Family Life Ministries

Welcome to Family Life Ministries!

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

Family Life Events

Room: Sanctuary

Family Life Graduation Celebration

June 9 | 7pm | Sanctuary
Although it might seem difficult to believe, the school year is coming to a close. If your child is moving up into 6th grade, 9th grade or graduating high school this year, as a church, we’d love to celebrate with you and encourage, bless and pray for these amazing youth who are a part of our BelPres family.
This year on Friday evening, June 9th, we are excited to invite your family to join us for an evening of celebration as we worship together, hear stories and celebrate our graduates. We will hear from students, volunteer leaders, Sunday school teachers, and others who have journeyed with our graduates over the years.
At the conclusion of the service, we will enjoy a dessert and a time of fellowship. Mark your calendar for this event and we’ll look forward to celebrating with you and your family. Please sign up and let us know how many people you might expect so we know how many to plan for.
If you have any questions about this event, please email us.
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Jul

VBA 2017

Price: $30

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible Adventure 2017! Come for an awesome week of fun and games all while experiencing God’s love.

July 10-14

1:30-4:30pm, daily

$30/child

(scholarships available)

Elementary registration is open to children who will be entering 1st-6th grade in the 2017-18 school year.

Infant-preschool registration is for children 3 months-entering Kindergarten. Children in this age group must have a parent or guardian volunteering on site to attend.

Register Elementary children here:

Sign up to volunteer!

We have lots of volunteer opportunities, lead a crew of kids with at least one other leader, help out with imagination station, help serve and prepare snacks. If you have questions about what you might where you might want to volunteer, email us!

Register 3mon-preschool children and sign up to volunteer here:

Price: $225

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)
31
Jul
Price: $450

Middle Summer Camp

Camp Cascades
Grades: Entering 6th-Entering 8th
July 31st-August 4th


The Middle is headed back to Camp Cascades this summer, and this year we are partnering with Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and their middle school youth group, The ROCK. We are so excited for this partnership and for our students to experience camp with new students!

Registration is open!
Cost: $450/student

Price: $495

Extreme Week

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

Extreme Week is held by students as “the best week of their year.” During a week-long rafting and camping trip, students encounter God, connect in meaningful relationships, and leave with amazing life changing stories. We stay on the border of Northern California and Oregon near the town of Happy Camp, California. Students and leaders camp on the river with Adventure White Water, for the week and are shuttled to different rafting locations along the Klamath River. Each group of students do three days of rafting and one day of hiking. All rafting trips are led by seasoned trained rafters. In the evening, we gather together for games, worship, a message, and discussion groups or reflective experiences. All food at camp is covered, transportation, and experiences are covered by the cost. Students just need to bring money for food stops on the way to camp and back home (lunch, dinner, and snacks). Join us for the week of your life!

Cost: $495/student

Sign up to attend or volunteer at VBA!

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

Elementary

Vacation Bible Adventure


Vacation Bible Adventure

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible Adventure 2017! Come for an awesome week of fun and games all while experiencing God’s love.

July 10-14

1:30-4:30pm, daily

$30/child

(scholarships available)

Elementary registration is open to children who will be entering 1st-6th grade in the 2017-18 school year.

Infant-preschool registration is for children 3 months-entering Kindergarten. Children in this age group must have a parent or guardian volunteering on site to attend.

Register elementary children here

Register 3mon-preschool children AND sign up to volunteer here

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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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)

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

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

SOAR 3-4 is done for the year but be sure to join us at camp this summer!

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 is done for the year. Students that were in 5th grade during the 2016-17 school year will be moving up to The Middle this summer!

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 Dinners are done for the year.

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 participate in first communion and also may schedule baptism if not previously baptized as an infant.

At least one parent in attendance is required for this class as understanding and participating in the sacraments is a family experience.

Check back for upcoming sacrament class dates.

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.

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!

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp: July 31-August 4

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

Stay tuned for summer fun!

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.

Middle School Staff

Nate Rice

Director of the Middle Ministries

High School

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

Extreme Week

 Extreme Week

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

Extreme Week is held by students as “the best week of their year.” During a week-long rafting and camping trip, students encounter God, connect in meaningful relationships, and leave with amazing life changing stories. We stay on the border of Northern California and Oregon near the town of Happy Camp, California. Students and leaders camp on the river with Adventure White Water, for the week and are shuttled to different rafting locations along the Klamath River. Each group of students do three days of rafting and one day of hiking. All rafting trips are led by seasoned trained rafters. In the evening, we gather together for games, worship, a message, and discussion groups or reflective experiences. All food at camp is covered, transportation, and experiences are covered by the cost. Students just need to bring money for food stops on the way to camp and back home (lunch, dinner, and snacks). Join us for the week of your life!

Cost: $495/student

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

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

Stay tuned for summer fun!

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.

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

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