24
Sep
Room: S-140

Sunday, September 24th, 12:15pm, S-140

“Outreach Talks” tell the stories of BelPres ministries in the community and around the world.

BelPres partners with Acres of Diamonds to rescue homeless women and children by giving them a chance to rewrite their story. Learn how lives are being transformed while enjoying light lunch.

Acres of Diamonds is a 20-year old local non-profit that gives that second chance. We provide the place, the love, and the guidance these women need to rebuild their lives and start anew. Our structured living plan, on-site counseling, discipleship, and life-skill training helps them re-establish their lives with purpose, confidence, and support.

Our program houses only women or mothers with children. They can stay for up to two years, and all residents pay a portion of their housing and are required to get jobs or go to school.

Acres of Diamonds is part of a larger response to the growing problem of women and children living in poverty in Western Washington. About half of the 20,000 homeless in Washington every night are families with children, with no safe place to lay their head, and little hope of breaking free from the entanglements that got them there. Best predictor of future behavior is our past, so without breaking the cycle, they are stuck and it certainly is NOT the life they were created for.

It is against these tremendous odds that Acres offers Hope to women and children who find the courage to try and change their destiny. We serve families who are predominantly victims of domestic violence or substance abuse, and lifelong poverty. At Acres we say “We will walk with you. We know it’s not easy, but you are not alone. Your courage to hope, in spite of all you have known, inspires us.”

Transitional housing programs, like Acres, play an important role in the continuum of options and programs in addressing the concern of homelessness. The Uplifting Women & Children Program at Acres is a unique holistic program, embracing homeless women, and their children, who are seeking long-term help as they recover from domestic violence and/or substance addiction. A diversity of programs supports families to address their individual struggles. All the programs help our residents work through emotional challenges, find their own voice, and show them that a bigger community cares about them and targeted to create lasting change.

 

24
Sep

Singles Growing Together

Room: S-140

Come at 10:45 am for coffee and a time of fellowship. The class will be at 11 am with an optional off-site lunch at the end.

Room: Community Center Patio

If you live in Bellevue Zip Codes 98005, 98006, 98007, or 98008, drop by the Community Center Patio on Sun, Sep 24 after all morning worship services, for a treat and to meet people who live near you! Hosted by your Deacons.

Room: S-206

Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-6:30  S-206

Are you wondering how you can make an Impact in the Houston area following the Hurricane Harvey disaster and flooding?

Come join us in Scott Dudley’s office on Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, from 5:30-6:30 to find out about upcoming trips with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and other agencies working to support relief efforts.

You can simply show up, or to confirm your interest and get additional information about the planning, preparation, and participation in these or any of our Impact Team trips please contact Mark Burns at mburns@belpres.org, (425)454-3082 x.3367

 

28
Sep

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

September 28
12pm
Offsite

28
Sep

DivorceCare: Week 4

Room: S-223

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. Register here.

01
Oct

Global Mission Sunday

Room: Lobby

Sunday, October 1,  8:30am – 12:30pm

Sanctuary Lobby & Rotunda, Upper Campus First & Third Floor

GLOBAL MISSION SUNDAY

Come before or after morning service to Global Mission Sunday!

BelPres is sharing the love the Christ around the world: Cambodia, Egypt, India, Middle East, Russia Rwanda, and much more! Meet 21 of our missionary partners, learn about Impact team trips or sponsor a child. You can make a world of difference!

Explore the Mission Fair and Impact Teams to find out about the many opportunities to serve Globally.

Come to the Child Sponsorship luncheon at 12:15pm in UC-105  to find the child or two to open your heart to that God wants you to support!

Kids, don’t forget to pick up your BelPres passport and get it stamped at each ministry station to earn a prize!

 

Sponsored by BelPres Legacy Foundation

01
Oct

Child Sponsorship Luncheon

Room: UC-105

Sunday, Oct 1, 12:30-1:30pm UC-303

Did you know that Belpres currently has 105 sponsorships at Niños Con Valor!

October 1 is Global Mission Sunday where we will celebrate Child Sponsorship! Join us to greet Tyson Malo as he visits from Bolivia and to celebrate sponsorship at BelPres.  After the 11:00 service, come hear from Tyson as well as other key mission sponsorship partners about how sponsorship is making a difference in lives of children around the globe.

Sponsorship across all of our mission partners will be celebrated as well as inviting people to sign up to sponsor a new child. We will have representatives from five of our core sponsorship partners who will share briefly about their children being loved on and relationships formed by sponsorship.  A delicious lunch will be served to all at BelPres that are current child sponsors or anyone looking to sponsor a child.  

