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Annual Be The Peace Banquet & Silent Auction – Th., March 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

bcmPEACE’s Annual Be The Peace Banquet & Silent Auction will be held Thursday, March 15, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Best Western Premier, 800 E. Park Dr., Harrisburg, PA  17111 (off Union Deposit Rd.).

To buy tickets for this event go to bethepeace2018.eventbrite.com

For FAQs (such as attire, seating, dietary needs) go to bcmpeace.eventbrite.com

To place congratulatory remarks in our program for any of our awardees go to bcmpeace.eventbrite.com  and follow the directions.

To make a donation using your credit card toward the event so that our youth in our Agape-Satyagraha program can attend, please use the “Donate” button at bcmpeace.org and share a comment with your donation.

If you’d rather pay now by check or cash; or pay at the door with check/cash/credit card; then reserve your seat(s) & pay at the door by contacting us at bethepeacenow@gmail.com or 717-525-7565. Also contact us with any special seating requests (each table seats 8).

Any checks should be made payable to “bcmPEACE”. Checks can be mailed or hand delivered to bcmPEACE, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, PA 17104 (or you can pay at the event).

We will recognize recent graduates of our Agape-Satyagraha leadership training for youth in nonviolent conflict resolution and social change, utilizing the principles of Gandhi and Dr. King.

We are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker, Joseph Robinson, Jr., Pres. of the MLK Leadership Development Institute, Exec. Dir. of the South Central Pa. Sickle Cell Council, author of 7 Leadership Imperatives from a Wild Man, active member/past president of the Zeta Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and ordained deacon of The Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Our Special Musical Guest will be Yonda Spradley of The Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

We will recognize outstanding achievements in peacemaking in our community by conferring our Peacemaker Award to Ann Van Dyke (Community Responders Network, ), Maria Hernandez (MILPA-Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA), Tim Whelan (Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities), and our speaker Joseph Robinson, Jr. (MLK Leadership Development Institute).

We will also be recognizing our Dick Hunn Memorial bcmPEACE Volunteer of the Year, Wanda Santiago.

Visit bcmpeace.org/bethepeace2018 or contact us at 717-525-7565 or bethepeacenow@gmail.com to learn: 1) How to donate a high quality item for our Silent Auction or 2) How you can sponsor our banquet.

 

Highmark Walk – Walk for Health, Walk for bcmPEACE (Sat. May 19 @ 9am @ HACC)

What would you typically be doing on a Saturday morning? Sleeping in? Running errands? Watching cartoons? There’s a Saturday in May where something extraordinary is happening, and you can be part of making positive changes in South Allison Hill and beyond.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9am at Harrisburg Area Community College (Main Campus aka Wildwood Campus), Highmark will again sponsor their life-giving Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 5k Walk (or 1 mile Fun Walk).    Go to bcmpeace.org/walk to register or donate online.   53 local nonprofit organizations have the opportunity – at no cost to them – to raise awareness, support and money for their causes. Highmark underwrites the event so that charities can keep all fundraising proceeds. bcmPEACE (Brethren Community Ministries) is one of those organizations, and the Highmark Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year!   Our goal this year is to raise $15,000.    Registration begins at 7:45am and the 5k Walk starts at 9am sharp so arrive early.

By becoming a Walker, a Team Leader, or a Virtual Walker (fundraising partner), you are helping bcmPEACE to continue and even increase its effective ministry in the city of Harrisburg. bcmPEACE’s mission is to serve “Allison Hill in becoming a safer, healthier community, empowered by God’s peace.” This mission is achieved by ministry partners like you as you financially support bcmPEACE, volunteer for bcmPEACE programs, spread the message of bcmPEACE through word-of-mouth, and empower bcmPEACE through your faithful prayers and service. The Highmark Walk is one of many ways to demonstrate your support for the work of bcmPEACE; work that includes feeding families, educating community youth in the ways of nonviolence, guiding parents, empowering citizens with computer classes and other life skills, and keeping kids safe through our KIDS Club.

To start your own walk team, to join an existing team, or to make a donation to the Highmark Walk go to bcmpeace.org/walk .    Use the next several weeks to raise funds and recruit walkers or virtual walkers, and then join us for an extraordinary Saturday in May where we all together can make a world of difference in our community.

For answers to Walk FAQs go to bit.ly/Walk2018FAQs

For Directions and Parking instructions go to bit.ly/2018WalkDriving-Parking-Directions

For a registration and information brochure go to bit.ly/Walk2018Brochure (you do not need to register with this paper brochure if you register online at  bcmpeace.org/walk )

For a Walker Donation Collection form to keep track of the donations you are collecting for the Walk go to bit.ly/Walk2018DonationForm

To share the event via Facebook go to the Walk event on our Facebook page at bit.ly/FBWalk2018

For the Sponsorship Packet that includes sponsorship levels and benefits for the Walk and bcmPEACE’s other upcoming events go to  bcmpeace/sponsorships

For more information contact us at 717-461-2358 or 

Zumbo Glow Fitness Party fundraiser for bcmPEACE on Sat 2/24, 6:30-8:30pm

Join bcmPEACE for our Zumbo Glow Fitness Party on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.  Black Lights illuminate glow-in-the-dark clothes and accessories.  We’ll have body paint, glow sticks and necklaces available for free at the event.  They’ll be a cool photo booth with props.  Our Zumba Certified Lead Instructors are Jeff Still and Natausha Bulgrien.  This is a fundraiser so please collect sponsorships and bring them with your personal donation to the event.  Our goal for the event is to raise $5,000.  People can give to to bcmPEACE online in your name via secure Paypal  on this home webpage.  If you plan to attend please help us in our planning by emailing your name to zumbaglownow@gmail.com or leaving a message at 717-461-2951.

