Upcoming Online Events: August 2020

Daily Check-In: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am

Members are hosting a Daily Check-in via Zoom for anyone who wants to join. Every weekday (M-F) 9:00-9:30 a.m. Keep connected with church members during this time of social distancing; share joys, concerns, and needs with one another; Zoom room 569 071 839

Tuesday Night Happy Hour: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour to continue Community Night! Nicole Duff will greet anyone who wants to bring a drink, snack, or meal and virtually share with others how you are doing. Come one, come all! Zoom in to room 272 580 349.

Parents Meetup for RE Families: Thursdays, 8:30 pm

Parents Meetup is for anyone with a kid or youth in our program. Zoom meeting ID: 483 385 002.

Zoom Testing: Fridays, 11:00 am

Some of you may be unsure about this whole Zoom thing, or as you are learning it, you realize you want to know more! Join Membership Development Manager Nicole, Office Assistant Jenny Newell and IT Support Coordinator Joseph Newman in Zoom Meeting ID 940 3506 3433. From beginner to advanced user, we are here to help.

Virtual Coffee Hour: Sundays after Worship

To virtually attend, please Zoom in using room number 989 3107 9078 (same as worship). Stay after and we will put you in small groups of 4-5 people for you to connect with over your own cup of coffee or tea.

Board Listening Circle: Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.

Please join Board members to let them know what is on your mind. Our minds and ears are open. Zoom in with to room 991 9413 9797.

UU Hymn Sing Along: Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.

Please join Eric Lane Barnes via Zoom Meeting ID 272 580 349 for a fun, all ages UU Hymn Sing-Along! He will play some of your favorites and will share lyrics so you can join in on the fun! And don’t worry, you will stay on mute, so no one will know if you are off key or belting out the wrong words. Just have fun, connect, and talk to others via chat. It’s sure to be a fun time! In the same room as Happy Hour, come early (6:00 p.m.) for connection before the sing-along! See the list of hymns here.

Pacific Northwest Virtual UU Summer Camps

These regional summer camps for UUs are organized by our local chapter of Religious Educators! I’m helping with two of them, and other religious educators are taking turns leading the 7 weeks of camp! Camps are theme based, and include activities, sharing, fun, and opportunities for connection. We will have breakout rooms, online, and offline time in each camp. Camps for Preschool-6th grade this Summer:

  • August 3 – 7 For the Love of Food!
  • August 10 – 14 Art & Painting
  • August 17- 21 Minecraft for Environmental Justice & climate change

All camps are offered as donate what you can (up to $100). Register and learn more online at our camp website.

The Big Questions in Philosophy: Thursdays, 7:00 pm

We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence—the biggest of all being, “Why are we here?” Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential intangibles. There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world’s greatest minds have analyzed these questions, defined the terms, and then reasoned out potential solutions. Once you’ve compared the arguments, the final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing. Led by Alan Carter.

All Ages Game Day!: Saturday, August 15, 1:00 p.m.

Join Nicole Duff for a fun afternoon of games and laughter! All ages are welcome to play word games that will test your skills! Families can play all together or as individuals to beat others logging in. Prizes will be mailed so come and join the fun! Join via Zoom room 881 7265 2197.

COVID and Racial Disparities: Sunday, August 16, 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 pm.

Since March 13th, Paul Buehrens has posted a daily Washington state update on Facebook with pandemic data.  The class will discuss this data with a focus on the racial disparities they present, and Paul will also present his own journey from social determinants of health as an intractable dilemma to a discussion of systemic racism and injustice in this and other communities in the US.  We will then brainstorm what we all might be doing about COVID and systemic racism.  A short powerpoint presentation, with free access, will focus on this data and include my references. The same class will be offered two different times and is open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • Sunday, August 16, 1:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 851 8106 4950
  • Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 894 4148 7441

Celebrate the Passage of the 19th Amendment with Us!: Sunday, August 23, 3:45 p.m.  

Women’s Perspective invites all who identify as women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. At 3:45, Entering and Open Chat; 4:00 pm Program begins. Please, in homage to our Suffrage forebearers, wear a white shirt/dress and a straw hat or other fun hat and bring a glass of ice tea for a toast! It may be helpful to have watched the two-part series, “The Vote” on PBS (For live streaming at your convenience and select either Episode 1 or Episode 2). We expect to also feature a report on Voting Challenges in Washington State from the League of Women Voters. Join us via Zoom 894 8922 5624

East Shore Reads: One Person, No Vote: Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.

In late August, Marcy Langrock will facilitate a book discussion about One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy. Watch for details to come. If you need to buy One Person, No Vote, consider supporting Seattle’s only black-owned bookstore: Estelita’s Library at https://estelitaslibrary.com/ Register here.

“Partnerpalooza!”: Saturday, August 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

We’re gearing up for our lively Khasi Hills virtual fundraiser to raise funds for the annual salaries of our wonderful teachers at the Friendship School. Do put the date in your calendars. Guaranteed to be fun and “learningful”! Did you know that our Khasi partners are among 10,000 Khasi Unitarians in the Khasi Hills? Their church leaders stay connected throughout the year and hold powerful events to bring all their members together to support social and religious causes. You can donate financially to help us reach our goal of raising $7,000 even before the PartnerPalooza! event. The Khasi Ministry team members will match up to $3,500 to double your impact! If you would like to donate, please consider contributing $100, $50 or any other amount you are moved to give. Your donation goes to the ESUC Operating Fund which supports our Khasi Partners and other programs. Learn more here.

  • You can give online using Realm at esuc.org/give/donate/ and write “Khasi” in the comment field OR
  • You can mail a check to East Shore and write “Khasi” in the memo line.