Alternative Giving Ministry. Bradley Hills supports alternative gifts at Christmas. Honor someone by financially supporting projects which are connected to our congregation. Click here for more information and to participate.
Gifts for Children from A Wider Circle. These gifts for children are from A Wider Circle’s Amazon Wish List. Gifts will automatically be sent to A Wider Circle. If you prefer to order from a minority owned toy business, A Wider Circle suggests purchasing from the following businesses: Teni and Tayo,
Double Dutch Dolls, Stem for Girls, Black Unicorn. Please note that if you purchase from a business other than Amazon, you are responsible for shipping arrangements to the address below, or you can deliver your gifts to them during their office hours. Gifts need to be purchased on or before December 5. A Wider Circle: 9159 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Chocolate, Coffee, & Olive Oil. After the 10:30 AM service, stop by the Gathering Space on December 4, 11, & 18 for delicious chocolate, coffee, and olive oil. The youth will be selling the chocolate and coffee to support their upcoming summer trips. The Olive Oil Ministry is back selling olive oil and spice packets to support Tent of Nations and Palestinian-Israeli relations. Preorder forms for the olive oil can be found in the Narthex. Come support these important ministries and get some great stocking stuffers!
BHPC has many additional opportunities for you to help serve those in need. We seek to pair worship with mission and have developed a family-friendly program called Smart Sacks where after church each Sunday, you and your family can help put together food to feed those in need. Additionally, we are currently helping resettle our sixth refugee family. We support volunteer programs throughout the DMV, including:
Smart Sacks. Immediately following the 10:30AM Worship Service, all are welcome to help put together food donated by Manna Food, which will then be delivered to Montgomery County Public Schools, where distribution of the food to families in need occurs. Join us after worship right outside Memorial Hall – all ages welcome!
Angel Gift Tree. All are welcome to participate. Children and their parents are encouraged to be part of this BHPC Christmas tradition! Sign up in person on Sundays, November 6, November 20 and November 27. Sign up online starting November 6. All wrapped gifts are due in the Sanctuary by Sunday morning, December 4. This year, we are collecting gifts for the Women’s Collective, Dennis Avenue Health Center, and A Wider Circle.
“Feeding Families” Project with Faith Presbyterian Church. We are seeking volunteers to help Faith’s team on December 17, and in 2023 – February 18, April 15, and June 17. Each time, volunteers pack 50 grocery bags at the church in Anacostia and distribute them at the front corner of the church property. Families are welcome to volunteer if all members can equally participate. Please review all the dates and slots on the Sign-Up Genius link to sign up.
Interfaith Refugee Family Initiative: Many Afghan refugee families will be resettled in the coming weeks as they are moved from the military base where most have them have been since August, and we are seeking donations to help furnish their new housing. Click here to learn more about what is needed, or contact Brigitte Burgett (email@example.com) to learn more about this initiative.
Meals for Becky’s House. Volunteers are needed to provide dinners to the 8 women living at Becky’s House during 2023. Becky’s house, managed by Interfaith Works, provides housing for women who would otherwise be homeless. For many years, BHPC members have been delivering dinner to a homeless shelter the second Monday of each month. Gourmet cooking is not required, just a wholesome meal, delivered before 6:00 p.m. to the shelter in Rockville’s Aspen Hill area (can be delivered on Sunday for the next day). This is ideal for a family mission project. Delivery is contactless. Please sign up using this link, or email Kate Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Kline at email@example.com for more information.