Download the Zumba Donations Form to keep track of the donations you collect.

Download the Zumba Poster to share with others via email or on social media.

 

 

Help Us Strike Out Violence in South Allison Hill

Polish your bowling ball, put on your bowling shoes, and come prepared to help us strike out violence in South Allison Hill.

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2pm  to 4:30pm, you are invited to join us for another Strike Out Violence Bowlathon. This time, we are meeting at ABC East Lanes on Eisenhower Blvd in Harrisburg.

You can create your own team with friends, family, co-workers, or church members. You can join an existing team! You can show up and be placed on a team.

You can bowl, or you can be part of the cheering section. You can just come and hang out, and help us strike out violence in our neighborhood by making a donation, by encouraging others to give a financial donation, by sharing the event information on your social networks, by inviting others to join the cause, and by attending the Bowlathon!

To learn more, visit our Events page and follow the link.

Highmark Walk – Walk for Health, Walk for bcmPEACE

What would you typically be doing on a Saturday morning? Sleeping in? Running errands? Watching cartoons? There’s a Saturday in May where something extraordinary is happening, and you can be part of making positive changes in South Allison Hill and beyond.

Saturday, May 20 at Harrisburg Area Community College, Highmark will again sponsor their life-giving Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, where more than 40 local nonprofit organizations have the opportunity – at no cost to them – to raise awareness, support and money for their causes. Highmark underwrites the event so that charities can keep all fundraising proceeds. Brethren Community Ministries is one of those organizations, and the Highmark Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year!

By becoming a Walker, a Team Leader, or a Virtual Walker (fundraising partner), you are helping bcmPEACE to continue and even increase its effective ministry in the city of Harrisburg. bcmPEACE’s mission is to serve “Allison Hill in becoming a safer, healthier community, empowered by God’s peace.” This mission is achieved by ministry partners like you as you financially support bcmPEACE, volunteer for bcmPEACE programs, spread the message of bcmPEACE through word-of-mouth, and empower bcmPEACE through your faithful prayers and service. The Highmark Walk is one of many ways to demonstrate your support for the work of bcmPEACE; work that includes feeding families, educating community youth in the ways of nonviolence, guiding parents, empowering citizens with computer classes and other life skills, and keeping kids safe through our Kids Club.

To start your own walk team, to join an existing team, or to make a donation to the Highmark Walk, simply click here and search for “BCMPeace.” Use the next six weeks to raise funds and recruit walkers or virtual walkers, and then join us for an extraordinary Saturday in May where we all together can make a world of difference in our community.

Click here for the Sponsorship Packet that includes sponsorship levels, benefits, and a sponsorship pledge form to our Spring Events.

2017 Annual BE THE PEACE Banquet

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of music, dining, and an inspiring message. The annual BE THE PEACE Banquet will be held Tuesday, April 25, beginning at 6:30pm at Best Western Premier in Harrisburg (800 E. Park Dr.).

 We are pleased to welcome Dr. Drew Hart, professor at Messiah College, author of Trouble I’ve Seen, and racial justice activist. Drew (@DruHart) will be joined that evening by @etowncollege jazz band, Quintessence. We will recognize outstanding achievements in peacemaking by community members, and also enjoy a Silent Auction as part of the festivities.

Register online today to reserve your space, as seating is limited. Cost is $50 per person, 8 people per table.

Click here for the Sponsorship Packet that includes sponsorship levels, benefits and a sponsorship pledge form to our Spring Events.

Strike Out Violence With a Fun Bowling Event!

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bcmPEACE is hosting a Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, February 12 from 2-5pm at Red Crown Bowling Center in Harrisburg. Now is the time to start forming teams, raising funds, and planning costume themes for prizes.

Visit our event page to learn more and to connect with our FirstGiving registration page. You can plan to bowl, join an existing team, make a donation to the event as a virtual bowler, or just gather more information to share with your friends by clicking HERE.

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Image Credit: Getty Images

Are you a local business owner interested in sponsoring the event? Click HERE to find out how to become a corporate sponsor for bcmPEACE’s Strike Out Violence Bowl-A-Thon, Winter 2017.

Zumba Glow Party

Wear your brightest work out clothes and your comfiest shoes. Whether a first-timer or old hat, male or female, youngish or oldish, we want you to join us for our first ever Zumba Glow Fitness Party! Click HERE for registration information, or to make a donation or sponsor someone who is registered to dance.
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Thanks again to Butler’s Bunch, an initiative of the Mark L. Butler Foundation, for treating our Agape-Satyagraha participants and their adult mentors to an exciting Harrisburg Senators game!!

Be the Peace–Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to us!