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. Caring Ministries 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 Jean Sleight in the Church Office.

Jean Sleight
Administrative Assistant

425-454-3082, ext. 3320

27
Apr

Cares for and empowers women to face ovarian cancer with faith, hope, and love. Contact Ellie Brasher for more information, 425-820-1849.

April 27
12pm
Offsite

03
May

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Room: S-223

Provides spiritual and emotional support to men dealing with prostate cancer. Led by Jack Stevenson.

May 3
7pm
S-223

04
May

Widows Fellowship Luncheon

Room: S-141

An open group that meets monthly for fellowship, food, and fun! Contact Jean Myre for more information, 425-747-0575

May 4
12pm
S-141

07
May

Grief Recovery Support Group

Room: S-105

Provides understanding, practical help, fellowship, and spiritual and emotional support to those who are mourning.

May 7
12:15pm
S-105

Room: S-105

Provides spiritual and emotional support to help caregivers remain strong as they love a family member with memory loss. Led by Barb Levinski, BSN.

May 10
1:30pm
S-105

Cancer Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group:
Deb Forman
(
206) 420-4009
Meets third Sunday of each month, 10:00am-10:50am in S-105.

Ovarian Cancer 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
(360) 668-2115
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm-9:00pm in S-223. 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-137.

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.

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 Addition 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:
Jean Myre
(425) 747-0575
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 Bea Bell.

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

Truth & Grace
(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.