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27
Dec

URBANA 2018

The world’s best Christian conference for young adults and student only happens every three years, and Urbana is coming this December 27 – 31, in St. Louis, Missouri.  This life-changing event showcases 5 days and nights of teaching, worship, seminars, and exhibitors from leading mission organizations and seminaries, alongside 16,000 of your Christian brothers and sisters.

Urbana is awesome! If you are even considering the possibility of more significant involvement in mission, you should go. For more than 60 years Urbana has been the best global gathering of inspiring speakers and practical next steps toward mission involvement. Join the BelPres Urbana delegation and you’ll agree it was one of the best experiences in your life.” Pastor Scott Mann

If you want to go, don’t let money stop you. BelPres has scholarships to help get you (or your daughter/son) there! We can also help with logistics planning for hotel and air travel for the BelPres’ delegation. We will ask the congregation to donate miles to help defray the cost even further. Register early to get the best rates,  Prices go up as the date gets closer.  BelPres will offer $500 to all participants to apply towards registration, travel or room costs.

The conference is primarily for those age 17 and older, especially college-age students and young adults but is open and great for ministry leaders, elders, deacons, volunteers, and anyone else who is exploring how their talents, passions, and calling intersect with God’s purposes.

Pastor Rich Leatherberry states, Urbana is the best conference out there for young adults looking to discover ways to connect their gifts and passions with what God is doing in the world.  Urbana will inspire, challenge and shape you in ways that will help you find your purpose and give you joy.”

Please contact Mary Kim at mkim@belpres.org or 425-454-3082 x3383 to find out about scholarships, travel, lodging, and more. Read about Annie Aeschbacher’s experience at Urbana on the BelPres blog. To learn more, visit www.urbana.org.

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Each year, BelPres ministries and missionaries tell us about the amazing things God does in the communities they serve. We also hear about the need to do more. So many people from cities to villages around the world hurt and struggle for basic necessities. Yes, they need to hear about the hope and love of Jesus, but first, they need food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical assistance. Your gifts through the Alternative Gift Market provide the daily necessities that supplement the work of our ministries and missionaries.
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06
Jan

This is what the Lord Almighty said, “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.” – Zechariah 7:9

Starting on Global Justice Sunday, January 6, with a message from John Kim, Global Outreach director, BelPres will lean into learning through our ministry partners about the role we can play in promoting Global Justice. We will commence with BelPres MealPacking Marathon on Saturday, February 2.

BelPres Mission+Serve is partnering with the Justice+Racial Reconciliation Team to present six programs on topics of Global Injustice, Wednesday evenings:

Wednesday Nights, 6:30-8:30pm, UC-325

January 9thKathy Giske, Director of Middle East Partners, will address the Global Refugee Crisis, and her work with Bridges in Greece.

January 16thBob Fu, Founder and president of China Aid, will share about their mission of exposing human rights abuses and promoting truth, justice, and freedom by advocating for religious freedom and the rule of law in China.

January 23rdJocelyn White, Director of Church Mobilization, with International Justice Mission, a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere.

January 30thImmerse Night, in the Sanctuary at 7:00pm.  An evening of prayer focused on themes of Global Justice.

February 6thDawn & Isabelle Ayers, BelPres missionaries living and working in Asia, will present their experience of dealing with the realities of living in Asia.  (The Ayers will also be speaking at the Mom’s Fellowship on Wed, Jan 30, 10-11am.)

February 13th — A local International Justice Team, led by David Burnett, will highlight the ways that we as a church can take action to help in the freedom fight to end global slavery.

                                                                                                                                                           

Book Study — Join us for a discussion of the book Just Courage, by Gary Haugen.  Sunday, January 20th, 7:15-8:45pm, Room S-141.

                                                                                                                                                           

Wednesday High School Youth Group in January will focus on ‘Voices’ with a Global Justice emphasis.  

January 9th —    Cheryl Cuthberston, of Children of the Nation, will bring a Voice to the issue of poverty in the Dominican Republic.

January 16thDavid Burnett, Seattle Area Mobilizer for IJM, will bring a Voice to the issue of anti-slavery.

January 30thIsabelle Ayers, Bel Pres missionary to Asia, will bring a Voice to issues of injustice in Asia, our of her experience of living there this past year.

Mom’s Fellowship 

January 30thDawn and Isabelle Ayers, Mom and daughter Bel Pres missionary to Asia, will share about their experience. 10-11am

February 2nd- Family Meal Packing Marathon – register HERE today!

09
Jan

Global Justice- Refugee Crisis

Room: UC-325

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 – 8:00pm, UC-325

Justice & Racial Reconciliation is partnering withBelPres Missions for Global Justice Month to present six programs on topics of Global Injustice, Wednesday evenings — beginning  January 9th

Kathy Giske, Director of Middle East Partners, will address the Global Refugee Crisis, and her work with Bridges in Greece.

Middle East Partners exists to bring hope to the peoples of the Middle East by helping to strengthen the community of believers serving them through partnership and leadership development.  Empowering American Churches to partner with local leaders serving the refugee community in the Middle East, the Iran region, and Greece.

 

16
Jan
Room: UC-325

Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 – 8:00pm, UC-325

Justice & Racial Reconciliation is partnering withBelPres Missions for Global Justice Month to present six programs on topics of Global Injustice, Wednesday evenings — beginning  January 9th

Bob Fu, a partner with China Aid, will share about their mission of exposing human rights abuses and promoting truth, justice, and freedom by advocating for religious freedom and the rule of law in China.

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu is one of the leading voices in the world for persecuted faith communities in China. Fu was born and raised in mainland China and was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989. 

Fu graduated from the School of International Relations at the People’s (Renmin) University in Beijing and taught English to Communist Party officials at the Beijing Administrative College and Beijing Party School of the Chinese Communist Party from 1993-1996. Fu was also a house church leader in Beijing until he and his wife, Heidi, were imprisoned for two months for “illegal evangelism” in 1996. Bob and Heidi fled to the United States as religious refugees in 1997, and subsequently founded ChinaAid in 2002 to bring international attention to China’s gross human rights violations and to promote religious freedom and rule of law in China. 

As president of ChinaAid, Fu has testified before the Congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (USCHR), the Foreign Press Association, and the European Commission and European Union Parliament. Fu also regularly briefs the State Department and Members of Congress, including Members of the International Religious Freedom Caucus on the status of religious freedom and rule of law in China. In 2008, Fu was invited to the White House to brief President George W. Bush on religious freedom and human rights in China, and in 2011, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Fu’s efforts with an invitation to attend the award ceremony for Nobel Laureate Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. 

20
Jan
Room: S-141

Sunday, January 20th, 7:15-8:45pm, Room S-141

Global Book Study — Join us for a study of Just Courage, by Gary Haugen.

From InterVarsity Press:

“There must be more to the Christian life than this—more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring.”

These aren’t bad things, of course. But they’re safe and comfortable and easy. And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful—we’re created by God for adventure.

International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God’s great expedition.

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Directory of Community Outreach Partners & Friends

Community Outreach at BelPres supports many agencies, all involved with bringing revival to the Eastside and King County. Click on each image to explore these wonderful ministries! 

Questions? Contact our Director of Community Outreach. To sign up to volunteer, contact BelPres Serve.

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Directory of Global Outreach Partners & Friends

These ministries and individuals represent strategic and valuable relationships with BelPres and our members. We seek to nurture long-term, mutually fruitful, prayerful relationships. Click on each image to explore these wonderful ministries! 

Questions? Contact our Director of Global Outreach. To sign up to volunteer, contact BelPres Serve.

John Kim

425-454-3082,
ext. 3389

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