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Ways to Help with Membership

"The welcoming church is more of an attitude or disposition. It represents the mindset of an outward focus rather than an inward focus. It is about serving rather than being served." from Becoming a Welcoming Church by Thom S. Rainer Growth… it’s important and we want...

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Who are Religious Educators Anyway?

Religious education is a rather amorphous term – a catch all for Sunday school, daycare, rites of passage, and faith building throughout the lifespan. Those that are called to become religious professionals often end up working as a religious educator, and sometimes...

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East Shore’s Outdoors Group Encourages You to Get Outside!

As the weather turns toward fall, East Shore’s Outdoors group wants you to get outside whatever the weather!  Exercise and fresh air are very healthy, and doing activities together makes it so much more fun.  We are planning all kinds of activities, from bike riding,...

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Update to Eastgate Way and Congregations for the Homeless

The King County Council has approved the sale of the piece of surplus property on Eastgate Way toner to be used tin response to the homelessness crisis. Bellevue City Council has approved additional funding for Congregations for the Homelessness. The Board of...

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New Indigenous Connections Team

You are cordially invited to attend ESUC's new Indigenous Connections Team! If you are interested in learning more about indigenous-settler history and the challenges indigenous communities currently face, consider joining a subgroup of the 8th Principle Team. We are...

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Now Extended! Your Help Needed for Afghan Refugee Families

Now extended until the end of the year! THANK YOU to all of those who have already contributed. The turnout for this project has been so amazing, we are able to continue collecting until the end of the year! In response to a number of Afghan refugee families settling...

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Board Buzz: 2021 Goals

The Board wishes to solicit input from the Congregation in setting this year’s Church Goals. The format we are using this year is a little different than in the past.  We have the proposed goals listed and possible actions by the three parts of our governance system:...

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East Shore Reunited: Auction 2021

East Shore holds an auction every year in November to build community and raise money for the church. This year we are aiming to REUNITE EAST SHORE with a live event, if Covid numbers allow! We will still be managing the auction online, including the catalog and the...

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Congregations for Kids says “Thanks!”

Our partnership with Congregations for Kids continues thanks to the COVID Food Relief Project! Earlier this summer, they donated $2,000 to cover the cost of school supplies for Bellevue students. Here is a letter of Thanks! Dear Friends, Congregations for Kids is so...

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Share the Plate: October 2021

At the October 3rd service, the Second Sunday/Share the Plate Ministry team has selected Na’ah Ilahee Fund (NIF) for a collection. Join us as Susan Balbas (Cherokee/Yaqui) talks about the work she and other indigenous people do together as Na'ah illahee Fund, an...

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Update on Re-Opening: August 25, 2021

We are writing today to share recent developments in regard to in-person participation in services, religious education, and all other activities designed to take place within our congregational buildings and on our grounds as we navigate the ongoing impact of the...

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Board Buzz: August 2021

Practice Love, Explore Spirituality, Build Community, Promote Justice News The day the totem pole came to East Shore will stand forever as a highlight in church history. We waited, the crowd grew, friends and strangers climbed the path, many greeting each other for...

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Come Join the Choir!

The East Shore Mighty Choir is resuming in-person rehearsals beginning on Thursday evening August 26th* in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm! WE CANNOT WAIT! In order to create and foster as safe an environment as possible, all singers in the Mighty Choir will need to be fully...

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RE-Flections: Looking Ahead to Fall

Starting September 12, 2021 and running through May 22, 2022 we plan to gather on campus for our lower and upper elementary classes, as well as for our middle and high school youth programs. But, they can’t happen without your love and support! Please consider signing...

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Accountability Group Starting

Did you know that people are 95% more likely to reach their goals when they share them with a group and meet regularly to review them? Do you need a little social push or pull to keep moving forward on a goal?  Do you want to be part of a supportive group that builds...

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How Will You Engage?

As we begin the process of returning to East Shore, we need YOU! Volunteers help make the church run smooth, and now is time to begin looking at how you can engage in volunteer opportunities at East Shore. In our database, Realm, there is a way to check out...

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Beloved Conversations Within & Among

Are you interested in participating in Beloved Conversations? There are two opportunities! Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School—is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial...

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Calling All Kids: Story for All Ages

Did you know that Miss LeAnne and I spend a bunch of our time reading and researching awesome books to use for the Story for All Ages and in our classes? You know, come to think of it, I bet you all are reading a ton of awesome books, too! We also know that you want...

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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