Low Bar,
High Spirits

We're about two things: Creating a safe place for people to honestly explore spirituality & working together to tangibly make the world a better place.


5449 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107
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Upcoming Sunday Events

  • Yo! If ya made it this far we can only assume you’re at least curious. For obvious reasons, we’ll be meeting virtually the remainder of 2020 and taking the last Sunday of each month off — no meetings 10/27, 11/29, and 12/27 — Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas!

    What Does Virtual Church Look Like You Ask?
    So glad you did…We meet over Zoom. We get it…maybe you’re zoomed out. We still think it’s nice to see people’s faces and hear their voices. You are welcome to turn off your cam and mute yourself — Lord knows lots of us should more often!

    What Do We Do?
    °Share some readings
    °Offer a short reflection and encouragement — sometimes we include a challenge for the week
    °Have someone who sings nice play us some songs sprinkled throughout the time
    °Provide a time for people to write down a prayer, thought, ask in the chat if they’d like — you can do so anonymously. Sometimes just writing a concern or anxiety can help diminish how it affects you.
    °Done in under an hour

    What’s The Goal?
    °Provide a space to slow down, catch your breath, and intentionally practice contemplation
    °Be encouraged and challenged to make healthy changes that help you navigate whatever you uniquely have going on
    °Look around and see other humans — all navigating similar challenges. Life is hard. It just is. If it doesn’t feel like it today, it might tomorrow. It’s less hard when you have people around you and with you in it. Even virtually.
    °Provide a proverbial “checkpoint”. A time where you know each week you’ll stop, check in on your own well being and take care of yourself. Even for a short time.

    Not Really Into Church?
    Totally get it. Some questions for ya though:
    °Do you feel refreshed often?
    °Are you anxious lately?
    °Do you have regular habits that help with both?
    °What do you default to when you’re in a funk?

    Maybe you already have great solutions to those! Most of us don’t so we need habits and people around to help us out. Our deep hope is that our time together Sundays helps with that. The world needs you to take care of yourself. And healthy people, help people.

    We’d love to have you hang with us. It might not be your thing. And that’s ok. We’ll be here either way.

    Much love,
    Bar Church

  • Yo! If ya made it this far we can only assume you’re at least curious. For obvious reasons, we’ll be meeting virtually the remainder of 2020 and taking the last Sunday of each month off — no meetings 10/27, 11/29, and 12/27 — Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas!

    What Does Virtual Church Look Like You Ask?
    So glad you did…We meet over Zoom. We get it…maybe you’re zoomed out. We still think it’s nice to see people’s faces and hear their voices. You are welcome to turn off your cam and mute yourself — Lord knows lots of us should more often!

    What Do We Do?
    °Share some readings
    °Offer a short reflection and encouragement — sometimes we include a challenge for the week
    °Have someone who sings nice play us some songs sprinkled throughout the time
    °Provide a time for people to write down a prayer, thought, ask in the chat if they’d like — you can do so anonymously. Sometimes just writing a concern or anxiety can help diminish how it affects you.
    °Done in under an hour

    What’s The Goal?
    °Provide a space to slow down, catch your breath, and intentionally practice contemplation
    °Be encouraged and challenged to make healthy changes that help you navigate whatever you uniquely have going on
    °Look around and see other humans — all navigating similar challenges. Life is hard. It just is. If it doesn’t feel like it today, it might tomorrow. It’s less hard when you have people around you and with you in it. Even virtually.
    °Provide a proverbial “checkpoint”. A time where you know each week you’ll stop, check in on your own well being and take care of yourself. Even for a short time.

    Not Really Into Church?
    Totally get it. Some questions for ya though:
    °Do you feel refreshed often?
    °Are you anxious lately?
    °Do you have regular habits that help with both?
    °What do you default to when you’re in a funk?

    Maybe you already have great solutions to those! Most of us don’t so we need habits and people around to help us out. Our deep hope is that our time together Sundays helps with that. The world needs you to take care of yourself. And healthy people, help people.

    We’d love to have you hang with us. It might not be your thing. And that’s ok. We’ll be here either way.

    Much love,
    Bar Church

  • Yo! If ya made it this far we can only assume you’re at least curious. For obvious reasons, we’ll be meeting virtually the remainder of 2020 and taking the last Sunday of each month off — no meetings 10/27, 11/29, and 12/27 — Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas!

