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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.

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!

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.

Fun at Last Years Walk (1)

Many Reasons to Give to bcmPEACE #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 1, is #GivingTuesday. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday, and Cyber Monday, many people have spent their wad. The cash is gone. It’s all either been eaten or materialized.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for generosity. For those with expansive hearts who want to see their money go to something worthwhile, Giving Tuesday is a reminder that some of the best gifts we give are intangible, and that giving money to a good cause has far-reaching implications, feels more satisfying, and for faith-based initiatives like ours, has eternal significance.

Visit, or call 717-234-0415, extension 20, to arrange for your year-end tax-deductible contribution. Be the peace. Support Brethren Community Ministries today. #likeandshare #GivingTuesday #DonateNow

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GroupieHighmarkWalk_2014_FINAL_HORIZONSaturday May 16, 2015

Tamir,” a participant in our Agape-Satyagraha program which develops youth to be leaders by mentoring them in peaceful conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation and social change; says “I’ve learned how to live a more peaceful life and how not to be mad right away…I use this stuff in my everyday life. I use Agape-Satyagraha because it’s very helpful.”

Michael,” another Agape-Satyagraha youth,says “It feels different from before. I use to do things that [weren’t] necessary. But now I’m here, I got taught, I got out of things, I realize that I have to change.”

Please help “Tamir” , “Michael”, and other youth from the South Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg become leaders in the transformation of our community to a place where everyone feels safe from violence; and peace and justice abound.

Our goal is to raise $18,000

Just go to our walk page, register & start talking to people about our cause

Search for one of our teams to Join or Donate

  • PEACE BABIES (Joy Reardon’s small group)
  • BE THE PEACE (other bcmPEACE attendees)
  • PEW PACKERS (other HFCOBattendees)
  • TEAM INSOMNIA (Tiffany Carter’s Team)

Where:  HACC (Main Campus)
When:  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Registration starts 7:45 am
5k Walk Start: 9:00 am
One-Mile Fun Walk Start:  9:15 am

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bcmPEACE Kids Engage in Community Service at Central Penn Nursing Home

In December of 2013, bcmPEACE KIDS visited Central Penn Nursing Home to sing carols and present gift baskets. This commitment to community service is a common thread in all of bcmPEACE’s youth development initiatives. There is peace, power and happiness when generations come together.

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Let’s go for a walk!

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Walk & Help Us Serve

Our goal is to raise $15,000.

Just go to our walk page, register & start talking to people about our cause.

Use this guide to navigate the registration webpage. Highmark Walk Sign Up Guide

Keep track of your sponsors with this tool. Highmark Walk Sponsor Form 2014

Interested in Corporate Sponsorship, bcmPEACE 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact us if you need any help or have any questions!

MLK Day: We are the Dream!

This group of youth wrote collective poetry through a workshop facilitated by Nathaniel Gadsden, then presented their poetry over lunch

This group of youth wrote collective poetry through a workshop facilitated by Nathaniel Gadsden, then presented their poetry over lunch.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is always an inspiring day in Allison Hill. This year the community came together to clean streets, rehab buildings, paint rain collecting barrels, remove bulk trash, inspire youth (and be inspired by youth) through a poetry workshop and fellowship together over lunch.

At bcmPEACE, we joined with our partners at Brethren Housing Association, Harrisburg First Church of the BrethrenYWCA of Greater HarrisburgTri-County Community ActionHabitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area and the Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition to welcome about 250 volunteers for our fourth and largest ever Allison Hill MLK Day of Service. Thanks to Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren for serving as the staging area for this event, and thanks everyone for making this a great day!