax in our comfy reading tent. We… more
Join the Bainbridge Island Climate Smart Challenge! May 2, 2022 by Admin - Bainbridge Island is working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025, and you can help! The new Climate Smart Challenge will be a fun way to identify key actions you and your family can take to help implement our Climate Action… more
You can be a Climate Changemaker! May 2, 2022 by Admin - Changemakers are energetic, ardent advocates for environmental values making a world-changing difference, especially addressing the challenges of climate change. Join them in taking an hour per week to call or write friends, utilities, newspapers, and representatives with a bunch of… more
Safe Gathering at Cedars March 15, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Now, and going forward, Cedars will begin following the guidelines for Houses of Worship as a result of our Governor’s actions and an Island School Task Force review. What does this mean?   Masks are optional, but we will still welcome… more
Volunteer Work Day at the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial March 3, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Cedars members and friends were there, joining with more than 120 others for the volunteer workday on February 19th. Bainbridge Island's Japanese American Exclusion Memorial was beautified for the upcoming Day of Remembrance that will mark the 80th anniversary of… more
Disposable Mask Recycling February 25, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - The Green Sanctuary Committee and the Social Justice Committee have teamed up to offer disposable mask recycling. Cedars has purchased a box through the Terracycle program in which we will collect disposable masks which will be sent to Terracycle where… more
Parent Chalice Circle Forming February 4, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Would you like to meet regularly with other Cedars parents? Our Parent Chalice Circle is a new venture of the Cedars Faith Formation Committee. The idea is to create a space where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can meet to share… more
Social Justice Committee News February 4, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Greetings! My name is Carol Ann Davidson and I am the Board liaison to a new unified Social Justice Committee. The past two years have been hard for many. It is easy to feel helpless given some of the challenges we… more
The Belonging Initiative February 4, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Our Year-long Exploration of Promise and Possibilities At the congregational meeting last Sunday, the Cedars Board of Trustees presented the findings and recommendations of its year-long Belonging Initiative. The Initiative was started in January of 2021 with the significant objective of… more
Omicron Variant: Path Forward for Next Several Weeks January 6, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - The year is ending as it started — with a dangerous virus spiking in our area. This time it’s Omicron and it’s on fire around the country. After consultation with medical experts; evaluating the rates of infection and positivity in… more
Parent Chalice Circle November 5, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Parent Chalice Circle - November 14th - 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom The Parent Chalice Circle is a new Cedars venture of the Faith Formation Committee.  The idea is to create a space where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can meet regularly… more
Pumpkin Decorating with KUUF  October 21, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Pumpkin Decorating with KUUF    October 24 1-3 p.m.Nelson Park Picnic Shelter, Poulsbo Fall is here, which means pumpkins! Join this All-Ages event as we gather together with Kitsap UU Fellowship at the Nelson Park Picnic Shelter to decorate some pumpkins. All you… more
Meaningful Movies October 8, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Join Meaningful Movies on Monday, October 18 at 6:30 PM for an online screening of Community First, A Home for the Homeless, a documentary about a unique residential development that is transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. … more
Update on In-Person Services October 8, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Starting on October 24th, Cedars will begin holding in-person services at the Island School. These services will take place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month with virtual services continuing to take place on the 2nd and 4th… more
Super Supper Help Needed October 1, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - 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… more
An Invitation from the Board October 1, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Dear Friends,The Cedars Board Members and Reverend Zackrie would like to connect with folks in the Cedars Community. Come join us for some light snacks with your favorite hot or cold beverage. There is no particular agenda other than being… more
A Special Opportunity September 17, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - The Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap County, and the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County are collaborating on a series of online dialogues on the Suquamish Tribe’s history, current issues, and the sometimes difficult relationship between Tribal and Non-Tribal communities. The series… more
Board Leadership News September 17, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - The Cedars Board held a retreat on Sunday September 12th. More details will be shared soon, but we want to provide you with a few highlights:  We welcomed Susan Shaffer to the Board. Susan will serve on the Board until June 2022. Thank… more
Sunday’s Guest Speaker September 17, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Rev. Amanda Aikman The Rev. Amanda Aikman lives in Everett. She retired in 2016 after 25 years as a parish minister, mainly in the Pacific Northwest. She also did consulting work with Cedars in 2017 and enjoyed her time with us… more