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Mission

BPC is well-known for its warm heart for missions. Mission Ministry is our Faith in Action!
 
Find the latest Mission Calendar in our online Document Library.
 
We have 19 local and international partnerships we support. Mission believes 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.
 
The following are some examples of ways we’ve been able to serve our communities and beyond! Thanksgiving baskets, Sock drives, Habitat builds, Angel Store, Mexico builds, and everyday needs for the homeless in a duffel bag via The Giving Spirit, handing out fruit and water at the Los Angeles Marathon, etc.
 
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.
 
Our Mission: Faith in Action team hopes that you will find opportunities to serve in our community and outside our borders.
 
Missions Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Chock
Scribe: Norma McNair
 
Feed the Hungry!
*Cook Saturday Dinners for the homeless at Samoshel – Contact Sandy Kim
*Donate to and sort food with the Westside Food Bank – Contact Wade Huie
*Contribute food for Thanksgiving Baskets – Contact Mari Bower
*Give emergency kits to the homeless through The Giving Spirit – Contact Richard Delossa (and see below)
*Provide food to clients with HIV/AIDS at Common Ground on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays – Contact Julie Simpson
 
Shelter the Homeless!
*Shelter homeless women and children through Westminster TLC – Contact Rob Hudnut
*Support Westside Winter Shelters through the Westside Coalition – Contact Gary Windish
*Support The People Concern (OPCC) to provide shelter and care – Contact Gary Windish
 
Build a home!
*Build houses in Mexico through Amor – Contact Tom Bagamane (and see below)
*Build houses with Habitat for Humanity – Contact Steve Ruth
 
Heal the sick!
*Help people impacted by HIV/AIDS through Common Ground – Contact Julie Simpson
*Listen to folks with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s sing songs and play instruments every Monday at 1 pm in the Sanctuary with Music Mends Minds – Contact Katheryne Levin
 
Help the jobless find employment!
*Help in several ways through Chrysalis – Contact Wade Huie
 
Support Homeless Teenagers!
*Help homeless teens on the streets of Hollywood through My Friend’s Place – Contact Ivan Tether
 
Advocate for foster children and prisoners of conscience!
*Become a child’s Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – Contact Jan Miller
*Amnesty International advocates for prisoners of conscience and to end human rights abuses – Contact Mary Beth Goring
 
Help Worldwide!
*Support gifts from the Angel Store – Contact Margaret Chock
*Partner with Bluefields Churches in Nicaragua – Contact Tom Elander
*Study immigration on the Mexican border – Contact Tom Elander
*Provide medical care in Embangweni Hospital in Malawi through Medical Benevolence Foundation – Contact Wade Huie
*Help disaster victims through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
*Help indigent grandparents in Colombia via Calor de Holgar, contact Mary Beth Goring.
 
Contact the church office to reach out to any of these individuals/ministries.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Adult Mexico

Work Trip

 
BPC members and friends continue the 33+ year partnership with AMOR Ministries to build housing for hard-working families in the Tijuana/Tecate area.
The trip is usually scheduled for the weekend of Columbus Day. 
 
Questions? Contact Tom Bagamane at tom@tombagamane.com or Heather DeWeese at heatherdeweese@gmail.com
 

 

The Giving Spirit Update!

Check out this video where Mayor Gil Garcetti visits BPC and talks about the impact of homelessness and the work of The Giving Spirit.  It is difficult to be unmoved by the video. Your help makes the difference.
The May 19-20 event was a big success – THANK YOU!
The next TGS event at BPC will be in December 2017 – go to their website, www.thegivingspirit.org, for more information or to volunteer. 
Westside Food Bank Hunger Walk 
October 15 12 noon to 5:00 PM.
WHEN:  Sunday, October 15, 2017
12PM-2PM: Check-In, Program & Entertainment
2PM: Walking Begins
3PM-5PM: After Party at Perry’s Cafe
WHERE: Ocean View Park at 2701 Barnard Way – just south of Ocean Park Blvd. by the beach in Santa Monica.
WHY: To increase awareness about hunger in our community, raise funds to feed our neighbors in need, to exercise and have fun!
For more information go to: