23
May
Room: UC-303

We welcome women of all ages and levels of Bible knowledge and divide our time between large group teaching and small group discussion. This is the last gathering of this series. For more information contact Charyl Butenko (425) 885-9463 or visit our Women at the Well page.

May 24, Wednesday, 7 pm  UC-425

June 4, Sunday, 4:30 pm  S-140

 

Come together with others to process what you have learned at the  Racial Reconciliation Workshop: Frames and Filters with Tali Hairston.   We will share what impacted you most and what actions steps you want to take moving forward.

Room: S-223

Thursdays, 7pm, May 25 – June 29  S-223

“Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning, the time when many churches gather to engage in the sacred act of worship, remains the most segregated hour of the week in our nation.” – Presbyterian Church (USA) Antiracism Policy

If you are interested in learning more about what the Bible says about diversity and racism, and how we as Christians can seek justice and reconciliation, please join us for a 6-week Bible study based on the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s “Facing Racism: Study Guide”. We will learn from the Bible, other PC USA resources, and each other.

RSVP: Alyssa Caulley (alyssacaulley@gmail.com, 805-458-1024)

 

25
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 25
12pm
Offsite

28
May

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.

We are currently studying the good news message of Mark. Who is this Jesus guy? Where is this kingdom he keeps going on about? Why is he making some people so happy and others so angry? We will journey along with Mark’s audience as we try to answer these questions for ourselves.

01
Jun

Widows Fellowship Luncheon

Room: S-141

An open group that meets monthly for fellowship, food, and fun! Contact Jean Myre for more information, 425-747-0575

June 1
12pm
S-141

Room: S-150

This summer, 10 BelPres singles will travel to Guatemala to serve at the Arms of Jesus Mission. However, all of us can participate in helping them prepare!
Join us for a fun evening of fellowship and craft prep for the Bible study lessons. No special skills required- if you can use scissors, you can help touch the lives of the Guatemalan children and teens!

Price: $135

 

Join us at Lake Retreat in Ravensdale, WA from June 2-4 for the 2017 Men’s Retreat. Our theme this year is “Come Together.”

You can find more information here, and you may register here.

For 2017 we’re very excited to have Alexis Ruhumuriza as our speaker. Our theme COME TOGETHER is a tag-on to what Pastor Dudley and others have preached to and challenged us with over the past year in light of the discord, rancor, and polarization of American society.  We are called to be Christ’s servants in the revival of his kingdom.  Alexis will share a powerful story of this from his native home of Rwanda, and he’ll connect key scriptural passages to his speaking.  He is a thoughtful man with a loving heart.  Young men aged 14+ can attend the retreat with their fathers or mentors (those men giving support and guidance to fatherless teens).

Room: UC-425

Sunday, June 4, 12:15pm, UC-425

Come join us after 11am service to welcome Lynn Ogata, BelPres missionary to Cambodia who has been serving for 8 years with various ministries.  She will be sharing about the multitude of social issues impacting the people of Cambodia.  All are welcome to join us for light lunch and time of sharing.

04
Jun

Grief Recovery Support Group

Room: S-105

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

June 4
12:15pm
S-105

04
Jun

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.

We are currently studying the good news message of Mark. Who is this Jesus guy? Where is this kingdom he keeps going on about? Why is he making some people so happy and others so angry? We will journey along with Mark’s audience as we try to answer these questions for ourselves.

07
Jun

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Room: S-223

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

June 7
7pm
S-223

Room: Sanctuary

Family Life Graduation Celebration

June 9 | 7pm | Sanctuary
Although it might seem difficult to believe, the school year is coming to a close. If your child is moving up into 6th grade, 9th grade or graduating high school this year, as a church, we’d love to celebrate with you and encourage, bless and pray for these amazing youth who are a part of our BelPres family.
This year on Friday evening, June 9th, we are excited to invite your family to join us for an evening of celebration as we worship together, hear stories and celebrate our graduates. We will hear from students, volunteer leaders, Sunday school teachers, and others who have journeyed with our graduates over the years.
At the conclusion of the service, we will enjoy a dessert and a time of fellowship. Mark your calendar for this event and we’ll look forward to celebrating with you and your family. Please sign up and let us know how many people you might expect so we know how many to plan for.
If you have any questions about this event, please email us.
10
Jun
Room: BelPres Parking Lot

Saturday, June 10

REGISTER HERE!  If you have questions, please contact Mark Burns at mburns@belpres.org

Event Details:

  • 8:00 am, meet at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, north parking lot for doughnuts and prayer before leaving for World Relief Seattle in Kent, WA.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation arrangements.
  • 9:00 am at Hillside Church:  930 E James St, Kent, WA 98031
  • Service Project: About 6 hours: The gardening project includes working alongside local refugees to clear invasive blackberries and digging out grass areas in the middle berms.
  • Refugee Presentation: About 1 hour A multi-cultural worship service led by refugees and immigrants will follow from 4:30-5:30 pm.
  • Return 6:00pm
  • Please dress appropriately for weather conditions (event will occur rain or shine!)
  • Participants are responsible for providing their own sack lunch that we will eat picnic-style at the midpoint of the service project. Water will be provided.
  • Suggested donation of $50/person or $100/family.  Donations will provide shovels, loppers, gardening gloves, wheelbarrows, recycle green bags and other important items for the refugee garden. Your registration donation will also fund the honorarium for the immigrant worship team

By working to serve in the development of a new community garden for refugees, the BelPres team will be able to add immense value to an important project. This is also an excellent opportunity for BelPres youth and families to lead in service and developing relationships with refugees and a local immigrant, as well as deepening multi-generational friendships in our own community.

World Relief Seattle has come alongside refugee families since 1979, providing support and basic orientation through their first months of transition. Volunteers and staff welcome these vulnerable families from the moment they arrive at SeaTac airport. They help the newcomers move into apartments furnished with donated supplies and teach them everyday skills, like how to use the stove and pay phone bills.  Caseworkers assigned to each family guide them through mounds of paperwork and connect them to essential social services, helping refugees start on the path to self-sufficiency.

Here is a great link to find out more about World Relief Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0PYbOXkxgU

https://www.facebook.com/HillsideParadiseParkingPlots/

 

11
Jun

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.

We are currently studying the good news message of Mark. Who is this Jesus guy? Where is this kingdom he keeps going on about? Why is he making some people so happy and others so angry? We will journey along with Mark’s audience as we try to answer these questions for ourselves.

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.

June 14
1:30pm
S-105

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.

Thursday, June 15, 7pm S-141

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

 

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

 

Thursday, 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

 

Date: TBD

Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins