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Board Buzz: 2021 Goals

The Board wishes to solicit input from the Congregation in setting this year’s Church Goals. The format we are using this year is a little different than in the past.  We have the proposed goals listed and possible actions by the three parts of our governance system:...

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East Shore Reunited: Auction 2021

East Shore holds an auction every year in November to build community and raise money for the church. This year we are aiming to REUNITE EAST SHORE with a live event, if Covid numbers allow! We will still be managing the auction online, including the catalog and the...

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Congregations for Kids says “Thanks!”

Our partnership with Congregations for Kids continues thanks to the COVID Food Relief Project! Earlier this summer, they donated $2,000 to cover the cost of school supplies for Bellevue students. Here is a letter of Thanks! Dear Friends, Congregations for Kids is so...

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Share the Plate: September/October 2021

For September and October, the Second Sunday/Share the Plate Ministry team has selected Na’ah Ilahee Fund (NIF) for a collection.  Established in 2007, NIF empowers indigenous girls and women to assume and sustain leadership roles in NW tribal communities by...

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Update on Re-Opening: August 25, 2021

We are writing today to share recent developments in regard to in-person participation in services, religious education, and all other activities designed to take place within our congregational buildings and on our grounds as we navigate the ongoing impact of the...

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Board Buzz: August 2021

Practice Love, Explore Spirituality, Build Community, Promote Justice News The day the totem pole came to East Shore will stand forever as a highlight in church history. We waited, the crowd grew, friends and strangers climbed the path, many greeting each other for...

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Come Join the Choir!

The East Shore Mighty Choir is resuming in-person rehearsals beginning on Thursday evening August 26th* in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm! WE CANNOT WAIT! In order to create and foster as safe an environment as possible, all singers in the Mighty Choir will need to be fully...

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RE-Flections: Looking Ahead to Fall

Starting September 12, 2021 and running through May 22, 2022 we plan to gather on campus for our lower and upper elementary classes, as well as for our middle and high school youth programs. But, they can’t happen without your love and support! Please consider signing...

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Accountability Group Starting

Did you know that people are 95% more likely to reach their goals when they share them with a group and meet regularly to review them? Do you need a little social push or pull to keep moving forward on a goal?  Do you want to be part of a supportive group that builds...

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How Will You Engage?

As we begin the process of returning to East Shore, we need YOU! Volunteers help make the church run smooth, and now is time to begin looking at how you can engage in volunteer opportunities at East Shore. In our database, Realm, there is a way to check out...

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Beloved Conversations Within & Among

Are you interested in participating in Beloved Conversations? There are two opportunities! Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial...

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Calling All Kids: Story for All Ages

Did you know that Miss LeAnne and I spend a bunch of our time reading and researching awesome books to use for the Story for All Ages and in our classes? You know, come to think of it, I bet you all are reading a ton of awesome books, too! We also know that you want...

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Auction Fund-A-Need 2021: Ideas Needed

At our annual East Shore auction we always have one item called the “Fund-A-Need”.  For the past few years, this has been to raise funds for various projects around the East Shore campus, but this last year, we raised money for a Covid Food Relief project.  We raised...

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COVID Food Relief Final Update

This year the congregation showed up in force, giving generously to the annual East Shore Auction 2020 Fund-A-Need: The COVID Food Relief Project. This was a project envisioned to get East Shore responding to the ongoing pandemic crisis and acting as one. We collected...

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Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey Blessing Celebration

On Sunday, July 11, East Shore was honored with members of the Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey who arrived in the afternoon for a blessing celebration of this year’s 20th anniversary journey. The 5,000 pound, 25 foot totem pole was carved from a 400-year-old cedar...

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Share the Plate: August 2021

Launch, formerly Community Day School Association, has provided affordable, high-quality before and after school, preschool and summer programs to low-income and families of color in Central, Southeast, and West Seattle for more than 40 years. Their goal is to provide...

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Congregations for the Homeless Returns!

Every October, Congregations for the Homeless’ (CFH) rotating shelter comes to East Shore. The shelter provides a safe, clean place for men who are experiencing homelessness. East Shore’s CFH Ministry Team arranges for food for breakfast, makes sandwiches for lunch,...

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From the Minister: Summer

“Daffodil time  is past.          This is                              summer, summer!  The heart says,  and not even the full of it.”  So writes the Unitarian poet William Carlos Williams (“The Ivy Crown,” 1955). And indeed, it is. Time to go barefoot, hear waves...

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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