Upcoming Events: April 2019

AARP Fraud Prevention Series: Tuesdays, April 2 & 9, 10:00 a.m.
AARP and East Shore invite you to attend two fraud prevention programs: “Fraud Watch Network,” and “Vigilance Against Cybercrime.” The first class is a general overview of fraud prevention. The second is focused on fraud attempts that come to us on computers. These presentations are a free service of AARP. An assortment of published brochures on the subject of fraud will be available to you at no cost.
Tuesday, April 2, 10:00-11:30 am: Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft – Con artists don’t care how hard you’ve worked; they steal billions from Americans like you every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to discuss fraud and identity theft. Join us as we explore how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim.
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00-11:30 am: Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft – Con artists contact you through fraudulent e-mails by pretending to be someone they are not. Your response could put you in financial danger. Learn how to recognize the warning signs before you respond. Learn how to protect your passwords, bank accounts, and credit card accounts, and your credit.

Challenges Facing Native Communities and How to Be Allies: Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p
You’re invited to attend a community-wide workshop at which presenters will talk about issues that impact Native American communities and how you can be an effective ally to these communities. Panelists include native and non-native presenters. Talks will provide historical background for contemporary issues including Murdered & Missing Native Women, the Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline (LNG), Real Rent Duwamish, and the 2019 Canoe Journey. Break-out sessions will provide ways for you to become an engaged ally. Light lunch provided. All are welcome to attend.

Margaret Fuller Tea: What Women Want… and How They Are Getting There: Sunday, April 7, 1:00-4:00 pm
Join us for our annual Margaret Fuller Tea with Political Consultant Cathy Allen on “What Women Want…. and How We Are Getting There,” an update on the real status of women in this crazy political climate. Savory and sweet treats will be provided with an assortment of teas. Childcare available upon request. Attendees are encouraged (though not required) to wear white in honor of the suffragettes and/or a hat! Please RSVP. East Shore Women’s Perspective encourages all people who identify as women to join together throughout the year for events that encourage mutual support, personal growth, and spiritual enrichment. Open to all, participants use their combined vision and strength to promote human dignity, environmental balance, and world peace.

We Are In It Together: Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm
Please join an evening discussion about exploring our climate changing together. Led by Carolyn Law, the artist whose work is now on display in the East Shore Gallery, this conversation will be an exploration of the charged issues of our changing climate and how we steward the environment. We will use a process of sharing personal reflections on: How and why we care about our natural environment. Particular places we love. Where we experience changes. Emphasis will be on finding our common ground and ways to talk about the topic with others. Sponsored by East Shore Climate Action Ministry. Light refreshments will be served.

Budget Town Halls: Sunday, April 14, 12:15 pm and Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm
The Budget Team wants to hear your feedback. Based upon input gathered from all the groups at East Shore, and strategic conversations with the Board and other leadership, the Budget Team will present DRAFT budget projections for next fiscal year 2019/2020. Please join us in the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 14th at 12:15 pm and Monday, April 15th at 6:30 pm.
The Budget Team:
Tom Doe (President)
Marcy Langrock (Treasurer)
Claudia Hirschey (Financial Stewardship Chair)
Lee Dorigan (Financial Stewardship)
Rev. Stephen Furrer (Developmental Minister)
Jason Puracal (Executive Director).

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside: To Err is Human, Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm
This documentary about American’s healthcare system takes an in-depth look at medical mistakes that lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths a year. To Err is Human tells the story of the Sheridan family’s journey from victim to empowerment by interweaving their experiences with interviews of healthcare leaders on the frontline of efforts leading to better care. This film encourages us all to become informed consumers of healthcare and our own best advocates in a complex and flawed system. To Err is Human will be shown on Tuesday, April 16th, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Bellevue, WA. This event is open to the public, admission by donation (no one is refused entry).

East Shore LIVE: Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Presenting: The Princess Chronicles! Regal vocal quartet Princess Guy (featuring ESUC Director of Music Eric Lane Barnes) weaves stories and songs together in an evening that blends tight harmony with hilarious comedy. Songs by Billy Joel, The Beatles, Justin Timberlake, Katie Perry rub shoulders with barbershop hits, big band numbers, show tunes and even a piece by Palestrina. Internationally-acclaimed drag chanteuse Arnaldo adds a touch of theatrical class with a Patsy Cline number that has to be seen to be believed. Admission is $20/person for individual shows and is open to all ages. Wine and beer concessions available, and parking is free! Buy tickets online!

Mission Fund Drive Celebration: Sunday, April 21
Join us as we celebrate the commitment of YOU! This year East Shore is ALL IN and we want to thank you for your pledge. We will have a brunch after both services, so come and stay for a while and celebrate all we have to offer here. Anyone interested in helping with the planning and preparation can contact Nicole Duff at membership@esuc.org.

Fourth Wednesday Book Club: Wednesday, April 24, 7:30-9:00 pm
Please join us to discuss The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, and the pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, when Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine arrive. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom’s past? As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.

Parents’ Night Out: Friday, April 26, 5:00-9:00 pm
Want a night out while your kids are happily fed and entertained by UU youth? 6-8 members of the ESUC youth group, supervised by an adult chaperone, will host up to 25 children on Friday, April 26th, 5:00-9:00 pm . Engaging activities and dinner will be provided. Donations go toward childrens’ dinner and ESUC operating fund. $10/kid, or $20/family. Sign up today!

UU Theology 101: Sundays, April 28, May 5, and 19, 12:30-1:45 pm
Rev. Stephen Furrer presents a 3-part “UU Theology 101,” as follows:
April 28: Humanism;
May 5: Naturalistic Theism;
May 19: UU Christianity.
Childcare will be provided.