On-Going Mission Opportunities
WAYS TO SERVE THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD
DURING COVID 19 SAFE AT HOME DAYS
 
 

Thank You For Deacon Blood Drive

Thank You to everyone who participated in the Deacon-sponsored Blood Drive. We set a new record for highest collecting blood drive to date! God is good!
Registered donors: 36
Total units collected: 34
Lives saved: up to 102
 
 

 Time to clean out your closet! BPC Mission Team is organizing a Clothing Drive through January in partnership with Project Ropa. There will be boxes outside the Church Office in January to collect the following:
• men’s and women’s winter clothing and shoes
• sweatshirts
• sweatpants
• winter coats
• gloves
• beanie hats
• low-heel boots
• jeans
• belts
• backpacks
• tote bags
• sneakers
 
Participants can either donate clothes in the box or they can mail their clothes to: Project Ropa, 4712 Admiralty Way, #1226, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. For more information, email lora.east@bpcusa.org
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

UNITED UNIVERSITY CHURCH | HOPE ON UNION

 

United University Church | Hope on Union
1053 W 23rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
is in need of volunteers Thursday mornings
starting at 7 AM to 10 AM for food distribution.
Safety protocols are followed
(wear a mask, they provide gloves).
Email Pastor Lora with questions: Lora.East@bpcusa.org.
 
If you feel like this is a way you can serve, please sign up here:
 
 

JOY OFFERING

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Christmas Joy Offering. We raised $6,150 to be split between The Giving Spirit and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Praise God for all the goodness that will come from these gifts!

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: Peru, protect people fleeing Valenzuela: Peru, protect people fleeing Valenzuela/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!