Family Life Ministries

Welcome to Family Life Ministries!

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

Check out how much fun we had at VBA!

Family Life Events

Room: Camp Cascades


When: September 1-4
Where: Camp Cascades, Yelm, WA

Labor Day Family Camp is 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. Either way, 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.
Price varies on family size.

Find out more here.

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

Early Childhood

Child Care Center
Preschool Sundays
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 Sundays

Elementary Summer Sundays!

Kids completed grades K-4 will check in in the sanctuary and community center lobbies and join their families in the first part of the service. Kids will enjoy a Blue Box message prior to the sermon, then kids will follow staff and leaders to the upper campus for fun activities. Kids will be picked up from UC-303.

Special morning worship to engage ALL ages this summer!

July 2 – Family worship designed to include and engage all ages. This service will include familiar songs your children will recognize, hear a Blue Box message, and interactive elements. Child care center will be open.

September 3 – Don’t miss the “Blessing of the Backpacks”! Children are invited to bring their school backpacks for special prayers and blessing from your church family. This is just one fun element to include ALL ages in this special worship service. Come and join us! The child care center will be closed. ALL ages are welcome to join together in worship.

SOAR 3-4

SOAR for grades 3 & 4:

Once a month 3rd and 4th graders meet to develop and grow friendships, play and learn the ways Jesus calls us to live. Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others. Kids will discover that small acts with and for Jesus can lead to big impacts in our lives and the world.

Where: Community Center
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: $5 includes dinner, no pre-registration required

SOAR 3-4 is done for the year but be sure to join us at camp this summer!


5 Alive-for students in 5th grade

5th grade students gather once per month 6-7:30pm in Community Center to explore the world of missions while growing new friendships. Guest missionaries, prayer, games, and opportunities to support local missions bring serving our Lord to life. $5 includes dinner. Friends are always welcome.

Where: Community Center
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: $5 includes dinner

5 Alive is done for the year. Students that were in 5th grade during the 2016-17 school year will be moving up to The Middle this summer!

Sacrament Class

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.

At least one parent in attendance is required for this class as understanding and participating in the sacraments is a family experience.

Check back for upcoming sacrament class dates.

Big Buddies (special needs)

Big Buddies is our program for students with special needs who need a little extra help getting through Sunday morning. Our patient volunteers partner with the student to provide a consistent and comfortable presence in an atmosphere that could become overwhelming.

Special Needs 9am 9:45am 11am
Buddy Rest Stop (Kids) UC-221 UC-221 UC-221
Chosen by God (adults) UC-203

Please contact Laura Quaratiello to request a buddy or to volunteer to be a buddy.

Elementary Staff

Laura Quaratiello

Director of Elementary Ministries & Special Needs

Christian Isaac 

Elementary Associate

Middle School

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

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp

Middle Summer Camp: July 31-August 4

The Middle Sundays

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

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

 Summer kickoff party June 28 in UC-105/6, 7-8:30pm!

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

The Middle is in Recess the following Wednesdays throughout the summer: July 12, August 2, August 30

MOD Tuesdays

MOD Tuesdays | June 27,  July 18 & 25, August 15 & 22 | 11:30am-2pm

Meet at MOD Pizza on Bellevue Way, then we will head over to Bellevue Downtown Park for fun and games. Pick up at Bellevue Downtown Park.

Serve on Sundays

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, you can sign them up here.

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!

High School Sundays

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

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

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

High School Youth Group is in recess the following Wednesdays throughout the summer: June 21, August 9, August 30

High School Special Events

Tavern Hall Hang | June 25
Join us at Tavern Hall after the 11am worship services.

Summer Kick Off Party | June 28 | 7-8:30pm

Past Worship Hang Out | July 16 | 12:30-1:30pm
After the 11am worship services, join us at the Bellevue Square MOD to hang out and grab food.

Worship & Hang Out | August 13 | 12:30-1:30pm
Worship with us post Extreme Week then join us for lunch after MOD Pizza in Bellevue.

Juanita Beach Party | August 18 | 5-9pm
Come hang out at the beach, play games, and be crazy!
Cost: just bring money to grab food

Life Groups

Life Groups

Designed for students to go deeper into God’s Word within a smaller group of students. These groups will meet when students and leaders can: in families’ homes, coffee shops, or on the church campus.

Sign up by emailing Steven Johnson

Serve on Sundays

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