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CHRISTMAS EVE ONLINE GATHERING
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. 
IT'S THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH: ACT SUNDAY - BUY BLACK: THE WHY AND THE HOW
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!
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 the families and friends of both Bill Eberhart and Marlene Stevens as they mourn the passing of these beloved people.
  • 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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