Mission Ministry:

Faith in Action

The Mission Ministry is our Faith in Action!
BPC is well-known for its warm heart for missions.  
You may find our latest Mission Calendar in our online Document Library.
 
We have 19 local and international partnerships we support. We believe in providing hands-on opportunities for the congregation to serve with established agencies. This allows our efforts to be maximized in reaching those who are in need. 
 
God doesn’t ask us to change the entire world, to alleviate or eliminate all poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of resources, disease, etc. Rather, Jesus asks of us to change just ONE person’s or community’s life: give drinking water, give medicine, give food, give shelter, give education, give hope, and give a future.
 
We hope that you will find opportunities to serve locally in our community and/or internationally, outside our borders. Make it your mission to serve with Mission! 
 
 
Missions Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Chock
Scribe: Norma McNair
 
 
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The following are a few ways we’ve been able to serve our communities and beyond:
  • Thanksgiving baskets
  • Sock drives
  • Habitat for Humanity home builds
  • Angel Store
  • Mexico home builds
  • Everyday needs packing duffel bags for the homeless with The Giving Spirit
  • Handing out hydration for the LA Marathon during the Marathon of Service 
 
 
If you wish to become a part of our church or a want to volunteer to help those in need with love,
our community is awaiting you with open hearts. 
Explore wonderful volunteer opportunities below!
 
 
Our Mission ministry’s Marathon of Service exists to bring awareness about God’s existence to people of all ages through service by encouraging them to apply their own faith through good works for God, themselves and for others. Find out more below!
 

The People Concern

(Formerly OPCC)
 
Learn more about supporting/volunteering with The People Concern (OPCC) to provide shelter and care for those in need. Contact Gary Windish
 
 
SEASONAL: WINTER HELP
*Contact Gary Windish for more information on supporting the Westside Winter Shelters through the Westside Coalition.

SaMoShel

SAnta MOnica SHELter

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 2:30PM – 5:30PM
*Cooking at 2:30; Serving 4:30*
Where: 505 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Cook & Serve Dinner for the Homeless at SAMOSHEL. Learn cooking tips from Chef Leola. Have fellowship with other BPC volunteers. Most of all, enjoy sharing God’s love with the residents of SAMOSHEL. Ages 8+ volunteers and ages 8-12 with parent/guardian supervision.
       

LA MARATHON RUNNER SUPPORT

Westminster TLC

 
 Shelter the Homeless!
*Shelter homeless women and children through Westminster TLC.
Contact Rob Hudnut
 

  

Sign me up!         
 
 

Westside Food Bank

When: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM
 
Help us help the community! Volunteers help organize & box food collected during recent food drives for those in need. All ages welcome! This is a great family-friendly service opportunity. Parking & street parking by the warehouse is available for all. 
 
Sign me up!     
 
 

Westminster TLC

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 2:30PM
 
Join us in housing development with Westminster TLC – Venice Community Housing, as we help provide high-quality, short-term housing to homeless women & children. TLC provides crises housing and supportive services while families identify options for permanent housing. 
 
Tree People

Volunteer Tree People

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00AM – NOON
 
Plant new trees & care for existing trees in parks and other public areas all of Los Angeles. 
Where: Audobon Center, Debs Park, Highland Park, 4700 Griffin Ave., Off the 110 Freeway. Up to 15 volunteers wanted! Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by a parent. Suggested clothes/supplies: Comfortable clothing, hat, work gloves (or Tree People will provide gloves). See ya’ll there!
 
 

My Friend’s Place

When: Friday, March 23, 2018

Time: 12:30PM – 2:30 PM
Where: 5850 Hollywood Blvd. between Western Ave. & Vine Metro stops on the Red Line from Downtown LA
 
Help us celebrate the birthdays of Youth without families. We serve pizza, sodas, snacks, cake and ice cream. We sing happy birthday and MFP Staff give out gift cards. If there are more volunteers than serving requires, please rotate. When not serving, grab your snack of choice and sit down to chat with the Youth. Conversations are great. Remember Matthew 25. We need four volunteers. You must be 18+ to serve/volunteer. Thanks!
 
 

Cooking for The People Concern

**EVENT IS NOW CLOSED**

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 1:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: OPCC 1575 Cloverfield Blvd.
 
Cook an authentic Italian meal for the homeless. Volunteers will learn how to make handmade pasta noodles as well as a Sicilian Lemon Ricotta cheesecake entirely from scratch! It’s a cooking extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Enjoy cooking a delicious meal for the homeless and have a great time learning and creating it too!  
 
 

Habitat for Humanity

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Where: 816 W. 133rd St. Gardena
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Help build and renovate homes in Greater Los Angeles area. Our goal is to eliminate substandard housing by making decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience & action in our communities. Volunteer ages 16+
 
Required Documents:
1. Volunteer Information Form
2. Emergency Contact Form
3. Waiver & Release of Liability Form