THE PARASKEVI FELLOWSHIP IS A NEW EXPRESSION OF THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF ANGLICAN CHRISTIANITY BEING BIRTHED IN BELLINGHAM TO BUILD UP THE CHURCH AND BLESS THE COMMUNITY.
IT STARTED WITH A CONVERSATION
In 2017, a group of old friends discerned a common desire to see a community established in Bellingham that lived the balance between ancient and renewal Christianity they had seen expressed in Anglican congregations around the country and around the world. As parents of young children, they longed for this kind of community root and ground for their family rhythms as they sought to love and serve Jesus together. After a year of careful prayer and preparation, the groundwork was in place to begin cultivating a local expression of this global movement.
AND THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES
As we begin our work, we are looking to widen the circle of our conversations. We recognize the good work that God is already doing in and through his Church in this place: we want to honor that even as we discern and clarify our contribution to Bellingham's ecclesiastical ecosystem. As part of the one Body of Christ, success for us is measured in the health of the whole local Church -- not the proliferation of a particular congregation or denominational tradition.
COME AND DREAM WITH US
Stage one of our strategy is to host as many high-quality, purposeful gatherings as possible to discern and discuss common themes in our yearnings, and explore aspects of practice we can put in place to develop a common culture that satisfies them. We are looking for people who want to be a part of this conversation, whatever their background or beliefs, tradition or present commitments. If this is something that grips your imagination, we want to talk with you!