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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.

bcmPEACE Honors Local Peacemakers at Annual Event

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Agape-Satyagraha Graduates with Board Chair Don V. Mitchell and Executive Director Rev. Ron Tilley

What a fantastic way to launch October!

An enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at Best Western Premier on Thursday, October 1, to attend the 10th Annual bcmPEACE Banquet and Silent Auction.

Activities for the evening included a wonderful catered feast, a silent auction filled with a wide assortment of goods and services, a caricature  artist, live music by Leah J, and the main event: Honoring men and women who work hard to bring peace to the community.

The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Debra Heath-Thornton, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Central Penn College. With her extensive background, education and experience in restorative justice and leadership development; she encouraged the audience, particularly the youth participating in the Agape-Satyagraha peace studies program, to continue living lives of integrity, shining like lights in the community.

Graduates of Agape-Satyagraha (shown above from left to right) are: Andrew Rodriguez, Mylea Evans, Jiovannie Cruz, Laishon Coles, and Ashly Lopez (not shown). They have excelled in learning to recognize conflict, developing interpersonal peacemaking skills, mediating and negotiating conflict, and understanding justice and systems of power.

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Keynote Speaker Dr. Debra Heath-Thornton and fellow Peacemaker Award recipients Gerald W. Rhoades and Charla J. Plaines

In addition to Dr. Debra Heath-Thorton, two others were honored with 2015 Peacemaker Awards: Gerald W. Rhoades, the founder of the Agape-Satyagraha youth peace studies program, and Charla J. Plaines, the Reentry Coordinator for the Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Thanks to Executive Director Ron Tilley, bcmPEACE Board Chair Don V. Mitchell, the members of the Board of Directors, and a special welcome to the newly appointed members of the Board.

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

6:30PM – 8:30PM

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

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Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost at Central Penn College

Special music by Leah J. Hileman

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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:

bcmPEACE
219 Hummel St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104

For more information email: bethepeacebanquet@gmail.com

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.