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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 2017 gathering rhythm is:

1st Monday: dinner + listening

2nd Monday: worship

3rd Monday: theology pub (Greene's Corner, until further notice)

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

4th Monday: worship

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

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3rd Annual Blessing of the Animals!

Bottom line: Animals are our companions, our friends, our life support. For all that they are, all that they do, and all that they give, it is appropriate to give them a blessing or two (or ten, or a hundred thousand).

ONE opportunity to do this is to come to the Blessing of the Animals. This event is not unique to Echoes, it is practiced the world over on this particular weekend.

October 4th of every year is officially WORLD ANIMAL DAY. It's on October 4th because this is the day of recognition for St. Francis.

Of all the saints in church history, St. Francis is considered the person who had the most connection and reverence for animals. God cares about animals, about all life. In fact, in the first chapter of Genesis, animals get blessed by God - before humans do.

Blessing animals aligns with the heart of the Creator and continues a vital tradition, as laid forth in Genesis, and exemplified by St Francis. 

Come join us on Oct. 3rd, 3-3:45pm, at the large shelter (also called the North Shelter, near the kids' water playground) at Cornwall Park.

Each individual animal will receive a blessing. No animal/wildlife is excluded. If an animal that you love is unable to come, please feel free to bring a photograph.

Love animals! Love creation! Be blessed! 

Photo by Kristin Rudy

Photo by Kristin Rudy

Earlier Event: September 28
Worship Gathering @ the RE Store
Later Event: October 5
Theology Pub @ Elizabeth Station