Family Life Ministries

Welcome to Family Life Ministries!

Where we support the growth of children and families from birth to graduation.

Family Life Events

08
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. Can’t serve the whole week? Sign up to be a substitute or floater and fill in the gaps when you can serve. We’d love to have you for one day, two days, or the whole week!
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.

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!
30
Jul
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!

31
Aug
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

Family Life Ministries Staff

Rev. Colin Robeson

Pastor for Family Life Ministries

Karen Bergevin

Administrative Assistant for Family Life Ministries

Tara Sackman

Administrative Assistant for Family Life Ministries

Family Life Media

Vacation Bible Adventure

Middle Camp

High School Extreme Week

Early Childhood

Child Care Center
Preschool Sundays
Baptism
New Baby Ministry
Moms' Fellowship
BelPres Preschool

The Early Childhood Team cares for and encourages families with children ages Birth to Pre-K. Follow Preschool Sundays on Facebook!

Early Childhood Staff

Lisa Phelps

Director Early Childhood

Di Alexander

Child Care Center Coordinator

Elementary

Elementary Sundays

Children in  grades K-4 will check-in in the sanctuary lobby or connector and get a name tag and join their families in worship for the first part of worship in the community center or sanctuary. Children are then dismissed to the upper campus for fun activities. Children will be picked up from UC-303.

Kids’ Worship Take Home Sheets

6.3 Take Home Sheet
6.10 Take Home Sheet
6.17 Take Home Sheet

Check back for Elementary Wednesdays information in the fall!


Elementary Day Camp is July 23-27, daily

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.

8:30am-4pm daily
Campers bring a sack lunch each day
Price includes all admission prices,transportation for day trips, snacks, activities, and T-shirt!

Sacrament Class: Students in grades 3-5, accompanied by at least one parent will explore the sacraments of baptism and communion and may participate in first communion and also may schedule baptism if not previously baptized as an infant.

Check back for sacrament class dates in the fall or email us to get on our email list to be up to date with all things going on in Family Life!

VBA 2018

VBA 2018

Vacation Bible Adventure!

July 9-13
1:30-4:30pm
Elementary registration | Preschool & Volunteer registration

Learn more about VBA 2018!

 

Elementary Staff

Laura Quaratiello

Director of Elementary Ministries & Special Needs

Becky Esser

Elementary Associate

Middle School

Welcome to The Middle, our ministry for students in grades 6-8!

Worship | 10:45am-12:15pm | Community Center

Worship together during our 11am modern worship service. Come early, visit with friends, play games as a family, or chill with our leaders.

The Middle Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in UC-105/6

Meets every Wednesday. Have crazy fun, encounter God, and build friendships with others.


Middle Summer Camp

July 31-August 3
Students entering 6th-8th
$475/student

We’d love to see your student join us at Camp Cascades for one of the best weeks they will have all summer. 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.

Learn more about Middle Summer Camp

May 12, 2-6pm

Join The Middle for an afternoon of service at Northwest Harvest! Arrive at the church at 2pm and we’ll be back by 6pm at the latest. Please bring a snack and wear closed toed shoes, short or long sleeved shirts, and leave all jewelry/fit bits/etc at home.

11am Sunday Volunteers

We have loved having our students lead in the 11am Sunday modern services! In an effort to continue incorporating our youth into this service, we are seeking out Middle and High School students to help with leadership roles such as prayer, reading scripture, greeting, serving communion, etc. If your student is interested in being involved in any of these roles on Sunday morning, email Alayna to sign up.

Check out how much fun we had at Winter Camp this year!

Middle School Staff

Nate Rice

Director of the Middle Ministries

Alayna Brand

Middle School Associate

High School

The High School Ministry is for our students in Grades 9-12!

Worship | 10:45am-12:15pm | Community Center

Worship together during our 11am modern worship service. Come early, visit with friends, play games as a family, or chill with our leaders.

High School Youth Group
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in UC-303

Have crazy fun, encounter God, and build friendships with others


High School Extreme Week

August 5-10
Students entering 8th-12th &class of 2018
$499/student

Experience something legendary: Extreme Week 2018. Over five days on the Klamath River, your student 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.

Learn more about Extreme Week

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Life Groups

Designed for students to go deeper into God’s Word within a smaller group of students.

Sign up by emailing Steven Johnson

Serve On Sundays 

Desire to be a part of what God is doing here on Sunday mornings?

Students and families can serve together by greeting or serving coffee prior to the 11am services.

Or serve during the 11am modern worship service by praying, reading scripture, or helping with communion.

Sign up by emailing Nathanael Roberts

High School Staff

Steven Johnson

Director of High School Ministries

Nathanael Roberts

High School Associate