Family Life Ministries

Welcome to Family Life Ministries!

Where we support the growth of children and families from birth to graduation.

Family Life Events

25
Mar
Price: $5
Room: Community Center

Sat, Mar 25, 6:30pm
Community Center
$5 suggested donation at the door

Family Worship Night with Jana Alayra is back! Bring the whole family for a fun, lively night of singing, dancing, and worshipping together.


Come for a pizza dinner at 5pm in UC-105/6 before Family Worship Night! Dinner is $5/person, $20 max/family, please register for dinner so we know how much pizza to get!

Price: $59

Five-week class series beginning on Wed, Mar 29. Lisa Greene, author, speaker, and certified family life educator will present with a laugh-and-learn approach to parenting. Childcare is available by reservation, email us at childcarereservations@belpres.org.

Dates: Wed, Mar 29, Apr 5, 19, Tues, May 2, Wed May 17

6-8pm, UC-425
$59/person, $75/couple, includes materials and a light dinner

13
Apr
Price: $5
Room: Community Center

When: Thursday, April 13, 6pm
Where: Community Center
Cost: $5/person, $20 max/family

Come for a casual family dinner and fellowship before the Maundy Thursday service, then attend the service as a family. Everyone is welcome. Please register so we can have an idea of how much food to prepare.

15
Apr

Family Easter Party

Room: Community Center

Family Easter Party

Join us for the Family Easter Party for lively worship, the Easter story, and an egg hunt!

Bring your friends and neighbors and an empty basket for the egg hunt.
*Young children must be accompanied by an adult

When: April 15, 10am
Where: BelPres Community Center

We will also have a donut food truck so bring cash and get some donuts!

19
Apr

5 Alive

Price: $5
Room: Community Center

5 Alive (grade 5): April 19, 6-7:30pm, Community Center, $5/student includes dinner

A time for 5th graders to explore the world of missions while growing new friendships. Themed games and food bring serving our Lord to life.

26
Apr

SOAR 3-4: Superman

Price: $5
Room: Community Center

Where: Community Center
When: April 26
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: $5 includes dinner

Superman: Do the small stuff

Superman saved the world. He also saved a cat stuck in a tree. Little things matter, and God wants us to have hearts that are always willing to lend a hand.

SOAR for grades 3 & 4:

Once a month 3rd and 4th graders meet to develop and grow friendships, play, and learn the ways Jesus calls us to live. Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others. Kids will discover that small acts with and for Jesus can lead to big impacts in our lives and the world.

 

Jana Alayra is coming back on March 25!

Family Life Ministries Staff

Rev. Colin Robeson

Pastor for Family Life Ministries

Karen Bergevin

Administrative Assistant for Family Life Ministries

Tara Sackman

Administrative Assistant for Family Life Ministries

Early Childhood

Child Care Center
Preschool Sundays
Baptism
New Baby Ministry
Moms' Fellowship
BelPres Preschool

The Early Childhood Team cares for and encourages families with children ages Birth to Pre-K. Follow Preschool Sundays on Facebook!

Early Childhood Staff

Lisa Phelps

Director Early Childhood

Di Alexander

Child Care Center Coordinator

Lori Jensen

Moms’ Fellowship Coordinator

Sarah Wiedmaier

Preschool Assistant

Elementary

Family Easter Party


Family Easter Party

Join us for the Family Easter Party for lively worship, the Easter story, and an egg hunt!

Bring your friends and neighbors and an empty basket for the egg hunt.
*Young children must be accompanied by an adult

When: April 15, 10am
Where: BelPres Community Center

We will also have a donut food truck so bring cash and get some donuts!

Elementary Sundays

Elementary Sundays: Kids in grades K-5 will check in in the upper campus on the first or third floor and then be dropped off in their classrooms by parents. Kids will be picked up on UC-303.

Elementary Classrooms
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SOAR 3-4

SOAR for grades 3 & 4:

Once a month 3rd and 4th graders meet to develop and grow friendships, play and learn the ways Jesus calls us to live. Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others. Kids will discover that small acts with and for Jesus can lead to big impacts in our lives and the world.

