A full list of current registrations can be found here. Please select your class of interest.

Please contact Dianne Upton at facilities@esuc.org or 425-747-3780 ext. 102 for details about participation in any these current series or events, or please join us at the times and locations below.

Cooking with Amanda: Once a Month on Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. Amanda Strombom, President of Vegetarians of Washington, gives regular cooking classes to support those interested in moving toward a plant-based diet and learning new ways of preparing food avoiding animal products. Each class focuses on a different aspect of going veggie, whether it’s on specific food groups, on a particular health topic, shopping or even holiday cooking.  Plenty of samples to taste are always provided. Classes will be held at East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. A nominal charge of $5 per class helps us cover the cost of the ingredients and materials. Shopping tours are free. See schedule and register here.

Intro to Compassionate Communication – 6-Week Workshop Series: Mondays, September 9 – October 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. When we experience our needs not being met, and we also hear that some of what we do has impact for others, it can become confusing, painful and disconnecting. This 6 week Wednesday evening intro to communicating and connecting with compassion will create a possibility for us to engage with re-envisioning the shaming and blaming narratives we hold, and developing skills to have more power to increase connection with ourselves and communication with others. Each week we will focus on one aspect of the skill set. We will learn and practice together. We will be present to whatever arises from the learning, and we will attend to whatever needs are in the room. I look forward to seeing you there. Cost: $250, or $100 for East Shore Members. Register online.

Level 2 Compassionate Communication 6-Wk Daytime Workshop Series: Thursdays, September 5-October 10, 12:00-2:00 p.m. If you have attended an introductory series to Nonviolent Communication, and have begun to embrace the consciousness and you want to learn more, this workshop series is for you. Please bring your curiosity and open heart and join me and the community that will form to explore and expand bringing this into our lives more fully. Let’s learn together. Cost: $250, $100 for East Shore Members. Register Online.

What is Affordable Housing?: Once a month on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. What makes housing affordable? Who is impacted by the cost of housing? What can we do to help? This program series will incorporate film, conversation, and presentations from people in our region to explore the complexities of our housing crisis. In addition to planned sessions, topics will incorporate the interests of participants. The class is free, but please register. This series meets on the fourth Monday of the month, with the following two exceptions: in October, we meet on Wed, Oct 30, at 6:30 in the Sanctuary, and, we are not meeting in December. Led by Carrie Bowman. See dates and register here.

A Conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims: Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. An exciting program will be coming to East Shore the evening of October 2nd from 7-9:30pm. The New York Times bestselling author, Julie Lythcott-Haims will be leading a program with Director of Lifelong Learning, Aisha Hauser. Here is a link to her website and her TED Talk. We are excited to offer this program free and open to the public.