Category: News

The Stonewall Riots of 1969

by Eric Lane Barnes, Director of Music

The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street, along with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family. In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested $3,500 to turn the Stonewall Inn … read more.

Board Buzz: From the President, July 2020

by Mike Radow, Board President

Thank you for entrusting me with the honor of serving as your Board President for the upcoming church year. We all owe much gratitude to our outgoing Board Members, Geoff Soleck, Clare Sherley, Paul Buehrens, Jerry Bushnell and Dennis Fleck. They … read more.

ESUC Growth Plan

by Rev. Dr. Stephen Furrer and Nicole Duff

The ESUC Growth Plan was unveiled in the Annual Meeting on June 14. It has been a long process and is still only the start! To grow we must adapt and welcome all with open arms.

Phase I: Eliminate … read more.

Black Lives Matter: Get Your Sign

by Dennis Fleck

Taken from the Annual Report: Black Lives Matter, and there are many ways for us to be involved – as a church community and individually. There are books to read, movies to watch, and events we can attend. Our work is just beginning. … read more.

Pacific Northwest Virtual UU Summer Camps!

East Shore’s local sibling congregations have collectivized to offer summer camps for seven weeks, running from the end of June into mid-August! All camps are theme based, and include activities, sharing, fun, and opportunities for connection. We will have breakout rooms, online, and offline time … read more.

Thank You 2019-2020 RE and OWL Teachers!

This year has been a year of many changes and transitions. In the fall, I was gone for several months welcoming a baby into our family. Part of the way through the year, Aisha announced she would be leaving East Shore. In March, Covid-19 pandemic … read more.

Staff News

Amanda Uluhan new Director of Education

Amanda Uluhan transitions into a new role at East Shore, as Director of Religious Education. Amanda looks forward to embrace new and different responsibilities in this role. There is a strong desire to expand our congregation’s understanding of children and … read more.

Seeking Auction Fund-A-Need Ideas

by Amanda Strombom, chair Auction Team

Due August 10th

At this year’s online auction we will be “Building a New Way” of holding the auction, while aiming to retain as many features of former auctions as we can!

One of the most popular features of the auction has … read more.

Upcoming Virtual Events: July 2020

Daily Check-In: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am

Members are hosting a Daily Check-in via Zoom for anyone who wants to join. Every weekday (M-F) 9:00-9:30 a.m. Keep connected with church members during this time of social distancing; share joys, concerns, and needs with one another; click here or … read more.

P-Patch Summer Update

by Ann Fletcher

P-Patch Ministry Team is grateful to everyone who participated in our online plant start and dahlia tuber sale last month. We hope that everyone is enjoying watching the growth of their veggies and flowers, and that they will continue to get much pleasure … read more.

From the Minister: Turmoil

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

There’s a lot going on. And much turmoil across the land as America deals (or tries to avoid dealing) with the novel coronavirus, the murder of yet another unarmed African-American, George Floyd, by white Minneapolis policemen, and strains upon our … read more.