 Feel free to bring a card for your sponsor child for Tyson to bring back with him.  Look forward to seeing you there! 

  

 

01
Oct

Sunday Brunch & Burgers

Room: Tavern Hall

 

Join us Sun, Oct 1 after all services for brunch, lunch or dinner at Tavern Hall.

We’ll have BelPres reserved seating at Tavern Hall. Kids and families are encouraged to come – lots of options for kids and adults!  Cash & credit cards accepted. No need to RSVP, just come as you are. Hope to see you there!

 

Tavern Hall

505 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Bellevue, WA 98004

01
Oct

Grief Recovery Support Group

Room: S-105

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

October 1
12:15pm
S-105

03
Oct
Room: Community Center

It’s that time a year!   Taco Tuesday- Congregational Meeting and Dinner!

Tuesday, October 3

6pm

Community Center

  1. Register online for the dinner, or just come at 7pm for the meeting.
  2. If you can, please bring a potluck dessert to share
  3. Meeting will include Scott Dudley’s vision, the presentation of the FY18 budget and voting on pastor’s salaries, housing allowances and new elders and deacons.
  4. There will be child care up to age 5.  Please register at:childcarereservations@belpres.org.  Child care will open at 6:30pm.

Register Here

04
Oct

Elementary Wednesdays

Room: Community Center

A 6 week series for grades K-5. Meets every week from Oct 4-Nov 8. Begins with dinner, either purchased or brought. There is no cost for the fellowship, but dinner can be purchased through the registration. Please sign up so we know you’re coming.

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 4-Nov 8
Where: Community Center
Time: 6-7:30pm
Registration required

04
Oct

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Price: $59
Room: UC-425

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 4-Nov 8
Time: 6-7:30pm
Where: UC-425
Cost: $59/person, $75/couple

This class will be geared towards parents of preschool and elementary children, but is open to all. Please register at the link below.

Childcare is available by reservation. Please email childcarereservations@belpres.org

Optional dinner for you and your child is available for purchase as a package deal. Please sign up for the class, and dinner at the link below. Dinner is $5/person.

04
Oct
Room: S-223

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

October 4
7pm
S-223

04
Oct

Marriage Class

Room: UC-325

A 6-week marriage class that is designed to help couples consider what marriage should look like in light of the gospel and builds community with one another.

Each week, we will watch a 15 min video from Francis and Lisa Chan’s You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity Marriage Series. Along with some other supplemental large group teaching, a large portion of the class will be spent in small group discussion, where you can be in conversation with 3-4 other married couples at your table.

 

All married couples are welcome! Whether you have a healthy marriage, unhealthy marriage, stagnant marriage or anything in between. This class is for all those who want to explore what a marriage ought to look like in light of the gospel.

Couples who are dating and considering marriage or engaged couples preparing for marriage are more than welcome to take the class as well.

For more information

04
Oct
Room: UC-423

Women’s Intergenerational Bible Study is a short term (6-week) evening bible study that provides an opportunity for women of different ages and stages to connect with each other and with Jesus.  This fall our study will be based on Ann Voskamp’s book The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life.  Our evening Bible study will begin at 7pm with a short 15-20 minute video, followed by small group discussion and a designated time to pray with other women.  You may purchase a copy of The Broken Way, as well as the accompanying study guide, via Amazon or other booksellers.  Purchase of the book and study guide are recommended but not required.  The group meets for 6 consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in UC-423 beginning October 4th and concluding November 8th.  To register, please email Hannah Gaskins.

Ann Voskamp is the wife of one fine farmer, mama to seven wildly loved and crazy kids, and author of the New York Times bestsellers, One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift.  Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping church and culture, her daily online journal is a globally recognized well for the soul-thirsty.

04
Oct
Room: UC-423

 

Women’s Intergenerational Bible Study is a short term (6-week) evening bible study that provides an opportunity for women of different ages and stages to connect with each other and with Jesus.  This fall our study will be based on Ann Voskamp’s book The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life.  Our evening Bible study will begin at 7pm with a short 15-20 minute video, followed by small group discussion and a designated time to pray with other women.  You may purchase a copy of The Broken Way, as well as the accompanying study guide, via Amazon or other booksellers.  Purchase of the book and study guide are recommended but not required.  The group meets for 6 consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in UC-423 beginning October 4th and concluding November 8th.  To register, please email Hannah Gaskins.

Ann Voskamp is the wife of one fine farmer, mama to seven wildly loved and crazy kids, and author of the New York Times bestsellers, One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift.  Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping church and culture, her daily online journal is a globally recognized well for the soul-thirsty.

05
Oct

DivorceCare: Week 5

Room: S-223

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. Register here.