Learning & Service

At BMPC we seek to be engaged in mission through opportunities for service, education and advocacy. Throughout the year we welcome mission partners locally and from around the world to update us on their work and to help us better understand the ways they are working for transformation in the world. As a congregation, we also have regular opportunities and well as special events that allow our members and friends to connect one on one with our mission partners in their context as well as work side by side with each other in service. 

Opportunities to Serve

Casserole Blitz. Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Main Kitchen, Ministries Center. Join the Hunger Committee in making 130 casseroles (1,300 meals) for Philadelphia area feeding programs. Great family activity for children over 4. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hunger Donations. Financial donations to the Hunger Committee for the support of area food cupboards and shelters may be made using the white Hunger Envelopes in the pew holders or by check (note Hunger on the memo line). Canned foods are collected for area food cupboards; baskets are in the Narthex or you may drop off donations at the Reception Desk in the Ministries Center.

Opportunities to Learn & Connect

Anti-Racism Book List and Conversation Groups. The BMPC Anti-Racism Taskforce has developed a new Anti-Racism Reading List to encourage reflection and conversation among the church community. Be sure to pick up a copy in the Ministries Center. They are also looking for people interested in spending time this next year in study and conversation with one another.

Book Groups: Are you interested in being placed in a small group that will commit to reading three to four books on the book list together for discussion?

Conversation Groups: Are you interested in being a part of a series of open and honest conversation about our experiences of race and racism either in our current lives or in the past? These groups would commit to a series of conversations in an individual’s home with a taskforce member leading the discussion.

To sign up for one of these groups or to receive regular updates on this ongoing work: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, September 29 - Charles and Melissa Johnson, PCUSA Mission Co-Workers Chasefu Theological Seminary in Zambia, 2018 Richard Shaull Award Recipients, Chapel. Since 2016 Charles and Melissa Johnson have been serving alongside Presbyterian partners in Zambia working to help the church in Zambia expand its holistic ministry of community development, food security and improved health. In 2018, Chasefu Seminary received the Shaull award to fund the expansion of their leadership training for seminary students which has helped to enhance the work that Charles and Melissa are doing there.

Sunday, October 6 – Patrick Coughlin, V.P., Medical Benevolence Foundation, Chapel. MBF is one of BMPC’s longest term international partners working around the world to support the medical needs of hospitals, schools and communities. He will present on the work at LifeSavers Clinic in Malawi, Africa.

Sunday, October 13 – All-Church Lunch and Movie - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Congregational Hall. Screening of an award-winning film based on a true story that occurred in rural Malawi about a 13-year-old boy who saves his village from famine. No reservations required.