Mission in Society

As believers, we are called to actively spread God’s words & love to make a positive difference in this world, whether it be our loved ones, or strangers from another country. We are all children of God and we live & love in the service of others.
 
We are a heavily Missions-focused group of people who love to do good – feed the hungry, help the homeless and make an impact in this world. If you’d like to see what projects we’re involved in and are interested in volunteering or going on a trip to serve, please check out what we are all about!
 
 
Acts 13: 2-3
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
 
Keep your life
free from love of money,
and be content with what you have,
for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
 
– Hebrews 13:5
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For I,
the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you,
“Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
 
– Isaiah 41:13
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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest…
 
 
– Galatians 6:9
 
 
 

 

Adult Mexico Build

Work Trip Information

 
BPC members and friends continue the 34+ year partnership with AMOR Ministries to build housing for hard-working families in the Tijuana/Tecate area.
 
If you’re interested in learning more about this life-changing service opportunity. Questions? Want more information? Contact Tom Bagamane & Steve Ruth  
No building skills are required.  
 
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
Contact the church office (310-826-5656) to reach out to any of these individuals/ministries.
 
 
 

The Giving Spirit (TGS)

The Giving Spirit assembles and personally delivers survival kits to children, women, and men throughout the streets of greater Los Angeles. PLUS!
 
Stay tuned for groundbreaking breakout sessions to educate, inform, and engage our community.
You can help make this happen! Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help make homeless emergency kits. Keep posted on dates to volunteer.
Help TGS make a meaningful impact in the lives of LA’s homeless! For information please call 310-943-6480.
To volunteer, please register at: www.thegivingspirit.org.
 
 
Feed the Hungry at the
SAnta MOnica SHELter
 
Cook Saturday Dinners for the homeless at Samoshel.
For more information contact Sandy Kim
 
 
 
 
 
 
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