Live worship at 10 amcomplete with music and communion. Stay online after worship to join Pastor Phil for a virtual coffee hour. The time will be open and free-flowing, so bring whatever meaningful questions or topics you’ve been thinking about, or just show up for the fellowship and good-natured conversation. 

The FUMCB Book Group will meet on Wednesday, March 17th at 1 pm via Zoom. Please let Darlene P. know that you will be attending. We are reading, “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Pattillo Beals this month. Melba was one of the nine students selected to integrate the Little Rock, Arkansas High School September 1957 – May 1958. The book was originally published in 1994 and reissued in 2007 with a new introduction. If you have questions, please contact Darlene H. or 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.

Would you like to help people in need? Here are a couple of great opportunities:

  • The Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network is a Seattle-based collective led by Trans people of color. The network advances the lives of Trans Women, Femmes, Two-Spirit, and people of color living in Washington State through direct advocacy, mutual aid, and community education. 
    Learn more about the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
    Donate to the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
  • Immigrant and refugee women and their families face unique challenges in their adopted home. Mother Africa works directly with the African community to improve access to health, education, safety, and independence while celebrating diversity and engaging leaders. Their mission is to provide the skills necessary for refugee and immigrant women and their children in Washington state to reach their highest potential.
    Learn more about Mother Africa
    Donate to Mother Africa
  • Imagine it’s 11 a.m. and you have to take a video call. One of your children has a spelling test they need to take over Zoom and your other child is supposed to begin working on a group project. Of course, that is online too.  Your family shares one device. What do you do? This is what 6,700 children in King County are facing, and have been facing, each week as the pandemic drags on. Another 13,700 children have no internet access. A gift to United Way’s Community Relief Fund will support things like providing device and internet access to families, learning and navigating technology, and help with staying connected. Give Now
LENT 2021

ACT Sunday (Palm Sunday)
Sunday, March 28th at 1 pm
Racial Wealth and Income Gap Workshop
Register here. Exploring the creation and perpetuation of the racial wealth and income gap in the United States between Black families and white families, this lively workshop combines an informational presentation, interactive simulation, individual reflections, and group discussions.

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 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
Did you get this newsletter online, or forwarded from a friend?  Subscribe today and always be in the know!
Copyright © 2021 First United Methodist Church of Bellevue., All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.