Bellingham Friends Meeting

Bellingham Quakers – The Religious Society of Friends


NEW!: As of this week, we have started having IN PERSON, outdoor worship! Please click HERE for for more information.

NOTICE: During this period of social distancing due to COVID-19, you are invited to join Bellingham Friends Meeting in online worship each Sunday. We now meet using Zoom and as of September 2020, a password is now required. The link to connect to Meeting is and the password is “quaker” (without the quotes, lower case “Quaker”). Meeting for worship is Sunday 10 to 11, but you may join starting at 9:30 AM. A midweek social gathering is Tuesday at 10 using the same link.

If using a phone, there is no password; call 253-215-8782, enter the Meeting ID, 818 5708 4898 and press #. Then press # again. To unmute press *6, and to mute again press *6.

To add this information to your online calendars, click this link.

We are a diverse group of spiritual seekers and we welcome visitors. All are invited to join us in worship. New to Quakers? Clhttp://Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: here for more information about our Meeting. Meeting for worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Worship begins when the first person sits and begins worship. Please enter quietly and settle into the silence. Meeting lasts for about an hour followed by introductions, announcements and social time. There is usually a second hour program (see our eNews for details). Until COVID-19, we met in the Creekside Bldg., 1701 Ellis St. in Bellingham, WA. (Directions)   Map hereChildcare provided except when we’re meeting online.

If you have questions or problems, please contact John by email: or text or call 360-671-7012.

We respectfully acknowledge that this Meeting gathers in the traditional, sovereign territory of Indigenous Coast Salish peoples including the Lummi and Nooksack who have cared for these lands and waters since time immemorial and continue to do so today. Their presence is imbued in these mountains, valleys, waterways, and shorelines.  May we honor the original stewards of this place and participate in the care and protection of our shared home.

2019 Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreak Notice: Bellingham Friends Meeting is concerned about everyone’s health and safety. The Whatcom County Health Department is recommending that people only make necessary trips out and avoid groups in general. We encourage everyone to keep up to date with accurate information. Here are  local government health guidelines.

Weather is not usually a concern, but on those rare occasions where you may wonder about whether Meeting is cancelled due to safe conditions at or travel to or from Meeting, see our Weather Policy here.

See the Links tab for more information on Quakers and the newest version of Faith and Practice from North Pacific Yearly Meeting.

Virologist Fred Koster on COVID-19 & in-person worship presentation

Click HERE for the audio only.
Click HERE for video.

Whatcom Racial Justice Forum, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 7 - 9 PM

With Panelists Jonathan Randolph – Entrepreneur and Professional Singer, Shirley Williams – Member and resident of Lummi Nation, Flo Simon – Deputy Police Chief, Bellingham  Police Department, Rosalinda Guillén – Community to Community, Satpal Sidhu – Whatcom County Executive. A huge thank you to these panelists for participating and to the several hundred people who attended.

The forum was recorded and a link to that recording is available here. Note: Closed captions are now operational. If you find errors, please let us know.
If you attended the forum, please offer your feedback, share your concerns, ideas and enthusiasm for action moving our community and our society forward toward racial justice and peace with a very brief survey here. If you missed the forum, you may use the survey to make comments or add your name to receive information about future events.

Current reading about a new Meetinghouse: Four pages of draft criteria and job descriptions regarding a new Meetinghouse can be found here. Please read and forward comments to Ministry and Counsel Committee ( This is an ongoing discussion.

Upcoming events: The best place to keep up to date with current events is with the e-News here.

Of possible interest to local F(f)riends:

North Carolina Friends speak about the notorious “bathroom bill” here.

Bellingham Friends Meeting Contacts: Telephone: 360-671-1395 Questions? E-mail: Mailing address: PO Box 30144, Bellingham, WA 98228-2144

Primary contacts (Co-clerks):


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