Welcome to Our Church!
PARKING ALERT! We have a moderate-sized parking lot, but there's no side-of-the-street parking anywhere near the church! (The Seattle Japanese School uses the Sammamish High School's lot from 8 to 3 on Sabbaths during the school year, and that whole parking area has vanished during the summer.) 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!
PLEASE BE A PART of our new family directory program--we need YOU to make our new family album complete! Let's put names with faces. We've chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and tell our story. Lifetouch will photograph at our location. Each family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait, and a photo directory, for participating. Click the link below to schedule your portrait session! (NOTE: This online option is available Mondays through Thursdays. It will be DISABLED on Fridays, Sabbaths and Sundays so there won't be double-signups on the foyer list and the online calendar.) If you have questions, call or leave a message with Ceci at 425-746-1763. To schedule your portrait session, click the following link:
READ OR LISTEN TO "Contact," Pastor Maylan Schurch's July 25 communion sermonette on the first few verses of Hebrews 1. You'll learn how breathtakingly close the God of the universe wants to come to you! (Click audio or text.)
DAILY PHOTO PARABLE -- Wednesday, July 29-- "Security Blanket" by Darren Milam. "Pictured above is our chocolate lab puppy – Taima. He’s sleeping in the warm sunshine of our backyard, with his paws wrapped around one of his security 'blankets' – his rope. He loves his rope . . . ." (Click here to read more.)
WATCH THE ASTOUNDING STORY of Harper and Hazel Bishop, who lived humbly and who thought ahead to the future! To see this brief video, click here. For more information on other kinds of fiscal forethought, click the "Plan for the Future" icon just below this paragraph.
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!
WATCH CAMPMEETING VIDEOS ONLINE! If you weren't able to attend the 2015 Washington Conference camp meeting, most of the Rainier Auditorium sermons and other programs are online! Click https://www.youtube.com/user/waconference/videos
LISTEN TO Kelly Lin and Anna Nizovtseva--descendants of Adventist missionary pioneers in China and Russia--share dramatic stories telling how the Lord drew them from indifference to a closer connection with Him, and to leadership opportunities among other young adults. (Click here to listen.)
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS ONLINE! Click here.
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? 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 -- Have you ever wanted to read the Bible though in a year? Even if it isn't January 1, jump in to the Bible-year plan at any day's reading , and gain heart-calming confidence for the weeks and months. Click here for the Bible reading plan.
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