Blessing of the Animals

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

Join us in person or via Zoom for our annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. You are invited to bring your pets so they can receive a blessing (please ensure they are on a leash or in a carrier). If your animal companions have crossed over the rainbow bridge, please bring their photo so we can honor their memory.

Indigenous People’s Day

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

Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to fully understand the legacy of colonialism, just as it calls us to respect and learn from indigenous peoples and support their struggles for social justice and religious freedom. Join UUs across the United States in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day and celebrating indigenous resistance.

Weaving a Tapestry of Welcome and Belonging

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

Welcoming a new minister is like turning a page in an impressive, weighty volume to a new, fresh chapter. We get to decide who we will be together in the years to come and what this new chapter will hold. Building on the congregation-wide retreat that will take place Saturday, October 15, this worship service, led by guest preacher Alex Kapitan, will be a time for deep reflection on what it takes to practice welcome together across lines of race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, age, belief, and more. What transformation are we being called toward in this new chapter?

We Remember Them

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

Join us on October 30 to honor the memory of our dearly departed. During the service, we will build a community altar. You are invited to bring pictures, flowers, and other mementos to honor your beloveds’ memory. “At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them...For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as, We remember them.”