24
May

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

May 24
12pm
Offsite

27
May
Room: Lobby

Last Sunday of Every Month, all services. Carts  in the Lobby 

 May 27 | Jun 24 | Jul 29 | Aug 26 | Sep 23 | Oct 28 | Nov 25 | Dec 30

Please remember those who do not have enough food to feed their families.  BelPres collects food for Renewal Food Bank on the last Sunday of every month, the carts are in the lobby.  Bring a grocery bag or two (or more) of healthy non-perishable food and toiletries for those in need with Renewal Food Bank.

Established in 1998, Renewal Food Bank is located in Bellevue, Washington and is part of the Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline Hunger Relief Network. Since its inception, Renewal Food Bank has fed almost 300,000 individuals and continues to feed in excess of 250 families a week.

Please join BelPres in helping our neighbors!

The following items are in most need:

  • Baby food
  • Boxed pasta meals
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soup
  • Dried pasta
  • Top Ramen
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine Products
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
01
Jun
Room: BelPres Lobby

Friday, June 1, 9am- 12noon, BelPres Lobby

Bring your sharpest friends and sharpest shears to help cut chair pockets.  What are chair pockets you ask?

Chair pockets are used by elementary school students to store their books and supplies over the back of their chair in their classroom.  Since starting in 2005, more than 5,900 units have been sewn and delivered by Jubilee Reach.

If you would like to help sew the chair pockets, you can

  1. Sew at home – pick up a bag with directions and kit at the BelPres lobby on Sunday, June 10 to  -or-
  2. Sew at Jubilee Service Day(JSD) – Register for JSD to sew at Sherwood Forest Elementary School from 8am-12noon on Saturday, August 25.
02
Jun
Price: $325
Room: UC-425

Sat, Jun 2, 9am-3:30pm, UC-425

Cost is $325, includes lunch and materials.

Registration is required. Register HERE.

 

Another event in 2018 will be held  Sep 15.

03
Jun

ELAM- Iran Outreach Talk

Room: S-140

Sunday, June 3, 12:15pm, S-140

God is writing a beautiful story for the church in Iran. More  Iranians have come to Christ the last 30 years than in all the previous 1,300 combined.  Our mission at  Elam Ministries is to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region and beyond.   At Elam, we use a three-fold strategy to help spread the Gospel in the Iran region:

  1. TRAIN  Iranians leaders for fruitful and effective ministry in the Iran region.
  2. EQUIP the Iranian church with Bibles and resources for evangelism and discipleship.
  3. SEND the Gospel through trained evangelists, church-planters and the media.

We believe these are truly significant days for the Persian-speaking church. Widespread discouragement and disillusionment with the Islamic regime have led many Iranians to search outside of Islam for truth and meaning. Many are turning to Christianity – and encountering the saving and redeeming love of Jesus.

At this Global Outreach Talk, you are going to hear some powerful testimonies how God is transforming the lives of the Iranians. How the persecution is making the church grow more. The church in Iran today is the fastest growing church in the World.

03
Jun

Welcome Lunch

Room: UC-425

Sunday, 12:15-1:15pm, UC-105

 June 3, 2018

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 go on the “tour” find the balloons in the Lobby after the 11am service.

 

More information

 

 

04
Jun

READING THE BIBLE

Room: S-150

READING THE BIBLE: Custodial Freedom: Apostolic Letters from Roman Imprisonment

Monday, June 4, 7-9pm, S-150

Pattern for Holy Life

To listen to Audio

08
Jun
Room: Community Center

Friday, June 8th, 7pm-9pm, Community Center

Share the true sense of community as BelPres Modern Worship team joins with the New Hope Revival for a Multi-Ethnic Worship Night!  All are welcome and invited to come share experience God’s experience the power of worship in our lives

The verse of the evening is from Ephesians 4:3, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

08
Jun

Singles Friday

Room: S-150

Friday, June 8: BBQ  and Potluck     7-9pm in S-150 and patio

*NEW Date:  June 8 – the 2nd Friday of the month

Please bring a dish to share; burgers provided.  Enjoy fellowship with old and new friends.  Welcome back the Guatemala Impact Team and hear a brief trip report at the BBQ.

09
Jun

Preschool Family Meet Up

Explore Old Newcastle in Cougar Mountain Park with Miner Mark!

Saturday June 9, 10am

Preschool families are invited to come for a short hike with gentle expert old-timer “Miner Mark” (actually Mrs. Lisa’s husband!) We will take a 45 minute hike in Cougar Mountain Regional Park, hearing about the thriving coal mining town of Newcastle and looking at remnants of coal mine equipment, a railroad, and even the baseball field where the Miners used to play!

Meet in the parking lot of the Red Town Trail head and look for Mrs. Lisa. Dress for the weather, bring water, a snack will be provided. Make new friends, learn about our community, experience God’s creation!
If you have any questions, email Mrs Lisa!

10
Jun

Brunch & Burgers

Join us Sunday June 10th after all services for brunch, lunch or dinner at Tavern Hall (505 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004). 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 will have free coffee and hot chocolate for everyone. No need to RSVP, hope you can join us!

