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Ministerial Search Cottage Meeting

Online Event

Everyone is invited to attend one of several online Cottage Meetings which will take place during the last two weeks of September. We will use breakout rooms in the meetings to ensure small enough groups so that everyone will get a chance to participate. Participants will discuss with others in their group what they believe are the strengths, needs, and aspirations of our church community. There will be a representative of the committee to facilitate and take notes.

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Ministerial Search Cottage Meeting

Online Event

Everyone is invited to attend one of several online Cottage Meetings which will take place during the last two weeks of September. We will use breakout rooms in the meetings to ensure small enough groups so that everyone will get a chance to participate. Participants will discuss with others in their group what they believe are the strengths, needs, and aspirations of our church community. There will be a representative of the committee to facilitate and take notes.

Promises

Online Event

What does it mean to make promises to ourselves and others? Join us to reflect upon the challenges and rewards experienced when we make promises to one another in our faith community. Presented by the Right Relations Team.

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Ministerial Search Cottage Meeting

Online Event

Everyone is invited to attend one of several online Cottage Meetings which will take place during the last two weeks of September. We will use breakout rooms in the meetings to ensure small enough groups so that everyone will get a chance to participate. Participants will discuss with others in their group what they believe are the strengths, needs, and aspirations of our church community. There will be a representative of the committee to facilitate and take notes.

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Outdoor Religious Education for Children & Youth

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue

Beginning September 12, we will have in-person RE from 12:00-1:30 p.m. twice a month, which will allow families the opportunity to log into service before coming to RE. Children will be grouped by grade (K-3, 3-5, MS & HS). Classes will be held outside and masks required for everyone. Volunteers are required to be vaccinated. While children are in RE, parents are welcome to sit in the class or visit with other parents on the North Room patio. If you child is not feeling well, or if you have been notified by your child's school of an outbreak, please do not bring your child to RE that Sunday. Children MUST register before attending their first RE.

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Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Kirkland

Kirkland 12700 Southeast 32nd Street, Bellevue

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.

Stitch ‘n’ B*tch Brown Bag Lunch

12700 Southeast 32nd Street, Bellevue

All those who identify as women are invited to bring your humor, lunch and handwork (optional) to Lori Saccardi’ s spacious home in Issaquah for conversation with other East Shore women. Dessert and beverages will be served. Please Register so Lori can make appropriate accommodations and directions will be sent to you, too!

Meaningful Movies Bellevue: Invisible Hand

Online Event

Please join Meaningful Movies Bellevue for the first film of our 2021 - 2022 season. We will be screening Invisible Hand for free! We will also be joined by a guest speaker immediately afterwards, so grab a drink and snack and get ready for a full 2 hour event.
Invisible Hand is the world’s first documentary film on the Rights of Nature Movement. Executive Producer, Mark Ruffalo, states “You hear time and time again that a corporation has the rights of a person. The idea that Nature has no rights whatsoever is absurd." This “paradigm shifting” story raises questions about the fate of capitalism and democracy and asks us all to consider the perspective of “Who speaks for Nature?" Invisible Hand documents front line communities that are providing a blueprint forward.

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Ministerial Search Cottage Meeting

Online Event

Everyone is invited to attend one of several online Cottage Meetings which will take place during the last two weeks of September. We will use breakout rooms in the meetings to ensure small enough groups so that everyone will get a chance to participate. Participants will discuss with others in their group what they believe are the strengths, needs, and aspirations of our church community. There will be a representative of the committee to facilitate and take notes.

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Beyond Categorical Thinking

Online Event

Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) is a highly recommended part of the search process for our congregation. (see registration details at the bottom of this email). The UUA Transitions office states that prospective ministers look favorably on congregations which have engaged in this workshop. In finding the person who would be the best match for our minister, we could potentially overlook or even let biases keep us from knowing that a particular person would be the best match for us.

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Beyond Categorical Thinking

Online Event

Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) is a highly recommended part of the search process for our congregation. (see registration details at the bottom of this email). The UUA Transitions office states that prospective ministers look favorably on congregations which have engaged in this workshop. In finding the person who would be the best match for our minister, we could potentially overlook or even let biases keep us from knowing that a particular person would be the best match for us.

Congregation Sing-A-Long

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue

Everyone is exuberantly invited to an outdoor songfest get-together at East Shore! Director of Music Eric Lane Barnes will lead a hymn-and-folk-song sing-along - hymnals and song sheets will be provided (as well as chairs! But bring a blanket or folding chair if you prefer.) Got a guitar or rhythm instrument? Bring it along! This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to gather together safely as a congregational family outside and share the joy and warmth of song and fellowship. The East Shore Mighty Choir will be joining in, singing several songs we’ve been working on. Reverend Stephen Furrer will be there to share a few words as well. Masks MUST be worn while singing!

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Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Bellevue

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

Join 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.

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East Shore Reads: Winners Take All

Online Event

Join us for a conversation about Anand Giridharadas' book Winners Take All. Most people recognize that the global reach of corporations, technology, and free markets have not brought their promised benefits to the vast majority of Americans and others in advanced countries around the world. Yet we continue to ask for solutions from these entities and systems. Giridharadas questions the assumptions and the approaches of the elite in charge, exposes how efforts toward change maintain the status quo, and offers a thought-provoking perspective for people who want to move the world in the direction of change.