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Secret Santa

Faith Development is now receiving money to distribute to those in need within our congregation.  Money can be given during service (please mark ‘For Secret Santa’), handed to Halcyon, or placed in the Faith Director’s mailbox.  We will be collecting funds through December 4.  Let us help our family during the holidays!

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Holiday Fair Trade Coffee, Tea & Chocolate Sale

The Seventh Principle small group is again sponsoring East Shore’s annual Holiday Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate Sale.  Order forms will be available at church next to the orders of service through November 27.  Order forms will also be emailed via the listserv & mailed along with the Beacon if you receive the Beacon…

Under construction

Bookstore transforms

Our Bookstore will close after November 20 for renovation into a new project. Come visit our free-will offering of books, cards, bumper stickers and other delights.  Sale will be November 13 and November 20 after church.

Social Justice Read and Discuss Group:Censorship and Book Banning

From the Wall Street Journal August 23, 2022 “A Library in Patmos, a rural western Michigan town is asking the community there to restore its public financing after voters defunded it following a dispute over books with LGBT content…. In Vinton, Iowa, residents criticized their library for having LGBT staff and books with LGBT-related themes. The library closed temporarily…

The 2022-23 Stewardship Campaign Begins

The 2022-23  Stewardship Campaign Begins

It must be getting close to springtime: Sunday March 13 is the beginning of the 2022-2023 Stewardship campaign. We start things off on Sunday with Rev. Joe Donatone and Kristine Burkwood sharing their thoughts on ‘Sustenance for Our Journey Together.’ Pledge packets will be handed out after the service with the remaining packets to be…

Church building re-opening March 1, 2022

The ad hoc committee met and made a recommendation to the board that the  church reopens starting on March 1, 2022 under the following conditions: Mandatory masking for everyone over the age of 2, except those who have a documented disability that makes them unable to wear a mask, except when speaking from the pulpit or actively…

We are hiring

HIRING: Church administrative assistant

Church Administrative Assistant (Kirtland) employment type: part-timenon-profit organization Part Time CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTEffective Date: January 2022Location: East Shore Unitarian Universalist ChurchReports to: Minister of Congregation/Board ChairJob Status: 16 hours per week (12 hours per week in the Summer), Tuesday-FridaySalary range: 13.25-15.00 per hour based on experience Job Summary: Administrative duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to…

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Homeless Stand Down

Homeless Stand Down has been moved to April 23, 2022. This gives us plenty of time to collect items for 50 Male Hygiene Bags. Please place all items in the tub at the back entrance to the church.On Saturday April 16 at 3:30 we are having an ALL Church gathering at the Orchard Hills Park Lodge…

COVID virus

Church building is closed

East Shore has had a system in place for when we should suspend in person services and meetings in the church.  All 3 counties, Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga have been assigned a level purple risk of COVID transmission. So in person business at the church is canceled for at least the next month.  The church…

Holiday gifts

Holiday Social Justice Projects

Mitten Tree will be hung soon so start thinking about mittens, hats and scarves for adults and children Cookies with Santa Saturday 4, noon to 5 – this will be a teen only event.  We will be creating bags to deliver to our families with children, Decorating the church, making cookies, and so much MORE!…