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New Climate Action Email List

Many people want to take small actions to help with Climate Justice, but they can’t cut through the mountains of emails, Facebook posts or other announcements to decide what is most important to do. The Earth and Climate Action Ministry team (ECAM) is here to help! We...

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Meet Our Candidate: Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Introduction of East Shore’s Candidate for Settled Minister After a thorough search process within the Universal Unitarian Association minister search system, your Ministerial Search Committee (David Baumgart, Martin Cox, Ann Fletcher, Leta Hamilton, Connie Hirnle,...

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Candidating Week: April 24-May 1

Congregants are invited to participate in Candidating Week April 24 – May 1, where there will be multiple opportunities for East Shore members, friends, and staff to meet and get to know Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa —and for her to meet us and get to know...

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Board Buzz: Candidating Week

Save the Date. May 1. Right after the worship service on Sunday, May 1, we will have the joyous opportunity in  a Congregational Meeting to call a settled Minister. The Search Team will have finished their work and chosen a candidate to present for our approval.  The...

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Help the new Minister get to know YOU!

Hello ESUC Members and Friends, Let's welcome our new minister by introducing ourselves.  Women’s Perspective plans to create a binder filled with individual profiles written by each of East Shore’s members and friends– in our own words!  Your contributions will be a...

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RE-Flections: Looking Ahead to Summer

Am I the only one looking forward to June already? When that sun comes up and we can kick into a little bit more relaxation. We're still a little bit away, but rest assured, we are doing stuff this summer and we want you to come! We have programs lined up, two we're...

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Tomato Start Sale Now Open!

East Shore’s P-Patch Team offers its 2022 tomato start sale to the congregation! Imagine the wonderful taste of your own fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes this summer. Many varieties are available for deck or garden. We plan to use the proceeds to support a community food...

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ECAM Joins with UUCAT

Three members of the  University Unitarian Climate Action Team (CAT) joined ECAM at its March monthly meeting. It was refreshing and invigorating to make a connection with another UU climate team and share our varied and similar interests and activities. While CAT is...

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Final Update on Washington Can’t Wait Campaign

For two years East Shore’s Earth and Climate Action Ministry (ECAM) has supported Washington Can’t Wait (WCW) initiative  to update the Growth Management Act to include planning for climate change (HB 1099), housing affordability and equity (HB 1220) , and to close a...

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ECAM Endorses Trees4Livability

ECAM is endorcing Trees4Livability: a new nonprofit seeking to update Bellevue’s tree code. Check out the website below. You will be shocked at how lax Bellevue’s tree code is. For example,  Bellevue allows developers to cut down 5 Significant Trees without a permit...

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Share the Plate: April 2022

In April, East Shore’s Share the Plate donation will go to the Duwamish River Community Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG). Once Seattle’s Duwamish River was designated a Superfund site by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2001, the DRCC/TAG was...

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Now Open for Worship!

Update: April 20, 2022 East Shore COVID protocols are currently being updated to better reflect the latest CDC recommendations and guidelines. We will continue to wear masks (2yo+), require vaccinations (5yo+), ask you to stay home if you're sick or in contact with...

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Ushering In Our Future

The past six years at East Shore have been one helluva time. We’ve seen the departure of a long-time minister, a year with no minister, an interim minister, and a developmental minister. We’ve seen changes in how we come together, we’ve embraced Right Relations and...

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Family Giving as a Spiritual Practice

Many children want to give gifts to express their love to others. For some, that is their love language. They know the joy or receiving and gift and want to offer that gift to others. How beautiful to let our children know that giving is not just a moral practice, it...

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Farewell from Joseph Newman

Dear East Shore Members, My name is Joseph and I have been your Caretaker, then Sexton, then IT Support Coordinator, for nearly five years now. Some members know this already, but I have been looking for a new job in the tech industry for the majority of last year. I...

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Music Notes

One thing I love about this time of year is that some trees are already beginning to bud. Today, I saw purple crocuses in full bloom in my front yard, and my winter daphne has bloomed, filling the air with an intoxicatingly sweet perfume. The plants and the earth know...

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E Ala E! (Hawaiian for Arise/Awaken!)

Many of you will recall the day last July when the Lummi House of Tears Carvers blessed us by visiting East Shore bringing their totem pole and stories to share with us. Our site was one of the last stops they made before heading out East to deliver the 24 foot totem...

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Public Utilities District Campaign Powers Back Up

ESUC’s Earth and Action Ministry has endorsed the Yes to East King County PUD campaign. Many ESUC members and friends signed the previous petition for the 2020 ballot. Due to the pandemic that signature gathering campaign was suspended. You can sign the new online...

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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