Upcoming Virtual Events: June 2020

Eric Lane Barnes UU Hymn Sing-Along: Tuesday, June 2, 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. In the same room as Happy Hour, come early (6:00 p.m.) for connection before the sing-along! 

Flower Communion: Sunday, June 7, 10:00 a.m.

While we can’t do a traditional Flower Communion, we can still celebrate! Please pick a flower to have with you during the service, and if possible, visible on your screen. We cannot exchange flowers virtually, but we can enjoy everyone’s contribution: the essence of Dr. Châpek’s message all along.

Children and Youth Annual Congregational Meeting: Sunday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.

This year, join us in our first annual children and youth congregation meeting! Following Flower Communion service, we will gather in our Kids Coffee Hour to vote on our learning and justice priorities for the summer and upcoming year! We’ll learn about the democratic process, how bees carry information and how humans share information too, and how important every one of you having a voice in the community is. A special notice will be sent out to families through our RE Newsletter! Sign up here if you’re not receiving that.

Budget Town Halls: Sunday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about the proposed 2020-21 Operating Budget with Executive Director Jason Puracal and members from the Budget Team and Board of Trustees on hand to answer questions and provide details.

June 7 Sunday at 11:30 a.m.: Zoom Meeting ID 992 1531 8420

June 11 Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: Zoom Meeting ID 881 2381 0068 

FAN Spring Summit for Puget Sound: Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m.

During April-June, Faith Action Network (FAN) holds Regional Spring Summits around Washington State. Advocates gather to strategize on statewide advocacy and talk about local issues affecting our communities, as well as COVID-19. This year, Summits will be hosted online – after you RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom link a week prior to the event.

Women’s Perspective Movie Night: What is a Feminist?: Sunday, June 7, 4:30 p.m.

All friends and members of East Shore who identify as women are invited to “Zoom In“ for the viewing and discussion of two perspectives of feminism at the next East Shore Women’s Perspective event. First is Meghan Markle’s “Speech at the United Nations’ Women’s Conference” in 2015 (ten minutes); second will be Jess Butcher’s talk “Is Modern Feminism Starting to Undermine Itself?” in 2018 (17 minutes). Each of these women raise challenging questions about how we see ourselves and feminism in today’s society. Of course, we all have answers, don’t we? Let’s share them!! Zoom Meeting ID 821 9139 6634.  

East Shore Reads As Long As Grass Grows: June 24 & July 9, 7:00 p.m.

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

UUA Virtual General Assembly: June 24-28

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. The 2020 General Assembly will be entirely online. Learn more and register at uua.org/ga ($150/registrant) ESUC has spaces for members to serve the faith as delegates for voting in issues that pertain to the UUA. If you are interested, contact Nicole Duff.