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Annual Be The Peace Banquet & Silent Auction – Th., March 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

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 bethepeace2018.eventbrite.com

For FAQs (such as attire, seating, dietary needs) go to bcmpeace.eventbrite.com

To place congratulatory remarks in our program for any of our awardees go to bcmpeace.eventbrite.com  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 bcmpeace.org 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 bethepeacenow@gmail.com 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 bcmpeace.org/bethepeace2018 or contact us at 717-525-7565 or bethepeacenow@gmail.com to learn: 1) How to donate a high quality item for our Silent Auction or 2) How you can sponsor our banquet.

 

Zumbo Glow Fitness Party fundraiser for bcmPEACE on Sat 2/24, 6:30-8:30pm

Join bcmPEACE for our Zumbo Glow Fitness Party on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.  Black Lights illuminate glow-in-the-dark clothes and accessories.  We’ll have body paint, glow sticks and necklaces available for free at the event.  They’ll be a cool photo booth with props.  Our Zumba Certified Lead Instructors are Jeff Still and Natausha Bulgrien.  This is a fundraiser so please collect sponsorships and bring them with your personal donation to the event.  Our goal for the event is to raise $5,000.  People can give to to bcmPEACE online in your name via secure Paypal  on this home webpage.  If you plan to attend please help us in our planning by emailing your name to zumbaglownow@gmail.com or leaving a message at 717-461-2951.

Download the Zumba Donations Form to keep track of the donations you collect.

Download the Zumba Poster to share with others via email or on social media.

 

 

Help Us Strike Out Violence in South Allison Hill

Polish your bowling ball, put on your bowling shoes, and come prepared to help us strike out violence in South Allison Hill.

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2pm  to 4:30pm, you are invited to join us for another Strike Out Violence Bowlathon. This time, we are meeting at ABC East Lanes on Eisenhower Blvd in Harrisburg.

You can create your own team with friends, family, co-workers, or church members. You can join an existing team! You can show up and be placed on a team.

You can bowl, or you can be part of the cheering section. You can just come and hang out, and help us strike out violence in our neighborhood by making a donation, by encouraging others to give a financial donation, by sharing the event information on your social networks, by inviting others to join the cause, and by attending the Bowlathon!

To learn more, visit our Events page and follow the link.

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.

Strike Out Violence With a Fun Bowling Event!

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bcmPEACE 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.

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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.

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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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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“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