Where: Community Center
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: $5 includes dinner, no pre-registration required

Dates starting in the fall:

September 21
October 19
November 16
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 26
May 17

5-Alive

5 Alive-for students in 5th grade

5th grade students gather once per month 6-7:30pm in Community Center to explore the world of missions while growing new friendships. Guest missionaries, prayer, games, and opportunities to support local missions bring serving our Lord to life. $5 includes dinner. Friends are always welcome.

Where: Community Center
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: $5 includes dinner

5 Alive starts this fall on the following dates:
September 14
October 12
November 9
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 19
May 10

Family Time Dinner

Family Time Dinner: Family Time Dinner is open to everyone! Bring your family and friends from 6-7:30pm in the Community Center to enjoy dinner and games with other families at BelPres. Please register your family so we have an idea of how much food to prepare. Cost is $5 per person, $20 max per family.

Family Time Dinner is on the following dates-click on a date to register
September 28
October 26
November 30
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 13
May 3

Moms on the Move

Come join Laura, Director of Elementary Ministries for Moms on the Move!

Moms on the Move:  Meets once or twice per month off site throughout the school year focusing on fellowship, fun and connecting  moms with elementary children. Join once or every time for inspiration both spiritual and physical while meeting new friends.
Upcoming dates: 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

Activities are still being planned. Let Laura know if you have ideas!
Questions? Email Laura or call her at 206.227.3936

Sacrament Class

Sacrament Class: Students in grades 3-5, accompanied by at least one parent will explore the sacraments of baptism and communion and may schedule baptism if not previously baptized as an infant. Parent is required for this class as understanding and participating in the sacraments is a family experience.  \

Stay tuned for future class dates.

Summer SOAR Day Camp

Registration for Summer SOAR Day Camp 2017 is now open!

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to experience an explosion of activities designed to stretch campers physically, mentally and spiritually. Summer SOAR will take campers on an exciting journey of self-discovery and non-stop fun through multiple activities and attractions around the County. The friendships made are invaluable. By the end of the week each child will feel that they are part of God’s big family. Bring a sack lunch daily. Snacks, t-shirt, activities and excursions included. $225.
July 24-28, daily
8:30am-4pm
For students currently in grades 3-4
(entering grades 4-5 in the 2017-18 school year)

Big Buddies (special needs)

Big Buddies is our program for students with special needs who need a little extra help getting through Sunday morning. Our patient volunteers partner with the student to provide a consistent and comfortable presence in an atmosphere that could become overwhelming.

Special Needs 9am 9:45am 11am
Buddy Rest Stop (Kids) UC-221 UC-221 UC-221
Chosen by God (adults) UC-203

Please contact Laura Quaratiello to request a buddy or to volunteer to be a buddy.

Summer Dates

Save the Date for Summer Camps!

Vacation Bible Adventure: July 10-14

Summer SOAR: July 24-28

Elementary Staff

Laura Quaratiello

Director of Elementary Ministries & Special Needs

Christian Isaac 

Elementary Associate

Middle School

Welcome to The Middle, our ministry for students in grades 6-8!

The Middle Sundays

Great things are happening for youth on Sundays. During our 11am Modern service, students are invited to join our youth staff and volunteers for a service designed to engage teens (and families) where they are at.
Students can also volunteer with our wonderful children’s ministries and Auto/Visual teams during the 9am and 9:45 service times on Sundays. If, that is something your student would be interested in, email Nate

The Middle Wednesdays

The Middle Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in UC-303
Beginning September 14

A mix of fun, hanging out with friends, and learning to follow Jesus together, is what the The Middle is all about.

Parent Connect

Upcoming dates: Email Nate for upcoming dates
Where: UC-322
When: 7-8:30, right after you drop your kids off for youth group

Parent Connect is a once a month opportunity to…

  • Get to know other parents in our church
  • Learn from each other
  • Share with other parents what’s working and what’s been a challenge as you raise teenagers.
  • Discuss current and relevant topics pertaining to current youth culture.
  • Pray for our kids and for each other.

Middle MAX

Middle MAX Bowling
Sat, April 29, 7-9pm
$20/student

Meet at TechCity Bowl (13033 NE 70th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98033) at 7pm for an evening of bowling! Drop off and pick up at Tech City.

Please register to reserve your spot.

Serve on Sundays

11am Sunday Volunteers

We have loved having our students lead in the 11am Sunday modern services! In an effort to continue incorporating our youth into this service, we are seeking out Middle and High School students to help with leadership roles such as prayer, reading scripture, greeting, serving communion, etc. If your student is interested in being involved in any of these roles on Sunday morning, you can sign them up here.

