About Us

We Welcome

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” (Matthew 10:40). Here at Faith we hope you will find a place where all people encounter the living God and the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ. We welcome all people, inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural and ethnic background, physical and mental abilities, socio-economic and family status, gender, age, creed, and doubts.

We are a Reconciling
in Christ Congregation (RIC)

We are one of over 300 congregations, 21 synods, and 9 organizations across the ELCA which have gone through a process of prayer, conversation and education resulting in the declaration that persons who are LGBTQ must be welcomed fully into the worship and life of the community.

For more information on Reconciling in Christ congregations, please visit Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation [LINK]. 

We are Lutherans

Faith is a Lutheran Church. A Lutheran church is a Christian church that follows the teachings of Martin Luther, a German monk and priest, who initiated the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Lutherans believe in the authority of scripture, the importance of faith and grace, and the priesthood of all believers.

We are an ELCA Parish

Faith is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in  America (ELCA). ELCA congregations are organized into 65 synods. Faith is part of the Northwest Washington Synod. Our Bishop is Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee. The Presiding Bishop of the ELCA is Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

We Serve

Through many parish activities and vocations, we strive to participate in God's reconciling work which prioritizes disenfranchised, vulnerable and displaced people in our communities and the world.