Category: News

From the Minister: We Are Heretics

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Unitarians and Universalists have always been heretics. Not because they’re rebellious, but because they want to choose their faith. Indeed, the word “heresy” derives from the Greek word for “choice” and during the first three hundred years of the Christian … read more.

All In for East Shore Auction

by Amanda Strombom

Saturday, November 16, 5:30-10:00 pm

East Shore’s 2019 Auction is almost here!

Saturday, November 16th, is the big day for “All in for East Shore,” our annual auction. The catalog is printed and available for pick up, or you can check out the catalog online … read more.

Professional Development

by Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning

I wanted to share an email from the UUA announcing a milestone in Amanda Uluhan’s professional development as a religious educator. These modules are opportunities for focused learning about different areas of faith development. In addition to these modules, … read more.

Small Group Ministries at ESUC

by Missy Poirer and Anne Kerlee

Being in community with one another is an essential aspect of coming together as a congregation. Building community is one of the pillars of East Shore’s mission, and East Shore has provided several small group experiences to build connection with … read more.

Upcoming Events: November 2019

Community Church Night: Tuesdays in November, 5:00-9:00 pm
We have been enjoying our Community Church Nights and want to encourage all members to come and spend time getting to know one another in a casual, fun way. Starting at 5:00 p.m., you’re invited to gather for … read more.

Giving Tree is Coming

by Peggy Phillips

November 14-December 8

The holidays will soon be upon us! Plans are underway for another wonderful Giving Tree season at ESUC. We will have 300 gift tags from 8 local agencies that support youth, seniors, homeless, and underprivileged people. The agencies we sponsor are … read more.

Congregations for the Homeless: Thank You!

by Peggy Phillips

YOU made a difference! THANK YOU!

East Shore has just participated in our 25th year of serving 30-36 homeless men through Congregations for the Homeless. This program is part of the year-round rotating shelter program giving the men a safe place to sleep, obtain … read more.

Reverse Advent Calendar for the Food Bank

by Ryam Hill

East Shore Unitarian Church is proud to provide a way for members and friends to contribute to Hopelink Food Bank. In the Administration Building there is a grocery cart ready to take your non-perishable items. This holiday season, consider a Reverse Advent Calendar … read more.

P-Patch News: November 2019

by Ann Fletcher

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the P-Patch produce table this summer and fall. We enjoyed talking with you and sharing the veggies from the church and home gardens. 

This year we will give our proceeds from the table of approximately $800 to … read more.

From the Minister: Postmodernism

For the last couple of decades I’ve been struggling with postmodernism
and its implications for an idealistic faith such as ours. Postmodern thought
holds that all truth is culturally constructed—quite the opposite of Ralph
Waldo Emerson who considered truth—though individually refracted—a universal
ideal: “There is a power above and … read more.

Staffing Hiring & Updates

New Office Assistant

We are excited to announce the hiring of a new Office Assistant! Jenny Newell will be a part time working Monday through Friday. Her first day was Wednesday, September 25.

Jenny moved to the Pacific Northwest from Southern California in 2012. She was … read more.

A Letter from Rev. Karen Taliesin

Dear East Shore friends,

Warm and heartfelt greetings! When I first signed the
Minister Affiliated covenant in 2004 between East Shore, myself, and the Rev.
Dr. Peter Luton (with the addition of the Rev. Joan Montagnes in 2012), I was
touched and honored to be welcomed with and supported … read more.

East Shore’s 2019 Auction: Register Today!

By now you should have received your invitation to the 2019 Auction, coming up on Saturday November 16th 5:30pm – 9:30pm.  If you are not on the church mailing list and would like an invitation, membership manager Nicole Duff has some extras, but you don’t … read more.