What to expect

Coming to a church for the first time can be intimidating. We are glad that you might take that risk by joining us!


We are a loving and energetic community with people of all ages.  We hope your first impression would be that, “This is a group of people who seem to have been loved by Jesus.”


Our services are “liturgical,” meaning that our Sunday worship follows a historic ordering of prayers, songs, teaching, and communion which acts like a dialog between us and God.  He invites us into his presence, forgives our sins, teaches us from the Bible, and feeds our souls.  We respond by confessing our sins together, singing hymns and spiritual songs, and offering ourselves for his service.  It is a beautiful and rich exchange, but it may take a few visits to get used to it.  We often invite new people to try coming to our church for seven Sundays to really get a feel for how we do things.


Though we observe historic church traditions, we are definitely a “Bellingham church.”  Dress is casual. The music is eclectic Americana folk. Our manner is informal, but sincere.  Expect both joy and gravity as we approach the Almighty God.


We hope you come for a visit!