In Memoriam

There are many ways to honor a loved one after their passing. We offer both planned giving and options for giving in memoriam.

Endowment (Planned Giving)

East Shore’s Endowment fund helps ensure a firm financial footing for our liberal religion here in Bellevue. Years ago, visionary members created this fund, hoping it would grow into something big that could cushion the church when there were “down times.” They were right! Funds from the Endowment have helped us today. It’s now our turn to help the next generation by donating to the Endowment.  Please learn more about the endowment here, and You can find more information on estate planning and charitable giving from the UUA here.

Art by Sheila Ralston.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden provides a beautiful natural area in close proximity to the church where people can find a peaceful environment in which to meditate on the cycles and meanings of life. All memorial plants are tagged with both the type of plant and the name of the person being memorialized. The people’s names are installed on the memorial plaque in the Sanctuary. In this way our members and our congregation as a whole can honor and remember our loved ones who have died. 


There are ways for all to share their talents and skills. Members can use their Realm profile to find the right fight. Not a member? We welcome you! Contact Nicole to find the best fit for you!

Mission Fund Drive

The annual Mission Fund Drive ensures that we can continue to live out our mission of Practice Love, Explore Spirituality, Build Community, and Promote Justice. It gives us the opportunity to support our amazing worship services, grow lifelong learning programs, and fairly compensate our staff.


Our annual Auction is a great event that helps raise money for the Mission Fund, by giving people the opportunity to have a fun night of bidding and tapas. Members donate activities and events that build community and let members fill their social calendars for the year to come.