Category: News

From the Minister: Going Forward with Gusto

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

This fall begins our second year together. I have spent the past twelve months trying to learn people’s names, the church organizational structure and the customary patterns of behavior here and to familiarize myself with the individuals who could be … read more.

Board Buzz: From the President, September 2019

by Dennis Fleck, Board President


I know what I meant to say, but that doesn’t mean I actually said it. I’m sure that others have had similar issues, especially when speaking in front of a group. At the June Congregational meeting, I referred to Sheridan Botts … read more.

Update Your Member Profile

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

East Shore has recently updated their database, which has a wonderful member experience AND allows us to gather more information. This has been asked for from many teams from the Board, Nominating, and all those teams seeking new members. … read more.

Right Relations Facilitation Team Expansion

by Louise Wilkinson

I was pretty new to East Shore when I joined the Right Relations Facilitation Team. We had just had a communication skills training in the sanctuary and I wanted to continue learning about listening and interacting in ways that reflect the seven principles. … read more.

Community Circles Timed for Accessibility

by Louise Wilkinson

Your Right Relations Team has held five Community Circles on Saturday mornings, and they have created space for special exploration, connection and opening. Participants have discovered their own deeper thoughts and feelings and seen each other in new and surprising ways. We’re all … read more.

2019-2020 Religious Education Program

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator

Begins Sunday, September 22

Welcome to East Shore’s Religious Education (RE), Children and Youth (Ages 0-18) programming for September 2019-May 2020!

Visit the RE bulletin boards in the North Room or just outside the Preschool/Nursery room in the Education Building for … read more.

OWL for All Ages

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator

Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior, no matter the age! It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual … read more.

Notes From the Music Department: September 2019

by Eric Lane Barnes, Director of Music

Hello, friends! As September approaches I find myself eagerly anticipating a new season of music and joy. I am filled with gratitude for East Shore—I feel a wonderful sense of home here. We are blessed with an abundance of … read more.

Upcoming Events: September 2019

Cooking with Amanda – Cleaning Your Arteries: Wednesday, September 4, 7:00-9:00 pm

Eggs are loaded with cholesterol which clogs up your arteries. We’ll talk about how cholesterol, present in all animal foods, impacts your health, particularly your arteries, and we’ll discuss alternatives … read more.

Second Sunday: September 8, 2019

by Jane Sisk

Forterra, a local conservation organization suggested by the Climate Action Team, will receive the Second Sunday/Share the Plate offering on September 8. As Washington State’s local nationally-accredited land trust, for more than 25 years Forterra has worked with tribes and federal, state, … read more.

Trinkets & Treasures A Success!

by Barb Clagett

The Trinkets & Treasures rummage sale was a huge success! While the final numbers are still coming in, we are thrilled to say our dedicated volunteers and donors helped raise around $6,000 for the church’s partnership with Unitarian communities in NE India! The … read more.

Transylvania Partnership Update

by Paul Buehrens

Beloved fellow members of ESUC:

After 5 years of participating with our joint Partner Church committee Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation (WSUU) and traveling to our Partner Church in Transylvania myself in 2014, this ministry has come down to just myself and is too small … read more.

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.