Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Fairhaven Park Labyrinth, followed by the Filling Station

A NOTE ON WEATER: If it’s actively raining at 6:30 we’re going to skip the labyrinth and instead meet at the Filling Station at 6:30pm.

It’s getting close to winter solstice; the day of the year with the least amount of daylight. This can be a profound time to acknowledge where we need the darkness and where we need the light, both personally and in our larger communities.

This Monday evening we’ll be walking the labyrinth at Fairhaven Park. For some this exercise in slowing down is an excellent opportunity for reflection and peacefulness. Walking a labyrinth when it’s dark outside adds a unique characteristic.

Afterwards we’ll gather at the Filling Station to talk about our experience in the labyrinth, and discuss what thoughts and feelings this season brings up for us.

ALL. ARE. WELCOME.

LOCATIONS:

  • Fairhaven Park Labyrinth is in the upper part of the park. When you go in the entrance from Chuckanut Drive (107 Chuckanut Dr N), drive past the playground and park in the upper parking lot. The labyrinth is located at this exact dropped pin.

  • The Filling Station is also in Fairhaven (1138 Finnegan Way)

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Clothes for whatever weather we’ll have!

  • Flashlight (preferably one with a red light option, if you’ve got one)

  • An open heart and spirit

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Dec
25
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Night: worship

Instead of gathering on our regular Monday, we’re going to instead meet on Christmas night for a brief yet meaningful time of worship. With the busy-ness and hurry that this season often brings, slow down with some hot apple cider, some reflection on this important day of Christmas, and some time with enjoyable folk.

All. Are. Welcome.

Location is the Whatcom Land Trust @ 412 N Commercial St. Use the door on the right side of the building. Parking is typically easy.

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Jan
1
9:00 AM09:00

New Year's Day snowshoe!!

Normally we’d be meeting on Monday night, but since it’s New Year’s Eve and most people have New Year’s Day available, let’s go SNOWSHOEING! Ring in the New Year with exercise and companionship in the beautiful outdoors.

We’ll head toward Mt Baker and opt for a trail that meets everyone’s comfort level. We hope to either see a gorgeous creek, or Komo Kulshan herself. If the weather doesn’t cooperate we’ll have a Plan B in our back pocket (stay tuned - we’ll update this page if the weather looks uncertain).

Bring snowshoes, and all the appropriate winter weather gear. And a lunch!

Meet in the Safeway parking lot in Sunset Square, near Taco Bell, in order to carpool.

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Dec
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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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Postcards to Prisoners @ Whatcom Peace & Justice Center

This December our volunteer project will be joining with others to give a little encouragement to persons in our prison systems. From the Facebook event page:

Imagine No Kages is proud to host our third annual holiday card writing and decorating party to support incarcerated LGBTQ and HIV+ people! December can be a dark and cold time for many people behind bars and we consider it an honor to bring some light into these folks' lives. 

Join us for five minutes or the whole two hours. Cards, addresses, and materials to write and decorate will all be provided. We'll pipe in some tunes and bring some vegan-friendly snacks for people to chow down on (though we never mind if people bring more snacks to share!). 

Note that we are graciously hosted by Whatcom Peace and Justice this year. The space is first floor and accessible to most, but we'd love to make sure it's accessible to you if you have any concerns. All ages and backgrounds welcome!

For any questions: ImagineNoKages@gmail.com

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Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas potluck and gift re-purposing

In year’s past Echoes has hosted an annual craft making night, and yet we all have stuff that very well might be another’s treasure as a GIFT TO GIVE someone else. Let’s BUY LESS any chance we can, hey?

Bring some tasty food to share (Christmas-ey food welcome, but not required!), and bring some AS NEW condition items to offer to others. We’ll lay out the items and figure out a system for perusing the table. You very well may end up with the perfect gift for someone!

We’ll also assemble a low-key advent wreath and light the first candle.

Location is the Whatcom Land Trust @ 412 N Commercial St.

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Nov
26
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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Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Theology Pub! @ The Local!

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: The Local, a new institution downtown!

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

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Nov
12
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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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer! Orca Recover Day at Butler Creek

For October we thoroughly enjoyed sponsoring two Doctober movies at the Pickford. This month we’ll again be lending extra hands for a local work party that aims to improve the health of our ecosystem. There are THREE agencies heading this one up, and with an emphasis on restoring orcas, why wouldn’t all of Whatcom County show up?

From the Facebook event:

Join this family-friendly event, designed for everyday people to help address the known factors that directly impact the health of our local orca whale population. Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales are critically endangered. The single biggest threat to our local orca whales is lack of their primary food source, Salmon! 80% of the orca diet is salmon, and because of loss of habitat and increasing pollution, local salmon populations are a fraction of what they used to be. Join Whatcom Land Trust, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Whatcom Conservation District in improving riparian cover and enhancing salmon habitat on Nov 10th!

This ~20-acre piece of hidden paradise is located just northeast of Lake Terrell. The previously farmed property contains a mix of meadows, small wetlands, about 1/3 mile of Butler Creek, and an alder dominated forest. Join Whatcom Land Trust, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and Whatcom Conservation District in improving riparian habitat by planting various trees along Butler Creek and protecting them from beavers and deer browse.

~~ Directions: From Bellingham, head North on Interstate 5 and take the exit for Slater Rd (Exit 260). After about 6 miles, turn right onto Lake Terrell Road. Travel about 1.5 miles, and the parking lot for Alcoa Rifle Range will be on your left hand side just after Douglas Road. NSEA will then shuttle you to the site from here.

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Nov
5
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 a bit more than 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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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
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
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
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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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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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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