From the Minister: March 2019

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer, Developmental Minister

“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 … read more.

President’s Report: March 2019

by Tom Doe, Board President

My February Beacon article on Board activities focuses on our upcoming Holly House vote and our upcoming Mission Fund Drive.

Holly House Vote

As I write this, I am reminded we are one month away from the vote on developing the Holly House … read more.

Holly House Vote & Town Halls

by Trevor Hall

The vote for members to decide how the Holly House property is sold to be held on (most likely) March 24! Not only is your vote important, but per our bylaws any major financial decision requires a 25% quorum of members present, which … read more.

Hempcrete Shed

by Jason Puracal, Executive Director

With the pending sale of the Holly House property, East Shore will need to construct a new shed to store our equipment & tools for our grounds. The Board has approved a collaborative project that will construct a new shed using … read more.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

Support East Shore just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer.

Once linked, whenever you use your Rewards Card … read more.

UUA General Assembly in Spokane: June 19-23

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane.

The Power of … read more.

Upcoming Events: March 2019

Humanist Discussion Group: First Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm

The Humanist Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss various topics related to humanism, modern science, and modern ethics. Instead of assigned books, we will each read as much or as little as we choose about a given topic (normally … read more.

Guest At Your Table: Thank You!

by Marilyn Mayers

Each year the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee holds a fundraising campaign, Guest at Your Table, to fight for civil rights on the behalf of all of us. Partnering with congregations such as ours, UUSC raises the funds necessary to advocate policies that promote … read more.

Trinkets & Treasures: Save Your Stuff!

by Barb Clagett
Coming this August!
Trinkets & Treasures 2019 is on the Church Calendar. Now is the time to put this garage sale on YOURS! Now in its 9th year, this event is dedicated to our dear friends in the Khasi Hills – fellow Unitarians (our … read more.

Snowed in? Snuggle in. It’s only Snowpocalypse

by Joseph Newman, Caretaker

If you are one of the very busy people, always making plans, rushing around, adjusting your Google calendars, clawing and scratching to add and subtract tasks, work, events, and that all important “me” time into your already, “my waistline was 29”… back … read more.

President’s Report: February 2019

I am very pleased to announce that Evelyn Smith has agreed to serve our open Board position through the end of our current church year. Particular thanks to Connie Hirnle and the nominating committee for their support in screening candidates and making recommendations. Welcome Evelyn!

During … read more.

A Letter to East Shore from Pam Orbach

Dear East Shore Community,

I am excited to have a wholehearted “YES” from the Board, the staff and the community to continue the restorative work that has already taken root last year. I am very much looking forward to engaging and supporting healing in the community … read more.