Hanukkah 2017 begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 12, and ends at sundown on Wednesday, December 20. Today we tell the story of the oil, and honor the courage and faith of the Maccabees as they confronted the persecution and forced assimilation of the Hebrew people. Sermon Hanukkah dates back to the Jewish struggle … Continued
Rev. Dr. Elaine Beth Peresluha
Holidays are assumed to be welcome and festive, when actually, they are not necessarily a time of fun, frolic and joy. Expectations, relationships and isolation can lead to pain and loneliness during the holiday season. We will reflect on self care, balance and appreciation of our choices for dealing with the chaos of the holidays.
Today is our multigenerational Thanksgiving service. This year we welcome members of the Chinook and Duwamish tribes to join us in a commemoration of right relationship with native people whose ancestral land we worship and live upon. The producers of the Promised Land Documentary film will join us as well those who participated on the panel discussion as … Continued
Do you know how we care for one another at East Shore? We honor the many members who care for others during times of loss, illness and transitions We have those who visit with people, deliver meals, take people to appointments, and so much more. Today we affirm the many ways we practice love.
Join us for this multigenerational service! All are invited to come in costume. This Sunday, we celebrate Samhain, the pagan day of the dead with an altar of remembrance. Bring a photo or memento of one you have lost this year as we reflect on the meaning of life and making the most of it.