Sophia Way Needs Leaders

by Laurie Wick

We have put together 60+ meals for the women at Sophia Way once a month for more than five years.  It has been a wonderful way to help out and have many of us participating each month.

Then the pandemic hit and we stopped … read more.

Crossroads Meals Needs Growing

by Pam Monger

In August, Crossroads Meals program cooked 235 meals for the hungry in Bellevue. They were distributed through the Salvation Army.

The team usually serves around 50 people. Now with the COVID situation, they are feeding 230 people. Your Social Justice dollars at work!

If … read more.

East Shore Acts to Combat Local Racism

by Marilyn Mayers

Recently, East Shore joined more than 125 local and national groups in exposing and condemning a local non-profit group formed just this year, Alliance for Persecuted Peoples Worldwide (APPWW), that masquerades as a human rights group even as their leaders have promoted hate, … read more.

Congregations for the Homeless Plans for 2020

by Den Kerlee

Despite the pandemic, we’re still planning to host 20-25 homeless men in Spring Hall for October.

David Bowling, CFH Director says, “Homelessness brings about relational poverty—a disconnect from society and those around you. At Congregations for the Homeless (CFH), we strive to provide for … read more.

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- its 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 … 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 by the Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council (UUPCC). Karen has led … 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.