Beloved Conversations Within: Spring 2022

Online Event

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
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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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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.

All Ages Halloween Party

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

Join the East Shore RE students and Volunteers for a Halloween Party. Come by East Shore on Sunday October 31 between 12 and 2 for games, music, and fun. Try your hand at an apple grab; Play a Halloween Bingo Game; Enjoy a warm drink; Come dressed in costume; and Get a chance to trick or treat! This event is open to everyone.

Black Lives Matter Flash Stance – Woodinville

Woodinville - BLM Flash Stance 175th and Garden, Woodinville, WA

Join fellow UU activists for our Black Lives Matter Flash Stance in person in Woodinville Stance on the corner of 175th and Garden in front of the Woodinville Jamba Juice. We gather in solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color. Flash Stances start conversations, and then carry those conversations on. We will be social distancing and ask that everyone wear a mask. All are welcome-join us in this important work! Learn more about Flash Stances here on KBCS.

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.

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?

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.

2021 Auction: United

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

This year, 2021, we will run the auction online, but we hope to also have an in-person live event at East Shore on Saturday November 13th. We will host a zoom party as well, to allow those who are unable to participate in-person to still join in the fun.  Keep the evening of Saturday, November 13 free.

Expanding Women’s Business Ventures

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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

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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, WA

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.