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. 

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, United States

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, United States

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.

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.

2021 Auction: United

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

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?

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? 

Thankful for What

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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.

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.

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.

Fourth Wednesday Book Club: Cat’s Table

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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.