Who We Are
We are Lutheran
Faith is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA has approximately 10,500 congregations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with 4.8 million members. These congregations are organized into 65 synods and Faith is part of the Northwest Washington Synod. Our Bishop is Bishop Kirby Unti. The Presiding Bishop of the ELCA is Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
We believe in the Triune God
God created and loves all creation – the earth and the seas, and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.
We welcome everyone
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 without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural or ethnic background, physical or mental abilities, socio-economic or family status, gender, age, creed, or doubts.
We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation
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].
All are Welcome Here
We welcome you to experience Faith as a local expression of the wider church.