In non-Covid times, the church is involved in the community in the following ways:
Mission is alive and evolving at Bradley Hills and every aspect reflects the passion and compassion of our members. All mission projects that are supported financially by the church began with the care and commitment of one of our members, and continue to have a member as the liaison to the organization served. In addition to volunteering for an existing project, you are invited to consider joining our mission coordinating team or bring an idea for a new project.
Organizations and Ways to Serve
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – PDA is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church of the USA. To learn more about their current efforts to help with the recent storms in South Carolina, click here.
Bethesda Help (Reach Out to Help Locals in Crisis) – Volunteers assist local residents who face short-term or long-term financial or health crises by collecting and delivering groceries, life-saving prescriptions, or offering rides to medical appointments.
Bethesda Cares (Assistance to the Homeless and Working Poor) – To address the increase in local homelessness, Kitchen Ministry supplements BHPC’s regular financial assistance by organizing volunteers who cook together in the Bradley Hills Church kitchen on the second Tuesday of each month.
Bethesda House (Provide Men’s Shelter Dinners) – On the second Monday of each month, Bradley Hills has committed to supply an evening meal for the fifteen men living at the Bethesda House. Click here to learn more.
Friends Club (Assist Elderly Gentlemen) – This is a volunteer opportunity for men to offer friendship and assist with meaningful activities for members of the Friends Club, who are all living with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Interfaith Works (Individual, Family and Group Opportunities to Assist those in Need) – Help to provide basic needs to homeless and working poor, assist individuals, mentor and empower families.
Kitchen Ministry (Prepare Hot Meals for Bethesda’s Homeless and Working Poor) – Help to provide a fresh hot meal once a month for 75 homeless people and the working poor through Bethesda Cares. Click here for more information.
National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) – (Intergenerational and Interfaith Service Opportunity) – One Sunday afternoon in the fall, Bradley Hills and Bethesda Jewish Congregation members come together to tackle a range of chores on the nearby NCCF campus, particularly landscaping, sorting, painting, etc. Click here for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
So Others Might Eat (Monthly Breakfast Service) – On the third Tuesday of every month, Bradley Hills provides a full breakfast for 350-500 people at S.O.M.E. in Washington DC. Click here for more information.