Wednesdays, Apr 25 – May 30, 6:30pm, UC-209/210
Under Our Skin: What Do We Mean When We Talk About Race?
Do you freeze up at the prospect of talking about race? Under Our Skin will help break the ice. Do you tend to take sides right away when the issue of race comes up? Under Our Skin will challenge your assumptions and build common ground.
We’ll explore the Seattle Times “Under Our Skin” project through a selection of short videos combined with facilitated discussion in small groups. Video presentation will highlight personal reflections and stories from the diverse people who participated in the project and will inspire us to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way.
In this six-week series, we’ll cover one or two topics each session. There will be new ground to cover each week, so we encourage you to attend them all. However, each session stands on its own, so if you’re only able to come once or twice, that’s ok.
Previous attendees left feeling more enlightened, encouraged, empowered, and hopeful.
To help us plan, please register to attend HERE. There is no cost for this class.
Childcare is available by advance reservation. To reserve a spot for your child, please email email@example.com. Include the child’s full name, birthdate, and a parent cell phone number in your request.
Click here to learn more about Under Our Skin from the Seattle Times.
Last Sunday of Every Month, all services. Carts in the Lobby
Apr 29 | May 27 | Jun 24 | Jul 29 | Aug 26 | Sep 23 | Oct 28 | Nov 25 | Dec 30
Please remember those who do not have enough food to feed their families. BelPres collects food for Renewal Food Bank on the last Sunday of every month, the carts are in the lobby. Bring a grocery bag or two (or more) of healthy non-perishable food and toiletries for those in need with Renewal Food Bank.
Established in 1998, Renewal Food Bank is located in Bellevue, Washington and is part of the Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline Hunger Relief Network. Since its inception, Renewal Food Bank has fed almost 300,000 individuals and continues to feed in excess of 250 families a week.
Please join BelPres in helping our neighbors!
The following items are in most need:
- Baby food
- Boxed pasta meals
- Canned beans
- Canned fruit
- Canned tuna
- Canned vegetables
- Canned soup
- Dried pasta
- Top Ramen
- Feminine Products
- Reusable Shopping Bags
Sunday, May 13
10:40am, UC-106 Worship Service- Word of God, Dance and Pray
12:15pm, UC-105 African Lunch and Potluck
ALL are invited and welcome to join New Hope Revival in honoring the Value of Women this Mother’s Day. Please come celebrate through worship, Word of God, and fellowship at a celebration luncheon!
Come to this Celebration of Women to enjoy the amazing flavors of African food that the men of New Hope will prepare with love. You are welcome to bring your favorite dessert or fruit from your culture to share.
Bring your mom or any another woman you would like to honor at this special event!
Sunday, May 13, All Services, Playpens in Lobby and Connector
To help meet the need and raise awareness Baby Basics Bellevue is having their annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive. The gift of diapers is an ideal way to honor mothers and to show support for low-income working moms (and dads!) on the Eastside.
Your gift of diapers this May will not only help cover a little bottom but will make a huge difference to a mom and her family. Diapers in sizes 4, 5, and 6 are especially needed.
Please click here to learn more about Baby Basics Bellevue.
What filters your view on race and diversity? Join us at the Frames & Filters workshop on Sat, May 19 from 10am to 2pm in the Community Center.
Our time together will be an active engagement exploring diversity and reconciliation through recent research on the formation of personal and societal lenses. Through a guided-process leaders will explore the “frames and filters” we use to understand multiethnic engagement, deepen cross-cultural literacy, and assists in realizing areas of growth individually and corporately. Working from a systems perspective leaders will realize effective principles and practices constructive in leading and growing a diverse community.
Facilitator: Tali Hairston, Director, John M. Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development at Seattle Pacific University.
Baby-Preschool Childcare: Available by advance reservation for children ages 3 months through 5 years. Please provide a brown-bag lunch for your child.
Elementary Age Childcare: A program complementing the Frames and Filters workshop is available by advance reservation for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pizza lunch will be provided for children in the elementary program. If your child needs a different option, please feel free to send a brown-bag lunch.
To reserve a spot for your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the child’s full name, birthdate, and a parent cell phone number in your request.
Registration for the workshop is free. Box lunches are available for purchase when you register.
Sunday, May 20, 12:15pm, S-140
More information soon to come!
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 GetConnected.
Directory of Global Outreach
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 GetConnected.