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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
An open and affirming congregation
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11a Livestream Zoom worship - contact us for the Zoom log in info, watch the live feed on our Facebook page, or catch the recorded services at a later time on our Publications page.
[We plan to return to worship in the sanctuary when Whatcom County reaches Phase 4.]
Community Meal, 2nd Sundays, 2-3p
We are currently handing out sack lunches with hoagie sandwiches, chips, a can of soda, and dessert. We ask that you wear your masks and social distance as much as possible for your own safety and the safety of others.
Please note that Joseph's Closet is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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First Christian Church
495 E. Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
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A Word to the Church from the General Minister and President and the Minister of Reconciliation
“I consider the sufferings of this present time not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.” Romans 8:18 – 19, NRSV
Dear beloved Disciples,
We are hurting.
We are haunted and outraged by the anguished cries of George Floyd, the gasp of “I can’t breathe” as a police officer knelt on his neck until the breath was completely taken from him. Floyd’s murder, like that of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Aubery in recent weeks, is just the latest in a long history of violence against Black and Brown people in our country. The protests that are happening in big cities and small towns across the nation are an outpouring of grief and anger born of centuries of pain and injustice.
As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we condemn this injustice. We weep not only for George Floyd, but for the entire system of oppression that has kept us from seeing each other as beloved children of God.
Racism and the denial of human dignity is counter to the call of Jesus Christ. Racism is a sin that breaks the heart of God.
Disciples, we call ourselves a Pro-Reconciling, Anti-Racist church. We have named it as a mission priority, and we have worked hard – though often imperfectly – to live that out in every expression of our ministry. In this moment, when protests rage and our hearts are broken again and again, we need to be the church we say we are.
We know that this moment calls for more than statements and prayers. In this moment, God is calling us to act.
We invite you to accept this call to action in one or more of these ways:
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President
Rev. April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation
Who are we?
We are the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
Bellingham First Christian Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation, a Green Chalice Congregation, and a Global Mission Congregation. We are peace and justice oriented, blending both the traditional and contemporary ways of doing worship, while welcoming all into our midst and reaching out to the world in God's love.