Preemptive Radical Inclusion

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

CB will share reflections on the idea of Preemptive Radical Inclusion as an entryway to meaningfully increase equity and justice among ourselves and in the world, a way to embody beloved community by our willingness to take seriously the idea that “all of us means all of us.”

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Parents as Sexuality Educators Workshops

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Join Director of Religious Education for two Sunday workshops for parents as sexuality educators. All are welcome.

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Grades 4-6 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education 

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. Like the other Our Whole Lives programs for different age groups, this comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness, yet without specifically religious doctrine or reference. There is a mandatory parent/child orientation.

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Grades 7-8 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

A cornerstone comprehensive sexuality education program based in values where teens explore decision making, body image, and other life issues in a safe environment. Curriculum includes topics such as self-awareness, body awareness, values, language, anatomy, physiology, gender roles, gender equality, and relationship skills. In order to support learning and group trust levels, regular attendance is expected. Our Whole Lives is a 24-session course, with some extracurricular outings and overnights to build community. Junior Youth OWL start at 10:30am in their classroom in the Education building.

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Little UUs

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Little Uu’s Nursery - ages 1-5 - focus on the early stories, songs, and spiritual practices of Unitarian Universalism, a loving faith tradition. Our preschool is very hands-on, play-based, and experiential because that’s how children learn best. Little Uu’s start in the Sanctuary for the beginning of worship, and then go to their class with RE Volunteers.

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[email protected]! Youth @ East Shore

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Students, join us for impactful weekly gatherings, fun experiences, and life-changing adventures for both high school ages. Youth group meets in person at the church. We trade off between games, snacks, and community service here at East Shore and adventures out in the community. Students and advisors work together to plan and carry out a wide variety of activities, worships, discussions, community service, and social justice projects throughout the year. Youth can not only relate to, but help lead, in our programs! Kids are welcome to join for some or all events. We greet and welcome students of all, any, or no faith background who seek an inclusive and supportive environment for their adolescent years.

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Spirit Makers

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Spirit Makers - ages 5-9 - focus on the early stories, songs, and spiritual practices of Unitarian Universalism, a loving faith tradition. Our elementary class is a theme based curriculum, weaving the central story and topic from our Sunday worship into multi-sensory, multi-dimensional learning methods that kids can relate to! Our time together is inspired by Montessori, Spirit Play, and Maker Space pedagogies and is hands-on, play-based, and experiential because that’s how children learn best. Spirit Makers start in the Sanctuary for the beginning of worship, and then go to their class with RE Volunteers.

Love is Our Covenant

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

We yearn to love and be loved. When we act with lovingkindness, we align ourselves with the loving power of the universe and each other. When we embrace our neighbors and all creation with love and compassion, we unlock the power of covenant and unconditional love. All ages service & Uluhan family Child Dedication.

Children’s Blessing

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Children of any age are invited to participate in this special ritual. A children's dedication is a time honored Unitarian Universalist tradition to bless your child or children, express a sacred loving kindness to them in the spirit of community, and to bear witness to their special light. When we act with loving kindness, we align ourselves with the loving power of the universe and each other.

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Grades 4-6 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education 

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. Like the other Our Whole Lives programs for different age groups, this comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness, yet without specifically religious doctrine or reference. There is a mandatory parent/child orientation.

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Grades 7-8 Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

A cornerstone comprehensive sexuality education program based in values where teens explore decision making, body image, and other life issues in a safe environment. Curriculum includes topics such as self-awareness, body awareness, values, language, anatomy, physiology, gender roles, gender equality, and relationship skills. In order to support learning and group trust levels, regular attendance is expected. Our Whole Lives is a 24-session course, with some extracurricular outings and overnights to build community. Junior Youth OWL start at 10:30am in their classroom in the Education building.

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Garden Club

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

We learn about listening to and taking care of earth. Join a program once a month on Sundays 12:00-1:30pm! Meet up in E-201 for lunch and garden club. Please dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch. RSVP. Open to all ages.

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Grounds Clean Up

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Please join us for East Shore gardening activities. We will be weeding, pulling English Ivy, and other garden projects.

The World Upside Down

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA

Join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras and Purim. Together, we'll reflect upon the power of reversals. Nothing has the power to change us, confront us with reality, open our ears to a new truth, or turn our life in a different direction like a reversal can; a time when our world is turned upside down.