We are connecting with Bellingham. This involves pursuing our values in creative ways. On a regular basis, we gather together to engage in relationship with one another, with God, and with Bellingham. We also align with local non-profits to do volunteer and conservation work, offer worship that is rooted in our region and its concerns, and provide a variety of seasonal and special events.
One of our primary objectives is to [RE]define church. That is, we don't want a building to become our concern. Instead, the community of Bellingham is our concern. How can we be better citizens and promote the well-being of all life? How can this be a major emphasis of "church"? How can we get to know God and each other, learn and follow the ways of Jesus, and positively contribute to our local community? These are the questions that drive much of what we do.
In general, we have gatherings every Monday night, with one service project each month. Typically, each month we host:
Indoor Church: what you’d think of as a church service, with some creativity thrown in
Wild Church: being with God outside
Creative Church: a monthly dose of exercising creativity & spirituality through various mediums
‘Hamster Church (with expanded snacks!): features a Bellinghamster sharing a bit about who they are and their life in this city of subdued excitement
If there is a fifth Monday our goal is to host a contemplative Taize church gathering.
PAST EVENTS ECHOES HAS LED
Co-hosting "Faith & Nature", a year-long dialogue series with the Whatcom Land Trust
Tabling at Pride
Removing invasive plant species from local parks
Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing
Host “Doctober” [Documentary] movies at the Pickford
Advent Solstice gatherings
Hosting 15th anniversary memorial service for Olympic Pipeline Explosion
Letter writing campaigns
EVENTS IN WHICH WE'VE BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
Totem Pole blessings
Check out the events page for more information on upcoming gatherings/activities. If you’d like us to join you in a Bellingham event, send us a message through the contact page and we can set up a coffee.