And so this is Easter, 2011
The state of Washington has the lowest per-capita church membership of any state in the U.S. That doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of churches, however.
The Church of the Assumption on Cornwall Avenue is very much in the traditional vein of church design.
OTOH, the First Baptist Church, located between the Whatcom Museum and the Mount Baker Theatre, employs traditional church elements in unexpected ways.
Saint John’s Lutheran Church is a completely unremarkable building, one you’d easily miss if you weren’t looking for it.
You can’t help but notice Garden Street United Methodist at the corner of Garden and Magnolia. I pass by on the way home from bowling every Sunday.
Further south on Garden Street is the imposing First Presbyterian Church.
I’ve mentioned that in Bellingham you can often overhear conversations in Russian. Here’s where some of those folks go to church.
It’s not far from Saint Paul’s Episcopal, located on Broadway where W Holly Street becomes Eldridge Avenue.
I am sure Bellingham has places of worship for other Christian denominations, and other religions. Their buildings don’t seem to stand out the way these do. For me, anyway.