We're starting a new rhythm in the Bellevue First United Methodist Community and we hope that it provides more ways than ever before for people to connect with a faith community, practice deep thinking and spirituality, and help make a difference in the world.
Instead of relying on weekly Sunday worship service that always look the same, our new rhythm creatively switches things up! Each week will be offering a different type of gathering. Some of these will be out in the community, instead of in our traditional church building. So make sure to check the calendar for information about what's on each month!
Here's what we're up to on Sundays:
First and Third Sundays: Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship is the type of "church" gathering you may be most familiar with. On first and third Sundays we meet together for a shared practice of communal spirituality. This includes music, prayer, liturgy, art, a message from our Pastor, and of course - food. We end every gathering with the Christian practice of Eucharist or "communion", which all are welcome to celebrate (and we mean all).
Second Sundays: Community Groups
Community Groups are at the heart of our Church. Once a month (near the second Sunday) groups all around the regional area meet for a simple gathering of conversation and food. We really believe it’s that simple. Instead of seeing the “worship service” as the primary venue where people should be invited, Community Groups invite us to practice being the Church through community and shared life together. Click here to join a Community Group!
Fourth Sundays: A.C.T. (Action Changes Things)
ACT Sundays are where we put out spirituality and values into action. Some Sundays you might find us out on in the community serving others, and on some weeks we’ll take action by hosting events that challenge people to make a difference in the world. Click here for more information about this month's and upcoming A.C.T. Sundays.
Fifth Sundays: Sabbath Sunday
On Sabbath Sundays we intentionally take "time-off" from to celebrate the goodness of life, whether it's shared meals, beautiful hikes, or simply taking the time for a good conversation. Click here for more information about upcoming Sabbath Sundays, and if you'd like to suggest an idea or an activity for a communal Sabbath practice, let us know!
Here's some extra information about our Sunday rhythms.
Looking for something else? Let us know!