General Assembly 2021

Online Event

We hope that you will consider attending the national conference of Unitarian Universalists-the 2021 Virtual UUA General Assembly! As part of East Shore’s connection to our larger faith community, you can attend from home from June 23-27, online! The short list of worships and workshops below are just a handful of the fabulous 100+ live webinars and on-demand programs that GA registrants will have access to. And this year’s Ware Lecture will feature Stacey Abrams and Desmond Meade!
One of the best parts about virtual GA - if you miss a live webinar or have trouble choosing between options, you'll be able to catch up later on demand. Also, consider if you may want to serve as a delegate representative of East Shore or participate in the GA virtual choir!

Fourth Wednesday Book Club: On Tyranny

Online Event

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

Book Discussion: How to Avoid A Climate Disaster

Online Event

The Earth & Climate Action Ministry and Citizens Climate Lobby/Bellevue invite you to a virtual book discussion group: June 10 & 24th, 5:00-6:30. Join us to discuss and learn more about Bill Gates latest book “How To Avoid Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need”. "In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical-- and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.” We'll invite some guests who can speak to possible solutions and offer hope! Let's learn how we can fight on behalf of the planet! Come share your thoughts with us!

PRIDE

Online Event

East Shore's Annual Pride Service will have an international focus, with a collection of specifically curated short video presentations from LGBTQ folk from India, Colombia, France and China. This will also mark the launch day for East Shore's renewal as a Welcoming Congregation (see pg. 7). Rousing songs, touching tributes, and a healthy dose of humor will make this Pride Service a joy to all.

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Kirkland

Kirkland 12700 Southeast 32nd Street, Bellevue

@[email protected][email protected] us in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Kirkland.how to attend Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Kirkland at the NW corner of Peter Kirk Park next to the transit center.More Information The […]

Pay it No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

Online Event

Join us as we present "Pay It No Mind - The Life and TImes of Marsha P. Johnson". This event is offered by the ESUC Welcoming Congregations Renewal Committee as part of our Welcoming Religious Education Program.

The History and Archaeology of the Bible

Online Event

The class takes a journey through the Bible from Genesis to the Crucifixion, seen through the lens of the latest historical and archaeological findings. The course uses the latest archeological and histories findings to examine the seminal books of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) such as Genesis, Exodus, Prophets, Kings, and Samuel, as well as core events of the New Testament; it follows the arc of ancient civilization, reflecting on the majestic empires of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome.

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Bellevue

Factoria, Bellevue BLM Flash Stance Factoria Blvd SE & SE 36th St, Bellevue

@[email protected][email protected] fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Factoria on the corner by Dacell’s Jewelers. Photo credit: Daniel Flatiffhow to attend Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in […]

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Issaquah

Issaquah - BLM Flash Stance SE 56th St and East Lake Sammamish Pkwy, Issaquah

Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Issaquah at the corner of SE 56th Street and Eastlake Sammamish Parkway SE by the McDonalds.

Kirstie’s Back Porch

Bellevue Bellevue

Please pack your favorite sack dinner (beverages provided) and come smell the roses (just as sweet in July) from Kirstie Lewis’ back porch for an evening of Covid-safe (please have completed your Covid vaccinations!) socializing and planning activities for our ensuing year. (Please note later time change from last month’s newsletter).

Grief GroUUp

Online Event

Grief GroUUp
Wednesdays, May 12 & June 9, 4:00-5:30 pm
Rev. Furrer and Milly Mullarky are convening a Grief GroUUp we suspect may interest some of our membership and help meet their current emotional needs. These are people who have recently lost a loved one and are in various stages of grief. You or someone you know might benefit from a supporting/listening/caring small group where we can offer ourselves to one another, including insights and strategies gleaned, and shoulders upon which to cry.

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Kirkland

Kirkland 12700 Southeast 32nd Street, Bellevue

@[email protected][email protected] us in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Kirkland.how to attend Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Kirkland at the NW corner of Peter Kirk Park next to the transit center.More Information The […]

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Bellevue

Factoria, Bellevue BLM Flash Stance Factoria Blvd SE & SE 36th St, Bellevue

@[email protected][email protected] fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Factoria on the corner by Dacell’s Jewelers. Photo credit: Daniel Flatiffhow to attend Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in […]

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Issaquah

Issaquah - BLM Flash Stance SE 56th St and East Lake Sammamish Pkwy, Issaquah

Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in Issaquah at the corner of SE 56th Street and Eastlake Sammamish Parkway SE by the McDonalds.

Grief GroUUp

Online Event

Grief GroUUp
Wednesdays, May 12 & June 9, 4:00-5:30 pm
Rev. Furrer and Milly Mullarky are convening a Grief GroUUp we suspect may interest some of our membership and help meet their current emotional needs. These are people who have recently lost a loved one and are in various stages of grief. You or someone you know might benefit from a supporting/listening/caring small group where we can offer ourselves to one another, including insights and strategies gleaned, and shoulders upon which to cry.