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.



As a member of the United Methodist Church, we are a part of a family of churches (around the world!) that all have the same mission:


Making disciples in the ways of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


A bit wordy - we know. That's why sometimes we just say that our mission is simply: transforming the world in the ways of Christ.


While our church and many other churches have this same mission (or a variation of it) we believe that our vision is unique to this community and the story we are continuing to tell. "Vision" is all about how we see this mission unfolding right here and now. 


Like anyone's vision - it changes with time. How we saw mission unfolding in 1980 was different than how we see it now - and yet there's still a long story being told here. 


This story is about a community of people in the Eastside who are striving to be faithful to the idea that the way of Christ can change lives and our world. 


We've seen it happen. And this is why we still continue to meet. 


To keep telling the story - that God is not done yet!



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.