PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING

A year after America’s longest war, thousands of displaced Afghans are in dire need of food, adequate shelter, and a chance to be safe. The Peace & Global Witness Offering (collected on 9/18, 9/25, & 10/2) is intended to help those in Afghanistan that are in crisis. Per BPC tradition, half of the Peace & Global Witness Offering will be directed to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for their humanitarian work in Afghanistan. The other half will be directed to the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace in cultures of violence, both in the US and abroad. Give generously using the envelope in your bulletin, or on the Give page of the BPC Website:  HERE.

 

 
Interested in becoming part of the BPC MISSION TEAM
or learning more about the Church’s mission activities and partnerships?
 
Contact Mission Elder Steve Ruth (sjruth123@gmail.com)
or Pastor Lora East (Lora.East@bpcusa.org).
 
The Mission Team meets monthly, in person as well as via Zoom,
usually after the final service of each second Monday of the month.
ALL ARE INVITED.
 
 
MISSION PASTOR: REV. LORA EAST
MISSION ELDER: STEVE RUTH
MINISTRY LEADER: NORMA MCNAIR
TEAM MEMBERS: TOM ELANDER, FRANCIE GOODRICH, ROB HUDNUT, WADE HUIE,
SANDY KIM, ZAYNA LYNCH
 

Matthew 25:37-40

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

BPC is a Matthew 25 Church! Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, Brentwood Presbyterian Church joins our denomination, the PC(USA), to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.

The themes of the Matthew 25 invitation are grounded in the gospel. Jesus calls us to serve with and for “the least of these” — not as a group to be pitied, but as people who are deeply loved by Jesus. This loving commitment to radical and fearless discipleship has three focuses:

• Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community, seeing new disciples engaged in ministry and longstanding believers develop in faith as the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared in word and deed.

• Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.

• Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.

· Link to current OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

· Link to BPC’s INTERNATIONAL MISSION PARTNERS

· Link to BPC Domestic Mission Partners, Seasonal opportunities to Serve (COMING SOON)