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 February 14
Universal Pain
Sunshine Glynn
Sunshine will share a very raw look into her life as the parent of a child with a rare and complicated diagnosis and the miraculous discoveries she has made on her journey thus far. Learn how every one of us carries a burden and everyone of us has the power to ease the pain of another.
Sunshine Glynn is a member of East Shore. She has been asked to speak about her experience with her daughter, Jayna, at the University of Washington Nursing School for several years. She writes a blog about her daughter’s life that has changed the lives of many children who share the same diagnosis as her daughter. Sunshine is currently working towards a Masters of Education.


February 21
Personal Safety Nets
Sue Mackey
“No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings”— William Blake.
We function best and the best comes out in us when we know we are surrounded by the love, care and support of others, which is the essence of Personal Safety Nets (PSN).
What is a PSN? It is interconnectedness, a sense of community and outreach in action. Its founders, Judy Pigott and John Gibson, Ph.D., recognized how important it is to know, plan and reap the benefits of relationships forged in foundational principals of giving of oneself and receiving the offerings of support and help from others. In their wisdom, they have developed a process for us to create our PSN which is our lifeline to feeling a sense of safety and security.
We will explore what a PSN does for us, how it is developed and the peace it provides us, our family and our friends.
Sue Mackey has been involved with PSN since its inception. She has also served on the Board of PSN. She is internationally known for her work in skill standards, hard- and soft-skill core competencies. She lectures and teaches on soft-skills, life and work ready. Founder of The Mackey Group, Seattle based firm, she was a business columnist for twenty years and she has authored ten books, all soft skill related.

February 28
East Shore’s Annual High School Youth Group Service
Please join us for our annual multigenerational service led by our high school youth. There will be music, storytelling, and inspiring reflections from our high school youth group.



Religious Education at East Shore 

This years RE program will be engaging, thought-provoking and FUN! We have registration forms ready to go for families who want to register their children and youth; and for the first time, we have forms for those of you without children or youth currently in the RE program who will be volunteering as a teacher, substitute or assistant. If you would like to be a part of any of our programs this year, please fill out this form and let us know your availability and in what way you would like to be involved.

The spring program is also from Tapestry of Faith and it is called Circle of Trees, and is on the stewardship of trees.

Please contact Aisha Hauser, Director of Religious Education at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or Dianne Upton, RE Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  with any questions you may have. Thank you and I look forward to a dynamic and exciting year!

To Register please go to "open registrations" on the "Calendar" page.

Vision Mission Update

Mark Ewert, a UUA consultant, recently conducted an assessment of congregational functioning for East Shore.  Using annual reports, budgets, personal interviews and lay leadership sessions over the course of the May 15-17 weekend, he evaluated our readiness to engage in a vision/mission process in early autumn of this year.  With the announcement of Peters resignation, the timing and structure of our vision/mission process will no doubt need to be reimagined.  Although this important process is not moving forward as planned, there are valuable insights in Marks report.  Marks identification of congregational circles of engagement and his ideas about how ESUC can improve in this regard are actionable.  He offers a framework from which we may be able to better ensure that visitors feel welcome, new members feel more strongly connected, and that those interested in deeper involvement in community life have pathways to engagement with varied levels of commitment.

We hope that you can take a moment to read through the report (click here ).  You are invited to share your thoughts or reactions with Jack Slowriver, the chair of the Vision/Mission Team and ESUCs Vice President of the Board of Trustees.  Jack can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Search Nominiating Committee Survey

How will we at ESUC find our next minister? The Search Nominating Committee, are reaching out to you to ask: who do YOU trust to do the important work of searching for a new minister for our congregation? Please keep in mind that the work of the Search Committee will require considerable time and energy from each member over the next 18 months. It is necessary that each Search Committee member be able to fully commit to the workload required to accomplish this task.

We are asking each congregational member/friend to nominate up to 3 persons (and yourself, if you like) for the Search Committee. Please provide your input via this survey. Your contributions will not be anonymous (we are charged with reaching all ESUC members, so we need to keep track of who responds) but you can rest assured that your contributions will remain confidential. Thank you for your input!

Fill out Survey Here!

Personal Safety Net

Sundays, February 28 & March 6

11:30 a.m.

Personal Safety Nets are intentionally created to provide plans, engage systems and resources, and identify people in our lives who can “be there for us” during a crisis. Most of us have “sort of a plan in our heads” for how we would deal with a crisis. Personal Safety Nets adds increased structure and support for creating our unique plans and will leave us feeling more secure in our abilities to deal with an unexpected crisis.

Download the resources here

Board of Trustees Updates
January 25, 2016

We have updated the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) document. This version is dated January 25, 2016.  To read it, please CLICK HERE .

In the meantime, please feel free to contact Board members with questions you may have, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We're working as quickly as we can to respond to questions and concerns.

Beth Wilson
Board President


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Located just north of Factoria at 12700 SE 32nd Street in Bellevue, Washington State, USA,  East Shore has provided a liberal religious home to people in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle, Issaquah, Redmond, Sammamish, Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, Carnation, Renton,  North Bend and beyond since 1947.



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