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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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Sat, Sep 15, 9am-3:30pm, UC-425
Cost is $325, includes lunch and materials.
Registration is required. Register HERE.
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 email@example.com. We’d be glad to provide you with the study guides.