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.
Echoes is exploring a monthly rhythm of unique Monday worship experiences:
Indoor Church: silence, scripture, song and snacks!
Wild Church: connecting deeply with God and the Land
Creative Church: utilizing different mediums to explore spiritual themes
‘Hamster Church: features a Bellinghamster sharing a bit about who they are and their life in this city of subdued excitement
Additional Monthly Gatherings:
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.