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IT'S THE THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: Live worship THIS SUNDAY at 10 amcomplete with music and communion for the fourth Sunday of advent. Here's the link www.fumcbellevue.org/online. Check here each Sunday for the latest worship, events, and opportunities! 

CHRISTMAS EVE VIRTUAL STYLE
ALL are welcome to both events on Thursday, December 24th.  If you can, Zoom from in front of some festive decorations so our whole Zoom gallery will be merry!
  • Open House from 3 - 4 pm - stop in and say Merry Christmas and then come back for the service or stay around and chat, enjoying your virtual mulled cider and cookies! Click here
  • Service from 4 -  5 pm - Music, readings, a message, and a candle-lit Silent Night. Please have a candle and matches ready, and, if possible we'd like you to turn out your lights during Silent Night. Click here.
BUY BLACK:  THE WHY AND THE HOW (ACT SUNDAY)
Sunday, December 27th
 
Buying from Black-owned businesses has a great impact on the community, but it is sometimes difficult to find Black-owned businesses that work for your shopping needs. Come at 10 am to find out more about the why and the how and stay for the discussion, or check out the
 explainer video ahead of time and just come for the discussion starting at 10:30 am. Every time you intentionally buy from Black-owned businesses you are helping to create the kind of world in which you want to live.

HAVE YOU EVER USED A BLACK-OWNED CONTRACTOR IN BELLEVUE?
The Trustees are taking the church's commitment to buying from Black-owned businesses seriously, and are in the process of compiling a list of Black-owned contractors to call upon when they need work done.  If you have any recommendations, please email Peggy J. who is compiling the list.  THANKS!


HELP! GROCERIES FOR FAMILIES IN BELLEVUE
 We need some new people (at least 2) to step up and help out!  Please consider what you can do? To buy the requested groceries costs about $25/week. There's a set list of items, plus a rotating list of hygiene supplies to be bought each week. We meet at the church at 10:30 am on Thursdays to pack all of the bags into one person's car to deliver them to Jubilee Reach. IF YOU CAN'T SHOP BUT WANT TO HELP we can arrange for someone who will shop for you and you can reimburse them as you go. If you can't afford $25/week, donate what you can to the Jubilee Reach grocery program through our church (online here) through your bank's online bill-pay program, or by mailing a check to the church and we'll use the money to buy necessary items.

If you can help, please email Laurie E. This is a very easy and rewarding way to help during a time when the need is high and the ability to help is hampered. THANKS!
2020 GIVING

We continue to do amazing things in this most unusual year. We’re doing the important work of fulfilling our mission and making a positive impact in the community and we’ve gotten positive feedback from our live worship, ACT Sunday events like Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the many different group activities (we’ve even started new groups!). These different activities are generating many new connections in the community and are possible only with a lot of work on the part of our staff and volunteers. Thank you for supporting these efforts (and our other missions like Youth lunches, Crossroads feeding and Jubilee Reach meals) with your giving and volunteering.

Recent giving has slowed significantly and we are using reserves to fund the shortfall. Your financial support in December is critical. Please examine your 2020 giving and consider a generous gift before December ends. Your gifts will help keep positive momentum flowing as we move into 2021 and help us preserve some reserves for use in 2021.

Your support allows us to fulfill our mission in these troubling times. Thank you and please keep supporting the work of the church!

STAFF:  We're here for you!
  • To sign up for a time to meet with Pastor Phil, click here. 
  • To sign up for a visit with Laurie, click here
  • To leave a message for any of us, call the church office! We check messages remotely.
  • For other needs email Aya in our office: Changes in your contact information, emergency contact information (if you would like to provide that), opting out to receive reminder texts on Sundays, a paper copy of the directory, etc. 
For Your Prayers
Consider spending some time this week in a moment of quiet reflection or prayer.
Consider praying for the following:
  • Please pray for Linda and Neal Harold, both experiencing some serious health issues.
  • Please pray for the members of the Duwamish Tribe, as well as all those whose ancestors lived on these lands from time immemorial.
  • Please pray for all of our LGBTQ neighbors.
  • Please pray for the protestors.
  • Please pray for our country to be less divided
  • Please pray for the health of our community and those affected by COVID-19.
  • Please pray for Pastor Joe and his LGBTQ+ friendly medical clinic and church in Kenya
  • Please pray for Pastor Phil for wisdom, strength, and vision
  • The mission and vision of our Church 
  • Our church family and friends
  • The local community and our neighbors 
  • The United Methodist Church
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