Who We Are

The People of All Saints

All Saints is a small intentional community. If you are looking for a place to get lost, or be invisible we are not the church for you. There are usually fewer than twenty of us on a Sunday. We pray together, sing together, and eat together (we really like to eat together!). We share our lives, our worries, and our joys.

It matters to us that we can get to know and love everyone in our community. We are diverse in thought and belief, but we are committed to remaining in community despite our differences. We believe that the ability to treat one another with love and respect is key to Christian discipleship.

We are predominately an older community (though not entirely), but our members are young at heart.

We are people who serve our neighbors and seek out ways to make our world a better place. We believe that we (and all people) are deeply loved by God, and that God calls us to build a world that reflects God's love. 

If you are craving intergenerational community where building real relationships of care and respect is central to our life with God, come visit, we would love to know you.

Our Vicar

We are led by The Rev. Josephine (Jo) Robertson. Vicar Jo believes that small intentional community is the best way to live out Jesus' command to his disciples that we "love one another." She chose to answer the call to All Saints in the belief that close, intergenerational community is essential for our well being as human beings and children of God.

Vicar Jo grew up (she wasn't always a vicar after all) in Michigan where she worked as a software engineer in the defense industry before following a call to ordained ministry. She received her Masters of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2011 and has served churches in Texas and Washington.

She is a poet, a photographer, and a geek who loves science fiction (Babylon 5, Firefly, and Star Trek are full of theology), Dungeons & Dragons, many video games, and baking. She also runs a spirituality blog for those of no religious tradition (or even those who have one) called Crazy Whole Life.

Send her an email at vicarjo@allsaintsbellevue.org.

What We Believe

United in Christ

You will find a wide range of theological belief among the members of All Saints, and we think that's a good thing. We are a community of the curious, we love to learn, to question, and to ponder. And mostly we're OK with not having all the answers to our questions. We certainly won't tell you what you must believe, and all your questions are welcome (we've probably asked most of them ourselves.) There is very little we are certain of, and we try to maintain an attitude of humble learning.

There's a lot we don't agree on, but we do agree on these things: that we are caught up into the life of the Trinity in the person of Jesus Christ through our baptism. And that we are called to come to the altar together to take part in the Eucharist as part of our transformation into the Body of Christ (as a community and as individual members.) We believe this is the work of a lifetime, not a one time event.

Our Baptismal Covenant (Book of Common Prayer 304 - 305) is the code of conduct by which we order our community and our life together. The covenant is presented as a list of questions to the community. Our answer is always "I will with God's help."

Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers?
I will, with God's help.

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
I will, with God's help.

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
I will, with God's help.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

I will, with God's help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
I will, with God's help.

Contact Us

Address: 1307 120th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Email: allsaintsbellvue@gmail.com (office)

Phone: (425) 646-1136