Sep
28
to Sep 30

Annual Retreat!

Come join us for a weekend retreat on the shores of Lake Samish! It's possible to stay at the retreat center, or, because it's close-by, just commute from home.

In the Echoes' tradition of believing that all people have awesome things to say and share, we don't hire a main speaker - WE are the speakers. There will be storytelling, game playing, walks, reflective times, and some pretty great food.

Cost is only $65. Let us know if you want to come!

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Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening: Video Series

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Since it went so well this summer, we’ve decided to have a longer series that focuses on videos from the sold-out conference, "Why Christian?" It's a good question in these times - why would anyone want to align with the institution of church? During dinner we'll watch the video, then take some time to discuss is a group. The talks are excellent, and help to feed the head and heart.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Focus on Film: The Heretic

It’s documentary time! This evening we will watch the new film on the ouster of Rob Bell. The Heretic has been receiving good reviews. After the movie we’ll have some discussion questions to dig into it a little more.

If you’re so inclined, feel free to bring some snacks to share! Come one, come all!

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Theology Pub: teaming up at Chuckanut Brewery

BONUS! This month we are joining up another Theology Pub! The good folks at Garden St United Methodist will be our partners. The more the merrier!

Have some theological wonderings? So do we! Each month we engage in some dialogue that engages both the head and heart. Solid answers are hard to come by, but good questions can be just as enlightening.

Choose your favorite beverage* and enjoy some interesting, helpful dialogue with a small community of unique individuals. We're really welcoming and not high-pressure, so feel free to come check it out. 

Location: find us in the back at Chuckanut Brewery! It's outdoor seating with a covered awning, so dress appropriately and bring sunglasses :-) Address is 601 W Holly Street, Bellingham.

*Note to non-drinkers: plenty of us do not order alcoholic beverages, so you're good.

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

LOCATION CHANGE! Theology Pub @ STONE'S THROW

BONUS! This month we are joining up another Theology Pub! The good folks at Garden St United Methodist will be our partners. The more the merrier!

Have some theological wonderings? So do we! Each month we engage in some dialogue that engages both the head and heart. Solid answers are hard to come by, but good questions can be just as enlightening.

Choose your favorite beverage* and enjoy some interesting, helpful dialogue with a small community of unique individuals. We're really welcoming and not high-pressure, so feel free to come check it out. 

Location: find us in the back at Stone’s Throw Brewery in Fairhaven (1009 Larrabee Ave)! Bring layers for cooler weather since some of the seating is somewhat exposed to the elements (covered, of course!).

*Note to non-drinkers: plenty of us do not order alcoholic beverages, so you're good.

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening: video series

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Since it went so well in June, this week we will again be listening to a talk from the sold-out conference, "Why Christian?" It's a good question in these times - why would anyone want to align with the institution of church? During dinner we'll watch the video, then take some time to discuss is a group. The talks are excellent, and help to feed the head and heart.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

Walk: Interurban trail (and caring for the forest)

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With the smoke and darker skies it feels like summer is waning...and yet we're still in the midst of the outdoor season (when it's not hazardous to be outside). Feel free to take a moment to pause and send prayer/love/good vibes to those fighting these raging fires in the West, and for all the life that is fleeing the flames. It's hard to imagine the depth and degree of loss. Homes and property are being consumed, while the toll on wildlife and plant life is unimaginable. We need healthy forests desperately.

With the fires as a backdrop, let us enjoy the beauty and sanctity of our own local forest. We'll meet at 10:30am at the trailhead for the Interurban Trail, on Old Fairhaven Parkway. Google maps says it's 1815 Old Fairhaven Parkway (link to specific location). The trail is wide enough to chat and walk.

In addition to walking, let’s help take care of the place, shall we?

The trash pick up will be light - nothing too slimy, heavy, or dangerous. Bring a garbage bag and maybe a pair of gloves. And one of those trash picker thingies if you have one. We'll be out for about an hour and a half, or longer if some are up for it.

If you have questions simply click on the "contact us" page and we'll get back to you.

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Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Theology Pub @ Chuckanut Brewery

Have some theological wonderings? So do we! Each month we engage in some dialogue that engages both the head and heart. Solid answers are hard to come by, but good questions can be just as enlightening.

Choose your favorite beverage* and enjoy some interesting, helpful dialogue with a small community of unique individuals. We're really welcoming and not high-pressure, so feel free to come check it out. 

Location: find us in the back at Chuckanut Brewery! It's outdoor seating with a covered awning, so dress appropriately and bring sunglasses :-) Address is 601 W Holly Street, Bellingham.

