Upcoming Events: June 2019

Annual All-Church BBQ Potluck: Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am

All are invited to the Annual All-Church BBQ Potluck on Sunday, June 2, after worship. Please bring a side dish to share. Also, we ask for a $1 donation per person to help defray the cost of the burgers and hotdogs.We thank the ESUC Family Covenant Circle for organizing!

Necklace Making for the 2019 Canoe Journey: Sunday, June 9, 9:00 am

The Ahmadi women at the Bait ul-Ehsaan mosque in Monroe held an event where they learned about the coast Salish people, the Lummi Nation, and the Canoe Journey. To help support the Canoe Journey, they made 25 necklaces to be given as gifts. The Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) also hosted a session at the Masjid ar-Rahmah Mosque where a group of women heard about the Lummi Nation and the 2019 Canoe Journey as they made 45 necklaces for the paddlers. If you’re interested in making necklaces, contact Marilyn if you want to participate.

Flower Communion: Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am

Remember to bring a flower this Sunday, from florist, field, garden or roadside, as a celebration of community, the beautiful and bountiful bouquet we create with our presence. Dr. Norbert Capek first celebrated the Flower Communion June 4, 1923, in Czechoslovakia as a celebration of the diversity of the Unitarian community that keeps us strong. We welcome the participation of our young people for this intergenerational service.

East Shore LIVE! Indian-Jazz Celebration: Saturday, June 8, 7:30 pm

World class Indian/Jazz saxophonist Phil Scarff is featured with the Cascade Jazz Ensemble and special Indian musical guests in a rich tapestry of live improvised music. Join us for an evening of high-energy swing, reflective ragas and exciting merging of two great improvised musical traditions!

The concert will feature a full jazz ensemble, Indian percussion, and both jazz and Indian vocalists taking us on a magical journey through what it means to make new music in the moment.

Phil Scarff is a master jazz saxophonist, and leads the acclaimed world-jazz ensembles, Natraj and the Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Group. Phil is featured on over 35 acclaimed CDs/DVDs, including his recent Hindustani release, “Ragas on Saxophone,” and releases by Natraj, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and Saxophone Quartet, OddSong, Sandy Prager, and National Film Preservation Foundation. World-jazz appearances included India’s JazzYatra, and Prayojana International Music Festival; Ghana’s PANAFEST; and Boston Globe Jazz Festival (USA).

Cascade Jazz has been performing in the Seattle and Eastside area since 2000. The group has appeared in many annual community festival concerts such as Issaquah Salmon Days, Snoqualmie Railroad Days, and the Festival at Mt. Si. The ensemble was also the featured jazz act at the Mountain Meadows Festival in 2010, and was selected to perform at the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Total Experience Gospel Choir in Seattle in 2010. The group has 4 CDs, the latest, Invitation, featuring vocalist Susanna Fuller.

Now in our fifth year, East Shore LIVE offers patrons a diverse season line-up in a unique venue that is family friendly. Purchase tickets now!

Cooking with Amanda “Where Do You Get Your Protein From?”: Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm

The first question many people ask when they’re thinking about cutting out meat is about protein.  In this class we’ll discuss the benefits of the various plant-based sources of protein available and make some delicious dishes using both beans and meat alternatives. Register here. Amanda Strombom, President of Vegetarians of Washington, gives regular cooking classes to support those interested in moving toward a plant-based diet and learning new ways of preparing food avoiding animal products. Each class focuses on a different aspect of going veggie, whether it’s on specific food groups, on a particular health topic, shopping or even holiday cooking.  Plenty of samples to taste are always provided. A nominal charge of $5 per class helps us cover the cost of the ingredients and materials.

Friendship Dinner: Saturday, June 15, 4:00 pm in Monroe, WA

East Shore has partnered with local Islamic communities to host an annual “Friendship Dinner” over the past several years. For the first two years, East Shore hosted the event here at East Shore. The third year, the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) and Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) held the dinner in Redmond. This year, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will be holding the dinner at the Baitul Ehsaan Mosque in Monroe on Saturday, June 15th. The theme this year is “Practicing Peace.” Register here. We encourage East Shore members to come on June 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 to share food, conversation, and good will with our Muslim neighbors. The event is open to all ages. MCRC has offered the use of a van to bring 17 people from East Shore to Monroe. The van will leave at 3:00 from East Shore and return there after the Friendship Dinner is over. Please contact Marilyn or Lynn to let them know if you want to ride in the van.

Chalice Camp: June 24-28, 9:30 am—12:30 pm

This is a free, half-day community camp of spiritual exploration, earth-based learning, and democratic values for ages 5-12. Teenage camp counselors are invited to help! Register here. Find out more online at esuc.org/learning.

Fourth Wednesday Book Club: Born a Crime: Wednesday, June 26, 7:30-9:00 pm

Please join us to discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 pm in the Library. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life

Women’s Perspective Potluck Gathering: Sunday, June 30, 5:30 pm

Potluck gathering at Kirstie Lewis’s home. We will make plans for next year’s programs and reflect on the past year. Please RSVP to Nicole for address.