Staying Connected

During this global pandemic, community is more important than ever. East Shore Unitarian Church is offering options for ways to connect to one another during the week and on Sunday for social interaction. Join us for any or all of the options below!

Daily Check-In: Monday … read more.

Coronavirus at ESUC FAQ

(as of March 27, 2020) 

Are you closed and for how long? 

Yes, we are closed until April 24. The staff will reassess the date and any a decision on reopening on April 8. This closure includes worship and religious education (moved online), classes, social gatherings, etc.  See our latest e-blast (https://conta.cc/2IV0OmI) for more details.  

How … read more.

Have You Used Realm?

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

As we are working on finding new ways to connect with one another, we invite all of you to use the online directory to grow in our beloved community. Realm is our all inclusive online directory. It has your information, … read more.

Creating Sacred Space at Home

By Amanda Uluhan

Last week, we started with an at home lesson and activity about making chalices. Now that you’ve got one, where do you put your Flaming Chalice?

Chalices are often placed on an altar among other important memorabilia and artifacts. In our Sanctuary, there’s a … read more.

Navigating Covid-19 with presence and connection

By Amanda Uluhan

Amidst
this public health crisis, it is more important than ever to practice calming
our nervous systems and extending some of that calm to family and friends. It’s
hard, I know! But these times weren’t meant to be easy. What are ways that
you practice calming yourself?
… read more.

Making Chalices at Home

By Amanda Uluhan

This
week, as we prepare for an online worship gathering on Sunday, I invite you to
take some time and learn about the history of the chalice, reflect on what the
chalice means, and grow in your faith as an individual and perhaps as a … read more.

From the Minister: Transitions

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

“Not in his goals man is great, but in his transitions.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of all the months in the calendar, March always seems to me the most clearly transitional with its seeds germinating and bursting up through the soil and … read more.

Mission Fund Drive 2020-21

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

This year, the Mission Fund Drive will begin on March 1. This is time to renew your pledges to East Shore to support our mission for 2020-2021. Please give generously, and from your hearts. It’s best to think of what … read more.

Nursing Room

To better support Amanda Uluhan, an East Shore employee who recently returned to work after welcoming a new baby, we’ve designated a room in the Education building, E-101, to be our Sunday morning nursing room! We’re excited to invite other members of the East Shore … read more.

Get to Know Margaret Fuller

by Kirstie Lewis

The life and work of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was held up as an example of a strong, independent, principled woman intellectual who influenced many in her too-short lifetime. Margaret was a formidable intelligent, socially eccentric young woman who was either intensely disliked or … read more.

Overview of ZOOM Calls

by Jason Puracal, Executive Director

If you have never used ZOOM before, you are in for a treat. This is a widely used and very user-friendly video conferencing tool, free for casual users. It is easiest to use from a laptop or video-enabled desktop, but you … read more.

Increasing Accessibility & Inclusivity

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

Part of any growth strategy is to become more and more accessible and inclusive. Throughout the past few years, East Shore has continued to improve. Here are some ways we are opening our doors to more people!

Automatic Doors

THANK YOU to … read more.

Upcoming Events: March 2020

Community Church Night: Tuesdays, 5:00-9:00 pm

These Community Nights are open to all as a way to spend time getting to know one another in a casual, fun way. Starting at 5:00 p.m., you’re invited to gather for a potluck dinner. We start to eat at … read more.

News from Earth & Climate Action Ministry Team

by Kristi Weir

On February 1, the Earth & Climate Action Ministry Team (ECAM) hosted the Bellevue Kickoff for a grass roots campaign to replace Puget Sound Electric (PSE) with an East King County Public Utility District (EKC-PUD). Public Utility Districts (PUD) are not-for-profit community owned … read more.