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Echoes gathers every Monday evening! There is also at least one service project/month, scheduled on the 3rd Sat of the month. As with all Echoes events, anyone is welcome to join! Most Monday gatherings are located at the WHATCOM LAND TRUST, but click on the event just to make sure. 

Our gathering rhythm is:

1st Monday: worship

2nd Monday: dinner + listening

3rd Monday: worship

3rd Saturday: service project/volunteer (making B'ham better for all!)

4th Monday: theology pub (Greene's Corner, until further notice)

5th Monday -if there is one- flexible fifth (all kinds of cray cray)

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Volunteer Training: Severe Weather Men's Shelter

The Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County is an extraordinary enterprise. By bringing faith communities together, they accomplish more than individual communities can do alone. One of the most immediate needs that the Interfaith Coalition provides is shelter on particularly cold nights in the winter. There is one shelter for men (located near the Lighthouse Mission), and one for women (at Garden Street United Methodist Church).

Shelter volunteers need to go through training. Several Echoes people are attending the trainings, and we encourage as many people as possible to attend. There are a variety of responsibilities that volunteers undertake, and only a few volunteers actually spend the night at the shelter. This is a phenonemal way to address real need in Whatcom County, and to interact with some of the shelter guests.

Two trainings are offered this week:

Women’s Shelter training: Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
at Garden St. Methodist, 1326 N. Garden Street
(only female volunteers)

Men’s Shelter training: Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
at the Lighthouse Mission Drop-in Center, 1013 W. Holly Street
(male and female volunteers welcome)

For more information, call Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County, 734-3983.

Later Event: December 21
2nd Annual Advent Solstice