Expanding Women’s Business Ventures

Online Event

How can women of limited means, those who are most excluded in American society, get started in business – and stay in business? Our speakers, Celia Weisman and Maria Alejandra Amiel from the non-profit “Ventures”, will address how these women, often BIPOC or immigrant, can fulfill their dreams of owning a business. To help such new entrepreneurs, Ventures’ work revolves around removing barriers to success by providing access to training, coaching, micro-loans and networking. You will learn the impact that owning a small business can make in individuals’ lives and in under-resourced communities. You will find their stories of determination heart-warming. Please join us!

Democracy Up for Grabs

Online Event

Rev. Furrer, preaching on the perilous state of democratic society in the current age, how we can defend it, and what are our prospects of success?

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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 – 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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How Digital Technology Shapes Us

Online Event

Join Alan Carter for his latest class on The Great Courses. The class examines the effect that the internet and other digital technology has on our brains, politics, children, sleep, social lives, money, dating, etc. The class will start on the 19 and run for 12 evenings.

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Grief GroUUp

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Grief GroUUp
Wednesdays, May 12 & June 9, 4:00-5:30 pm
Rev. Furrer and Milly Mullarky are convening a Grief GroUUp we suspect may interest some of our membership and help meet their current emotional needs. These are people who have recently lost a loved one and are in various stages of grief. You or someone you know might benefit from a supporting/listening/caring small group where we can offer ourselves to one another, including insights and strategies gleaned, and shoulders upon which to cry.

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East Shore Reads: The Sum of Us

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Please join us to discuss Heather McGhee's informative and insightful work, "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together." This book is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

Sacrifice

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In 1925 Mohandas Gandhi published his Social Sins of the Modern World, the last of which was Religion Without Sacrifice. The celebration Veterans Day reminds us of our fallen veterans' sacrifices, but what can we say of their religion? 

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Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Issaquah

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

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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How Digital Technology Shapes Us

Online Event

Join Alan Carter for his latest class on The Great Courses. The class examines the effect that the internet and other digital technology has on our brains, politics, children, sleep, social lives, money, dating, etc. The class will start on the 19 and run for 12 evenings.

Recurring

East Shore Reads: The Sum of Us

Online Event

Please join us to discuss Heather McGhee's informative and insightful work, "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together." This book is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

Thankful for What

Online Event

Les McCann and Roberta Fleck’s hit protest song/single “Compared to What” was subsequently recorded by more than 270 artists, including Ray Charles and Brian Auger. Rev Furrer will use that platform to consider what we can and should be thankful for.

Recurring

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.

Recurring

How Digital Technology Shapes Us

Online Event

Join Alan Carter for his latest class on The Great Courses. The class examines the effect that the internet and other digital technology has on our brains, politics, children, sleep, social lives, money, dating, etc. The class will start on the 19 and run for 12 evenings.

Meaningful Movies Bellevue: The Third Harmony

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The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature weaves together interviews with veteran activists, scientists, political leaders (Pramila Jayapal is briefly featured) and others to reflect the transformative power of nonviolence to grow love, repair harm and build a more sustainable, just world. In addition, we are delighted to be joined by a guest, Glen Anderson, during the discussion group which follows the film screening.