Annual Congregational Meeting: June 9, 11:00 am

Voting members will elect a new Board and adopt a budget for 2019-20. More information will be available in the coming weeks, but please mark your calendars. Childcare is available.

2019-20 Slate of Candidates

The East Shore Nominating Committee has completed the slate of candidates for next … read more.

From the Minister: Thinking

by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer, Developmental Minister

Unitarian Universalist congregations, like faith communities everywhere, are in the business of faith development. But UUs are singular in our emphasis—as part of our faith—on thinking; thinking that we may have enough thoughtful faith to follow my heart. … read more.

Board Buzz: President’s Report, May 2019

by Tom Doe, Board President

With the Holly House vote behind us, a major focus of the Board is shifting to the budget and our Mission Fund Drive. Last Sunday and this Sunday, members of the Mission Fund Drive team will be prominent around the campus … read more.

Realm: New Member Portal

by Nicole Duff, Membership Development Manager

In May, we will unveil a new member portal! This comes with an upgrade to our current database that has some changes and enhances the member experience. Please keep an eye out for an email with link to set up your … read more.

Youth Ministry Development

by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator

Throughout my time at East Shore, my direct supervisor, Aisha Hauser, has supported me in professional growth and development. Aisha encourages me regularly to attend training opportunities within the UUA and affiliated organizations, as well as participate in local … read more.

Let’s Talk About Sex in Church

by Aisha Hauser, Director of Lifelong Learning

Most folks at East Shore are familiar with the Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education (OWL) program for children and youth. What some folks don’t know is that there are OWL programs for adults, and this fall we will offer … read more.

Music Notes: Becoming a UU

by Eric Lane Barnes, Director of Music

When my partner Paul and I got married in 2013 we’d already been together for 22 years. The wedding we had was a great amount of fun: we put together a show for 300 of our closest friends and … read more.

Hempcrete Shed Update

by Jason Puracal, Executive Director

Unfortunately, the demonstration build and workshops part of this project must be put on hold. The City is requiring numerous edits to the site and structural plans, which will take time. Also, the fundraising campaign has not reached the minimum amount … read more.

Worship Leadership Opportunity

by Chris Struble

The Worship Team is one of the core teams of East Shore Unitarian Church. It provides worship associates to assist the minister with services, and plans services for Sundays when the minister is not available.

I have chaired the worship team for the past … read more.

Holiday Craft Fair

by Karen Dawson & Wenda Collins

You have asked about it, then you asked for it, and now, you have a chance to help with it! East Shore Gallery has set aside the weekend of November 22-23, Friday and Saturday in Spring Hall for the first … read more.

Upcoming Events: May 2019

P-Patch Plant Sale: Sunday, May 5

Please join us in our annual plant sale! Throughout the morning, you’ll be able to buy live plants to put in your garden including tomatoes and flower bulbs. All donations go to support a local, plant-based organization outside of East … read more.

Native American Activities at East Shore

by Lynn Roesch

On Saturday, April 6th, a community-wide workshop, “Challenges Facing Native Communities and Their Allies” was attended by approximately 60 people in Spring Hall. Throughout the afternoon session, native and non-native presenters talked about topics of concern to Native American communities in our area … read more.

Trinkets & Treasures: Donations Needed!

by Barb Clagett

Donations needed for the 9th Annual Trinkets and Treasures sale

All Proceeds Benefit Khasi Hills Friendship School in India

Here’s how you can help:

Right now: Save your stuff for the sale! We need usable clothing for all ages, sizes, and shapes, plus usable … read more.

From the Minister: April 2019

In April we come upon both Passover and Easter. I like to take the symbols at the heart of these stories and do what I can to make sense of them—to crack the metaphors open that we can that to which they point with greater … read more.