    What Does Virtual Church Look Like You Ask?
    So glad you did…We meet over Zoom. We get it…maybe you’re zoomed out. We still think it’s nice to see people’s faces and hear their voices. You are welcome to turn off your cam and mute yourself — Lord knows lots of us should more often!

    What Do We Do?
    °Share some readings
    °Offer a short reflection and encouragement — sometimes we include a challenge for the week
    °Have someone who sings nice play us some songs sprinkled throughout the time
    °Provide a time for people to write down a prayer, thought, ask in the chat if they’d like — you can do so anonymously. Sometimes just writing a concern or anxiety can help diminish how it affects you.
    °Done in under an hour

    What’s The Goal?
    °Provide a space to slow down, catch your breath, and intentionally practice contemplation
    °Be encouraged and challenged to make healthy changes that help you navigate whatever you uniquely have going on
    °Look around and see other humans — all navigating similar challenges. Life is hard. It just is. If it doesn’t feel like it today, it might tomorrow. It’s less hard when you have people around you and with you in it. Even virtually.
    °Provide a proverbial “checkpoint”. A time where you know each week you’ll stop, check in on your own well being and take care of yourself. Even for a short time.

    Not Really Into Church?
    Totally get it. Some questions for ya though:
    °Do you feel refreshed often?
    °Are you anxious lately?
    °Do you have regular habits that help with both?
    °What do you default to when you’re in a funk?

    Maybe you already have great solutions to those! Most of us don’t so we need habits and people around to help us out. Our deep hope is that our time together Sundays helps with that. The world needs you to take care of yourself. And healthy people, help people.

    We’d love to have you hang with us. It might not be your thing. And that’s ok. We’ll be here either way.

    Much love,
    Bar Church

  • Just because we can’t meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t meet at all. We’ll be using Zoom (obviously). Link — Zoom.us/j/3551775638

    We’ll be spending the foreseeable future hopping on Zoom. We’ll play some music, read some prayers, and share a quick thought and encouragement. It’s been nice to see actual humans (even virtually). If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or just want to see some friendly faces we’d love to have you hop on with us.

    Take care of yourself this week!

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"I'm just bout' that action boss"

Marshawn Lynch

If Jesus decided to stick around and start a church — what would it look like?

Event
Structure

Learn

Jesus spent roughly half his time meeting people where they were at (primarily telling stories — about 40 of them). He created environments where people could learn more about what it means to be human, ask questions, argue, doubt, celebrate, and mourn.

Learn Journal

Do

He spent the other half of his time actually, physically, litertally helping people primarily performing miracles — about 40 of them. He seemed just as concerned about helping people in their present as he did about their future. We figure if it’s good enough for the man Himself, it’s probably a decent model.

Do Journal

“A bar is just a church where they serve beer.”

Jim White

We meet in a bar because bars don’t suck. Bars are already where important conversations are happening. It’s where we talk through things we don't understand. Bars are our confessionals. Where strangers become friends. Where people celebrate, relax, laugh, argue, process and grieve. Isn’t this what a church should be?

Mission

A Safe Place

We talk about real shit — priorities, busyness, stress, anxiety, our phones that we can’t put down. We talk about shit that’s uncomfortable — politics, race, sex, death, violence. Not because it’s fun but because we’re committed to confronting reality.

A Better World

Sundays are a church’s most valuable asset. We committed from day one that we would use much of our Sundays to be generous with both our time and money. We are far more interested in making a big impact than being a big church. With that in mind, we dedicate around half of our Sundays to tangibly making the world better by either:

01 — Action
Doing something beneficial for the world together (making lunches for the homeless, gathering household items for charities, clothing drives for foster kids).

02 — Education
Inviting non-profit leaders and experts to share what they do and educate us on HOW to best help (investing in vulnerable youth, how to support refugees)

Past Events

"I ain't got no issues, I'm just doin' my thing. Hope you doin' your thing too."

Kanye West

We don’t think you need to believe all the same things to belong at Bar Church. We’re fine with people seeing things differently. In fact, we prefer it.

People

All Are Welcome

Who’s BC For? Everyone. Truly. There’s no “but”…

Show Up

We meet the first two Sundays of every month. Sometimes we skip holiday weekends — enjoy them with other humans. That’s it. You’re busy. Everybody’s busy. You don’t need to go to church every sunday till you die.