Sabbath Services and Other Activities

Here at Bellevue, we try to provide a complete church experience, where Bible study and fellowship blend with heartfelt worship to raise both mind and spirit into communion with God.

Bible Study: Saturday 9:30–10:45 a.m.

Children’s and Young People’s Classes

Beginners (ages birth–3): Beginners are growing fast, learning to use and control their own bodies, and already forming life habits by imitating others. In this class, teachers introduce your child to Jesus through cheerful interactive songs, hands-on activities, and object lessons.

Kindergarten (age 4 to the beginning of first grade): Kindergarteners are active and energetic, talkative, and are learning to sing. They are concrete, realistic thinkers—symbols don’t mean much yet. In this class, teachers strengthen knowledge of Jesus through action, singing, Bible verses, and character-building stories.

Primary (grades 1–4): Primary kids are at a delightful age, at the entrance to the world of knowledge, full of curiosity, and eager to learn. They’re friendly and sympathetic, confident and anxious to please, helpful, and eager to be a part of the action. In this class, teachers remember that for Primaries, “thinking is doing.” Through Bible stories, cheerful songs, and interesting activities, teachers try to inspire the imagination with a sense of how real Jesus and other Bible characters were.

Junior (grades 5–6): Juniors are exuberant, energetic, thinking, funny, independent, creative, sociable, and so much more! Teachers recognize that most young people make a lifelong decision for Christ at this age, and they meet the challenge by sharing Bible stories about Jesus and others which show real people in action for God—and by giving opportunities to serve others in really practical ways.

Earliteen (grades 7 – 8) and Youth (grades 9 – 12): Earliteens and Youth are entering years of traumatic transition, where life’s realities sometimes seem intimidating. Teachers provide thoughtful, contemporary sing-along music and relevant Bible lessons carefully designed to discuss issues in a Christian context.

 

Adult Bible Study Options

Young Adult Class: We have a great young adult group at the Bellevue SDA Church! Our group has grown, and we’re always looking for more to join us. We are passionate about cultivating an accepting place where young adults want to be. We often team up with young adults from other churches on Friday nights for vespers, and we occasionally do organized or informal activities outside of church, such as game nights and visiting shut-ins. To stay up-to-date on what’s happening, check us out on Facebook (Bellevue Young Adults). We meet around 9:30 a.m. on Sabbath mornings in the Mother’s Room. We would love to have you! Contact: Tristinn Williams (tristinnwilliams@yahoo.com).

Other Adult Classes: Two classes study from the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide (current and archived guides can be found at www.ssnet.org). Other classes approach the Bible using different approaches and materials.

Worship Service: Saturday 11:00 a.m. (concludes about 12:15 p.m.)

Fellowship Potluck Dinner: Twice a month (the first and third Sabbaths) immediately after the worship service.

 

Other Activities

Clothing Bank
Our clothing bank is our attempt to fill one of the many needs of our local community. Staffed by Community Service volunteers, it offers free clothing and small household items to anyone in need. We also maintain a food cupboard for emergencies. Each year we serve about 800 families and give away 16,000 items of clothing.

Hours: We are open to serve clients from 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday.

Donations: We gladly accept clean donations in good repair on Wednesday mornings while we are open. If you need to drop off donations at other times, we encourage you to make arrangements by calling the church secretary at 425-746-1763.

Volunteers: If you would like to be a part of this helping ministry, we can always use you. Jobs range from sorting and preparing clothing to meeting and aiding clients.

Pathfinders
Pathfinders, a scout-style Christian youth organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, celebrates more than 50 years of serving our youth. It encourages mental, physical, and spiritual growth in boys and girls ages 10-15. As they earn honor badges in various skills such as camping, backpacking, hiking, and a host of other areas, these young people learn to be better citizens of this world and the world to come—and better friends of their Creator. Find more at: www.sojournersonline.org

Vacation Bible School
Every summer (July mostly), we offer a week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) to children of both our church and our community. These are lively yet well-organized programs produced by Group Publishing. We normally draw 120 to 130 children each year.