BELLEVUE CHURCH RE-OPENS FOR WORSHIP SERVICE ON APRIL 17: Thanks to careful thinking and planning by our Re-opening to In-person Worship committee, our first Sabbath back in the building will happen April 17. We’re only able to offer the worship service for the time being–no Sabbath School classes can happen in-person yet. Please click the following link to read some important things you need to know to be safe on April 17 and beyond. What to Expect When You Return to Bellevue’s In-Person Worship
ABC BOOKMOBILE: It’s that time again for the ABC Bookmobile to visit the Bellevue Church. The Bookmobile will be in the church parking lot on April 18, from 10:00 – 10:30 am. Preorders are encouraged as shopping in the bookmobile will be limited. Orders may be placed by calling (253) 833-6707 between 10:00 & 2:00 pm through April 15. This will be the last time the bookmobile will visit us this Spring. Click here for sale prices.
PUGET SOUND ADVENTIST ACADEMY is hosting their annual Academy Day on Friday, April 23, from 7:50 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling 425-822-7554 to experience a day in the life of a PSAA student. Masks, social distancing, small tour groups and other COVID safety precautions will be taken in order to prioritize campus safety. Come join us for this fun, one-of-a-kind event!
NEW APRIL ISSUE OF THE BELLEVUE CHURCH NEWSLETTER: Check out our latest Bellevue Church Newsletter! Bellevue Newsletter Vol 2. Issue 4. Feel free to check our Bellevue Newsletter page for current and past newsletters. If there is something or someone you would like to see in the newsletter, email Amanda Whiting, Pastor Maylan, or Kayla Mellon with your suggestions.
CLOTHING BANK: NOW OPEN FOR ORDERS! Due to COVID 19, we will only be doing order pickups and will not be open for in-person shopping. You can either fill out this online order request form and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop be the church and fill one out in person. After you have filled out your needs and sizes, we will arrange a pickup time on Wednesdays between 1:00-1:30pm. At this time we are not accepting donations. Please check back here or on our Calendar to see when our Clothing Bank will reopen for in person shopping. Thank you.
CHILDREN’S SABBATH SCHOOL RESOURCE PAGE: Carolyn Howson has put together a nice resource page of several Sabbath School or daily worship options for our kids until we are able to meet again in person. Have fun exploring by clicking this link: https://bellevueadventist.org/?page_id=8953
KITCHEN EXPANSION UPDATES: To check out the weekly progress on our kitchen expansion (and soon, wheelchair lift) visit this page on our website. https://bellevueadventist.org/?p=8870
NEW RACIAL ISSUES RESOURCE PAGE: There have been several articles and resource links that have been sent out by the conference and our church. We have created a Racial Issues Resource Page here on our church website to easily access all of these resources. Click here to check it out.
BELLEVUE MEMBERS BIRTHDAY LIST: Have you been thinking of your fellow members lately and wondering when their birthdays are so you can wish them well? Click hereand you will find a list of birthdays by month of our Bellevue church members so you can wish them well on their special day. If you would like your birthday added to the list (or removed), please contact Kayla at email@example.com
OUR CHILDREN’S OFFERING now helps replenish funds for Vacation Bible School. Even though we have decided to cancel our Vacation Bible School for this summer, we still had already purchased quite a lot of the supplies needed. Since we cannot use them this summer, we will use the same program and supplies for the next summer. Hopefully when this outbreak is all over, we can come up with something fun to do for the kids, even if it is just for the day.
PRAYER MEETING UPDATE: Prayer meeting will now be met on Turbobridge on your own phone! We will still meet on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. To do this follow these steps from Pastor Maylan:
1. Call this toll-free number: 1-800-309-2350.
2. A woman’s very classy British voice will welcome you to Turbobridge, and will ask you to “Enter your conference ID and press pound (#).” That number, which is the same every night, is 8804901 and then #.
You may hear people chatting if you join the line a few minutes early, then at 7:30 I’ll welcome people and we’ll get started. We’ll invite you to share one at a time what’s been going on during this unexpected time that’s kept us apart, and welcome prayer requests and also what you want to thank the Lord for. We will ask you to “mute” your phone when it’s not your turn to talk, to prevent a lot of miscellaneous noise and feedback. To mute your phone, push the star key (*), then the number 6 (or just use the “mute” button on your phone’s handset).
Then we’ll pray—everyone who would like to offer a prayer may do so, but no one needs to feel pressured to participate out loud. We’ll all be united in prayer, whether we listen or speak. The most important thing is that we’ll be coming to the Lord, together. -Pastor Maylan and Shelley
READ or WATCH recent sermons preached at our church! Earlier sermons are available in both text and audio formats, and just recently we’ve gone to YouTube only, at “bellevue sda church livestream.” For earlier sermons, click “Worship” at the top of the screen, and when the little box appears, click “Sermons.” (Or just click here.) The most recent texted sermon will be on the page that comes up. To the right you’ll see “Archives.” Click the month you want, and the first paragraphs of all the sermons for that month will appear.
READ YOUR BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR! Using the Andrews Study Bibleplan, you”ll read portions of the Old and New Testaments each day. And you don’t have to start at the beginning of the year! For more details, plus the plan, click this link: https://bellevueadventist.org/?page_id=2187
COVID 19 RESOURCES
WASHINGTON CONFERENCE COVID-19 NEXT STEP GUIDELINES FOR FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: https://www.washingtonconference.org/totally-involved/coronavirus-response/next-steps-for-faith-based-organizations
WASHINGTON CONFERENCE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE LANDING PAGE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: www.washingtonconference.org/coronavirus
CANCELLATIONS! Please keep an eye on our “Full Calendar” at the link above, where you’ll find recent news about events and possible cancellations.
PATHFINDER UPDATES: You can check schedule updates on Pathfinder Meeting times and cancellations on their website at http://www.sojournersonline.org/schedule.html
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