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Board Buzz: Hope

You will receive the Congregational Record in early December, culminating the first part of the Ministerial Search team's herculean efforts. December 4, at the Board Listening Session, you will have your first opportunity to comment on it. Of course, other topics may...

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Ministerial Search: Update and the Next Chapter 

Dear East Shore Family, The Ministerial Search Committee has been hard at work in the month of November and we want to share our progress and share our immense gratitude for the outpouring of participation and support from the East Shore community. In November, we...

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Re-Flections: Fall RE Programs

Did you know that data is showing that it’s typically unvaccinated adults that are spreading COVID-19 to kids? That makes me really like vaccines! And still, I’m super thankful that children 5+ now eligible. That’s why a new qualification for volunteering in RE is to...

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Musical Notes: Returning to the Sanctuary

The ability humans have to adapt, adjust and create new methods of communication and connection is astounding. During the pandemic this has been made clear. What also has been made clear how important, how vital the human need to connect and communicate is. As we are...

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Final Days for 2021 Holiday Giving Tree

The season of gratitude and giving is upon us. The exciting news is that we are able to continue our traditional Giving Tree supporting 8 local agencies. As with many things, we have adapted our traditions with our circumstances. One thing that has not changed is “the...

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Thank You for Supporting Congregations for the Homeless

On the first of October, the Congregations for the Homeless rotating shelter arrived at East Shore.  With the governor’s Stay At Home / Stay Safe COVID restrictions, East Shore members were not allowed to meet with the shelter’s clients. However, with the generous...

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ECAM & 350 Eastside Updates

Did you know that East Shore sponsors monthly programs organized by 350/Eastside?  Want to learn more about climate actions underway in our state, the country, and the world? For more information or to join 350 Eastside's Mailing list, go to world.350/org/eastside/ On...

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Update on Washington Can’t Wait

During the last legislative session, ECAM endorsed the Washington Can’t Wait (WCW) campaign to pass legislation to update the Growth Management Act (GMA) to include planning for climate change, environmental justice, and housing equity. Reminder: GMA, adopted in 1990,...

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Welcoming Back Sunday Morning

When? How? On October 26, your Board of Trustees had a long, thoughtful discussion about reopening the Sanctuary for Sunday worship services. The emotional and physical health of the ESUC community is foremost in our minds. The complicated logistics of multi-platform...

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East Shore’s Auction 2021 is Almost Here!

November 6-13 We’re so excited to be bringing you East Shore’s 2021 Auction! The Auction team have been hard at work preparing everything, and we’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity and creativity of East Shore members in contributing items for you to bid on....

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Board Buzz: Looking Ahead

News Your Board is committed to listening and to transparency. The Congregational Meeting on October 24 was the first of three this year. In February, we will hold a discussion centered on church finance. There will be more informational town halls and more bylaws...

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Beyond Categorical Thinking Worship Reflections

To the 48 attendees of the Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) Workshop, the Ministerial Search Committee says THANK YOU! It was deeply moving and thought provoking for those who were able to attend. Amanda Schuber did an outstanding job of not shying away from tough...

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Kids Keeping Busy with RE

Our Religious Education (RE) students and volunteers have been meeting in person this fall and have been having a great time. Our Elementary students are using Legos to learn about our UU sources and principles and to imagine what they would like East Shore to be....

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Na’ah Illahee Fund (NIF) Update: Blue Jay Festival Coming

Thank you to all who gave so generously to the Na'ah Illahee Fund, recipient of East Shore's Share the Plate collection during the month of October. Donations collected through East Shore were over $800 in addition to donations ESUC members sent directly via the NIF...

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Beloved Conversations Among Team

The Board has now approved a full team for our Beloved Conversations Among! This Board Task Force is made of Beloved Conversations grads and will work with a Coach to make systematic changes at East Shore. This group reports directly to the Board and will keep...

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Virtual Holiday Giving Tree 2021

Our Giving Tree Ministry Team serves eight agencies, and up until 2020, our Holiday Giving Tree project meant our agencies provided us with a list of needed gifts for the folks they served. We are grateful that all 8 agencies have made it through this Covid year, and...

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Board Buzz: Covenant

Joining the ESUC Board of Trustees this past July was a difficult decision as I thought “policy-based governance” wasn’t my interest. I was putting my energy into things I thought more faith-based – Right Relations, RE and racial justice. Then I started “Governance...

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How is East Shore’s Auction Going to Work this Year?

I know many of you look forward to East Shore’s Auction every year, so I expect you’ve been wondering how the Auction will be run this year, given the current Covid situation.  The good news is that we will be using the same Auctria software as last year, so you can...

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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