A Welcoming congregation

For more than 20 years our church has been what Methodists call a Reconciling Congregation. As an inclusive community, everyone is  invited to full participation in the life of our church. We exclude no one and make public our support of the LGBTQ+ community and their place in God's world. 

While the larger United Methodist Church is not of one mind, our church marries same sex couples, supports the ordination of openly gay pastors, and believes that God's love is truly for everyone.  We march in the Seattle PRIDE parade, host a Transgender Day of Remembrance event, stock our library in the lobby with books of interest to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, engage in ministry to support homeless LGBTQ+ youth, and are always looking for new ways to be supportive and to walk alongside our queer siblings.  Check out our Social Action Ministry Team if you are interested in partnering with us!

Here are the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about the LGBTQ+ community and what it means to be a reconciling church.

PFLAG:  Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG Bellevue Eastside meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm at our church, and has for many years. The first half is peer-to-peer support groups led by trained facilitators and the second half is a guest speaker.  

Gender Diversity Support Groups

Gender Diversity's peer support groups for parents and guardians began in 2008, making it the longest running and largest network of support groups in the country.   Groups meet face-to-face in Seattle and greater Puget Sound area, and online at www.transfamilies.org.   The Gender Diversity Family Support groups are for families with trans and gender-diverse children. All attendees are screened to ensure that the groups are safe. Contact: info@genderdiversity.org, or call 1-855-4GENDER (855-443-6337) 

Emerald City Social Club

For several years we have partnered with Emerald City Social Club to provide a Transgender Day of Remembrance program. We have been honored by their partnership.

Gay Straight Business Alliance

GSBA is Washington state's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and the largest LGBTQ chamber in North America. FUMCB is a proud member of the GSBA.