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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Family Covenant Circle

Rainbow Lodge 46820 SE Mt Si Rd, North Bend, WA

CAREGIVERS in every stage and configuration are welcome. The ESUC Family Covenant Circle (FCC) is meeting in person and virtually for a multi-platform option. FCC is a group of East Shore families with children 0-18 where the adults share and support one another in the journey that is family life!

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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.

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Black Lives Matter Flash Stance: Issaquah

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

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.

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African American History in Ten Supreme Court Cases

Online Event

Retired teacher Mike Radow will consider aspects of American History that most of us did not learn in school. We will examine landmark Supreme Court cases in historical context and look at their implications for today. The format will be brief lecture with a focus on discussion in large group and in breakout rooms for richer interaction. Session 1 will cover 1850-1885. Session 2 will cover 1895- 2015.

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Turning Points in Modern History

Online Event

Some of the events presented in Turning Points in Modern History, including the discovery of the New World and the fall of the Berlin Wall, will immediately resonate as watershed moments. The global significance of other pivotal events may only become apparent through the professor's guidance, such as the publication of the Enlightenment-era Encyclopédie and the Russo-Japanese War—which has been historically overshadowed by the two world wars that followed.

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Transforming Hearts Collective

Online Event

This course is for individuals who want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity and how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity. 

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.

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African American History in Ten Supreme Court Cases

Online Event

Retired teacher Mike Radow will consider aspects of American History that most of us did not learn in school. We will examine landmark Supreme Court cases in historical context and look at their implications for today. The format will be brief lecture with a focus on discussion in large group and in breakout rooms for richer interaction. Session 1 will cover 1850-1885. Session 2 will cover 1895- 2015.

Recurring

Turning Points in Modern History

Online Event

Some of the events presented in Turning Points in Modern History, including the discovery of the New World and the fall of the Berlin Wall, will immediately resonate as watershed moments. The global significance of other pivotal events may only become apparent through the professor's guidance, such as the publication of the Enlightenment-era Encyclopédie and the Russo-Japanese War—which has been historically overshadowed by the two world wars that followed.

Recurring

Transforming Hearts Collective

Online Event

This course is for individuals who want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity and how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity.