In tribute to National Coming Out Day on October 11, I will be preaching on the life and research of Evelyn Hooker. Dr Hooker’s death in California twenty years ago passed relatively unnoticed, but people looking for modern heroes and heroines should take note: Evelyn … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer
No one’s life is a cakewalk, whatever it may look like from outside. Some strategies for coping with impediments along life’s way to fulfillment.
and Setbacks On the Road to One’s Dreams”
This morning’s sermon was written was initially written at
the request of one of a … read more.
A touchstone of liberal religion is the idea that the revelation of religious truth is not sealed in a book of scripture, a particular myth, one prophet’s insight, or any particular religious authority or hierarchy. It’s open and ongoing. What does this mean about how … read more.
The Hindu faith, recognizing that different people processes information—including “spiritual” information—differently, recognize four different yogas (jnana, bhakti, karma, raja) for the four different types of people (reflective, heart centered, work centered, and body centered) *Please note, we return to two services this week, at 9:00 … read more.
Annual ingathering and re-commitment ceremony where members and friends are invited to bring a vial of water symbolic of their summer activities and pour it into a common bowl with a few words about the days ahead. After service, all are invited to our annual … read more.
The four years following Rev. Peter Luton’s June 2015 resignation have been tumultuous… and bold. Notes on a year without a minister and the interim ministry of Rev. Dr. Elaine Beth Peresluha and ever since.
“The ESUC Story; Part Five:
From 1994 through 2008
things went along pretty … read more.
This multigenerational service will be a time to remember all those whom we loved, lost, and hold in our hearts.
We used to celebrate Columbus Day. Now we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. The ambivalent legacy of Christopher Columbus and how it affects great swaths of Global social location, identity, and cultural understanding.
Rev Stephen Furrer on The ESUC Story, Part IV, with a special tribute to Peter Luton, Minister here from 1994 to 2015. During worship, we will also recognize all those members who turned 90+ this year. After worship we will gather for cake to … read more.
Public radio and Seabeck special guest Guy Nelson joins Eric Lane Barnes and Rev. Furrer in an experiential service that will be fun and community building for all.
The mid-sixties through the mid-two-thousand-teens, with particular attention to the nine-year ministry of the Reverend Joan Montagnes.
“The ESUC Story: Part III, A Tribute to Joan Montagnes”
Chadbourne Spring served East Shore through the first growing
years, helping the church establish itself in the community with a church
structure … read more.
ESUC had 33 people at last month’s General Assembly in Eastern Washington—one of the largest delegations in the whole UUA! Come hear what excited and energized our GA delegates and allow some of their enthusiasm to rub off.
Report From Spokane
I have attended at least … read more.
Reverend Furrer preaching on recognizing the creative potential in disillusionment; how to avoid despair and re-engage.
morning I want to preach on disillusionment. Disillusionment is a common
experience the world over. Many religious liberals are disillusioned with the
growing political ascendancy of the Religious Right; environmentalists
disillusioned with … read more.
Czech Unitarian Norbert Čapek created the Flower Communion as a simple ritual, free from orthodox baggage, and a time to celebrate our common values and shared commitments. Bring a flower from your garden or elsewhere to contribute to the altar/focal point display. ESUC Annual Congregational … read more.
Everything you ever wanted to hear from the minister, but were afraid to ask. Please bring to a 3” X 5” card to the service (or get one there) with a question for the Minister, Stephen Furrer. Question Cards will be picked up partway through … read more.