Welcome Lunch-Sunday July 22

Room: UC-425

Join us for our upcoming Welcome Lunch where you can meet a few pastors and staff, learn more about who we are as a church and how you can get involved here at BelPres. This lunch is specifically designed for those who are new or want to learn more about our church. Kids are welcome too!  If you want to take the church “tour”, meet in the Lobby after the 11am services.  Look for the person holding the balloons!

Sunday, July 22, 12:15-1:15pm, UC-425

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Elementary Day Camp

Price: $250

Elementary Day Camp is July 23-27

For students entering 4th & 5th
Students will experience an explosion of activities designed to stretch campers physically, mentally and spiritually. Campers will go on an exciting journey of self-discovery and non-stop fun through multiple activities and attractions around the county. By the end of the week each child will feel that they are part of God’s big family.
9am-4pm daily, check-in begins at 8:30am
Campers bring a sack lunch each day
Price includes all admission prices,transportation for day trips, snacks, activities, and T-shirt!

J&RR Book Discussion

Room: S-223

Join us for rich discussion and new insight at the Justice & Racial Reconciliation Book Club. Come to one or as many as you like.     

Wednesday, July 25, 7pm, S-223: Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.  Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color.
Wednesday, August 8, 7pm, S-223: Love Undocumented by Sara Quezada
Christian author Sarah Quezada takes readers deep into the world of the U.S. immigration system. Follow her as she walks alongside her new friend, meets with lawyers, stands at the U.S. Mexico border, and visits immigrants in detention centers. With wisdom from Scripture, research, and these experiences, Quezada shows us a Savior who never knew a stranger. Respond to an invitation to turn away from fear and enter a bigger story.
Wednesday, August 22, 7pm, S-223: One Blood by John M. Perkins
Author Dr. John M. Perkins is a leading civil rights activist and has dedicated his life to the cause of racial equality. In this, his crowning work, Dr. Perkins speaks honestly to the church about reconciliation, discipleship, and justice… and what it really takes to live out biblical reconciliation. One Blood is his final manifesto on race, faith and reconciliation.  In it, Perkins makes a strong case that there is no institution on earth more equipped or capable of bringing transformation to the cause of reconciliation than the church.
Friday, September 14, 7pm, S-223: Welcoming the Stranger  by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang
World Relief immigration experts Soerens and Yang offer a Christian response to immigration, putting a human face on the issue. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, just, and sensible, as they offer concrete ways to welcome and minister to immigrant neighbors.

Auto Angels Show N Shine

Room: BelPres Parking Lot

Join us at our 12th Annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show on July 28, 2018. If you have a car to show, use the registration link below and sign up now to participate! And bring your friends and neighbors, THE EVENT IS FREE FOR SPECTATORS, YOUNG AND OLD!

This year’s show will spotlight the “2017 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” that was crowned at the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. This Roadster deserves to be a “must see” at the top of anyone’s bucket list. Now’s your chance! You may also want to check out Last Years 2017 Car Show Photos and see up close the fun that was had by all.

Your participation makes the event more than a car show. It is our yearly fundraiser that provides the revenue needed to operate our program in support of the basic transportation needs of low-income individuals and families in our community. Learn more about how Auto Angels supports our local community.

Here are some highlights planned for the event:

• SPECIAL APPEARANCE of 2017 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster
• Many rare collector cars, trucks & motorcycles
• Make ‘n Take model building for the kids
• PPG coloring books
• Dash Plaques, Awards, BBQ, Raffle and great Music
• Lunch on the patio catered by Brief Encounter Cafe
This event is great fun for the whole family. A special thanks to all of you that have participated in our event over the years; you have made a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community.
Room: Lobby

Last Sunday of every month, All Services, Carts in Lobby

Jul 29/ Aug 19**/ Sep 30/ Oct 28/ Nov 25/ Dec 30

(**1 week earlier due to Worship in the Park)

On the last Sunday of the month, please bring your donations of non-perishable food and toiletries for the Renewal Food Bank to provide to the families in need on the Eastside. Their greatest needs are for baby food, boxed pasta meals, canned beans, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned soup, dried pasta, and ramen.


Price: $475

Middle Summer Camp | July 30-August 3!

