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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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Strike Out Violence Bowl-A-Thon October 9, 2016

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bcmPEACE is pleased to announce its first annual “Strike Out Violence” Bowl-A-Thon. Registration is open now for this event. You are encouraged to form a team (your friends, your family, your office, your school club, your youth group, etc) and each person is to raise $100 so that each lane raises $600. If you are an individual or a small group, we will combine you with others to create a 6-person lane at the event.

Each team is also encouraged to adopt a theme (Disco, the 80’s, a video game, book characters, etc) and dress accordingly. Prizes will be awarded to teams who really capture the spirit of their theme.

There will also be prizes raffled off, and teams that register early will automatically receive a starter set of raffle tickets. Other tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

Even children and bad bowlers are invited to participate — you can mark on your registration form if you require a bumper lane!

In addition to bowling, you are also encouraged to do fundraising (to, or even above, the $100 entry fee per person/$600 per team). You can create a team profile on the registration page, and then share it through email and social networks to get others to financially sponsor you. We call these generous donors “Virtual Bowlers.”

Visit our Registration Page to begin the process of signing up as a team, and individual, a team sponsor, a corporate sponsor, or a Virtual Bowler.

The Bowl-A-Thon will be at Red Crown Bowling, 2471 Sycamore Street in Harrisburg on Sunday, October 9, from 2pm-5pm.  Email us at strikeoutviolence2016@gmail.com for more information or call 717-234-0415 and ask for bcmPEACE.

 

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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!

Highmark Walk a Huge Success Despite Rain

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No one melted.

A little rain can’t stop a collection of determined people who are out supporting their favorite charitable organizations. We had a great turnout at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on the campus of HACC, and we reached our financial goal of raising $15,000!  Thanks to everyone who helped us finish in 9th place in funds raised out of the 47 participating organizations….and there were some pretty large organizations like Salvation Army and Penn State Hershey Medical Center participating.  The average nonprofit raised $7,400, and we doubled that!

Highmark sponsors this event each year, and pays all set-up and overhead costs on behalf of the charities that participate so that 100% of the donations go straight to the organization of choice. bcmPEACE is proud of the overwhelming support our friends showed by coming out in inclement weather to represent us to the wider community and help us raise money. The money raised by this and other fundraising events each year provide leadership, program costs, and community development through our many programs

For a complete list of our programs and services, click here.

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Take Us Out to the Ballgame! Butler’s Bunch Youth Outing

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Thanks to Butler’s Bunch, an initiative of the Mark L. Butler Foundation, 25 teens and several adult volunteers from the Agape-Satyagraha conflict resolution and leadership development training program of bcmPEACE were invited to attend a Harrisburg Senators baseball game.

Butler’s Bunch was founded by Mark L. Butler (MLB, owner of Ollie’s Bargain Outlets and majority owner of the Harrisburg Senators) in 2012 as a program interested in partnering with agencies in the community who work with underprivileged children and youth to Make Life Better (MLB).

The “Butler’s Bunch” program includes complimentary ticket packages to watch Senators games at FNB Field.   The ticket packages donated by Butler’s Bunch to bcmPEACE’s Agape-Satyagraha program included for every attendee a complimentary game ticket, dinner voucher redeemable at the ballpark, custom t-shirt and transportation to and from bcmPEACE.  To be eligible, Agape-Satyagraha youth regularly attended the weekly meeting and demonstrated positive behavior and good choices.

They can’t wait to go again!  Their next time out to the FNB Field will be Wednesday, August 17, as part of Butler’s Bunch.  Thanks Butler’s Bunch!

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“Wear Orange” Rally Raises Awareness, Helps Community Grieve

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Each T-shirt symbolizes a Harrisburg resident who lost their life to gun violence.

Members of bcmPEACE youth leadership development program Agape-Satyagraha gathered together in an “Orange-Out” celebration at the State Capitol building on June 2. Along with our youth, representatives from the Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God’s Call, Mom’s Demand Action, and members of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren and other local faith communities, also joined in. The Capitol Building lit up in orange for the event.

The rally was organized as part of the national Mom’s Demand Action’s “Wear Orange Thursday,” where supporters of gun violent prevention reform gathered in communities across the country to protest gaps in gun violence prevention laws, stand up against gun violence, and show support for families of gun violence victims.

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Teenagers from bcmPEACE;s Agape-Satyagraha peacemaking program showed their support.

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Register Now for May 21 Highmark Walk 2016 at HACC

Registration is now open for the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Click HERE to join our team, make a donation, or become a business sponsor. Saturday, May 21, at HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College), A 5K Walk begins at 9:00 am and a one-mile Walk starts at 9:15 am. Here are five ways to support bcmPEACE from now through May 21:

  1. Sign up to walk on behalf of bcmPEACE.
  2. Bring a friend with you to walk for bcmPEACE.
  3. Make a donation, either yourself, or through your business. Donor businesses get some publicity out of it!
  4. Make a donation to support a specific walker who will represent you at the event.
  5. Pray for bcmPEACE, that God will pour out abundant supply of all the finances the ministry needs to do its work in Allison Hill. #BeThePeaceDotti Square

Excellent Resources From or About Dr. King

As promised, we wanted to share with you a collection of reviewed resources related to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this selected bibliography, you’ll find resources for children, biographical information about Dr. King, and commentary about his teaching, as well as his own written or recorded work.

We will periodically visit and review these resources throughout the year, so keep checking the blog for updates. We welcome any reflections or insights you glean as well. If you have positive, encouraging and helpful ideas to share, please email bcmPEACE and we’ll partner with you as a guest blogger. We support healthy, non-offensive sharing or testimonials in a spirit of cooperation and community building.

Thank you to the contributors of the ENGLEWOOD REVIEW for compiling this list, and dividing it into four parts — Books by Rev. Dr. King, Books about Rev. Dr. King, Books about the faith of Rev. Dr. King, and children’s resources about Rev. Dr. King. Something for everyone!

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Reading List

Save the Date! Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 2016

This year, the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 9am at HACC’s Main Campus (Wildwood). Registration opens at 7:45am.

47 Health and Human Service organizations will be participating.

Last year over 2,300 walkers turned out to raise money for their charities. This year our goal at bcmPEACE is to raise $15,000. We keep 100% of the money raised because Highmark underwrites all of the event costs and logistical planning.

This event is open to anyone who loves to sponsor bcmPEACE in creative ways. Bring grandma and grandpa, mom and dad, sister and brother, even the baby in the stroller or the teammate with the broken leg in a wheelchair, and help raise money and awareness for Brethren Community Ministries.

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