Bellingham Friends Meeting

Bellingham Quakers – The Religious Society of Friends

Welcome!


We are a diverse group of spiritual seekers and we welcome visitors. All are invited to join us in worship. New to Quakers? Click 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. (See below for COVID-19 information)


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.
During this period of social distancing, you are invited to join Bellingham Friends Meeting in online or teleconference worship each Sunday. To join us, you can either call in using any telephone (audio only), or  you can join using your computer, tablet or smart phone (both audio and video).
Time: Login Sunday mornings between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Worship will begin at 10 a.m.
How to: For the Zoom video/audio online conference, click on this link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/81857084898
to join the meeting. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will need to download the Zoom application onto  your computer, smart phone, or tablet from https://zoom.us/download . Once you have the application downloaded and installed you can join the meeting using the above link or entering the Meeting ID number: 818 5708 4898. Each person on the call is represented by a small window. If you have a webcam and turn on “video,” other Friends will be able to see you. If not, your screen will just have your name, but you’ll still see others, and can participate fully in the video conference.
To call in, dial 253-215-8782 to join. After calling in, you’ll need to enter the meeting ID, 818 5708 4898. Your line will be muted at the start. To toggle muting, press *6. Please remember to press *6 after you speak to avoid unnecessary background noise.
You can join the meeting anytime. People usually start to join between 9:30 and 9:50.  Go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID number: 818 5708 4898.

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

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.


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 (ministryandcounsel@bellinghamfriends.org). 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

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