On-Going Mission Opportunities
WAYS TO SERVE THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD
DURING COVID 19 SAFE AT HOME DAYS
 
 
LETTERS TO VETS!
 
The Deacons and Mission Team are joining forces to create a letter writing campaign for our neighbors down the street at the California Veterans Home of Los Angeles.
 
TO PARTICIPATE:
  • Please write a letter or note to a veteran – because of privacy rules we will not be able to provide details such as names or genders, so please make sure you write a letter anyone would be blessed to receive
  • Place your written letters in the yellow box outside the church or bring it with you to drive up communion next week so that we can deliver the letters to the VA staff.
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • You may either make cards (like we do for the Giving Spirit) or buy a card.
  • Please do not put cards into envelopes and rather fold them
  • Please write “TO BE DELIVERED TO A VETERAN AT THE CAL VET HOME OF LA” on the front of the car
For more details and guidelines in writing the letter, plus sample letters, click VA Letter Examples or mail to Lora.East@bpcusa.org
 
 
 
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING 
OGHS is one of four special offerings received each year.
50% will go to the Amor Ministries – building houses in Mexico 
50% will go to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Self-Development of People – all work in different ways to service individuals and communities in need.
 
 

  
 

DONATE TO OGHS HERE

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

UNITED UNIVERSITY CHURCH | HOPE ON UNION
 
Volunteer at the Hope on Union Food Bank
Thursday mornings from 7-10 AM
United University Church
1053 W 23rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Safety protocols are followed
(wear a mask, they provide gloves).
Email Pastor Lora with questions
or to sign up: Lora.East@bpcusa.org.
 
 

ERRAND ANGELS

 
 
During this difficult season, we want to ensure that all of our BPC families are cared for and sustained. If you need assistance with running errands, picking up prescriptions, grocery delivery, or picking up takeout, please let us know! We have assembled a group of BPC volunteers who are willing and able to help out.
 
Email Pastor Lora at lora.east@bpcusa.org
and we will connect you to a volunteer to assist you.
Let us continue to support one another and be the church together.
 

 
 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

 
Join Amnesty International’s work: Stand with the Russian journalist Elena Milashina.
 
Click here to learn more and easily take action: Stand with the Russian journalist Elena Milashina I Amnesty International.

BLUEFIELDS NICARAGUA FARMS

BPC has been in a covenant partnership for over 20 years with a group of pastors (called APASUR) and their churches from Bluefields, Nicaragua. Over the past few months, Pastor Lora, Steve Ruth and Tom Elander have been participating in monthly Zoom calls with some of the APASUR pastors. Many have contracted COVID-19, including some of the pastors, their family members and their congregants. Many have been very ill and there have been some deaths.
 
The pastors of APASUR are addressing the most basic needs of the people in their community – growing crops to provide food and/or financial independence. The photo below is the APASUR pastors on one of the parcels of land that is being developed for food production. Please join us in praying for our Nicaragua siblings in Christ!
2021 In-Kind Donation Opportunities
 
Westminster TLC
– Household items in good shape. Please contact Lucia Mendez
at (310) 399-9380.
 
My Friend’s Place
Clothing, which you may drop off by appointment only: clothingcloset@myfriendsplace.org.
 
Habitat for Humanity
 

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