From the Minister: Families

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

When visiting my daughter Meredith and her husband, Dan, in Australia a few years ago and meeting my grandson Asher, I began pondering what families are and how they function. Growing government support for the freedom to marry is broadening our … read more.

Board Buzz: Park and Talk

by Maury Edwards, Secretary, Board of Trustees

I love my East Shore- it’s people, the opportunity to express myself fully, a place to grow spiritually.  I grieve when it is in need of healing.

Recently
more than ever, I have been trying to see my life including our … read more.

Upcoming Online Events: August 2020

Daily Check-In: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am

Members are hosting a Daily Check-in via Zoom for anyone who wants to join. Every weekday (M-F) 9:00-9:30 a.m. Keep connected with church members during this time of social distancing; share joys, concerns, and needs with one another; Zoom room 569 … read more.

East Shore Reads Fall Books

East Shore reads is preparing for fall and wants to hear from you! We have three great books you can start reading now!

August East Shore Reads: One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

Marcy Langrock will facilitate a book discussion about One Person, No Vote: How … read more.

Karen McManus Receives UUPCC Stewardship Award

by Barb Clagett and Doug Strombom, co-chairs Khasi Hills Ministry Team

In June, Karen McManus, longtime East Shore member and Khasi Hills Ministry Team member, was awarded a Stewardship award at a virtual meeting by the Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council … read more.

East Shore Gets Out the Vote

Are you worried about voter suppression and disenfranchisement having an impact on the election coming up in November?  If so, you’re not alone.  Many members of East Shore are worried about the next election and want to do what they can to help encourage people … read more.

Anti-Racism Resources

As more and more of you are starting and continuing conversations about racism in America, Beloved Racial Justice and Right Relations wanted to offer these resources for growing. These groups as well as members of the Board, Adult Programming, Worship, and Membership are working on … read more.

The Stonewall Riots of 1969

by Eric Lane Barnes, Director of Music

The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street, along with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family. In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested $3,500 to turn the Stonewall Inn … read more.

Board Buzz: From the President, July 2020

by Mike Radow, Board President

Thank you for entrusting me with the honor of serving as your Board President for the upcoming church year. We all owe much gratitude to our outgoing Board Members, Geoff Soleck, Clare Sherley, Paul Buehrens, Jerry Bushnell and Dennis Fleck. They … read more.

ESUC Growth Plan

by Rev. Dr. Stephen Furrer and Nicole Duff

The ESUC Growth Plan was unveiled in the Annual Meeting on June 14. It has been a long process and is still only the start! To grow we must adapt and welcome all with open arms.

Phase I: Eliminate … read more.

Black Lives Matter: Get Your Sign

by Dennis Fleck

Taken from the Annual Report: Black Lives Matter, and there are many ways for us to be involved – as a church community and individually. There are books to read, movies to watch, and events we can attend. Our work is just beginning. … read more.

Pacific Northwest Virtual UU Summer Camps!

East Shore’s local sibling congregations have collectivized to offer summer camps for seven weeks, running from the end of June into mid-August! All camps are theme based, and include activities, sharing, fun, and opportunities for connection. We will have breakout rooms, online, and offline time … read more.