Welcome to Our Church!
PARKING ALERT! For years, the high school across the intersection let us use their lot for Sabbath morning overflow. But now they're undergoing major renovation, and that lot is gone--and there's no side-of-the-street parking anywhere near the church! The good news is that the Neighborhood Church, seven blocks north, is letting us use the south section of their lot for our overflow. It's a mere six-minute walk (the pastor can do it in 5:15!), and you don't have to cross any streets, just a few driveways. We're already asking our members to park there, and several are. So if you arrive at our church and all spaces happen to be full, drop your family off and head north seven blocks. The lot is on your left. Bring an umbrella for sprinkly Sabbaths. CLICK HERE for a helpful map!
READ OR LISTEN TO "Divine Restlessness," Pastor Maylan Schurch's December 6 sermon on Matthew 28, on the occasion of Isaac Meythaler's baptism. God wants His people to learn to rest--but also to be filled with Heaven's divine restlessness to change the world for God. Jesus reveals four powers He has which will help us use this restlessness most effectively. (Click audio or text.)
DAILY PHOTO PARABLE--Sunday, December 21, 2014 -- "On the Eighth Day" by Bev Riter. "Several high security check points greeted us in the West Bank city of Hebron when we went to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the Synagogue/Mosque, the only divided mosque in the world . . . ." (Click here to read more)
NEW! Your Estate Plan protects your family, provides for those you love, and advances the kingdom of God. Estate documents allow biblical principles of life management to continue beyond your life. Click here for more details!
NEW! HOW TO USE OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR! Our online event calendar is at the top right of this home page.Here's how to use it. (1) Ignore the non-current calendar you see just above this paragraph, because clicking on it will get you nowhere. Instead, scroll up to the calendar at the top right of this page. Click on any blue-highlighted date on that calendar, such as Wednesday. (2) Once you're there, click on the underlined word "Calendar" at the upper right. That gives you the view of the whole current month. (3) Once you're in the current-month view you'll see that above the "Sun" (Sunday) column there are left-pointing and right-pointing triangles side-by-side. Click on the left one to see the previous month, and on the right one to see the following month. (4) Often, by clicking on an event in the calendar, you'll be able to see additional information about that event.
WHEN'S POTLUCK? SCHEDULE CHANGE for December: Dec 6 (the usual potluck); Dec 13 (NO potluck); Dec 20 (8:30 a.m. Christmas Brunch takes the place of potluck--no after-service meal); Dec 27 (NO potluck). In other months, our potluck fellowship dinners, which are totally vegetarian, happen the first and third Saturdays of each month, following the worship service.
LET'S GROW HEALTHY! Click on the above icon, or click here, to go to a web page where you'll see a series of short, power-packed health tips.
NEW FEATURE! CHURCH BULLETINS ONLINE! If you missed church and would like to keep up on the latest news about church activities, go to the Main Menu at the upper left of this page, and click on "Bulletins Online." Or just click here.
BIBLE READING PLAN -- This year Pastor Maylan is encouraging you to read your Bible through! Each week he preaches, he will present a message based on a passage from within that week's reading. His year-long sermon series will be called "Near the Heart of God," and will seek to discover the true heart of the Almighty within the Bible's sometimes tempestuous events. Click here for the Bible reading plan and more information about the series.
WOULD YOU LIKE a brief, Christ-centered summary of what Adventists believe? See What We Believe. Want late-breaking Adventist and other Christian news? For the Adventist News Network, click: http://news.adventist.org and for the Adventist Review click: http://www.adventistreview.org
CHILD SAFETY POLICY-- The Bellevue church has established a no-attendance policy for registered sex offenders which includes all church-sponsored events. For more information, go to www.bellevueadventist.org/childsafety