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Love is Our Covenant

Sunday, February 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Love is Our Covenant

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Date:
Sunday, February 12
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Join Us:
https://tinyurl.com/ESUCWorship

Venue

East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Phone
425-747-3780
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We yearn to love and be loved. When we act with lovingkindness, we align ourselves with the loving power of the universe and each other. When we embrace our neighbors and all creation with love and compassion, we unlock the power of covenant and unconditional love. All ages service & Uluhan family Child Dedication. Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa will be preaching.

How to Attend

Today’s Bulletin

We require masks in all buildings. We encourage all in person participants to be vaccinated. Read more about our In Person Guidelines here.

• To virtually attend, please Zoom in using room number 989 3107 9078, passcode: chalice.
• To phone into the service, call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 989 3107 9078.

For those joining, please mute as soon as you enter the room, so everyone can hear. Please note, the services will be recorded, but at this time, there are no plans to share the recording.

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All Ages Worship Sundays
Gather in the Sanctuary for our all-ages worship. All ages worships are an opportunity to worship together as a family and in community. We include interactive elements to engage and encourage youth and children’s participation. There is a rug in the Sanctuary for young children and a caregiver/nursing chair. Children can sit with families. In the Sanctuary foyer, we have bags to gather seasonal and themed worship tools students can take to their seats. We strive to make these services inclusive of learning styles and needs. With your help, we can envision a meaningful and loving Sanctuary. We do not have other programming for children and youth on these mornings, except where otherwise noted.

If you don’t have a chalice, but want to light one, check out our Making a Chalice at Home page.

Both virtual and in person services are followed by coffee hour.

Children’s Story

Sermon Audio

Love is Our Covenant

by Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Sermon Text

What a Blessing to publicly express our support and our love for our families and our children. Yes, OUR children, they are all ours and we are their village. Our religious Education Program is the most diverse, multicultural and constantly growing segment in our community. All that we do here, all our ministries, our commitments, our mission and vision, are our legacies to the next generations. We are all striving to Build the Beloved Community so that the new generations may inherit this brave and beautiful community, a sanctuary and a refuge from a world that can be cruel and dangerous. Here, we get to model right relations, compassion, and love that is expressed in the way we treat each other, the way we care for our Mother Earth, here we sing together, garden together, and solve problems together. Here we learn that diversity is a gift and we encourage children to be curious, to be creative, to express themselves fully, and to nourish friendships. I am grateful to all the parents, to our wonderful Religious Education Staff, Our Director Amanda Alice, to LeAnne Struble, to all the RE volunteers and all children and youth who participate from the Little UUS to the various OWL classes. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for offering excellent programs that offer our families the means to nourish their spirits, to connect with each other, to learn from each other and to grow together.

Our professional, credentialed RE staff and our RE volunteers are dedicated individuals who minister to the head, the heart, the mind, and the spirit of all with whom they come in contact. Our Religious Education Program encourages and guides families by providing resources that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. We offer UUA-developed, flexible programs with stories, activities, and ideas to extend faith development into the home, community, and the wider world.

Our OWL curriculum provides honest, accurate information about sexuality. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.

Let us remember that being a welcoming congregation also means welcoming children and youth in the sanctuary during worship. It means sharing my joy at hearing a baby, how nice it is to see little ones moving about as part of an inclusive and welcoming congregation. “We are a church of inclusion, where all are invited to grow together, in community.”
It means welcoming the gurgles and cries of the youngest and we invite children of all ages to be VIP’s (Very Inquisitive People) and to stay and participate in the Worship service.
To the Parents of Young Children, May We Suggest:
Relax! Nature made children to wiggle, so don’t feel the need to suppress the fullness of their humanity in this sacred place.
If you have to step out with your child, please feel free, but do come back. We love to see all ages in our sanctuary. Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to communities of faith, religious exploration, experiences of the Divine, and to one another. Let them know that they are welcome here.

The presence of children is a gift to this faith community. They are a reminder that our church is growing. Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents!

Kids: Would you like to help with the service by lighting the chalice, leading a hymn, playing an instrument, or reading a story? Get your parents to let the minister, our DRE,Amanda Alice or Miss LeAnne, or Eric, our music director know, so we can schedule you to help out!

Let us remember: “The sound of children in worship means we’re growing!” A sanctuary, our sanctuary, is not a sanctuary from children. It is a sanctuary we’ve built for our children, and their children after them. Amen?

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Directions

Google Maps offers you door-to-door directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit.

We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.

Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility at East Shore here.

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Details

Date:
Sunday, February 12
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Categories:
,
Join Us:
https://tinyurl.com/ESUCWorship

Venue

East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 SE 32nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
425-747-3780
View Venue Website