Lifelong Learning at East Shore

We have a wealth of great events and learning opportunities at East Shore.

Here’s how to register!

Go to East Shore’s website and find the class on the calendar, click “More information” then “Register Now”
Questions: Contact Dianne Upton, Facilities Manager if you need help or have questions

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Series & Classes

Cosmology: The History and Nature of the Universe: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm starting January 9
We live in “the Golden Age of Cosmology.” Theories developed over the last 25 years give us a much deeper understanding of the universe than ever before. Join us to watch and discuss this lecture series which presents the new theories on the origin, development, and future of the Universe. Major unanswered questions are also covered such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Discussions will be facilitated by Alan Carter

Exploring the Historical Jesus: Thursdays, January 11-March 29, 10:00 am
How did a Jewish preacher come to be viewed as the Son of God decades after his death? We will explore this question while watching 24 half-hour lectures (two lectures per meeting) given by a very popular New Testament scholar, Prof. Bart Ehrman. During our discussions, we will review all that we’ve learned during the meetings of the Historical Jesus Book Group a few years ago. But there is no book to read for this class – just come and enjoy the lectures and discussions. Led by John Thompson, previously the leader of the Historical Jesus Book Group. Register here. Suggested donation of $25 for all 12 meetings.

UU History Class: Sunday, March 11, 11:30 am
Have discussion questions on the sermon about UU History? Do you want to know more about the history of Unitarian Universalism? Join Rev. Elaine Peresluha for a lively discussion.


Ongoing Series

Fourth Wednesday Book Club
Please join us in the ESUC Library to discuss our book of the month on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
Facilitated by: Zee Straight-Weiss
Dates: Fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fee: None

Heretics’ Haven: An AA meeting for Heretics
A heretic is defined as, “One who may choose, and who holds opinions contrary to what is generally accepted doctrine.” Accordingly, in this meeting people with spiritual or religious uncertainty, people of any belief or  no belief, may come to seek the healing and support offered by AA’s 12 step recovery program without feeling pressure to conform to others beliefs.
Facilitated by: John Fahey
Dates: Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
Fee: None

Parents of Teens Group
We are a support group for parents with teens that are extra challenging to raise. We talk about what is hard for each of us to cope with. The time together is about us as parents. It’s not therapy or parent education. It’s a place to say those things that might shock/surprise others because they don’t experience it. We listen to each other with a sympathetic ear, commiserate, joke, and encourage.
Dates: 4th Sundays, 11:30 a.m.
Fee: None

Changes Circle
Changes continue to define the atmosphere at ES, and in all of our lives as well. This circle offers congregants a safe and respectful place to share feelings about changes at ES, as well as the changes each individual is experiencing in his/her own life. East Shore members and friends are welcome.
Dates: 3rd Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Fee: None

Morning Hatha Yoga
Learn how to have peace within your body. This low-key yoga class is for all age groups and all skill levels. This is the original yoga, with a touch of everything in a meditative setting. This class has been a tradition at East Shore for more than 25 years!
Facilitated by: Joyce Turner
Dates: Mondays and Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Voluntary Fee: $5 each class

Guitar Jam
Do you enjoy playing guitar? Would you like to play with others but don’t get the chance very often? Are you looking to learn new songs, chords, or techniques? Or maybe you just enjoy singing in a relaxed setting? Then Guitar Jam is for you. We meet twice a month to share songs and tunes, in any style from folk to blues to rock and even original material. You don’t even have to be a guitar player. Other instruments welcome too. Come sing or play with us or just drop in and listen.
Facilitated by: Paul Hutchinson & Chris Struble
Dates: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Fee: None

Meditation Group: Monday Evenings
Each week we listen to a guided meditation to help us let go of our daily concerns and come back to a quieter place within ourselves. We then transition to a 25-minute silent sitting meditation where participants are free to choose the meditation method that works for them.
Dates: Monday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: None

Men’s Breakfast Group
In the Men’s Breakfast Group there are no CEO’s, CFO’s, officers, corporate attorneys, or accountants. There are no dues and no big shots. We just gather every two weeks at members’ homes to enjoy their selected cuisine. Our goal is good conversation, sharing, and camaraderie. We look forward to seeing you.
Facilitated by: Dave Womeldorff
Dates: Alternating Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
Fee: Occasional hosting