13
Jun

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, June 13,  7pm, S-223Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza
The triumphant true story of author Immaculée Ilibagiza’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. Left to Tell speaks to the power of forgiveness in the most challenging circumstances.
Wednesday, June 27, 7pm, S-223: America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis

In America’s Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America.
Wednesday, July 11, 7pm, S-141: Seeking Refuge  by Stephan Bauman, Matthew Sorens, Issam Smeir
We can’t ignore the refugee crisis—arguably the greatest geo-political issue of our time—but how do we even begin to respond to something so massive and complex?  Three experts from World Relief, a global organization serving refugees, offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide to the issue.  Who are refugees and other displaced peoples? What are the real risks and benefits of receiving them?  How do we balance compassion and security?
             
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. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
Wednesday, August 8, 7pm, S-223: Love Undocumented by Sara Quezada
In Love Undocumented, Quezada takes readers on a journey 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 explores God’s call to welcome the stranger and invites Christians to consider how to live faithfully in the world of closed doors and high fences.
Wednesday, August 22, 7pm, S-223: One Blood by Ken Ham
More than half a century has passed since the horrors of the Nazi racial extermination camps were revealed to a disbelieving world. Yet the battle of ethnic hate and violence remains one of the burning issues of our time. Billions of dollars are spent fighting it. Oprah devotes entire programs to it. Presidents consult civic and religious leaders; everyone seems to be wrestling with the problems of racial prejudice, yet solutions evade us. What does race really mean? Are there really multiple races of humans? Where did this concept originate?
Friday, September 14, 7pm, S-223: Welcoming the Stranger  by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang
Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable.  They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants’ experiences in and out of the system. They point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.
 
09
Jul

Vacation Bible Adventure 2018

Price: $30

Sign up for Vacation Bible Adventure 2018!

July 9-13 | Daily from 1:30-4:30pm

Cost: $30/child | Scholarships available

Children entering grades 1-6 in the 2018-19 school year
*Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers may attend if their parents are volunteering on site

Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. It’s time to gear up for the big game! It’s go time! Whether you’re the type to root from the stands, march in the band, cheer on the field, or hustle to the line, the time is now—it’s Game On!

Kids are under so much pressure—to perform well, to be the best, to balance schedules that are full to the brim, to excel in every arena. From that vantage point, life’s big game can seem like no fun. But when we step back, we realize that the goal is not competing in our own strength. God has already given us everything we need! He’s given us His complete Word as the ultimate playbook. He’s given us Himself, which gives us a reason to celebrate. He wants us to join His team, to train hard, to celebrate our salvation, to encourage one another, and spur each other on. So what are you waiting for? This is Vacation Bible Adventure 2018. It’s Game On!

Questions?  Laura Quaratiello, Mindy Lincicome, or Heather Carlson

We need over 100 volunteers to make VBA happen. Sign up to volunteer at the link below.

Sign up your child entering grades 1-6 in the 2018-19 school year

Sign up your child 3 months-entering kindergarten & sign up to volunteer

The Game Plan

Motto

Gear up!
Get ready!
Game On!

What we’ll learn about:

Day 1: Jesus Cares About Me (The Lost Sheep)
Day 2: Jesus Gives Me Hope (The Resurrection of Lazarus)
Day 3: Jesus Helps Me Believe (Thomas Believed)
Day 4: Jesus Loves Me (John Wrote About Jesus)
Day 5: Jesus Gives Me Joy (Paul and Silas in Prison)

Dominican Republic High School Mission Trip Summer 2018
High School Age Targeted Short Term Mission Trip

Where: Dominican Republic

When:  Departing late on the evening of Friday, July 13th and returning on Saturday July 21st

How to apply: Deadline to apply is April 4. Email Steven Johnson, High School Director, for an application at sjohnson@belpres.orgThis trip is now full.

Overview: What is Children of the Nations and what do they do? On this trip students will meet COTN’s in-country staff, visit schools and clinics, and ask questions with the intention of discovering how they can partner with COTN in their mission. This is an opportunity to join COTN on this trip to the Dominican Republic to discover how God is mobilizing a movement of people to raise children who will transform their nations!

What will we be doing? The BelPres team will: minister to the children through implementing COTN’s Children’s Ministry Curriculum alongside their Spiritual Care staff; participate in WASH Training (Water, Agriculture, Sanitation, Hygiene) alongside COTN’s Physical Care staff for better community health; Conduct a baseball clinic with COTN’s I Love Baseball staff and enrollees from the local community; Attend the dedication of the I Love Baseball playing field; and minister in the Haitian batey of Don Bosco and Dominican batey of Pueblo Nuevo.

15
Jul

Discover Your Impact Meeting

Room: Community Center Patio

Sunday, July 15,  12:15-1:45 pm, Community Center patio

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the father has sent me, I am sending you.”  John 20:21

Join us for a taco feed!  Everyone at BelPres is a part of God’s rescue mission to the world! Has God been nudging you?  If you have a heart for missions, come join us for information, prayer, and breakout for the planning of various upcoming trips.  Stop by the “Discover Your Impact” event to hear how people like you took a short-term mission trip. We want to help you find the right Impact trip. Light lunch will be provided.

Big things are happening with Impact Teams! Here are the trips we will be focusing on at this meeting:

  • Baja Trip: October 11-14
  • Israel Palestine: November TBD
  • Guatemala
  • Russia:  May 2019

Questions? Contact Mark Burns at 425-454-3082 x 3367

Don’t miss your chance to discover how God can use you to make an Impact in the world!

 

The upcoming quarterly Discovery Your Impact meeting will be held on Oct 28, Jan 27, Apr 28.

23
Jul

Elementary Day Camp

Price: $250

Elementary Day Camp is July 23-27

For students entering 4th & 5th
$250/student
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!