Upcoming Virtual Events: July 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; click here or 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 and Office Assistant Jenny Newell 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.

Additional Options for Children & Youth

There are multiple Zoom options for children and families during the week. To learn more about those, please contact Amanda Uluhan at education@esuc.org.

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.

Cooking with Amanda Series: Vegan BBQs, Picnics and Salads: Fridays, 5:00 pm

Amanda Strombom, president of Vegetarians of Washington, gives plant-based cooking classes, to aid people who want to reduce their consumption of animal foods and increase the amount of wholesome plant-based foods. In this Coronavirus period, we are now able to socialize outside with friends, so in this series, she will be focusing on outdoor eating. In each class she will introduce new plant-foods and talk about their health benefits and how to prepare them from scratch. Register online.

  • July 3: Vegan barbecue food: In Class 1, Amanda will demonstrate how to host a delicious barbecue with plant-based foods. She’ll show you how to make your own burgers, marinate Portobello mushrooms, prepare and grill vegetables and even make some carrot hot dogs!
  • July 10: Vegan picnics and sandwiches: In Class 2, Amanda will share ideas for picnics and sandwiches. She’ll make a vegan mayonnaise and a mock tuna spread that can be used in sandwiches, hummus wraps and discuss lots of other ideas for delicious plant-based sandwiches.
  • July 17: Quinoa salad and Black Bean salad: In Class 3, Amanda will make two of her favorite salads, a black bean salad and a quinoa salad.
  • July 24: Vegan and Asian Coleslaws: In Class 4, Amanda will make two styles of coleslaw, and discuss other salad dressings that can be used on your favorite salads.
  • July 31: Kale Waldorf Salad and Fruit Salads: In Class 5, Amanda will demonstrate a Kale Waldorf Salad, and talk about fresh fruit salads to enjoy.

East Shore Reads: As Long As Grass Grows: Thursday, July 9, 7:00 pm

Looking for a good book to read and discuss? Consider recent Beacon Press publication, As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. This book is available as audio, ebook, or paperback through KCLS or an online book seller, such as AbeBooks. Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security and the protection of sacred sites in the United States. In a two part dialogue, we will discuss the book and its implications for environmental justice in the Pacific NW. All are welcome; to join our online group, contact Marilyn Mayers or Lynn Roesch.

Women’s End of Year Gathering: Sunday, July 12, 4:45 pm

Please bring your appetizers, favorite evening beverage and your laptop/tablet/phone to your garden, deck or porch to sit with other Women’s Perspective Members for a Zoom “Kirstie’s Back Porch” event.

From 4:45–5:00 we’ll have open chat available as we greet each other entering our Zoom Session. At 5:00, Kirstie Lewis will welcome her guests with a chalice lighting and host a sharing among members of favorite books during this COVID 19 hiatus.

Thereafter, we’ll decide on upcoming activities: an online book group? Socially distanced walks? Zoom presentations? Zoom movie discussions?  Please bring your preferences and come, rain or shine! Join us via Zoom in room 814 3702 4442.

All Ages Game Days!: Saturday, July 18, 1:00 pm

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.