The Full Circle Blog

  • This Lent, we’re contemplating showing up. How does the Divine show up for us in our lives? How do we show up for the Divine?

  • The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool, a walking meditation, a path of prayer. The labyrinth can be a place to take those things we need to work through in our lives. Walking the labyrinth can reduce stress, quiet the mind, open the heart and bring one closer to God. The labyrinth can be a transformational tool, opening us to change in our spirit, in our minds, in our bodies.

  • It’s been a hard year for some of us, and many wonder about the future. We witness physical and spiritual violence happening from the halls of power to our home hallways.

  • Dear Church,
    I am glad to share that our work with the Love & Justice Project is moving forward. I'm going to share responses to a few questions that have come up several times, but please do reach out to
    me if you have other questions! I'm very excited to talk about this project with pretty much anyone who will listen! You can reach me via the church office, or use our dedicated Love & Justice email address:

  • Rehearsals are well underway to prepare Keith Hampton's joyous gospel anthem "Celebrate!" for Celebration Sunday, October 29. The Chancel Choir will sing, and we welcome guest soloist Ibidunni Ojikutu who will sing the solo verses. Lead Pastor Sharon Benton has written a third verse for Ibidunni to sing, with the Chancel Choir joining in the refrain as congregants bring forward their pledge cards.

  • Covenant Groups

    We welcome you in peace

    May you enter this place knowing you are good and knowing you are loved

    You may bring your light and your love and your messiness to this place

    Use them to bless this gathering

    Knowing that you are safe.

  • It's an exciting season at First Congregational Church of Bellingham. The wind is blowing outside, and all over town, the Spirit is blowing up new rounds of growth, new opportunities for troublemaking, new possibilities and friendships.