What Could the 9th Principle Be?

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Many congregations are adopting an 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism, which calls us to anti-racism, the beloved community, and accountability. What if there was a 9th Principle? What still needs to be said? What is missing from who we say we are, and how can we make that real?
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson is the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL, where he has served since 2008. He spent his teenage years at East Shore (you know his mom, Wenda Collins), before attending Whitman College, Meadville Lombard Theological School and Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of Newborn Bards: A Theology of Preaching for Unitarian Universalists.

Winter Pageant

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Join us this morning for our RE winter pageant celebration. After almost 2 years of zoom and outdoor RE we will be in the sanctuary to bring you the wonderful story A Holiday for All written by Luna Jubis and Sunshine Glynn. Please join us on line for the fabulous celebration.

Good King Wenceslas

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Good King Wenceslas has long been my favorite Christmas Carol, partly because it includes a verse with my name in it, but far more because of its poignant social outreach message in a medieval context, its crisp, clear images, and its lovely melody.

Winter Solstice

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Please join us on Zoom for a virtual gathering to celebrate the return of the sun on the longest night of the year. This is a beloved East Shore tradition going back decades, but we have to do it differently this year. We will have worship, ritual, music, and stories, and are considering ideas for a virtual circle dance. This is a family friendly service. All are welcome to attend remotely. This year the celebrants will be live in our beloved sanctuary once again. This is the fifteenth year that the Struble family has participated in the Winter Solstice service and we hope to make it a blessed celebration to start off the new year on the wheel of the year.

Christmas Eve Outdoor Candlelight Service

East Shore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue

Our 4:00 Christmas Eve service will be an in-person, outside event. The church and grounds will be decorated for the holidays, and we will have seats, outdoor heaters and canopies set up in case there is rain. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly (and to remain masked.) The East Shore Mighty Choir will sing several holiday songs, and the gathered congregation will sing a number of Christmas carols together. Reverend Furrer will preside with a holiday message, and Director of Music Eric Lane Barnes will lead us all in song. There will also be a surprise musical guest for the 4:00 service.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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Our 7:00 Christmas Eve service will be online over Zoom. The sanctuary will be festooned with garland and candles, and Reverend Furrer will deliver his Christmas message from the sanctuary pulpit. Musical guests Brenda David and Paul Rosenberg together with Director of Music Eric Lane Barnes will sing holiday favorites in beautiful three-part harmony.