Board Buzz: Finance Update

by Ryam Hill, Treasurer Looking back since my last update in the Beacon a year ago, so much has happened. The major work has been on updating our accounting system and bringing our financial processes into best practices. This impacted us from top to bottom and wasn’t a simple transition for staff and many groups. … Continued

Right Relations Launched – And the Road Ahead

by Louise Wilkinson, Lee Dorigan, Mary Anderson, & Aisha Hauser East Shore’s Right Relations Initiative was launched on October 14 with an all-day workshop. We were inspired and given tools to develop the curiosity, respect, and skills to bridge barriers of difference and discover each other — and ourselves — in deep conversation. One participant … Continued

Is There Racism at East Shore?

Jason Puracal, Director of Finance & Operations For those who do not know me, I am of Indian ethnicity (brown skinned). Over the past several months, several congregants have asked me if I have experienced racism at East Shore. I answered, “Yes.” I have also heard some congregants say that they do not believe that … Continued

East Shore Gallery: Looking Ahead

Some new changes are coming to the East Shore Gallery! Recently, the leadership of the Gallery decided to dis-ban due to lack of interest and frustration with the tax laws East Shore is required to follow. Significant property tax liability makes the way the Gallery operated for 50 years no longer an option. Any questions … Continued

RE Staff Updates

by Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning Youth Programs Coordinator Amanda Alice will have been with us one year in November. Amanda has brought enthusiasm and a love of our UU faith to her role. As a result of a request I made, the Board approved a change to make it possible to increase Amanda’s … Continued