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From the Minister: Half Way

January 2021 marks the half-way point in my developmental ministry. We have been hampered a great deal by the coronavirus, and while it continues at a ravishing pace, we all welcome the good news that vaccines are becoming available and that the new Administration in...

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Board Buzz: Our Sanctuary

Among the many things I missed in 2020, the East Shore sanctuary ranks high. Our magnificent sanctuary is what initially drew me to East Shore--well before meeting fellow members or appreciating the excellent music program or marveling at the tales spun by the...

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Call to Leadership

Is East Shore important in your life? Would you be willing to give some of your time and energy in service to this community? If so, this is your opportunity! Serving in leadership at East Shore Unitarian Church can be one of the most fulfilling and uplifting...

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Meet Rebecca Chatfield

Returning to the role of Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) is an unexpected but welcome twist. I held the DFO position at East Shore Unitarian Church from 2013-2015. I had an amazing experience! When the door opened to return to the DFO job, I sprinted back...

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Auction Feedback & Looking Ahead to 2021

The Auction Team was delighted East Shore’s 2020 auction achieved its goal of raising over $21,000 towards the church’s Operating Fund, and established a special COVID Food Relief Fund of more than $20,000. Since this was the first year that the auction had ever been...

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East Shore Joins Beloved Conversations

This fall, more than 50 members of East Shore are participating in Beloved Conversations! This now virtual class is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your understanding of racial justice and the importance of a beloved community.  I had been thinking that I was doing...

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RE-Flections: Looking Back at 2020 Accomplishments

“I’ve got a feeling twenty-one is going to be a good year.” At least, that’s become my anthem as I’m counting down the days of the year, not just because this year has been one to get through, but because hope gives us something to live for, to look forward to....

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ECAM Endorses “Washington Can’t Wait”

East Shore’s Earth & Climate Action Ministry Team (ECAM) endorses “Washington Can’t Wait” campaign by Futurewise to put pressure on state legislators to be on the right side of history in addressing climate change, housing affordability, and environmental justice...

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Want to Put Your Values to Work?

If so, you can influence bills before the State Legislature. The Faith Action Network (FAN) is an interfaith statewide partnership that influences governmental policy and laws. Major areas of work include: Advocating for a Biennial Budget that Reflects our Values as a...

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COVID Food Relief Project Updates: December 2020

At the annual auction, East Shore raised $20,675. In addition, our minister has allocated funds of $4,000 from the Ministers Discretionary Fund toward the project, making a total of $24,675. The Steering team is hard at work right now creating a generous and thorough...

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From the Minister: The Light of the Holidays

The December holidays of many faith traditions are about welcoming light into our lives. This is natural enough for people living in the Northern hemisphere; 88% of humanity resides there—and it's where the axial religions all had their start. We celebrated Diwali...

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Would You Like a Secret Pal?

Things are getting depressing for some of us, as we have less contact with friends and family, and we still have a winter ahead. Sign up here as a Secret Pal will allow you to brighten the days for another congregant and at the same time receive weekly surprises in...

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COVID Food Relief Project Update: December 2020

Blessed by the generosity of our community, East Shore was able to meet our goal and spark the COVID Food Relief Project during the week of Thanksgiving, a time marked by bounty and abundance, but also by disparity and inequity. Through this project, East Shore...

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RE-Flections: Seekers & Keepers

Seekers & Keepers is our new worship faith formation pathway, to help re-introduce and formalize some of the milestones that East Shore offers for children and youth of various ages participating as worship associates in the Sunday morning services. Seekers help...

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East Shore Winter Holidays Pageant

Join East Shore children and youth for our annual Winter Holidays Pageant, this time, virtual! We’re pleased to present to you all a fun-filled morning reflecting on the various wisdom traditions who celebrate year after year since time immemorial during the dark of...

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Virtual Holiday Giving Tree 2020

Our Giving Tree Ministry Team serves eight agencies, and up until this year our Holiday Giving Tree project meant our agencies provided us with a list of needed gifts for the folks they served. The “Gift Tags” were hung on our Christmas tree, gifts were purchased,...

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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