Author: Nicole Duff

From the Minister: Growth Plan

by Rev. Stephen H. Furrer

As the summer has progressed I’ve been working with the
staff and lay leadership to formalize a congregational Growth Plan. Of course,
growth is always about more than only numbers—growth in spirit, in
appreciation, in a passion for justice, in cultural refinement. There are … read more.

Remembering Dick Jacke & DVD Library

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator

One year ago, East Shore lost a beloved member, a stalwart in local and national faith and justice organizations. Dick Jacke was a member of East Shore, along with his wife, Linda, and son, Teddy, for nearly 40 years. … read more.

Our Wholes Lives Sexuality Education at East Shore

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator

Our congregation will host more than 60 participants on Labor Day Weekend during an Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education training. We’ll be getting trained in the Elementary ages, Youth ages, and Adult ages courses. Aisha Hauser and Milly … read more.

Looking For Mentors & Team Members

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

Are you interested in being involved with the growth of East Shore? Do you have ideas on how to be welcoming or are great at showing people the ropes? The Membership Team is looking for East Shore Members – new … read more.

Compassionate Communications Workshops Coming this Fall

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

This fall, East Shore is offering two Compassionate Communications Workshops with Pam Orbach.

Intro to Compassionate Communication – 6-Week Workshop Series

Mondays, September 9 – … read more.

New Conference Room is Ready for Use!

You may remember that for the Auction Fund-A-Need last
November, our members and friends contributed to a virtual conference room
equipment package.  After careful due diligence, over the past months
E-201 was fitted with dual screens, a camera, computer, speaker system and a
dedicated Zoom account.  Now, anyone can … read more.

East Shore’s Support for Paddle to Lummi

by Marilyn Mayers

This year, Lummi Nation hosted the annual Canoe Journey from July 24-28th. 110 canoes representing indigenous communities from British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, California, and Oregon landed on Lummi shores within hours of each other on July 24th. Days of celebration in … read more.

Meaningful Movies Bellevue comes to East Shore

by Lynn Roesch

Meaningful Movies Bellevue will be starting at East Shore this coming September. It will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except December. All are welcome! The kickoff screening on September 24th will be Princess Angeline, the story of … read more.

From the Minister: This Is Summer

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Daffodil time

         is past. This is

              summer, summer!

the heart says,

         and not even the full of it.

Or so writes the Unitarian poet, William Carlos Williams in “The Ivy Crown.” Yes. This is summer, summer! …and not even the full of … read more.

Board Buzz: From the President – July 2019

by Dennis Fleck, Board President

This is my first article after having the honor of being installed as your new Board President. I would like to thank our outgoing Board members, Sara Brannman completing a one-year Trustee term, Lee Dorigan a three-year Trustee term, David Baumgart … read more.