BUF offers an ever-changing array of special events, recurring gatherings, and holiday celebrations. All are announced in the Midweek Update (sign up on our HOME page), the Sunday Order of Service, and on our website Calendar (also under HOME). To get involved, contact the BUF office at, or (360) 733-3837. Here are a few of our favorites:

After-Service Brunch: On many Sundays after service, we announce an invitation to head to a local restaurant as a small group for a reasonably priced meal, fellowship, and conversation. 

Coffee House: This casual event, offered several times during the church year on Friday evenings, gives members and friends an opportunity to share their original poetry, perform music, and enjoy each others' talents. Suitable for older children and adults, it's been called "The Best Coffee House in Bellingham."

BUF's Harvest Festival will be held Saturday October 29, 2016 from 10 AM - 4 PM offers a fall plant sale, an arts and crafts fair, games for children, pumpkin carving, and lots of food and fun. It’s a great time to give thanks, relax with other BUFsters, and get to know our neighbors in the community.

Solstice Dinner:  held in mid-December, The party kicks off with a festive dinner down in the social hall. Followed by  cookies and cocoa, sending the kids on a goody hunt, and join together in a candle-lighting ritual. 

Holiday Breads Extravaganza: Twice a year, the Sunday before Christmas and Easter Sunday, BUF's best bakers strut their holiday yeast breads and other coffee-hour delectables at a festive, specially decorated event immediately after the Sunday service.

Easter Egg Dyeing: This family activity, usually held the Saturday before Easter Sunday, provides the opportunity to be creative while celebrating spiritual themes of resurrection, renewal, and rebirth. Easter-Egg dyeing at BUF maintains a time-honored cultural tradition that continues to cultivate artistry, joy, and delight across the generations.

Everybody's Birthday, usually held in spring after a Sunday service, offers even the shyest among us a chance to be celebrated with cakes, candles, and song. Birthday boys and girls age 9 days to 99 years seat themselves at tables according to their birthday months, where they're feted by a tasty assortment of cakes and other treats. As always, delicious options are provided for those with dietary allergies.

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Header photo by Dan Witter.