20
Jul

J&R Summer Book Club Series

Room: S-141

Join us for any of these book discussions.  Email justice@belpres.org to RSVP for the book club discussion(s) of your choice or let us know if you interested in hosting a discussion. Click on the book titles to see more information about that book.

Thursday, June 15, 7pm S-141

The Heart of Racial Justice by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson

 

Sunday, June 18, 4:30pm S-223

Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins

 

Tuesday, June 27, 7pm (RSVP to justice@belpres.org for location)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Thursday, July 6, 7pm S-141

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

 

Wednesday, July 12, 7pm S-141

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

 

Thursday, July 13, 7pm S-141

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

 

Thursday, July 20, 7pm S-141

America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis

 

Thursday, July 27, 7pm S-141

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Thursday, August 3, 7pm S-141

I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish

 

Monday, August 7, 7pm UC-326

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

 

Wednesday, August 9, 7pm UC-326

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christina Cleveland

 

Monday, August 14, 7pm UC-326

 The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

 

Friday, August 18, 7pm in South Bellevue (RSVP: pmex.rowland@gmail.com for location)

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Room: Community Center Kitchen
Third Thursday and last Wednesday each month
Community Center Kitchen, 8am -11 am or 10am-1pm
8am-11am: Meal preparation
10am-1pm: Loading, delivering and serving meals

Share God’s love with a meal.  Peter’s Place is a facility in Central Seattle that serves meals to men and women in need.

Or if you cannot come on third Thursday or last Wednesday, you can help by baking cookies at home and bring them in to put in the freezer.  The cookies become part of the meal.

We have an immediate need for drivers!  If you can help be a driver (or backup driver), we will offer training to be authorized to drive a BelPres vehicle covered by BelPres insurance.

For more information, please contact Thursday lead: Margaret Hillard  or Wednesday lead:  Linda Imhoff

You are invited to come and play at the lake – boating, water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, inner tubing, and volleyball all available.  We will BBQ mid-afternoon.  Burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs will be provided; please bring a side dish, dessert, and/or drinks to share.

Lakewood Shores Condominiums,

3834 175th Ave NE, Unit F25,

Redmond, WA 98052

(the unit is about half way into the complex, across from the mailboxes.)

Please park in “Permit Required” spaces (you don’t need a permit); please don’t park in “Reserved” spaces.

 

Carpooling is recommended.  Contact Lori Kay, (425) 785-0773 with questions.

 

23
Jul

Singles Growing Together

Room: S-140

Come for coffee and fellowship at 10:45am; class starts at 11am.

Optional off-site lunch after each class.

This summer we’ll journey through Distorted Images of Self, a Bible study by Dale & Juanita Ryan. The way we think and feel about ourselves affects our peace of mind, our ability to engage meaningfully in the world, and our relationships with God & others. We will take a transforming look at some of the key aspects of our self-image under the clear reflection of God’s love.

 

Price: $225

Registration for Summer SOAR Day Camp 2017 is now open!

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to experience an explosion of activities designed to stretch campers physically, mentally and spiritually. Summer SOAR will take campers on an exciting journey of self-discovery and non-stop fun through multiple activities and attractions around the County. The friendships made are invaluable. By the end of the week each child will feel that they are part of God’s big family. Bring a sack lunch daily. Snacks, t-shirt, activities and excursions included. $225.
July 24-28, daily
8:30am-4pm

For students currently in grades 3-4

(entering grades 4-5 in the 2017-18 school year)
26
Jul

Immerse Prayer Evening

Room: S-140

Immerse yourself in Scripture, visual art, and prayer. Join in praying for our church, community, and world.

Wed, Jul 26 at 7pm in S-140.

27
Jul

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

July 27
12pm
Offsite

30
Jul

IMPACT TEAM INFO-ESTA!

Room: Patio
Sunday, July 30, 4:30pm, Community Center Patio
Everyone is welcome to join the INFO-ESTA for food, fun, and information about upcoming Impact Team trips including our October trip to Baja, Mexico and beyond. Hear testimonies from past trips and discover how you can extend God’s love into the world!
Enjoy FREEfood truck tacos, testimonies from former team members, and discover how you can join the BelPres church community in extending God’s love into the world on an Impact Team. No registration required. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy table fellowship with friends and family. Even if you don’t think an Impact Team trip is in your future, come support the missionary life movement that is happening in our midst!
For more information, please contact Mark Burns mburns@belpres.org 
30
Jul

Sunday Brunch & Burgers

Room: Tavern Hall

Join us Sun, Jul 30 after all services for brunch, lunch or dinner at Tavern Hall.

