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IT'S THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: 
Live worship, complete with music and communion, at 10 am THIS Sunday.
Here's the link www.fumcbellevue.org/online
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17th at 12 noon
Click here to join.

2021 Giving
Thank you to the faithful givers who have offered an Estimate of Giving for 2021. Your continued support is how we fulfill our mission of transforming the world in the name of Christ.

In 2020, we evolved and came together as a community in ways we never imagined. We supported our community in many ways. Youth lunches, Crossroads feeding, food for families in need, and new social justice initiatives are some of the ways we reached out. Our new church rhythm with live and on-line video content helps members engage and stay connected while gaining new connections in the community.

We face a significant gap in funding for 2021, as we have very limited tenant revenue while the church building is closed. If you haven’t already offered an Estimate of giving for 2021, please consider doing so now.

If you need an Estimate of Giving card, call the church office at 425-454-2059, email the office, or download here.

Your financial and volunteer support, prayers, and creativity make it possible to fulfill our mission. Thank you

The year 2020 was one of both challenges and new growth in our ministries
Click
here to check out, "Our Path to Radical Change", presented at our December 2020 Charge Conference by Dave Edwards, Leadership Council Chair. You'll learn more about what we accomplished as a church in 2020, how we got there, and what we foresee for the future. 

The FUMCB Book Group’s next meeting will be held on February 16th at 1 pm via Zoom. We are reading Karl Marlantes’ historical novel, “Deep River”. The subject of the book is a Finnish community working in the Logging Industry in Southwestern Washington. The week before the meeting, please email (LINK) Darlene Pollard for the meeting link. If there are any questions, please email (LINK) Darlene H. or email (LINK)Phyllis B.

LECTIO DIVINA: Mondays from 4 - 5:30
Join
here. Lectio Divina is a contemplative method of reading the Bible with ‘the ear of the heart’ so as to be transformed, more than simply informed, by the text. We hope this group will help us focus on how the Bible can help to navigate this cultural moment and uplift us with needed hope in this season of upheaval.

LENT 2021

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17th at 12 noon
Click here to join.

ACT Sunday (Palm Sunday)
Sunday, March 28th at 1 pm
Racial Wealth and Income Gap Workshop
More info coming soon!

 
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 2nd

Easter Worship
Sunday, April 4th
Our webpage has an updated list of Buy Black resources, as well as a form you can fill out to update the list with resources you discover. Submitting the form updates the list immediately, making it easier for others to support recommended resources, too!

Stay up to date with social justice topics by
subscribing to our new monthly social justice email, ACTIVATE, which is full of practical, actionable steps you can take, resources for more learning, and information about upcoming programs.
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, your Care Circle list, 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 our new president and vice president, for their efforts at bridge building, and for our country.
  • Please pray for the families and friends of Marlene Stevens and Bill Eberhart.
  • 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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