MISSION: bcmPEACE (Brethren Community Ministries) serves Allison Hill in becoming a safer, healthier community, empowered by God’s peace.
By “peace” we are referring to the concept of “Shalom“, a Hebrew term often translated as “Peace.” It refers to the wellness, peace, justice and prosperity of a community; not only the absence of violence.
We share God’s love with the whole person in the context of family, neighborhood, and faith community. Life can’t be separated into spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, business, and social areas. God loves the whole person, seeking to bring peace (“shalom”) to all areas of life.
bcmPEACE (Brethren Community Ministries) is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit faith-based Community Development ministry in Harrisburg’s South Allison Hill neighborhood which is comprised of the largest concentration of low-income families between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. bcmPEACE was founded by Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren and continues to share facilities with the church as it functions as the church’s community development and social service arm.Click here to read our brochure.
We often say that we are “sharing the things that make for peace.” The phrase “things that make for peace” is drawn from Luke 19:41-42a: “ He (Jesus) came closer to the city, and when he saw it, He wept over it, saying, “If you only understood today the things that make for peace!”
bcmPEACE is a member of:
- Christian Community Development Association
- Capital Region Ex-Offender Support Coalition
- Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Associations
- Allison Hill Youth Development Partnership
- Allison Hill Fund
- Being a learning organization
- Following an assets-based methodology
- Cultivating collaborative capacity building and empowerment
- Ensuring Fiscal integrity (annual independent audit available on bcmPEACE.org)
- Article of Incorporation
- IRS 990 FORMS
- Board Minutes
- IRS 501(c)(3) documentation (Tax Exempt Status)
- IRS Listing of Organizations Eligible to Receive Tax-Deductible Charitable Contributions (Pub. 78 data)
- PA Dept. of State Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations Listing
- PA Dept. of State Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations Certificate of Registration