Happy Birthday to:
Andy Burdick (Today, July 12)
Lydia Floyd (July 14)
Michael Holland (July 16)
Joe Ackerson (July 17)
John Kerl (July 18)
Roy Danforth (July 18)
Ben & Christina Goodwin (July 15)
Conor & Robin Sheehy (July 16)
Stacie & Tim Erfle (July 17)
Webinar: What is Systemic Racism?
In our efforts to continue the conversation of Racism and allying with our brothers and sisters of color, and to prepare us for this work, Radiant Covenant Church invites you to join their Town Hall Meeting on Systemic Racism.
The panelists will include Pastor Mike (of Radiant Covenant Church), a moderator, Radiant members sharing how systemic racism has impacted their lives and special guest, Dominique Gilliard, Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation and author of Re-Thinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. These seats are first come, first served.
If you are interested in joining a book club on Liturgy of the Ordinary, please contact Sarah Lawlor.
The meetings will be held on Zoom from 8-9:15pm on Mondays:
July 13, July 27th, August 3rd, August 17th & August 24th. (Fall dates announced later).
The Lighthouse Mission is moving Base Camp out of Bellingham High School, let’s help!
Saturday, July 18th 9am-11am
Bridget Reeves, Associate Executive Director at The Lighthouse Mission, is coordinating a deep clean of the High School spaces that were used by guests since March. We can come alongside this important ministry to help with surface cleaning before the keys are handed back over to the school district in preparation for school in the fall.
Go to the SignUpGenius to get your name on the list. This opportunity is for all who would like to help, children need to be with a parent or guardian at all times. Cleaning supplies will be provided and jobs will be assigned on arrival; please wear your own mask (extras will be available if you forget). 10-20 helpers would be ideal.
–Family Resource Center Food Delivery
In the last 5 weeks volunteers have distributed nearly 3,000 healthy Food Lifeline boxes to families connected with the Bellingham School District on Mondays, in conjunction with student meal distribution. Demand for these boxes continues and Food Services plans to continue the program throughout the summer but this is only possible with volunteers.
If you have the time and energy this summer, please sign up for one or more shifts starting next week in this updated SignUp Genius. Feel free to send the link to family or friends who may also be interested. You can contact Jennifer Gaer directly if they have any questions.
This is a labor of love for our families and we so appreciate your time, energy and commitment to insuring they are food secure.
-LSCC’s Phased Preparedness Approach
At this time we are recommending that we do not gather as a large group in person, inside, until Phase Four. The attached graph outlines a very basic strategy for how our congregation will navigate Washington State’s Phased Approach.
Please know that we will stay on the alert for new data and updated guidelines that may help us safely move toward large group gatherings sooner. Nothing is set in stone if new, positive changes or data shed light on better practices.
-The Whatcom Unified Command Center (WUC) in collaboration with the Bellingham Food Bank is seeking drivers to help with food distribution. To apply or view other volunteer opportunities in this time, visit the Whatcom Unified Command website.
-If you would like to join our mailing list, please let us know! We typically send one email per week to this list with all of the current church announcements.
-Morgan is coordinating care within our congregation. If you need help, or even someone to make a grocery store run, please contact Morgan.
-If you have prayer requests, please submit those HERE.
-If you would like to set up a time to talk with Pastor Chris, contact him directly HERE.