From the Minister: Water

January’s heavy rains have left me more saturated than I’m used to. After a brief eighteen months in the area, I’m still adjusting. And after nearly twenty years in the arid Southwest, I realize that water is good—very good—for all of us. Viewed from outer … read more.

News from Earth and Climate Ministry (ECAM)

by Kristi Weir

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental
issues and occurs on April 22 each year. ECAM is in the process of planning
Earth Day activities for East Shore on Earth … read more.

Auction Listening Circle

Join us on Sunday Feb 16th12:30pm, Spring Hall.

The East Shore Auction is our annual
fundraiser, held in November each year.  This year, we are holding a
listening circle for the auction, to gather perspectives from as wide a range
of members and friends as possible, and to give … read more.

Upcoming Events: February 2020

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

We encourage all members and friends to come and 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 5:30, so … read more.

Join Faith Action Network’s Advocacy Day in Olympia

Join a carpool
going from East Shore to Olympia for Faith Action Network’s Interfaith Advocacy
Day in Olympia, February 6.  FAN is a diverse coalition including
East Shore and over 150 other faith communities across Washington State that
partner for a just, compassionate, and sustainable world through community
building, education, and … read more.

From the Minister: Resolutions

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of the doorway. Two-faced, he became the god of beginnings; hence, January. Janus looks backward to the year past and forward to that ahead. In the hope the coming year is … read more.

Letter from Aisha Hauser

by Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning

Dear East Shore Families and Friends,

I have decided that I will end my tenure at East Shore in June 2020. My national work on anti-racism and curriculum development has been growing and it is time for me to transition … read more.

Board Buzz: January 2020

by Mike Radow, Vice President

The Board wishes to express gratitude for entrusting us with oversight and future planning of the wonderful place. We are honored to serve with loving care.  We extend hopes for great happiness and fulfillment of your needs this holiday season. As … read more.

What Is Policy Based Governance?

by Ann Fletcher

What is Policy Based Governance anyway? What is the Policy and Governance Committee doing at East Shore? How am I already part of Policy Based Governance? Inquiring minds want to know!

Let’s try a metaphor.

For those of you who follow the sport of curling, … read more.

East Shore Call to Leadership

East Shore’s Nominating Committee is looking for members who want to serve in leadership roles at church in 2020-21. We are on the search for dedicated members interested in serving in Board positions, on the Nominating Committee and other standing committees of the church.

Your … read more.

Help Design the New

by David Langrock

The East Shore Outreach Team is forming a New Website Task Force and we could use some folks to help us with all the work!

No website design skills necessary – we will be recruiting and contracting a firm to design and build the … read more.