Live worship, complete with music and communion, at 10 am THIS Sunday.
Here's the link
Many have been adversely affected by the global pandemic.  How have those in the performing arts adapted to changing times?  How are attitudes toward the LGBTQ community changing?  This two-part PopUP is a good way to start discovering answers to these questions!

The Laramie Project 
Available:  Friday, February 5th - Sunday, February 7th
Tickets available here

The Laramie Project, presented by Kirkland's Studio East, is the gripping true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student killed in 1998. Presented as a radio drama, this production features 16 teen actors with original music and sound design. The radio play will be
available to stream from Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 7th. Tickets are $20. Your purchase is good for one view of the production. Once you click the start watching link you will have 4 hours to complete the radio play before the link expires, allowing you to pause for intermission and breaks as needed.

A Post-Production Discussion with the Cast
Sunday, February 7th, 1- 2:30 pm
Register here for the discussion 

Our discussion will focus on making art during a pandemic, the youth experience of this production, and greater LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Sponsored by the Social Action Ministry Team of Bellevue First United Methodist Church

LENT 2021

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17th at 12 noon
Register Here

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.

Financial Summary for 2020
We were able to accomplish great things in 2020 despite the pandemic. We’ve been nimble and found innovative ways to adapt and transform our connection to the community. Rather than trying to “wait out” the pandemic, we’ve moved forward with new ways to meet our vision. Thanks to your generous giving and help from the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program along with prior year’s operating surplus, we were able to finish 2020 without using reserves. Many of you also supported our mission with gifts to Youth lunches, Crossroads feeding, Jubilee reach meals and the Neighbors fund.

To continue our good works and advance the mission of the church, we need everyone’s financial support. 2021 is uncertain and will present difficult funding challenges. While we do have reserves, your giving will make a strong future possible. Your faithful stewardship is the means to fulfill our mission and vision well into the future. Thank you and keep up your faithful support of the church!

If you have questions about 2020 financial information, please contact Wayne Bruning, 425-883-6843 or

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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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