First Congregational UCC Church
Bellingham WA

98225-3414





Who we are

We are seekers, believers, skeptics and singers — citizens of the secular world drawn to how church links us to the past, even as we seek to reshape it for a better future.

We are people interested in both the intellectual questions of faith and the transcendent power of the sacred, experienced and explored in community. We appreciate the extraordinary gift of an ordinary Sunday service, the opportunity to serve and be served, and the unique role church plays in our individual and public lives; above all, we are humans wrestling with both the theoretical understanding and daily practice of a theology of love.



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First Congregational UCC
2401 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-3414
United States
Phone: 360-734-3720
Fax: 360-734-3981
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Church Pastor

Rev. Sharon A. Benton
Lead Pastor
2401 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-3414
United States
Phone: 360-734-3720
Fax: 360-734-3981
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Sharon grew up in rural New Jersey and has served as a healthcare chaplain or pastor in California, Connecticut, and Colorado. Now she gets to live and play in the most beautiful place she could ever dream of surrounded by waves and mountains and fuzzy-mossed giant trees.

At Claremont School of Theology she met her spouse, Jamie Kepros, who serves as Pastor at the Lummi Island Congregational Church, UCC.   Edit
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First Congregational UCC Church Bellingham Service Times

Sunday Morning Service: 10:00AM

As we journey through the COVID-19 pandemic,
we continue to protect our vulnerable members and friends by meeting only oline.

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We look forward to the time we can be together in person again.

Read our Full Circle Blog for updates on ongoing events and small groups, https://www.fccb.net/blog/.

Service Times last updated on the 27th of September, 2020
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Come as you are — some of us wear t-shirts and flip-flops, others dress up.   Edit


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History of First Congregational UCC Church Bellingham

In 1999, we approved a statement marking us as an Open and Affirming congregation resolving to “welcome and affirm every person, without regard to sexual orientation, into the full life, rites, and ministry of our church.”

In 2013, we became a Just Peace church in a declaration encouraging “us as individuals and as a faith community to educate, grow, empower, and spiritually renew ourselves for peace making, doing justice, and practicing sustainability in our families, community and world.”

For over 30 years we have partnered with the Interfaith Coalition, an organization providing services to the homeless.

We remain involved in our community: giving regularly to service organizations, collecting food for the Bellingham Food Bank, and serving at the Community Meal (link to page).

In June 2016, we voted to partner with Northwest Youth Services to provide for homeless youth. We are excited to continue serving God and our community in new and exciting ways in the future. We hope you will be a part of it!   Edit


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The power of Christian prayer Help my unbelief
Dear God, help my unbelief. When I'm in pain, I forget that you care about me. I forget that you have helped me through my trials. I forget that you hold me in your arms to keep me safe. I forget that you are feeling my pain with me. I forget that you love me, I forget that I am important to you. Show me your presence - let me feel your enveloping love. Heal my hurting soul. Thank you for staying with me even in my unbelief.
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