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

UNITED UNIVERSITY CHURCH   |   HOPE ON UNION

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   |   COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

 

 
Dear BPC friends, a sibling church in our Presbytery has reached out to us asking for help with their Thursday morning food bank. 
United University Church (1053 W 23rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90007)
is in need of volunteers 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:   
 
Bluefields Nicaragua Farm Initiative
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!
 
 
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.  
 
 
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