In-person worship has resumed! Masks are required – thank you for showing love for our neighbors this way. 

The Sunday service will be in person and live-streamed (see below) from 9:50am and available on our YouTube channel later. See more here about our re-opening plan and safety protocols

We continue to learn and experiment with online worship, and a return to include in-person worship, and we are grateful to worship with you wherever you are! As we seek to care for the shalom of our city and county, know that God is at work in all things. May we each be wise, compassionate, and discerning as we care for one another. Philippians 4:4-6

Click here to see the Sunday worship bulletin and announcements.

Scroll down below the video link to read a bit about what our church is doing and how to connect.

Click the linked picture above to view our streamed service. You can also access it on our FPC YouTube channel if the link above does not work for you, and/or if you would like to join in “passing the peace” using the comment feature, and/or to view a previous worship service or video. 

Donate online at: https://fpcbellingham.churchcenter.com/giving

Otherwise consider mailing your offering, or having your bank setup bill pay instead of coming to the church in person. Any questions, please email beccan@fpcbellingham.org

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

TODAY, November 28:  

MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENT KIT! After the service, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall, Advent resources are available to take home – activities, crafts, supplies & books — while supplies last!

FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY SPONSORSHIP: Downstairs after the service on 11/28, sign up to be a sponsor or learn more about our partnership with Food for the Hungry in Chitul, Guatemala. Learn more (or sign up to sponsor a child online, different from the packets that will be at church today) at our Chitul web page here.

ADVENT RESOURCES ON OUR WEBSITE:
 
SPRING BREAK TRIP INFORMATION: In the Up Close and Personal interview 11/14 (view it on our YouTube channel), Becca interviewed Anna, the Mending Wings coordinator of our upcoming intergenerational service trip, and we heard Anna’s heart for sharing the good news of Jesus through the story and way of life of her people. All ages are welcome on our trip! Not sure yet? Contact Kerrie to get more information. 

Find where to access our podcast at http://www.fpcbellingham.org/podcast/

Find us on the Church Center App – download it by visiting https://churchcenter.com/

Learn more about our Sacred Pathways journey this past year, including resources around each month’s focus. 
http://www.fpcbellingham.org/sacredpathways

Second Sundays of the month are Café Zoom! In-person, step into the Fireside Room and join those on Zoom (approximately 11:15-11:30am) A virtual gathering space much like our usual in-person Café Pres! Come as you are, we can chat about the service or just check in with one another! Zoom link is on the calendar here

May the Lord bless you and keep you, shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord truly give you peace! Amen!

Ways to stay connected this week :

  • FPC Story Hour – Monday nights 7pm on Zoom. Join us as we take turns reading a chapter or two aloud and discussing what we have read together. We began E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web on November 15. All ages are welcome to join! If your bedtime is 7:30pm, come in your PJs to hear 30 minutes of the story read aloud to you and say goodnight before we start our discussion.  Zoom link is on the church calendar page.
  • Tuesday Women’s Bible Study: Gathering virtually over Zoom from 9:45-11:15 am. We are studying the book of Isaiah, using a lifeguide studyguide – Trusting God in Troubled Times. We are jumping in at Part 2 (Isaiah 40) but women are welcome to join at any time, you don’t have to have done Part 1! Link on the FPC calendar and through the app in our group page.
  • Wednesday Women’s Bible Study: Gathering in-person from 9:15-11:15am with a new name – Everyday Faith. Given our current best practices navigating COVID-19, this is a vaccinated and masked gathering. There is childcare available for ages 0-5 (childcare workers are vaccinated, masks not expected from 0-2, and do your best masking for ages 3-5), registration required so we know how to best prepare. Snacks provided outdoors prior to starting. Our study time is about building connections alongside diving deeper into scripture.
  • Pastor Doug’s Everybody-is-Welcome Bible Study: Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm on Zoom. This study is available to any and all who are interested in digging into God’s word together. You can expect a lot of discussion, dialogue, and deep interaction with God’s Word. We are now studying Deuteronomy! Join at any time.
  • Check the church calendar for times and links to events!

Ways to pray together this week:

Continue in worship through music with our Advent 2021 playlist:

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Link to our Annual Report is here.

Share prayer requests or concerns, invitations to creative worship during this season,  etc. to info@fpcbellingham.org or call our church office and leave a message at 360-734-5510.

Here is our FPC YouTube channel where you can access past Sunday services and other FPC videos. If you look in the “description” section below the title of each Sunday’s service (the individual video), you can view song lyrics and other worship information from that service, including worship playlists to stream on Spotify, as well as resources mentioned during the service.  

See FPC COVID-19 resources here. 

Access our 21-day racial justice challenge on our Doing Justice page, join our monthly Pursuing Racial Justice discussion group, and/or join our Facebook racial justice group to share resources about seeking racial justice.

Learn more about One Parish One Prisoner here:
https://undergroundministries.org/opop

Video interviews with members of our community about COVID-19 quarantine health topics,  updated resources about creating an Advanced Directive and having discussions as a family about this from a recent presentation, and many other resources are on our Health Connect page.

Access videos and other content on our FPC Facebook page – no Facebook account required.