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READ YOUR BIBLE THROUGH IN 2017--This time we're using the reading plan found in the back of the Andrews Study Bible, in which you read a small portion of the New Testament in the morning, and a larger portion of the Old Testament in the evening. Pretty much every Sabbath he preaches, Pastor Maylan Schurch will base his sermon on one of the passages in that week's Bible reading. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in God's Word as never before! (Click here to find more information--plus the entire year's reading plan!)
READ OR LISTEN TO "Two Dedications," Pastor Maylan Schurch's December 31 sermon on the occasion of Sophia and Audrey Mellon's child dedication service. On the audio version, you'll first hear Shelley Schurch tell a children's story about God's love letter to us. Then you'll hear young pianist and medical student Michael Momohara play his own dramatic arrangement of "What Child is This," a song Jim and Kaylan Mellon had chosen for this service. After Maylan's sermon, you'll hear dad Jim Mellon's dedicatory prayer. (Click audio or text.)
DAILY PHOTO PARABLE -- Wednesday, January 18 -- "Colorific" by Darren Milam. "The last couple of days, I’ve been re-reading about Joseph (maybe some of you have been doing the same? If not, check it out in Genesis 37). One of the great stories about Joseph is his amazing, colorful coat. As we remember, . . . ." (Click here to read more.)
WHEN'S POTLUCK? HERE'S THE JANUARY SCHEDULE for our potluck fellowship dinners. This is a normal potluck month, in which potlucks happen on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of the month.
Sabbath, January 7 -- POTLUCK!
Sabbath, January 14 -- No Potluck
Sabbath, January 21 -- POTLUCK!
Sabbath, January 28 -- No Potluck
PARKING ALERT! We have a moderate-sized parking lot, but there's no side-of-the-street parking anywhere near the church! (The Seattle Japanese School uses the Sammamish High School's lot from 8 to 3 on Sabbaths during the school year, and use the whole school parking area.) The good news is that the Neighborhood Church, seven blocks north, is letting us use the south section of their lot for our overflow. It's a mere six-minute walk (the pastor can do it in 5:15!), and you don't have to cross any streets, just a few driveways. We're already asking our members to park there, and several are. So if you arrive at our church and all spaces happen to be full, drop your family off and head north seven blocks. The lot is on your left. Bring an umbrella for sprinkly Sabbaths. CLICK HERE for a helpful map!
CLOTHING BANK! CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 -- Otherwise, the clothing bank is open each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, our Adventist Community Service clothing bank is open on the second floor of the two-story north wing. Clothing is free. No appointment necessary.
BIBLE STUDY! 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. WILL NOT MEET WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 This lay-led class studies Bible books or topics in-depth. The leaders use warmth and good humor to guide the discussion. Join us!
PRAYER MEETING happens at 7:30 Wednesday evenings. WILL NOT MEET WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Beginning with singing and brief devotional thoughts, this time is devoted largely to prayers of gratitude, as well as prayers asking God's help with requests that are made. You're welcome to join us!
CHURCH BULLETINS ONLINE! If you missed church and would like to keep up on the latest news about church activities, go to the Main Menu at the upper left of this page, and click on "Bulletins Online." Or just click here.
HOW TO USE OUR WEBSITE CALENDAR! Our online event calendar is at the top right of this home page.Here's how to use it. (1) Ignore the non-current calendar you see just above this paragraph, because clicking on it will get you nowhere. Instead, scroll up to the calendar at the top right of this page. Click on any blue-highlighted date on that calendar, such as Wednesday. (2) Once you're there, click on the underlined word "Calendar" at the upper right. That gives you the view of the whole current month. (3) Once you're in the current-month view you'll see that above the "Sun" (Sunday) column there are left-pointing and right-pointing triangles side-by-side. Click on the left one to see the previous month, and on the right one to see the following month. (4) Often, by clicking on an event in the calendar, you'll be able to see additional information about that event.
SABBATH SCHOOL LESSONS ONLINE! Click here.
LISTEN TO "Communication 101/201/301," Gary Salsman's November 14 sermon. Gary gives Bible examples of how God has communicated with us. This sermon opens the heart of God and shows how He would love to relate to you. (To listen, click here.)
LISTEN TO "Old Map in the Attic," Ritchie Hammen's thoughtful, intriguing tour through the courtyard and into the holy places of the Old Testament sanctuary. At each step he provides practical spiritual applications, and tells stories from his own spiritual journey. (To listen, click here.)
READ ALL TEN CIP NEWSLETTERS ONLINE! "What's CIP?" you ask. If you've attended our congregation for the past four years, you know that it's our Bellevue church's completed Capital Improvement Project plan, for which God provided a steady stream of quiet but no less awesome miracles. You can read about them in the ten editions of a bulletin insert newsletter--and there are photos too! Click here.
LISTEN TO "BEST LAID PLANS," Yvanna Hammen's August 1 sermon based on down-to-earth spiritual insights she learned during and after her recent five months as a nursing student in Costa Rica. You'll enjoy her stories about nursing classes, choral singing on the city bus, and even a horrifying toad! And then--once back in the USA--the miracles started happening, and Plan A became Plan B. (Click here to listen.)
WATCH THE ASTOUNDING STORY of Harper and Hazel Bishop, who lived humbly and who thought ahead to the future! To see this brief video, click here. For more information on other kinds of fiscal forethought, click the "Plan for the Future" icon just below this paragraph.
YOUR ESTATE PLAN protects your family, provides for those you love, and advances the kingdom of God. Estate documents allow biblical principles of life management to continue beyond your life. Click here for more details!
WATCH CAMPMEETING VIDEOS ONLINE! If you weren't able to attend the 2015 Washington Conference camp meeting, most of the Rainier Auditorium sermons and other programs are online! Click https://www.youtube.com/user/waconference/videos
LISTEN TO Kelly Lin and Anna Nizovtseva--descendants of Adventist missionary pioneers in China and Russia--share dramatic stories telling how the Lord drew them from indifference to a closer connection with Him, and to leadership opportunities among other young adults. (Click here to listen.)
LET'S GROW HEALTHY! Click on the above icon, or click here, to go to a web page where you'll see a series of short, power-packed health tips.
WOULD YOU LIKE a brief, Christ-centered summary of what Adventists believe? See What We Believe. Want late-breaking Adventist and other Christian news? For the Adventist News Network, click: http://news.adventist.org and for the Adventist Review click: http://www.adventistreview.org
CHILD SAFETY POLICY-- The Bellevue church has established a no-attendance policy for registered sex offenders which includes all church-sponsored events. For more information, go to www.bellevueadventist.org/childsafety