Middle Summer Camp registration is now open and we’d love to see your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader join us for one of the best weeks they will have all summer. Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3rd, we’re heading to Camp Cascades. Your middle schooler will be having fun with friends, playing crazy games, swimming, hiking, climbing the ropes course, eating fun food, being launched on “the blob”, making lots of noise, and having the time of their lives.

While I believe that attending church and weekly youth group gatherings are important, I have learned over the years how vital a week of camp can be in the life of a middle schooler. For many, a week of camp gives young people a very unique opportunity to experience God and to hear His voice in a way that is unlikely to happen anywhere else. That’s the reason why we create camp experiences like this and that’s why our middle school volunteers and staff are so looking forward to spending time with your son or daughter at camp.

Cost: $475

If you have any questions about camp, please reach out to Nate Rice or Alayna Brand

Price: $499

High School Extreme Week is August 5-10!

Experience something legendary: Extreme Week 2018. Over five days on the Klamath River, you will conquer the rapids of dragon’s tooth, sing underneath thousands of stars, make life-long friendships, and discover a God whose love is transforming.

Students will leave early August 5th on a bus and in vans to drive down to Happy Camp, CA. There, we spend our days rafting on the Klamath River, eating river tacos, and hiking. In the evening, we will gather to learn from each other, hear inspirational messages from the gospel of Luke, and respond to God through song, worship stations, and conversation. We arrive back in Bellevue, WA, late on August 10th.

For students entering grades 9-12 in the 2018-19 school year.

Cost: $499

Registration is now open!


Summer Brunch & Burgers

Room: Lower Campus Parking Lot


Food trucks for all! Come to grab a donut, hang out and play some games. Summer is coming to a close, let’s go out with some fun. Head on down to the lower campus parking lot after all morning services on August 12.

Summer is coming to a close, all of our youth will be back from camp and we want to celebrate how God has moved in their lives. We invite the whole community out for some food, fun, and games. The food trucks accept both cash and card.


Room: S-140

Sunday, August 12, 12:15pm, S-140

Put Down Your Light Sabers

Can you imagine Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker hugging and reconciling? (not very likely).  Come and hear what Mike Adams has learned on his path to reconciliation – and its power to transform ministry.   (Oh yes, and also about First Response Radio).

Please read these blogs to learn about the work that Mike and Brigit Adams has done building communications through radio all over the world:

First Response Radio

Jesus Through the Airwaves

Broadcasting Hope

Friday, August 17

5-6PM: Walk from BelPres Church to Park

6-8pm: Worship in the Park

Saturday, August 18

11-4pm, UC 105-106:  light lunch will be provided

This conference is a call for all people to pray for revival and to learn about God’s path to forgiveness.

Led by Pastor Alexis Ruhumuriza, with teachings by elder Jean McAllister and Pastor Rich Leatherberry.  The conference will include many opportunities for praise and worship, led by the New Hope Revival worship team.

Most Eastern Africans continue to suffer deep wounds from ethnic conflicts. This workshop is designed to help them along their way towards healing. All are welcome to hear teachings to be applied to mend brokenness and wounds caused by unresolved conflicts.



Culture Celebration

Room: Sanctuary Lobby


You are all invited to join us on Sunday, August, 19 from 4-5:30 in the lobby for a Celebration of Culture! Did you know there are people from all over the world that meet at BelPres to worship together? On August 19th, we will all come together as one to learn about how God is moving around the world and in our own community. Come and enjoy delicious food, hear from community leaders and stay for a multi-ethnic worship service at 6pm.

Childcare is provided for children 3 months- 5 years by reservation.



Room: Multiple Locations

Saturday, August 25, AM Shift: 8am-12noon, PM Shift: 1pm-5pm, All Day Shift 8am -5pm

Register HERE for Jubilee Service Day 

JOIN many Eastside churches, businesses, organizations & community members in serving the community on JUBILEE SERVICE DAY as we unify in faith as one body, responding to the command to love our neighbors.

PREPARE the Bellevue public schools for the new school year at 18 elementary and 4 middle school sites, as we work with teachers, staff, and administrators to make ready the classrooms & schools, clean & repair the buildings, and beautify the grounds. (Admin prep, Classroom set up, handyman repairs, library prep, painting, power washing, sewing chair pockets, or window washing)

ENHANCE eastside homes by working with the city of Bellevue to help homeowners by painting their home or cleaning their overgrown yard. (Debris hauling, outside painting, power washing, yard work).

