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RE-Flections: Visionary Jam Board

During the April 18 worship service, we hosted a number of our kids and RE volunteers in the Sunday morning service. Not only was it a chance to celebrate who we already are as a community, it was also a chance to celebrate what we want to become. Check out the...

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Calling All Kids: Summer 2021 Program

Hey Kids and Parents! Check out what we’ve got coming up this summer. Date Time Activity Place May 30, 2021 no Sunday school no RE no RE June 6, 2021 9:30-10:30 East Shore UU Kids and Youth Congregational Vote Zoom June 6, 2021 10:30-11:30 Flower Communion and RE...

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What’s Up With Facilities?

Greetings to East Shore’s members and friends! It’s been a long time. We in the Facilities Department— Celil, Joseph and Dianne—have been working hard while awaiting your return to campus. Working on the big empty campus has given us an excellent opportunity to look...

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Add Your Photo to Zoom!

On Sunday morning, we realize not everyone wants to have their camera turned on. AND, we are asking for more of you to include a photo of yourself and/or your family. This will help build community and make connections. If you do not know how, please follow these...

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Memorial Garden Plant of the Month: Trillium 

The Memorial Garden Ministry Team would like to highlight a different plant every month so that as you stroll through the garden you may be able to recognize some of our native plants. Trillium is appropriately named because it comes in a package of threes—3 wide...

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Music Notes: “Petals”

Among the many things I enjoy at East Shore Unitarian Church is the beautiful campus. We are nestled in the middle of a sweet little forest, with a wooded walkway leading up from the lower parking lot. During a scant two-week period in April, the cherry trees lining...

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Words of Inspiration

Some Hasidim of the Maggid of Mezheritz came to him. “Rebbe, we are puzzled. It says in the Talmud we must thank God as much for bad days, as for good. How can that be? What would our gratitude mean, if we gave it equally for the good and the bad?” The Maggid replied,...

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COVID Food Relief Update: June 2021

The COVID Food Relief Fund-a-Need continues to provide much needed financial, volunteer, and supplies donations to our partner organizations. In April 2021, we donated an additional $2,000 to Backpack Meals for Kids. Along with Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Louise Catholic...

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Second Sunday/Share the Plate: May 2021

The offering on Sunday, May 9, will go to The Sophia Way. Approximately 12,000 people in King County are homeless; 40% of these are women. The Sophia Way was organized in 2008 to provide shelter, supportive services, and permanent housing for the homeless women in the...

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ECAM: The New Climate War

The Earth & Climate Action Ministry and Citizens Climate Lobby/Bellevue invite you to a virtual book discussion group on Thursdays, May 13 and 27th, 5:00-6:30. Would you like to learn more about climate politics and reality?  Come join a group to discuss the book,...

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From the Minister: Leadership

This is an excerpt from Rev. Furrer's recent sermon, What Is Leadership? After working for AT&T for forty years, Robert Greenleaf took and early retirement to establish the Center for Applied Ethics. Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, he developed the idea of Servant...

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Board Buzz: Fresh Eyes

Is it really possible that we have been a virtual church for a whole year? Is it also possible that our community has experienced the challenges of a lifetime condensed into that one year? One of my sons asked me couple of months ago if I had ever experienced anything...

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RE-flections: What IS RE?

What is religious education? Or is it religious exploration? What happened to lifelong learning, and where do adult programs fit in? What about other stuff that kids do at the church, is that RE, too? Religious Education came out of the Sunday School, Christian model...

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General Assembly 2021: Be A Delegate!

We hope that you will consider attending the national conference of Unitarian Universalists-the 2021 Virtual UUA General Assembly! As part of East Shore’s connection to our larger faith community, you can attend from home from June 23-27, online! The short list of...

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Memorial Garden at East Shore Unitarian Church

The Memorial Garden is an area of the church grounds set aside for reflection, healing, and peace to connect spiritually with the natural world and remember those who have passed away. This year has been a challenging one for everyone as we social distance, worry...

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Spring is Bustin’ Out All Over!

It’s time to start gardening delicious organic food and beautiful dahlias!  Our new raised beds (both pictured) were built by Nick Langrock and Kyle Velasco, as Eagle Scout projects.  We are so grateful to all involved with these projects for creating the space at...

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300 Trees Give Away

On March 6, East Shore's Earth & Climate Action Ministry members joined with other volunteers to help 300 Trees, a local environmental group, distribute about 250 trees free of charge to Bellevue residents. The aim is to help the city of Bellevue reach its goal of...

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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