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 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 .    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

For Directions and Parking instructions go to

For a registration and information brochure go to (you do not need to register with this paper brochure if you register online at )

For a Walker Donation Collection form to keep track of the donations you are collecting for the Walk go to

To share the event via Facebook go to the Walk event on our Facebook page at

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 



2018 Be The Peace Banquet and Silent Auction

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

For FAQs (such as attire, seating, dietary needs) go to

To place congratulatory remarks in our program for any of our awardees go to  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 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 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 or contact us at 717-525-7565 or to learn: 1) How to donate a high quality item for our Silent Auction or 2) How you can sponsor our banquet.


Sunday, October 8, from 2pm to 4:30pm, you are invited to a fun, family-friendly fundraising


event that just gets better and better! Our Strike Out Violence Bowlathon is a great way to have a good time while supporting a good cause.

Visit our EventBrite page to register and create a donation page you can share with your friends and family. Anyone can bowl, regardless of age or skill level. Anyone can donate, even if you can’t bowl with us that day. Anyone can talk about the event, recruit volunteers, or find donors!

Please create a Facebook or Twitter post to tell your friends about this event. Do you own a business? Email to learn how you can become a corporate sponsor for this event.

We look forward to seeing you on October 8 at ABC East Lanes in Harrisburg at 2pm. With your help, bcmPEACE can strike out violence in South Allison Hill.


Highmark, one of the top insurance providers and health care organizations in America, is sponsoring its 14th annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community here in Harrisburg on Saturday, May 20. Highmark underwrites the event so that 100% of donations raised for more than 40 charitable organizations like bcmPEACE are retained by the nonprofit.

Start your registration process today to become a walker, a virtual walker, or a team leader. Then take the next six weeks to raise funds, invite friends and family to the walk, build your team, and raise awareness through word-of-mouth, email and social media about the event and the work of bcmPEACE. Click here to begin!


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. If you are interested in donating a high quality item or service for our Silent Auction, click here for a printable form.


kid-bowlingbcmPEACE 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.


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.



Registration is now open for our first-ever Zumba Glow Party. Visit to sign up as a dancer, make a donation to the event, or sponsor a dancer who has already registered.
What: Zumba Glow Fitness Party
Who: ANYONEzumba-glow-logo
Where: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 2nd Floor
219 Hummel Street, Harrisburg PA 17104
When: Saturday, November 12, 6:30-8:30pm
How: Comfy clothes and shoes, wiggle those hips
Why: Support the continuing work of peacemaking that bcmPEACE (Brethren Community Ministries) is doing in and around Allison Hill.
How Much: Register early for $10; register at the door for $15. Additional donations may be made through or directly to bcmPEACE at 219 Hummel Street, Harrisburg PA 17104.
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Registration Info on Highmark Walk 2016, Click HERE.

BE the PEACE Invite LOGO BLACK no date

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

“Be the Peace” and Join Brethren Community Ministries (bcmPEACE) for its 10th Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

Best Western Premier

800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA   17111

Tickets are $50/person.  Be a table captain, purchase a table of eight (8) for $400.  Support bcmPEACE programs through sponsorship. Sponsorship levels available from $5000 down to the $100 level. 

RSVP by September 24 (Sponsors & Individuals)

 Click here for more information about Sponsorship Opportunities

This Special Evening features:

Sumptuous Buffet

(including Vegetarian & Vegan Dishes)

Dessert Bar

Kosher Meal (Upon Advance Request)

Silent Auction

Special Speaker Dr. Debra Heath-Thornton


Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost at Central Penn College

Special music by Leah J. Hileman


Professional writer, minister and independent recording artist and author of over 300 originals songs

Honoring of our Agape-Satyagraha 2015 Graduates

Honoring of our 2015 Peacemaker Awardees

Click here to purchase tickets, make a donation or pay for a sponsorship online

Tickets, donations and sponsorships can be paid online at Eventbrite or via check made payable to “bcmPEACE” or “BCM” and mailed to:

219 Hummel St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104

For more information email:

Call: 717-525-7565

You can donate a quality silent auction item through September 18.  Items we are seeking:

  • Handcrafted Items (quilts, woodcraft, etc.)
  • Gift Baskets (themed items, gift certificates, etc.)
  • Sports, Recreation, Entertainment Items (vacations, hotel stays, sports tickets, etc.)

RSVP by September 24 (Sponsors & Individuals)

NOTE:  If you purchase your tickets online you can print your receipt but there is no need to bring any actual “tickets” to the event.  There are no paper tickets for the event.  After you have paid for you ticket your name will be on our list of attendees and when you arrive we will let you know where your assigned seat is.  Let us know if you have a seating preference.  If you pay via check we’ll send you a receipt in the mail or via email if we have your email on file.  Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this event.

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