Support Groups

Bellevue Presbyterian Church offers many support groups that aim to meet the needs of the congregation. Support Groups provide practical help, encouragement, and spiritual and emotional support to participants. Prayer + Care oversees the group leaders, encouraging them to support our members and friends, and to share the love of Christ.

There is no fee or need to register for a group; you are welcome to join at any time. 

For more information about a specific support group, click on the appropriate section or contact the group leader.  For other questions, call Laura Goddard in the Church Office.

Laura Goddard
Administrative Assistant

17
Oct

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

This support group meets monthly, at noon at member’s homes or at local restaurants. Contact Ellie ellie.brasher@comcast.net, 425-820-1849, for location and more information.

20
Oct

Breast Cancer Support Group

Guest speaker Dr. April Phantana-Angelkool, specialist in breast surgical oncology, will be sharing the latest in research, diagnostics, treatments, and surgery.

Support group for all women who have been diagnosed (past or present) with breast cancer. Meets to care for and empower women to face this challenge with faith, hope, and love.

20
Oct

Grief Recovery Support Group

Support for those dealing with grief. Meets the first and third Sundays of each month, 12:15pm-1:30pm in S-105.

22
Oct

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is a 14 week series that you can join at any point. Each week we view a topic based video session hosted by a number of experts in the field of divorce recovery followed by small group discussion. A $20 fee covers course materials. For additional information contact Laura Goddard at lgoddard@belpres.org.

29
Oct

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is a 14 week series that you can join at any point. Each week we view a topic based video session hosted by a number of experts in the field of divorce recovery followed by small group discussion. A $20 fee covers course materials. For additional information contact Laura Goddard at lgoddard@belpres.org.

Cancer Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group:
Lorie Muscat
Meets third Sunday of each month, 10:00am-10:50am in S-105.

Gynecological Cancers Support Group:
Ellie Brasher
(425) 820-1849
Meets for lunch at various locations on the fourth Thursday of each month. Contact Ellie Brasher for specifics.

Prostate Cancer Support Group:
Jack Stevenson
(425) 356-1923
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm-9:00pm in S-205. Wives or others in a support role are invited to quarterly meetings on the first Wednesday of January, April, July, and October, at 7:00pm-9:00pm in S-223.

Caregivers of Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Caregivers of Alzheimer’s/Dementia:
Barbara Levinski
Meets the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30pm-3:00pm in S-105.

There are many groups on the Eastside dedicated to supporting patients and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association provides in-home consultations and assistance, as well as many support groups at various times and locations on the Eastside.

For a helpful and clear explanation of how Alzheimer’s affects your brain, check out this animation from ScienceAlert.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays Seminar
November 1 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM

The holidays can be difficult when you are experiencing or have experienced divorce. Join us for this one evening event at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue for support and suggestions on how to survive the holidays. Questions? Contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org.

Grief Recovery Support

Grief Recovery Support:
Pat LeBaron
Meets the first and third Sundays of each month, 12:15pm-1:30pm in S-105.

Sexual Addiction Helpline

Sexual Addiction Helpline:
BelPres Confidential Helpline:
Help is available for individuals, and their families, who are affected by addiction to pornography or sexual addiction.  Call 425-454-3084 x3209.

Widows Group

Widows Group:
Arlene Luebbe
(425) 877-1868
Widows Fellowship is a ministry to widowed women. It helps many widows cope with the difficult time of mourning and is a great place for wonderful new friendships. The luncheon group meets the first Thursday of the month from September to June at noon in S-141. Lunch is served, and there is an inspirational and informative talk each month. For information, please contact Arlene Luebbe.

Additional Widows Fellowship Activities:

  • Dinner Group meets on the third Saturday of the month at various Eastside restaurants.
  • Lunch Bunch meets on the last Monday of the month from September through June at 11:30am at various Eastside restaurants.
  • Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through June from 1:00pm-3:00pm in S-205, to discuss different books from Jane Austen to Francine Rivers (and points in between), with discussions led by people such as Christina Dudley, local author Debra Dean, and our own history buff, Elder Jerry Rettig.

Truth & Grace: A Group for Mutual Support of Parents and Loved Ones of LGBTQ Persons

Truth & Grace: A Group for Mutual Support of Parents and Loved Ones of LGBTQ Persons


(425) 454-3084 x3207

If you have a loved one in the LGBTQ community…

Truth and Grace (TAG) is a support group for parents and others who have loved ones in the LGBTQ community. TAG provides a safe, confidential place to support each other as we care for our loved ones in a loving, grace-filled way. TAG meets the second Monday evening of each month.

If you are interested, please call 425-454-3084 X3207 to leave a message, and someone from TAG will call you to provide more information.

Job Search Support

Job Search Support
Looking for a job? William Higgins, job searching coach, is offering a free 60-minute consultation, available to anyone. Contact Rev. Rich Gingrich for more information, or for spiritual support.