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Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham, WA



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Upcoming Events

Nelson Mandela 100th Birthday Tribute Concert


A community celebration of Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday features members of the Bellingham Chamber Chorale and the Bellingham Unitarian Choir with guest artists “Cricket and Snail” (Jim & Lucie Carlson) from Prague, Czech Republic, on violin and accordion. "This eclectic and inspirational program will thrill with its power and diversity of genres," claims director Kevin Allen-Schmid. "Inspired by our hero Mandela, we're offering hope and light with a positive message during a time of chaos.“ The concert lineup includes professional singers Wendy Bloom and Genevieve Baglio, and pianist Emily Gantt, plus there will be soulful sing-alongs with African-American spirituals and South African freedom songs. Admission is by freewill offering, taken for the Zinzin Roma Children’s Choir of Romania, with whom the Unitarian Choir has a partnership. To honor Mandela’s legacy, the choir is supporting the Zinzin choral outreach and life-skills program, which bridges cultural divides in Romania and resists oppression and inequality.


• Sat 7/21/18 at - 7:30 PM

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) July 22, 2018 Service

Talks and Readings, Music, Special Event

July 22 – Nelson Mandela’s Birthday – Let This Be a House of Peace, led by Kevin Allen-Schmid. Jim and Lucie Carlson—our musical guests from Prague, Czech Republic and better known as “Snail and Cricket”--play mesmerizing originals and folk arrangements for violin and accordion in an Eastern European style. Guest speaker Kunle Ojikutu will read from Mandela’s writings and speeches. Dr. Ojikutu recently retired as Vice President for Diversity, Enrollment and Student Services at Western Washington University.


• Sun 7/22/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) Service


Each week features a different speaker. Coffee hour downstairs in the Social Hall following the service. All ages welcome and children's religious education programs available.


• Sun 7/22/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
• Sun 7/29/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
• Sun 8/5/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
• Sun 8/12/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
• Sun 8/19/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM