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From the Minister: Returning to Church

Returning to our beloved and sacred church home on a weekly basis, and in large groups poses certain risks that we’re trying hard to be mindful of with caution and concern. It also poses opportunities for creative and innovative possibilities. Thank you for your...

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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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Re-flections: 2021 Senior Bridging Gifts

Annual traditions are important – they provide us with a sense of time, growth, and regularity. For our senior high youth, we recognize them in worship with a “bridging ceremony”, messages from the family, a slideshow, and words to welcome them into adulthood. This...

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East Shore Gets Outdoors

The East Shore Outdoors group is enjoying nature, building community, and getting exercise while we do it!  With over 100 members and friends on the email list for this group, we’re offering hikes and walks for a wide variety of interests and fitness levels, from a...

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Auction 2021

We’re excited to start planning for East Shore’s auction this year, since this year we’ll actually be able to hold an in-person event.  It will be on Saturday November 13 – hooray! Put it in your calendars now!!  The East Shore Auction, usually held in November each...

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Right Relations:  Expanding Conversations   

Your Right Relations team is expanding offerings to support us all in preparing for our ministerial search.  Last month, we gave a demo and workshop in Restorative Practice, which began our exploration and practice of coming together to hear and be heard about issues...

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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