D/C: Discipleship Confirmation

D/C: Discipleship Confirmation

Click below to register for D/C:Discipleship Confirmation and click the link to the right to read more about this special opportunity for students in 7th-10th grade.

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp: July 31-August 4

Middle School Staff

Nate Rice

Director of the Middle Ministries

Mandy DuPar

Middle School Associate

High School

The High School Ministry is for our students in Grades 9-12!

High School Sundays

Great things are happening for youth on Sundays. During our 11am Modern service, students are invited to join our youth staff and volunteers for a service designed to engage teens (and families) where they are at.
Students can also volunteer with our wonderful children’s ministries and Auto/Visual teams during the 9am and 9:45 service times on Sundays. If, that is something your student would be interested in, email Steven.

High School Youth Group

High School Youth Group
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in UC-303
Beginning September 14

Discover hope weekly this fall within a community of people who are a little silly, really fun, and trustworthy, as we learn to follow Jesus together.

High School Special Events

High School Bowling
Sat, April 29, 7-9pm
$20/student

Meet at TechCity Bowl (13033 NE 70th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98033) at 7pm for an evening of bowling! Drop off and pick up at Tech City.

Please register to reserve your spot.

Life Groups

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Life Groups

Designed for students to go deeper into God’s Word within a smaller group of students. These groups will meet when students and leaders can: in families’ homes, coffee shops, or on the church campus.

The fall life group season starts October 2nd.

The first session will run until December 11th.

Sign up by emailing Steven Johnson

Serve on Sundays

Serve On Sundays 

Desire to be a part of what God is doing here on Sunday mornings?

Students and families can serve together by greeting or serving coffee prior to the 11am services.

Or serve during the 11am modern worship service by praying, reading scripture, or helping with communion.

Sign up by emailing Nathanael Roberts

Extreme Week

 Extreme Week

Grades: Entering 9th-Completed 12th
August 6th-11th

Extreme Week is an amazing week of camping, white water rafting, and learning more about God!

Cost: $495/student

D/C: Discipleship Confirmation

D/C: Discipleship Confirmation

Click below to register for D/C:Discipleship Confirmation and click the link to the right to read more about this special opportunity for students in 7th-10th grade.

Parent Connect

Upcoming dates: Email Steven for upcoming dates
Where: UC-322
When: 7-8:30, right after you drop your kids off for youth group

Parent Connect is a once a month opportunity to…

  • Get to know other parents in our church
  • Learn from each other
  • Share with other parents what’s working and what’s been a challenge as you raise teenagers.
  • Discuss current and relevant topics pertaining to current youth culture.
  • Pray for our kids and for each other.

High School Staff

Steven Johnson

Director of High School Ministries

Nathanael Roberts

High School Associate

Volunteer in Family Life

Contact: GetConnected
Department: Family Life Ministries

9am Classes – Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade
9:45 Classes – 2nd and 4th Grade

Also needed are Volunteers for the Substitute list and who can teach occasionally.
An application, background check, and interview are required. Training and encouragement provided!

Volunteer Registration

  • Please indicate the areas in which you have interest in serving.
Contact: GetConnected
Department: Family Life Ministries
Frequency: Wednesday Evenings

Join our Kitchen Crews on Wednesday evenings for Elementary Fellowship groups and Family Time dinners. Menus and supplies are provided – just need help with preparation, serving and clean up! Serve once or month or as often as you like.

Volunteer Registration

  • Please indicate the areas in which you have interest in serving.
Contact: GetConnected
Department: Family Life Ministries
Frequency: Weekly

Volunteers needed for Sunday mornings or mid-week and weekend events.

Volunteer Registration

  • Please indicate the areas in which you have interest in serving.
Contact: GetConnected
Department: Family Life Ministry
Frequency: Once a Month

Volunteers are needed to contact new parents, provide information and support. Training is provided.

Volunteer Registration

  • Please indicate the areas in which you have interest in serving.
Contact: GetConnected
Department: Family Life Ministries
Frequency: Twice a Month; 8:15–8:45am

Make coffee and prepare Upper Campus Lobby, welcome volunteers.

Volunteer Registration

  • Please indicate the areas in which you have interest in serving.