Free parking is available in the garage next to the restaurant. We’ll have BelPres reserved seating for 120 people. Kids and families are encouraged to come – lots of options for kids and adults!  Cash & credit cards accepted.

We’ve had a great turnout these past couple months, and we’d love to have even more of you join us, and so we’re making coffee and appetizers free for all. 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

30
Jul

Singles Growing Together

Room: S-140

Come for coffee and fellowship at 10:45am; class starts at 11am.

Optional off-site lunch after each class.

This summer we’ll journey through Distorted Images of Self, a Bible study by Dale & Juanita Ryan. The way we think and feel about ourselves affects our peace of mind, our ability to engage meaningfully in the world, and our relationships with God & others. We will take a transforming look at some of the key aspects of our self-image under the clear reflection of God’s love.

 

30
Jul

Mission Talk: Thomson Family

Room: UC-105

Sunday, July 30 12:15 pm, UC-105

THE POWER OF PRESENCE

It’s all about the rice! Most people equate sushi with raw fish, but ‘sushi‘ is the word used for a variety of dishes prepared with vinegared rice. That piece of salmon on top might look great, but the rice is where it’s at. The same is true for a gospel presentation. Many think being a missionary is all about teaching the Bible, but it’s more about coming alongside people and being present.

Come enjoy light lunch, and learn what Jesus is doing in Japan with Peter and Wendi Thomson, BelPres missionaries serving in Japan.  Discover how the same things working in Japan apply to us here on the Eastside.

The power of our presence is transformative. As ambassadors for Christ, when people meet us, they meet Jesus.

 

31
Jul
Price: $450

Middle Summer Camp

Camp Cascades
Grades: Entering 6th-Entering 8th
July 31st-August 4th


The Middle is headed back to Camp Cascades this summer, and this year we are partnering with Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and their middle school youth group, The ROCK. We are so excited for this partnership and for our students to experience camp with new students!

Registration is open!
Cost: $450/student

02
Aug
Room: S-223

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

August 2
7pm
S-223

02
Aug

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Room: S-223

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

August 2
7pm
S-223

06
Aug

Singles Growing Together

Room: S-140

Come for coffee and fellowship at 10:45am; class starts at 11am.

Optional off-site lunch after each class.

This summer we’ll journey through Distorted Images of Self, a Bible study by Dale & Juanita Ryan. The way we think and feel about ourselves affects our peace of mind, our ability to engage meaningfully in the world, and our relationships with God & others. We will take a transforming look at some of the key aspects of our self-image under the clear reflection of God’s love.

 

06
Aug

Grief Recovery Support Group

Room: S-105

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

August 6
12:15pm
S-105

Price: $495

Extreme Week

Grades: Entering 9th-Completed 12th
August 6th-11th

Extreme Week is held by students as “the best week of their year.” During a week-long rafting and camping trip, students encounter God, connect in meaningful relationships, and leave with amazing life changing stories. We stay on the border of Northern California and Oregon near the town of Happy Camp, California. Students and leaders camp on the river with Adventure White Water, for the week and are shuttled to different rafting locations along the Klamath River. Each group of students do three days of rafting and one day of hiking. All rafting trips are led by seasoned trained rafters. In the evening, we gather together for games, worship, a message, and discussion groups or reflective experiences. All food at camp is covered, transportation, and experiences are covered by the cost. Students just need to bring money for food stops on the way to camp and back home (lunch, dinner, and snacks). Join us for the week of your life!

Cost: $495/student

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.

August 9
1:30pm
S-105

10
Aug

Global Leadership Summit

Room: Community Center
REGISTER NOW AT  BELPRES.ORG/GLS 

Join over 400,000 people from churches across the country to learn how to maximize your influence at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit. BelPres will be a host site for this world-class leadership training with faculty including Bill Hybels, Sheryl Sandberg, Bryan Stevenson, and Andy Stanley.

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership; you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools, and families.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Global Leadership Summit at BelPres. Contact Christine Corneille if you need information on the BelPres passcode to use when registering.  For complete list of faculty and additional information can be found on willowcreek.com/summit

Thursday-Friday, Aug 10-11, 8:30 am -4:30 pm, BelPres Community Center