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Annual Congregational Meeting: June 12, 11:30 am

Voting members will elect a new Board and adopt a budget for 2022-23. More information will be available in the coming weeks, but please mark your calendars. The meeting will be on Zoom in the same room as worship and in the Sanctuary. Please keep an eye out for...

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Board Buzz: The Votes Ahead

Changing Our Voting Procedure Golly, just when we thought we were out of the woods with voting, we find ourselves back in the fire. We cannot have online voting at our June 12 Annual Meeting unless we change our bylaws before the meeting. But we want to allow healthy...

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Facilities Updates

We have been fortunate to have two full-time caretakers for many years. With the departure of Joseph Newman and the Board’s goal of sustainability, we will not be hiring a new caretaker at this time. That means we have less capacity for specialized, on-the-spot campus...

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Membership & Welcoming

With COVID, I have had a lot of time to think about the teams I work with, one of them in particular… membership. As we have started getting back together I have realized this team needs reimagined. The idea is to make a team and a group of volunteers. Welcoming...

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Volunteering at East Shore

With East Shore’s tech support staff person and sexton, Joseph Newman, having left for a job at Microsoft, and Dianne Upton reducing her hours from July, staff are needing more volunteers to step up and help out in various ways. There are many ways to help depending...

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RE Forum

On Sunday April 24, more than 40 people from East Shore attended the Religious Education Forum with the ministerial candidate. We had a diverse audience of kids, youth, young adults, parents, caregivers, Board member, OWL teachers and RE teachers and staff. We're so...

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RE-Flections: What IS the RE Program?

Do you want to get a better understanding of what UU kids programs are offered at the church and how you can engage? Check out this brief video and reach out today. With more demands on families now than ever before - many households with two working parents, cost of...

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Return of Coffee Klatch, Now with Tech Support!

Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 am Coffee Klatch returns on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:30 am in the Library at East Shore. Come enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and meet up with old friends or make some new ones. While you’re there, some tech-savvy members will be on hand to...

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Join the East Shore Outdoors Group

As the better weather approaches, many of us want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest. You can do that, and contribute to building community at East Shore, by participating in walks and hikes organized by the East Shore Outdoors...

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General Assembly 2022

June 22-26 General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. Please join us  June 22-26 in Portland,...

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Share the Plate: May 2022

May 8: International Convocation of UU Women On May 8, East Shore’s Share the Plate donation will go to the International Convocation of UU Women (ICUUW) The establishment of the ICUUW as a nonprofit organization was sparked by the First International Convocation of...

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Women Helping Women

Women-Helping-Women (WHW) started in 2008 influenced by hearing Nicholas Kristof and Sheryle WuDunn speak about their book 'Half the Sky'. We have grown to 125 women, mostly from East Shore but not all. Pre-pandemic we always had at least one global project and one...

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New Climate Action Email List

Many people want to take small actions to help with Climate Justice, but they can’t cut through the mountains of emails, Facebook posts or other announcements to decide what is most important to do. The Earth and Climate Action Ministry team (ECAM) is here to help! We...

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Meet Our Candidate: Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Introduction of East Shore’s Candidate for Settled Minister After a thorough search process within the Universal Unitarian Association minister search system, your Ministerial Search Committee (David Baumgart, Martin Cox, Ann Fletcher, Leta Hamilton, Connie Hirnle,...

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Candidating Week: April 24-May 1

Congregants are invited to participate in Candidating Week April 24 – May 1, where there will be multiple opportunities for East Shore members, friends, and staff to meet and get to know Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa —and for her to meet us and get to know...

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Board Buzz: Candidating Week

Save the Date. May 1. Right after the worship service on Sunday, May 1, we will have the joyous opportunity in  a Congregational Meeting to call a settled Minister. The Search Team will have finished their work and chosen a candidate to present for our approval.  The...

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Help the new Minister get to know YOU!

Hello ESUC Members and Friends, Let's welcome our new minister by introducing ourselves.  Women’s Perspective plans to create a binder filled with individual profiles written by each of East Shore’s members and friends– in our own words!  Your contributions will be a...

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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