Family Life Ministries

Welcome to Family Life Ministries!

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

Family Life Events

10
Jul

VBA 2017

Price: $30

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible Adventure 2017! Come for an awesome week of fun and games all while experiencing God’s love.

July 10-14

1:30-4:30pm, daily

$30/child

(scholarships available)

Elementary registration is open to children who will be entering 1st-6th grade in the 2017-18 school year.

Infant-preschool registration is for children 3 months-entering Kindergarten. Children in this age group must have a parent or guardian volunteering on site to attend.

Register Elementary children here:

Sign up to volunteer!

We have lots of volunteer opportunities, lead a crew of kids with at least one other leader, help out with imagination station, help serve and prepare snacks. If you have questions about what you might where you might want to volunteer, email us!

Register 3mon-preschool children and sign up to volunteer here:

Price: $225

Registration for Summer SOAR Day Camp 2017 is now open!

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to experience an explosion of activities designed to stretch campers physically, mentally and spiritually. Summer SOAR will take campers on an exciting journey of self-discovery and non-stop fun through multiple activities and attractions around the County. The friendships made are invaluable. By the end of the week each child will feel that they are part of God’s big family. Bring a sack lunch daily. Snacks, t-shirt, activities and excursions included. $225.
July 24-28, daily
8:30am-4pm

For students currently in grades 3-4

(entering grades 4-5 in the 2017-18 school year)
31
Jul
Price: $450

Middle Summer Camp

Camp Cascades
Grades: Entering 6th-Entering 8th
July 31st-August 4th


The Middle is headed back to Camp Cascades this summer, and this year we are partnering with Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and their middle school youth group, The ROCK. We are so excited for this partnership and for our students to experience camp with new students!

Registration is open!
Cost: $450/student

Price: $495

Extreme Week

Grades: Entering 9th-Completed 12th
August 6th-11th

Extreme Week is held by students as “the best week of their year.” During a week-long rafting and camping trip, students encounter God, connect in meaningful relationships, and leave with amazing life changing stories. We stay on the border of Northern California and Oregon near the town of Happy Camp, California. Students and leaders camp on the river with Adventure White Water, for the week and are shuttled to different rafting locations along the Klamath River. Each group of students do three days of rafting and one day of hiking. All rafting trips are led by seasoned trained rafters. In the evening, we gather together for games, worship, a message, and discussion groups or reflective experiences. All food at camp is covered, transportation, and experiences are covered by the cost. Students just need to bring money for food stops on the way to camp and back home (lunch, dinner, and snacks). Join us for the week of your life!

Cost: $495/student

Summer Fun in Family Life!

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
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

Vacation Bible Adventure


Vacation Bible Adventure

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible Adventure 2017! Come for an awesome week of fun and games all while experiencing God’s love.

July 10-14

1:30-4:30pm, daily

$30/child

(scholarships available)

Elementary registration is open to children who will be entering 1st-6th grade in the 2017-18 school year.

Infant-preschool registration is for children 3 months-entering Kindergarten. Children in this age group must have a parent or guardian volunteering on site to attend.

Register elementary children here

Register 3mon-preschool children AND sign up to volunteer here

Elementary Sundays

Elementary Summer Sundays begins June 25!

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.

Summer SOAR Day Camp

Registration for Summer SOAR Day Camp 2017 is now open!

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to experience an explosion of activities designed to stretch campers physically, mentally and spiritually. Summer SOAR will take campers on an exciting journey of self-discovery and non-stop fun through multiple activities and attractions around the County. The friendships made are invaluable. By the end of the week each child will feel that they are part of God’s big family. Bring a sack lunch daily. Snacks, t-shirt, activities and excursions included. $225.
July 24-28, daily
8:30am-4pm
For students currently in grades 3-4
(entering grades 4-5 in the 2017-18 school year)

Moms on the Move

Come join Laura, Director of Elementary Ministries for Moms on the Move!

Moms on the Move:  Meets once or twice per month off site throughout the school year focusing on fellowship, fun and connecting  moms with elementary children. Join once or every time for inspiration both spiritual and physical while meeting new friends.
Upcoming dates: 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22

Activities are still being planned. Let Laura know if you have ideas!
Questions? Email Laura or call her at 206.227.3936

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

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

High School

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

Extreme Week

 Extreme Week

Grades: Entering 9th-Completed 12th
August 6th-11th

Extreme Week is held by students as “the best week of their year.” During a week-long rafting and camping trip, students encounter God, connect in meaningful relationships, and leave with amazing life changing stories. We stay on the border of Northern California and Oregon near the town of Happy Camp, California. Students and leaders camp on the river with Adventure White Water, for the week and are shuttled to different rafting locations along the Klamath River. Each group of students do three days of rafting and one day of hiking. All rafting trips are led by seasoned trained rafters. In the evening, we gather together for games, worship, a message, and discussion groups or reflective experiences. All food at camp is covered, transportation, and experiences are covered by the cost. Students just need to bring money for food stops on the way to camp and back home (lunch, dinner, and snacks). Join us for the week of your life!

Cost: $495/student

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

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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