*Note to non-drinkers: plenty of us do not order alcoholic beverages, so you're good.

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Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening: Video Series

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Since it went so well in June, this week we will again be listening to a talk from the sold-out conference, "Why Christian?" It's a good question in these times - why would anyone want to align with the institution of church? During dinner we'll watch the video, then take some time to discuss is a group. The talks are excellent, and help to feed the head and heart.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Theology Pub @ Chuckanut Brewery

Have some theological wonderings? So do we! Each month we engage in some dialogue that engages both the head and heart. Solid answers are hard to come by, but good questions can be just as enlightening.

Choose your favorite beverage* and enjoy some interesting, helpful dialogue with a small community of unique individuals. We're really welcoming and not high-pressure, so feel free to come check it out. 

Location: find us in the back at Chuckanut Brewery! It's outdoor seating with a covered awning, so dress appropriately and bring sunglasses :-) Address is 601 W Holly Street, Bellingham.

*Note to non-drinkers: plenty of us do not order alcoholic beverages, so you're good.

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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Walk and chat

We will have just sponsored a table at Pride, and are up for a little chilling and a little exercise. Meet us at the Whatcom Land Trust for a stroll beside Whatcom Creek and into downtown. Ice cream may even be in order.

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening: "Why Christian?" conference video

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

THIS WEEK we will be listening to a talk from the sold-out conference, "Why Christian?" During dinner we'll watch the video, then take some time to discuss is a group. The talks are fantastic!

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Jun
18
12:30 PM12:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer! Stimson Nature Reserve with Whatcom Land Trust (Sat. option as well)

For May we will be joining the land stewards from The Whatcom Land Trust at Stimson Nature Reserve! This event is happening on both Friday and Saturday, so choose which one to join! Because this event involves education and invasive species removal, it's a wonderful blend of education and work. Make sure to register (see below) as they are limited to 25 persons for each day. Come join this effort!

Here's the info from the WLT website

Most Bellingham residents have walked the Stimpson Nature Reserve loop, but very few have had the opportunity to walk off-trail through the center of the property. With sandstone slopes, small wetlands, and diverse second-growth forest, the interior of the Reserve provides a beautiful picture of what the Lake Whatcom Watershed may have looked like prior to human settlement.
As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to see the true biodiversity of the park, and help us keep invasive plants in check.
Join us for our third Bio Blitz at Stimpson Nature Reserve! Be prepared for off trail adventuring, as we will be traversing the park to take biological inventories and remove invasive plants along the way. The last two years have been a roaring success with volunteers raving about the experience. With updated monitoring protocols and some skilled Bio Blitz veterans, this year is bound to be even more exciting! With so much interest, we have decided to offer this great opportunity on both Friday and Saturday. Note that this event runs from 9 AM to 1 PM. Please bring a sack lunch and some good hiking boots!

2076 Lake Louise Rd
Bellingham, WA  98229

Travel east on Lakeway Drive. Continue onto Terrace and then onto Cable Street. Turn right on Austin Street, then follow Lake Louise Road for 1.5 miles. Trailhead and parking lot will be on the left.

Sign up is here (scroll down).

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Because all of life can be lived within the context of worship, Echoes generally only has two explicit worship gatherings per month. Safe enough for anyone to visit, straightforward enough to know what's going on, casual enough to wear whatever you want, we welcome anyone to the gathering and to the communion table - every one is welcome, really.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. After a little bit of silence, we recognize this as Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening @ the Whatcom Land Trust

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Theology Pub @ Chuckanut Brewery

Have some theological wonderings? So do we! Each month we engage in some dialogue that engages both the head and heart. Solid answers are hard to come by, but good questions can be just as enlightening.

Choose your favorite beverage* and enjoy some interesting, helpful dialogue with a small community of unique individuals. We're really welcoming and not high-pressure, so feel free to come check it out. 

Location: find us in the back at Chuckanut Brewery! There are ample heat lamps out there, but maybe bring a warm jacket "just in case". Address is 601 W Holly Street, Bellingham.

*Note to non-drinkers: plenty of us do not order alcoholic beverages, so you're good.

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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Earth Day: A Dialogue with Sr Alexandra Kovats @ St John's Lutheran

 Photo by  paul mocan  on  Unsplash

Photo by paul mocan on Unsplash

Alexandra is well known in the United States and internationally as a teacher and lecturer on ecological and creation spirituality, spirituality and cosmology, eco-feminism and religious life. She is Executive Director and Founding Member of GreenHearth Collective, a non-profit organization that focuses on urban ecology and eco-spirituality. She is also Adjunct professor in the field of spirituality for the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Seattle University, and involved in the ministry of spiritual direction and retreat facilitation.

