Bellingham Friends Meeting

Bellingham Quakers – The Religious Society of Friends


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. 
Starting Sunday, March 22, you are invited to join other Bellingham Friends in online or teleconference worship on Zoom this Sunday (and all Sundays going forward until we decide to meet in person again.) The Zoom meeting will be hosted by clerk of Meeting or another volunteer. To join us, you need to download the free application onto a computer, tablet or phone.
Time: Login Sunday mornings between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. 
How to: If possible, please join the call from a computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access. Each person on the call is represented by a small screen. 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 videoconference. 
To call in, dial 253-215-8782 to join. After calling in, you’ll need to enter the meeting ID, 766 647 207. 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.  
For the Zoom video/audio online conference, you will need to download the Zoom app onto your device. If you don’t already have Zoom on your computer, smart phone, or tablet, go to any time before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and download Zoom. 
Between 9:30 and 9:50 Sunday morning, go to and enter the meeting ID number: 766 647 207. 
If you have questions or problems, please contact John by email: or text 360-671-7012 or call 360-671-7012.


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). We meet in the Creekside Bldg., 1701 Ellis St. in Bellingham, WA. (Directions)   Map here Childcare provided.

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.

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, as yet unpublished version of Faith and Practice

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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