8th Principle and Building the Beloved Community

Online Event

Paula Cole Jones and Rev. Stephen Furrer will preach on the 8th Principle, a proposed addition to Unitarian Universalism's seven faith principles. Come hear a bit of history, context, and why we should covenant to build the Beloved Community free from racism and oppression. 

Our Chains Fell Off

Online Event

How do we reckon with a history of racial injustice in a way that invites us to imagine a more hopeful, just and equitable future? This question sparked a personal journey for Khari Wendell McClelland as he traced his great, great, great grandmother Kizzy’s escape from slavery from Detroit, Michigan to Vancouver, Canada in the 1800s. Music served as his soulful guide for courage and resilience as Khari researched the fugitive slave songs that Kizzy and others carried with them following the Underground Railroad.

The Power of Interweaving Community

Online Event

Vocal activist Melanie DeMore has traveled the world, was a founding member of the Grammy -nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, and is constantly amazed by her life. But nothing is closer to her heart than bringing people together wherever she is to experience the healing power of music. Her mission is to make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your glory and return home with the very same excitement and passion for living that she herself has. Her energy will charge the very air you breathe like a meteor shower, so get ready to rise up!

Children, Youth & Other Living Things

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Celebrate our children and youth and the programs that support and nourish them at the congregation. We’ll hold our annual high school senior bridging, volunteer recognition, and the Flower Communion together on this special Sunday. The Flower Ceremony is one of our beloved Unitarian Universalist annual rituals that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Čapek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Čapek, Norbert's widow.
Please bring a flower to have with you in the worship service and have it with you online. We will bless the flowers, offer gratitude to the beauty and diversity of nature in human, animal, and plant forms.

By What Authority?

Online Event

As the Congregation pauses to elect a Search Committee, Rev. Furrer asks, by what authority do ministers make their truth claims? What gives them the right to speak authoritatively?

I Remember Papa

Online Event

The celebration of Fathers Day, with one woman’s memories and a tribute to her famous father.

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.