FAITH FORMATION DURING COVID

During this time, we are not registering children for Sunday morning religious education. However, we want to help parents learn more about spiritual and moral education for their children. The path of faith formation happens in the home, perhaps even more so than in church, but we believe that Cedars can provide resources and ideas to assist parents in that journey.

Every month, Cedars will send church members a packet of “spiritual suggestions” — meditations, activities, chalice lightings, and the like — that families can do together in their home. For October, the packet explores the first phrase of our mission statement: We worship with open hearts. If you would like to receive a copy of the packet, just let us know! Or if you want to talk to someone directly about ways to incorporate more robust spiritual practices in your family life, please contact Kathryn Jay, lead of Faith Formation at Cedars or Rev. Zackrie Vinzcen.

We believe that faith is a journey we take together.

Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation’s walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in faith.

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Thanksgiving Cheer November 20, 2020 by Admin - Would you like to spread a little cheer this holiday season? The Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center is partnering with Island Volunteer Caregiver volunteers to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Here's how you can help: provide a card or note of cheer… more
Introducing YUUP November 20, 2020 by Admin - Do you know any high school students who would like to explore Unitarian Universalism with other high schoolers? YUUP (the Young Unitarian Universalists Project) is launching a platform to connect high school youth from around the country. They are hosting… more
16th Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service November 20, 2020 by Admin - Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on November 24 for an uplifting evening celebrating our resilience with the theme Steadfast, Grateful. As with so many of our gatherings this year, we will be meeting over Zoom (link is below). The program… more
Reform Our Justice System: Targeting the Poor November 20, 2020 by Admin - 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.… more
Cedars Fundraiser November 20, 2020 by Admin - Please Help Us! Unfortunately, we can't gather that way this year, but you can relive some of that costumed fun to see your friends enjoying their time together. Returning to this year, with its pandemic challenge, your financial support is… more
A Request November 20, 2020 by Admin - Do you have an unused iPad or tablet gathering dust? Cedars is committed to providing virtual services during our pandemic isolation, but participation requires appropriate equipment. Some of our members or friends consequently don't have access and would appreciate your generosity… more
Employment Opportunity November 20, 2020 by Admin - Cedars is currently seeking applicants for part-time employment as Office Administrator. The position provides administrative support and assistance with communications and operational needs at our Cedars Center. Formal Cedars policy does not permit hiring members of the congregation, but members… more
A Special Note from Rev. Zackrie November 20, 2020 by Admin - The recent United States Supreme Court appointment is worrying to many folks and for many reasons.  If you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community and find yourself suddenly needing to get married for legal protections, contact me. I am willing… more
Join the Worship Tech Team November 20, 2020 by Admin - The Worship Tech Team is looking to add a few more members. Since September Rhonda Peacock and Tyler Weaver have been busy each week editing and broadcasting our virtual services. They’ve done an amazing job with this, but since we are likely to be… more

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