Register HERE for Jubilee Service Day 

If you unable to serve on Jubilee Service Day, other ways you can help:

PRAY for the service day throughout the summer. Pray for the schools, homeowners & volunteers. Pray for
God to be glorified through the work done in His name.

DONATE to Jubilee REACH to help fund the Jubilee Service Day as well as the work Jubilee REACH
performs throughout the year in the Bellevue community and schools.

Room: S-105

Thursdays, August 30 – December 13, 6-9 pm 

REGISTER TODAY: Perspectives.org

Perspectives is coming back to BelPres in 2018 after a very successful session in 2017. Experience 15 powerful lessons that have equipped thoughts of everyday believers with greater vision, hope, and passion. In Perspectives, scripture, history, culture, and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes. He is on a mission to bless the peoples of the earth, and you’re invited to join him.

Perspectives is a fifteen-week discipleship designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose…TO REACH ALL THE NATIONS.

The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day…IN HIS PLAN FOR ALL NATIONS.

The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope…TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS.

Click here for more information: PERSPECTIVES.ORG


Join other BelPres families Labor Day weekend at Cascades Camp for a laid-back farewell as we savor the summer’s end! This camp includes all the great camp activities, speaking, and worship that you love! Spend the weekend in rustic-plush Cascades lodging. Everyone will enjoy Labor Day favorites such as rocket cars, extended worship night, family games, and the yummy pancake breakfast.

Choose your style of lodging…We have priority for Timberidge Lodge, choose this Lodge and you will be with ALL other BelPres Families. Rooms have a Queen bed and 4 bunks – shared bathroom and a common area to get to know other BelPres families. Find out more here.

Have questions? Contact Jackie Lang, jackielang@gmail.com
When: August 31-September 3
Where: Camp Cascades, Yelm
Room: UC-303

Sunday, September 16, 3pm, UC-303

Join us for the Justice and Racial Reconciliation Team screening of 8 Borders, 8 Days by Amanda Bailly.

A single mother shows us the consequences of closing doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.


Facing Racism Bible Study

Room: UC-325

Wednesdays, September 19 – October 24, 6:30 – 8pm, UC 325

Join us in September for important conversations about race and racism in relation to the Christian faith.  Learn from the Bible, historical information, our denomination, and each other.  We will be studing through the Facing Racism

If you would like to study this curriculum with your small group over the summer, please contact justice@belpres.org.  We’d be glad to provide you with the study guides.



The world’s best Christian conference for young adults and student only happens every three years, and Urbana is coming this December 27 – 31, in St. Louis, Missouri.  This life-changing event showcases 5 days and nights of teaching, worship, seminars, and exhibitors from leading mission organizations and seminaries, alongside 16,000 of your Christian brothers and sisters.

Urbana is awesome! If you are even considering the possibility of more significant involvement in mission, you should go. For more than 60 years Urbana has been the best global gathering of inspiring speakers and practical next steps toward mission involvement. Join the BelPres Urbana delegation and you’ll agree it was one of the best experiences in your life.” Pastor Scott Mann

If you want to go, don’t let money stop you. BelPres has scholarships to help get you (or your daughter/son) there! We can also help with logistics planning for hotel and air travel for the BelPres’ delegation. We will ask the congregation to donate miles to help defray the cost even further. Register early to get the best rates,  Prices go up as the date gets closer.  BelPres will offer $500 to all participants to apply towards registration, travel or room costs.

The conference is primarily for those age 17 and older, especially college-age students and young adults but is open and great for ministry leaders, elders, deacons, volunteers, and anyone else who is exploring how their talents, passions, and calling intersect with God’s purposes.

Pastor Rich Leatherberry states, Urbana is the best conference out there for young adults looking to discover ways to connect their gifts and passions with what God is doing in the world.  Urbana will inspire, challenge and shape you in ways that will help you find your purpose and give you joy.”

Please contact Mary Kim at mkim@belpres.org or 425-454-3082 x3383 to find out about scholarships, travel, lodging, and more. Read about Annie Aeschbacher’s experience at Urbana on the BelPres blog. To learn more, visit www.urbana.org.