Community Outreach

Community Outreach

BelPres supports ministries prayerfully and financially. We seek to connect our church with God’s work in the local community.

Where is God calling you?

MISSION+SERVE ENEWS

Get the most recent updates about our supported community and global ministries.   The Mission+Serve Enews comes out weekly with the latest blog, upcoming events, stories and prayers requests. SIGN UP NOW!

RACIAL RECONCILIATION WORKSHOP

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Learn how your own story frames your lens of the world and the stories of others in this guided workshop led by Tali Hairston, a leader in reconciliation training and Director of the John Perkins Center.  Build a deeper understanding of principles for multi-ethnic engagement and broaden your cross-cultural capacity.

Saturday, May 13, 9:30-2pm UC-303

READ THE MISSION BLOG!

We hear so many amazing stories about how people are sharing God’s love in our community. BelPres staff also share their thoughts and reflections of God’s great work. Read these wonderful stories in our mission blog.

Matt Talbot Center is a longtime BelPres mission partner serving the homeless, addicted and mentally ill through their Washington State licensed addiction treatment program.

DADS (Divine Alternatives for Dads Services) encourages fathers to become agents of change in their communities through healthy relationships which stops the cycle of family violence and brokenness.

kidREACH

Our mission is to provide academic support, build relationships with students and share the love of Christ through our actions.

Do you want to be a significant influence in the life of a student? You can serve in a meaningful way by spending one evening per week tutoring an underserved student. KidREACH students face academic challenges and their families are unable to provide the support they need. The program offers free one-on-one tutoring for students in grades K-12 and meets in the Upper Campus of BelPres on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. The program currently has students enrolled in almost all grades.

As a tutor you will not only support a student academically, but you will have the opportunity to walk alongside and share God’s love with him/her. Tutors can have a positive impact on a student’s life by encouraging and appreciating them, celebrating their progress, supporting them in their struggles, and loving them as Jesus does. Please pray and consider being involved with KidREACH. We are looking for tutors, one-time volunteers for different events and people to fill leadership roles. Look at the volunteer descriptions and one-time service opportunities below to learn more.

Students Who Need Tutors

These students are currently on the waitlist and would love to have a tutor this school year. Please pray about tutoring with one of them:

  • 11th grade boy: (Tuesdays)
  • 10th grade boy: (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • 9th grade boy: (Thursdays)
  • 6th grade boy: (Thursdays)
  • 6th grade girl: (Thursdays)
  • 5th grade girl: (Tuesdays)

Volunteer Positions

Are you interested in volunteering? Check out our position descriptions below to see what fits your interests. Apply with Lisa Harold.

  • Tutors and Substitute Tutors
  • Site Coordinator
  • Assistant Site Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Party/Event Support
  • Prayer Team Coordinator

For More Information

Contact Lisa Harold, Director of KidREACH
425-454-3082 ext. 3336
LHarold@belpres.org

Or leave a message on the KidREACH Hotline at
425-454-3084 ext. 3203

Baby Basics Bellevue

Providing the Basics for Babies

Baby Basics is a national non-profit that provides diapers to low-income working families all over the United States. Baby Basics Bellevue(BBB) is all volunteer supported and 100% of donations are used exclusively for the purchase of diapers.

Families are referred to BBB from various agencies.  Bellevue School District(BSD) refers about half of the families in the Baby Basics program.  BSD reported 21% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. In some schools, it is as high as 67%.

Families We Serve

Working families in Bellevue living on the edge of poverty use BBB. They may be experiencing a temporary setback from the loss of a higher paying job, health issues, or lack of better job opportunities. They do not receive any government cash assistance and may or may not be receiving food stamps, but struggle to make ends meet.

BBB is a safe place for families to receive free diapers and encouragement, as well as referrals for community services.  When entering the program, the family signs a contract that at least one family member will attend the monthly diaper distributions.

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. –Aesop

Heart of Baby Basics

The goal of Baby Basics Bellevue(BBB) is to eliminate diaper needs and to bring families into the community. The dedication of our volunteers is the heart of our ministry, so we pray for our volunteer base to grow to facilitate more families into Baby Basics. Giving the gift of your time, expertise and kindness are vital to nurture and grow the BBB program.

How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help with BBB. If you’re interested in the opportunities below or have suggestions of other ways to serve, please contact Kim Stone or Anne Marie Brandes.

  • Bundle Diapers – Fun to do with friends or your family! We need 2 sets of volunteers for this easy do-ahead project.
  • Distribute Diapers – We need four adults with warm smiles and hospitality to distribute to the families. Set up at 5:30pm and distribute from 6:00-7:30pm on the Second Tuesdays of the month in UC-325 at BelPres.
  • Professional Skills – help with development, public relations, and grant requests.
  • Spread the word – serve as a liaison with your church, synagogue, or employer.
  • Spanish Translator Needed – Help with occasional phone and email communications, and distribution nights.

Get Involved!

Has something caught your eye and captured your heart? If you would like to serve with Missions, or are exploring our department, we would love to welcome you into our family. Contact us so we can chat about where you’re interested in and how we can get you plugged in!