In 2014, after much careful consideration, we at First Congregational Church, Bellevue decided to sell the place we called home for more than a century, on the corner of NE 8th and 108th Ave NE. We bought an unassuming office building just a few blocks away and, with the help of architect Susan Jones of atelierjones, converted it into a creative worship place that’s an environmentally friendly “space of awe.”
By selling our old property, we were able to design a new space that helps us better carry out our ministries in the heart of Bellevue, and create an endowment fund to provide for our future.
We invite you to come in and see our new home! Listen to the sound of the carillon play on the bell tower. Find a peaceful moment by the fountain in the front entry. Enjoy the natural light in the atrium. Feel the warmth in the fireside room. And then enter into the brand new 5,000-square-foot sanctuary. Behind the altar is a 39-foot wall made using a pioneering technology, cross-laminated timber panels.
Puget Sound Business Journal article (March 10, 2015)