Echoes is sort of known for the Easter Walk. Combining place and Scripture, local history and metanarrative, this event provides deeper meaning for who we are in Bellingham, and who we are in relation to the Biblical story of Easter. There’s nothing quite like it.
Starting in front of City Hall, we’ll stop at several locations en route to Maritime Heritage Park. At each stop we’ll read some of the Biblical story of the arrest, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and then weave it through our own local history. To finish we’ll gather around the Lummi-made totem pole of Salmon Woman to listen to this Coast Salish creation story, and then share communion.
In years past we have combined a service project with this event. This year we are instead having our annual “practicing resurrection” volunteer event the day before (Sat. Apr 20), joining with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for their Earth Day project (pretty nice how Easter and Earth Day are in tandem this year). Check out that event here.
At noon, following the Easter Walk, we’ll walk over to Chuckanut Brewery and enjoy lunch together. Because it’s Easter, and family-friendly, local breweries are a great place to spend Easter :-)
All Are Welcome. Seriously.