Note Burning Celebration & Luncheon, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:30am worship and lunch
We have retired the mortgage on the church building! Thanks be to God! Please plan to join us in worship on Sunday, May 6th as we mark this special milestone in Bellevue UMC’s history. We will be welcoming Bishop William “Bill” McAlilly as our preacher on this Sunday. We will also have a catered meal that Sunday. RSVP’s are required. Deadline April 29.
Summer Adult Sunday School Studies: Coffee, Bagels/Cream Cheese, and Discussion!
Our summer studies have been announced! These classes are open to everyone – those who enjoy a short-term focus, classes who want to take a summer break from their usual groups to meet with others for the summer, and others who are interested in a short-term study. Watch for more information about the room the classes will be meeting in during the summer.
JUNE 2018 Defying Gravity: Break Free from the Culture of More (Tom Berlin)
Stuff. And more stuff. And even more stuff. The next thing you know, we’re pulled into the orbit of materialism! In Defying Gravity, Tom Berlin takes a look at the difference between “want” and “need” and illustrates how possessions can create an unbearable weight on our lives. He shows us how too much stuff affects our ability to serve and thrive, and then he helps us explore what is required to sustain a vibrant life.
JULY 2018 Table Grace: The Roof Hospitality in the Christian Life (Webster)
Note: we will also be using this study in worship into August.
DESCRIPTION: When we as Christians open our homes to friends and strangers, set the table, put on a meal, and break bread together, we invite God’s blessing. This pattern of hospitality is at the heart of the gospel. Food for the body and food for the soul can and does belong together.
Table fellowship fits into the New Testament narrative so unobtrusively that we can almost miss it. Jesus used simple hospitality and meal time conversations to share some of the most profound truths of the gospel.
Our Faith is often squeezed into a corner of life reserved for church services and Bible study groups. But God desires to be at the center of our ordinary, every-day life together and never more so than in a home open to others.
Table grace is food for the mind, a metaphor for communion with God.
Table grace is food for the body, a means for sustaining physical strength.
Table grace is food for the soul, a method for understanding God’s values
Table grace is food for the hungry, a model for serving Christ and his Kingdom.
Opportunities for Service in Our Community
- Crochet or knit a dishcloth for our Food Bank Guests and for our Visitors: The Common Threads team invites you to create dishcloths! Get out your yarn left overs and get your hands busy creating something wonderful and useful! Patterns are available in the Welcome Center or download here! Simple Knit Dishcloth Simple Crochet Dishcloth
- Community Care Meal. Meet in the CLC every third Sunday at 9:15am to create and pack bag lunches for persons in the community surrounding Nancy Webb Kelly UMC and the Community Care Fellowship ministry. Sponsored by the A.D.D. Sunday school class.
Attention Amazon Shoppers–Web Address for our church Amazon Ordering Site. You may not know that our church is an Amazon Associate Partner. What this means is that when you make a purchase via our BUMC Amazon website the church will receive a rebate. Please note, this is a NEW URL for the church Amazon ordering site so if you have been a longtime Amazon shopper via our church associates site and see a different URL address than the one shown below in your browser you will need to delete your browsing history for the old church Amazon web page and then go back in through the church website and access the new Amazon URL address tied to our church and bookmark it. You can also simply copy and paste the new link shown below into your browser address field and bookmark it. –The Stewardship Committee Amazon Shopping!
The Congregational Care Committee sends out cards weekly to those who are sick, have health concerns, have had a death, a special occasion or celebration, have missed 3 weeks of church attendance, or just to keep in touch. If you could help this ministry by providing stamps, please drop them off at the church office. Thank you!