Beloved Conversations Within: Spring 2022

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The Within Phase of Beloved Conversations: Virtual will continue in the Spring Term. We would love to have you (and everyone you know!) join us for another term of this program, with a continued focus on personal learning and growth!

$250

A Thousand Names for Joy

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“A Thousand Names for Joy” is a book commended to me by church member Lassie Jordan. Lassie also made the top bid at last year’s auction, gave me a copy, and asked me to preach on author Byron Katie’s guidebook for healthy, wholesome living. Come for a synopsis and invitation to everyday spiritual practice.

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East Shore Reads: Winners Take All

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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.

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How Digital Technology Shapes Us

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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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Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice and Mind

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How do we know what we know? How does our background and training influence our ability to recognize the truth? What unique factors influence women’s relationship to knowledge? How can women move from being silenced or relying on the opinions of others to a dynamic ability to reason critically while retaining a strong sense of one’s own intuitive knowing?

8th Principle Visioning Circle

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Join other East Shore members at our second Visioning the 8th Principle Circle. Together, we will share our perspectives on what putting the 8th Principle into practice at East Shore means for us. We will explore the many ways we can imagine East Shore being re-created into an anti-racist and anti-oppression spiritual home. What are some next steps to make this vision a reality? What kinds of specific actions need to happen? We are just beginning this journey, so this session will give us all a chance to listen to each other and begin to figure out how to go forward together. Join us on zoom. Be ready to share your creative ideas as we vision together!

Digital Scrapbooking with Catherine Ramsey

Rainbow Lodge 46820 SE Mt Si Rd, North Bend, WA

After choosing your topic, you will learn how to organize your photos and upload them to Shutterfly to create a beautiful “real” album! Catherine will provide a handout with instructions and alternative resources. Even if you aren’t technically proficient, you can pick up ideas. Mini-albums of special events make lovely gifts. Live attendance limited to 20 first registrants; Zoom availability is unlimited.

Grounds Clean Up

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

These kindly folks need your help! Spring is bursting out all over, and our wonderful Grounds Team and onsite staff are a bit overwhelmed. Join this welcoming team of nature lovers to help make our beautiful property even more so. Show up any time between 10 and 3 and stay for any amount of time that fits your schedule. Grounds Team members will be available to point you in the right direction. No experience necessary. Children and youth are welcome but should be accompanied by a parent of other adult. Come enjoy a fun and invigorating time outdoors with East Shore members and friends.

On Cheating And How Not To

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Rev Furrer. on resisting the temptation to cut corners, fake results, or fudge data. And what one gains in the process. 

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Black Lives Matter Flash Stance: Kirkland

Kirkland - BLM Flash Stance 3rd St & Central Way, Kirkland, WA

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.

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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

Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice and Mind

Online Event

How do we know what we know? How does our background and training influence our ability to recognize the truth? What unique factors influence women’s relationship to knowledge? How can women move from being silenced or relying on the opinions of others to a dynamic ability to reason critically while retaining a strong sense of one’s own intuitive knowing?

Meaningful Movies Bellevue: Kiss the Ground

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Kiss the Ground reveals that by regenerating the world’s soils, a farming process called “regenerative agriculture,” we have the potential to stabilize the climate! Soil is part of the solution to all our climate-related problems because of its ability to draw carbon from the atmosphere. By regenerating the soil, it’s possible to provide an abundance of food and restore ecosystems around the globe. Watching Kiss the Ground will inspire us all to get involved in ways that can rehabilitate the planet and heal ourselves in the process!

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Join the Fourth Wednesday Book Club in October to read Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

Samhain

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Join us as the veil thins and we welcome in our beloved ancestors to be part of our Samhain service. We will celebrate the ancestors and the fun and whimsy that have become a part of our Halloween traditions. Costumes are encouraged.