This event, hosted by Echoes, is a public conversation in which Sr Alexandra will share stories and some of the key thought processes that led her on the paths of ecospirituality and ecofeminism. She is warm-hearted, fascinating, and enjoyable to hear. There will be a question and answer time at the end. This event is ecumenical and open to everyone! 

LOCATION: St John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave

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Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Worship @ Whatcom Land Trust

BECAUSE ALL OF LIFE CAN BE LIVED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WORSHIP, ECHOES GENERALLY HAS ONLY TWO EXPLICIT WORSHIP GATHERINGS PER MONTH. SAFE ENOUGH FOR ANYONE TO VISIT, AND STRAIGHTFORWARD ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, WE WELCOME ANYONE TO THE GATHERING AND TO THE COMMUNION TABLE - EVERYONE IS WELCOME. REALLY.

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. We start with a little bit of silence, recognition of Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Listening @ Whatcom Land Trust

Generally once a month Echoes enjoys a potluck, and we all get to practice some listening. Our very name embodies a form of listening (echoes reverberate - you either hear or feel them), so we want to be good listeners. Specifically we'd like to be better at listening to others, to God, and to our local communities. At these dinner gatherings we often listen to a speaker, discuss a relevant topic, or engage in an interesting listening exercise.

Dinner is super casual, just bring a little extra of whatever you'd like to eat. A few people are vegetarian, a few are gluten free. We figure it out. And if you are unable to bring some extra eats, then no worries, please do come anyway!

Location is at the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Easter Worship @ Whatcom Land Trust

BECAUSE ALL OF LIFE CAN BE LIVED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WORSHIP, ECHOES GENERALLY HAS ONLY TWO EXPLICIT WORSHIP GATHERINGS PER MONTH. SAFE ENOUGH FOR ANYONE TO VISIT, AND STRAIGHTFORWARD ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, WE WELCOME ANYONE TO THE GATHERING AND TO THE COMMUNION TABLE - EVERYONE IS WELCOME. REALLY.

This week's emphasis is Easter!!

In each worship gathering we follow the ancient pattern of "gathering, Word, meal, and sending," and we often have some time set aside for personal reflection. We start with a little bit of silence, recognition of Coast Salish land, sing some songs, read and converse about scripture, pray, and share communion. It's a relaxed time, with multiple voiced being offered and shared.

The gathering starts at 6:30, will last for about an hour, and there will be snacks available.

Our location is at Whatcom Land Trust! It's easy to find because it's right next to City Hall. There is a lot of street parking, and the building has a great feel (the Land Trust does amazing work!). Address is 412 N Commercial; look for the Whatcom Land Trust sign.

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Apr
1
4:30 PM16:30

Easter Walk, place-based event

This is a fantastic, unique place-based Easter experience. Graduate-level classes have traveled to Bellingham to go on this walk, and 'hamsters can enjoy it this Sunday.

During this event we explore some of the history of Bellingham - who was here first, how it was settled, what happened in the region of Whatcom Creek and Maritime Heritage Park - and how these stories dovetail with the arrest, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It's memorable and meaningful, a unique way to experience Easter.

We'll start in front of City Hall at 4:30pm, then walk along Whatcom Creek, ending up in Maritime Heritage Park. There are some stairs and a bit of uneven ground; it is about 1/2 mile one-way. The walk takes 45min-1 hour, and participants are invited to read selected readings (no pressure).

No church experience, church affiliation, or love of church required!! All really are welcome.

Additional Opportunity: if you'd like to practice resurrection on Easter, join Echoes for their annual work party in Maritime Heritage Park from 2-4pm. Facebook event here.

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Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

EASTER: Resurrection work @ Maritime Heritage Park

Do something resurrection-y on Easter!!!

At Echoes we typically choose to practice resurrection on Easter. This will be the fourth year that we meet at Maritime Heritage Park in downtown Bellingham to add to the countless volunteer hours that have resurrected this former garbage dump into a life-giving park.

We will most likely be spreading mulch, which helps to keep at bay all the invasive species that were removed on MLK Day.

Join us near the outdoor circular fish pens, next to the Perry Fish Hatchery (1600 C Street). There is ample parking. 

BRING appropriate clothes for the weather and closed-toe shoes. Work gloves will be provided. Hopefully it won't rain, but.....it's Bellingham.

Echoes will provide water and some snacks. 

After the walk, feel free to join us for the Easter Walk, which synthesizes the history of Bellingham with the death and resurrection of Jesus. It's unique, it's funky, it's Bellingham, it's Echoes. Facebook event here.

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