360.733.6840 info@thefirs.org

South Cove Today – Look at me now!

Take a look at the transformation of the buildings at South Cove over the years. Bruce Vander Meulen and most recently Doug Walker, combined to see this work through to completion.  We thank God for his provision as these two buildings get put to use more than ever this summer.

The Firs Adult Retreat

The Firs Adult Retreat

Date: September 5–10, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm, Sept 5 – 10:00 am, Sept. 10
Location:  The Firs Retreat Center

Over the years, The Firs Adult Retreat has become a unique tradition. The week is designed with you in mind. Friends connect and reconnect, gathering together for fun events, fabulous meals, special music and hymns, meaningful fellowship, and challenging instruction from God’s Word, presented by gifted communicators.

Justyn Reese

Justyn Reese, Speaker

Speaker:  Justyn Reese

Justyn Reese is a storyteller who loves to bring fresh perspective to God’s Word. He has served as a pastor, evangelist, & several years ago, he led a team of young musicians, dancers & actors on a five-year pilgrimage of evangelism & reconciliation from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.


Russ Rosen

Russ Rosen, Special Music

Special Music: Russ Rosen

Russ Rosen is a singer, songwriter, & recording artist. He & his wife partnered with Justyn on his epic 5-year coast-to-coast evangelism trip, providing the music & worship.


Paul Holmes

Morning Devotions, Paul Holmes

Morning Devotions: Paul Holmes

Paul Holmes is an Exploration Geologist who God called into ministry. He pastored in Oregon before moving to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he pastored for 24 years. He and his wife now live in Nevada where he likes to prospect for gold in his retirement.


John & Jan Sinkevitch

Music & Worship, John & Jan Sinkevitch

Music & Worship: John & Jan Sinkevitch

John & Jan will again lead worship at the Adult Retreat. John has served in church ministry for 57 years, including 22 years at Everett’s First Baptist. He currently leads the men’s chorus at Warm Beach.


Call: 360-733-6840, ext. 211 or
Download the Registration Form HERE, print & mail to:

The Firs
4605 Cable Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

If you have questions or to register, call Kim at 360-733-6840, ext. 211, or email kim@thefirs.org.


Program, Accommodations & Meals (Rates / person)

*Canadian rate based on $0.85 exchange & may be paid in Canadian currency.

Cabin & Bath (2-3 per room)…FILLING QUICKLY

$301 US

$354 CND*

Lodge & Central Bath (2-3 per room, stairs)

$271 US

$319 CND*

Lodge & Central Bath (single occup., stairs)

$281 US

$331 CND*

Commuter (program & meals)

$128 US

$148 CND*

RV (program & meals; electric & water only)

$169 US

$199 CND*

The Firs Extravaganza Auction & Dinner

The Firs Extravaganza Auction & Dinner


Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Location:  Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Formal invitations and further information coming soon

Join us at The Bellingham Golf & Country Club on October 21st, 2017, for our 11th annual Firs Extravaganza Dinner & Auction! Attendees will enjoy an evening of great food, delectable desserts and lively bidding on a host of fabulous items. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the ministries and programs of Camp Firwood, Fircreek Day Camp, the Retreat Center, ASA and the Chalet.

To Make Reservations:

Register Now!

Information: Contact Kim at kim@thefirs.org or call (360)733-6840, ext. 211

Donate: Items to be auctioned off – products, tickets, trips, memorabilia, services, etc…

Desserts: Donate either homemade or purchased dessert(s) for the dessert auction after dinner.

Volunteer: Volunteer to help us run the event. Call (360-733-6840) or e-mail to find out more about how you can help with the event.

Golf Marathon 2017

Well, another Marathon has come and gone! 100 holes of golf were completed last Monday by twenty golfers and they have survived to tell about it, once again. It was an extraordinarily beautiful day for our 9th annual edition of this event and we are pleased with the results.

The combined effort of our golfers, along with the support of sixteen local businesses, brought in over $51,000 in contributions and pledges.  The exciting part is that after expenses for the event are removed those monies will go directly towards the program ministries of The Firs and, in particular, Firwood, Fircreek and After School Adventure. As a result this will, once again, be a huge boost in our efforts to provide a quality, life-changing programs and keep them affordable for all.

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