Highlight: September Events

First Saturday Coffee & Conversation: Saturday, September 2, 10:00 am
Join Board President Jack Slowriver and Rev. Elaine for First Saturday Coffee & Conversations in the air conditioned North Room. What’s on YOUR mind? What have YOU been hearing? Come share!

Healthy Basics Vegan Cooking Series: Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 26, October 3, 7:00 pm
Join Food for Life instructor Amanda Strombom in exploring how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes can improve blood glucose, promote weight loss, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of common chronic diseases. Learn the latest nutrition information. Enjoy cooking demonstrations. Taste healthy, delicious dishes and share your experiences in a supportive group setting. Food included!

Annual ESUC Salmon Bake: Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am
Mark Your Calendars! The Annual ESUC Salmon Bake will be Sunday, September 10. This is a potluck, so bring a side dish or dessert to serve 6-8 to share. We are asking you to bring a dish based on your last name (to help make sure we have a good spread!) A-F: Dessert; G-R: Salad; S-Z: Side Dish. Please note there will be vegan options as well as hotdogs for the kids!

Conversations About Race: Sunday, September 10, 8:30 am
We’re all at different places in our journey around race and racism. Where are you? What is your cutting edge – your primary challenge? Are you sorting out what race means for your life and for others’ lives? Are you struggling with guilt or anger? Are you confused about your role in racism and what to do about it? Join us to explore our personal challenges and where we want to go from here. It’s a new year and we’ll take a new look at this deep spiritual journey of love and liberation! We’ll bring breakfast!

Join the Choir! First Rehearsal: Thursday, September 14, 7:30 pm
The adult choir will be back in worship beginning Sunday, September 17. All those interested in joining the choir are encouraged to come to the first rehearsal on Thursday, September 14. This is a weekly commitment. All those interested in learning more are encouraged to reach out to Interim Director of Music, Eric Lane Barnes.

Love & Acceptance: Introduction to Eastern Spiritual Practices: Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Join us for a journey into life led by Matt Strombom. A combination of meditation, yoga, and philosophy to relax, renew, and reconsider our understanding of, well… everything! We will be moving, breathing, talking, singing, sharing, opening, releasing, and healing in a way that’s accessible to anyone. This absolutely changed my life and I can’t wait to share it together. For your first time join us for a Saturday morning workshop, and then we’ll build momentum Tuesday evenings with our weekly gathering.

Community Fair: Sunday, September 17, 11:00 am
The Community Fair will be held on September 17. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the activities East Shore members are involved in and to volunteer. Come learn more about how to get involved!

Women’s Perspective Potluck: Sunday, September 17
Join us for the Annual Ingathering Potluck. Talk with women from the ESUC Board, Ryam Hill, Lee Dorigan, and Uzma Butte on Sunday, September 17 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the North Room. Main dish provided! Bring a side or dessert. Come, reconnect, share concerns, and make new connections!

Meaningful Movies: Alive Inside: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm
A joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity – even for those affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. With experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin. This is part of the Eastside Meaningful Movies series co-sponsored by East Shore with two other local congregations. Tuesday evening, September 19, 2017, at 6:30 pm, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church across Factoria Blvd. from Newport High School. Discussion will follow. Suggested donation is $5 per person, but no one will be turned away. Free refreshments!

Earth & Social Justice Fair:Sunday, September 24, 11:00 am
The Earth and Social Justice Fair will be held on September 24, and gives you the opportunity to learn about all we do with Social Justice. Come learn more about how to get involved!

Fourth Wednesday Book Club: Wednesday, September 27, 7:30-9:00 pm
Please join us to discuss The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan. A spiraling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. C. E. Morgan, who received a 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction, has given life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself – a moral epic for our time. C. E. Morgan lives with her husband, Will Guild, in Berea, Kentucky. She is also the author of All the Living.