On behalf of the entire congregation, we want to welcome you!
You will be able to discover a lot about us by exploring this website. It has information about our faith community, ministries, and you can listen to sermons/homilies that have been preached during the past month.
Our church Facebook page is set so that anyone can see and read it to help folks see pictures from some of our activities. If you are a Facebook member, do take a look. (Please note that we use best practices for internet safety, so you can read and see but are unable to post any comments.) Bellevue UMC Facebook page
We have Visitor Packets at each entrance to the Sanctuary for you to pick up when you visit us. The church staff is always around on Sundays and willing to give you a tour or answer questions as well. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about any of our ministries. We encourage you to stop by the church or to call us if you need to talk, to ask questions, or simply wish to come and sit in a quiet place to pray. We look forward to getting to know you better and hope that you will help us in this task.
May you experience God’s grace while you are a part of the ministry here at Bellevue UMC.
Directions to the Church
Find your way around our Church Building!
Sunday morning Schedule and Worship times
9:00 am – Chapel Communion Service.
9:15 am – Sunday School–for all ages! Nursery care provided.
10:30 am – Main Worship service. Celebrating communion on the first Sunday of the month Nursery care provided.
Worship at Bellevue UMC represents a “blended” worship experience. That means that the people gathered to worship God will sing together, pray together, and hear God’s Word proclaimed through readings from the Bible and a time of teaching or sharing. We use a wide variety of styles of music.
As you enter the front doors there will be people there to greet you, answer any questions, help you find restrooms or the nursery, and help you find your way into the worship space. An usher will give you a “bulletin” as you enter the worship space, will help you find Children’s Worship bags, and/or an Assisted Listening device. We encourage you to complete the Registration Sheet found in the bulletin, which allows us the opportunity to contact you later should you so desire. It also lets us know how you’d like to be involved in ministry with us.
Children are very welcome at Bellevue UMC. Please ask an usher or greeter to help you find the nursery for your children for infants up to four-year-olds. There are also Worship Bags for children who remain with you during the service. There is a room we call the “The Lambs Room” with a restroom, changing table, and a toddler play area for families whose younger children need a place to freely move and make fun kid noises! Ask for the Listening device bag at the sound booth so you can hear the service at a volume that you prefer. You can choose to use the earbud so your child can calm down or use the small speaker so your child can enjoy listening to the service too. This enables parents to see and hear the service and keep an eye on their children. The Lambs Room is located in the Narthex area of the church. That is also the closest restroom to the Sanctuary in case your children need to visit a restroom during the service.
The sermons vary in form and focus, but the goal generally is to help the scriptures come alive for folks, thinking about how they apply to our daily lives.They are recorded and are uploaded to this website each week. Most often our sermons are based on one of the scripture lessons found in the Lectionary. Scripture Lessons from the RCL-UMC Lectionary
After the service, we hope you will come to the Welcome Center to meet the pastor and a few people in our congregation. We will have a small bag there with information for you to take home to learn more about the church and its ministries.
It’s our tradition to celebrate the sacrament of communion in the 10:30 am service on the first Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Church believes in “open communion,” which means that all are invited to participate regardless of whether you are a member or not. We believe that God will be present with you in the meal even if you don’t fully understand the significance of the act. Because communion is so important to our faith community, a short communion service is offered on Sundays in the Chapel at 9:00 am.
We truly work toward making our services a place where God is present. We hope you will join us in seeking after God in worship.