In Our Own Words
Check out what our members are saying about why they chose St. Paul’s-
Cookies! Great cookies, coffee, and warm, friendly people welcomed us at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (UCC) in Bellevue. That was the beginning of our re-introduction to attending church, and re-capturing that wonderful feeling of a closer relationship with God.
Our story may be similar to that of others. Both of us have warm, childhood memories of attending Sunday school, learning Bible stories, and opening gifts after a beautiful candle light service on Christmas Eve. As teenagers, each of us experienced some disillusionment as the realities of the world sometimes crept into the church environment. As busy parents, we made sure our children had attended Sunday school, but our own attendance waned and then stopped, except for an occasional Christmas or Easter service.
Now retired, we began to think of calling on God before he called on us. We agreed with the beliefs of the UCC, such as ‘God is still speaking’. The following two paragraphs from the website of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Bellevue made us want to visit, and we’ve never looked back:
“St. Paul’s seeks to be welcoming to all. We are a congregation representing a wide spectrum of theological positions and religious experience. We are seekers and are willing to explore our divergent positions. Worship is central to our life together. We seek to offer a blended worship service speaking to our diverse congregation and needs of those who worship.
Wherever you are in your spiritual journey we invite you to join us in worship, fellowship and service. Many of our fellowship are part of our congregation by a conscious decision to be a part of the United Church of Christ rather than by family background or church of origin.”
We only regret that we did not find St. Paul’s UCC and attend earlier in life. If you’re a teenager, keep going to church, or start now. If you’re parent, make sure your children attend church (and go with them). Whatever your stage in life, whoever you are, come, join us.
Pastor Diane Carter is new to St. Paul’s. Her sermons are clear and meaningful. Her energy seems boundless. She has great ideas for the future at St. Paul’s and seeks the input of all who attend.
Oh, and did we say the cookies are great?
-Bill and Karyl Summers
|Sunday School (Sep - May) Check Calendar for dates.||9:00 AM|
|Fellowship Time||9:45 AM|
|Worship Service||10:15 AM|