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RE-Flections: Seekers & Keepers

Seekers & Keepers is our new worship faith formation pathway, to help re-introduce and formalize some of the milestones that East Shore offers for children and youth of various ages participating as worship associates in the Sunday morning services. Seekers help...

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East Shore Winter Holidays Pageant

Join East Shore children and youth for our annual Winter Holidays Pageant, this time, virtual! We’re pleased to present to you all a fun-filled morning reflecting on the various wisdom traditions who celebrate year after year since time immemorial during the dark of...

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Virtual Holiday Giving Tree 2020

Our Giving Tree Ministry Team serves eight agencies, and up until this year our Holiday Giving Tree project meant our agencies provided us with a list of needed gifts for the folks they served. The “Gift Tags” were hung on our Christmas tree, gifts were purchased,...

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East Shore’s Auction: Building a New Way

Online: November 6-14 Register Now to Participate! We’re so excited to bring you East Shore’s Auction, Building a New Way! The Auction Team has been hard at work preparing everything, and we’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity and creativity of East Shore members...

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From the Minister: Trust

The radical center of Universalism comes down to this: Trust. Trust yourself; you’re okay. Trust nature; it’s basically benevolent. Trust each other; human nature, when left to unfold naturally, will do so with love and creativity. This attitude of respectful trust...

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New esuc.org Now Live!

On October 26, the new East Shore website, esuc.org, went live! Thank you to David Langrock, Grace Colton, and Bill Austin who all put in work to develop the new site. The new website reflects the need to prioritize having a website that attracts first-time virtual...

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Spread Some Holiday Cheer!

One of my favorite traditions I have brought to East Shore is the signing and sending of holiday cards. I love reaching out to our homebound members and those who are currently unable to attend East Shore services in person. Of course this year, that’s EVERYONE! To...

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Want to Join a Game Group?

As the shorter, grayer days of winter approach, we will all need ways to connect with other humans, to keep busy, and to feel challenged and enriched. At ESUC, we are organizing a series of Game Groups to meet these needs. Here's how it will work: a scheduled Zoom...

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RE-Flections: Rites & Passages

As we continue to explore and grow with one another, learning about our inner and outer worlds, I want to lift up some of the ways we are working to create meaning and opportunity for our children and youth. It starts with our flaming chalice. Worship By providing...

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East Shore’s Winter Altars

Throughout the summer, we’ve been blessed to have a Black Lives Matter Altar just outside our Sanctuary walls for members and neighbors to deepen in reflection and mourning. For our winter months, we invite you to join us in building two: one outside and one inside!...

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Shop AmazonSmiles

Many of you are at home, and having items delivered. When you do, you can also help East Shore! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support East Shore every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, it’s the same items you...

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COVID Food Relief Project

East Shore’s Annual Auction Fund-A-Need DONATE NOW! This year, the Board of Trustees and Auction Team approved a unique Fund-A-Need item, focused on connecting and equipping East Shore with the ability to give, serve, and learn with the local community beyond our...

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East Shore’s Get Out the Vote Wraps Up

Wow, what a project this has been! Our postcarding effort is now finished, and we’ve distributed more than 15,000 postcards to encourage marginalized voters in Southern states such as Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama, via members and friends of East Shore. Eighty...

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Congregations for the Homeless Says Thank You!

East Shore has just participated in our 26th year of serving homeless men at ESUC through Congregation for the Homeless (CFH). This program is part of the year-round rotating shelter program giving the men a safe place to sleep, obtain meals (including a hot dinner),...

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Giving Tree Goes Virtual

Annual Giving Tree is Coming! YOU Can Still Participate in this wonderful program. The holidays will soon be upon us! Plans are underway for another wonderful Giving Tree season at ESUC. As with most things – it is going to “look different” this year as we are not...

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Affirming Access to Comprehensive Sex Ed for All Ages

You most likely have received your ballots at the time of reading this brief. Please notice Referendum 90, which will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 — colloquially known as Washington’s sex-education bill — will be enacted into law. At East Shore, we support SB 5395...

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From the Minister: The Election

This Sunday, and for the month of October I will be preaching on the issues and shared concerns many of us have on the cusp of the 2020 national election. And I’ll also be trying to share my fundamental approach to leading worship. Regarding my sermon selections and...

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I come to East Shore to be with warm and open hearted people, who care about the world and work to reach out and heal as many people both near and far as possible.” -Amanda Strombom