Author: Kathleen Stearns

Update from Fundraising Committee

Despite the pandemic and cancellation of the Event Sales events, contributions from Members and Friends made for a successful fundraiser. The Cedars Fundraising Committee wishes to thank all contributors who purchased seats for over 40 donated events and activities. Cedars Events always have been popular, … read more.

Super Suppers

Starting this month, the BARN will be providing meals every Friday of each month, so Super Suppers is suspended for now. Seniors who need more support with food can sign up at the Senior Center for food deliveries through Meals on Wheels.

Correction: Last week’s posting … read more.

Thank You, Cedars!

A big Thank You! to our congregation, who once again helped many in need this month. We completed packing 54 dinners and sending them to the Senior Center for distribution to individuals and families.

Helen Nissani, Cedars Board Member, organized teams and created protocols that can … read more.

In Memoriam

Anne Petersen Tilly passed away last week at the remarkable age of 104 3/4. She was frequently present and smiling at Cedars’ Sunday Services with her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Steve Johnson. She is fondly remembered by Vicki as a joyful, kind, funny, and … read more.

Leadership Learning Opportunity

Serving in leadership roles within a congregational setting can be a deeply spiritual and rewarding experience. These roles also can require skills and perspectives that differ from other organizational leadership structures.

Rev. Zackrie invites current, past, and future leaders to join him in an exploration of … read more.

Faith Formation Lead Joins Cedars Staff

Rev. Zackrie Vinczen is pleased to announce that Kathryn Jay will join Cedars as the new Faith Formation Lead (formerly Director of Religious Education). In this role, Kathryn will partner with us to look at new possibilities for programming that engage our congregation in an … read more.

Share the Plate-August

In the month of August, our donations will be shared with the UU the Vote partner Center for Common Dreams and their Reclaim Our Vote initiative.

UU the Vote ( is a national campaign working with the non-profit Center for Common Dreams. The Reclaim Our Votes … read more.

Cedars Fundraising Events Cancelled

Based on the recommendation of the Fundraising Committee, the Cedars Board has cancelled the Fundraising Events that were scheduled for this year.

If you have purchased tickets, you will be contacted by the Fundraising Committee and offered options: (1) Donate the value of your tickets … read more.

Cedars Board Begins New Church Year

The 2020-2021 Board of Trustees met last week to begin the new church year. They elected officers, appointed a replacement for a vacant Trustee position, and set dates for monthly Board meetings and biannual Congregational Business Meetings.

Returning Board officers are Heidi Parkington-Thal, President; Helen Nissani, … read more.

Join the Worship Team

Would you like to participate in the design and development of the virtual worship services? The Worship Team would like to expand its membership by adding a few new Worship Associates and some people who can help with virtual worship Tech Support and Video Editing. … read more.