What's OUR STORY?

Bellevue First United Methodist Church (or just Bellevue United for short!) is a small, progressive, intergenerational community with a long history in Bellevue.


Following Jesus connects us to each other for support, love, and laughter. Together we worship, break bread, experience joy and grief, pray, explore and care deeply for each other.

Jesus' teachings help us satisfy that hunger that is bigger than ourselves. God's love is what brings us together in our community for others and guides our choices as we nourish our inner beings, our bodies, each other, and the world.


As an inclusive congregation, ALL are welcome at our table. Join us for worship on Sunday or for another gathering. Make yourself at home. Satisfy your hunger.



What do we dream of?

Our dream is wholeness for everyone -, both individually and communally. 


We are motivated by Jesus' vision of God's world in which


love surrounds us,

people enjoy authentic relationships,

everyone is true to their essential self,

no one goes hungry,

justice prevails,

our actions are sustainable, and

the world is at peace.





How do we live our faith?

Our community is where we join with others to do the work that Jesus set before us: 

to love one another.  For us that means feeding people physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. 


As an inclusive community, we are invited to full participation in the life of our church. We exclude no one and make public our support of the LGBTQIA community and their place in God's world. 


Science and religion come together for us in our work as stewards of God's world as we take responsibility for, and work to, create a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world. Our goal is a higher quality of life for all of God's creation.


Methodists have long demonstrated a concern for social justice taking unpopular positions on controversial issues such as the slave trade, health care for the poor, the cruel treatment of prisoners, and education for all. Our United Methodist Social Principles speak to human issues in the contemporary world from a biblical and theological foundation.