Learning & Service

At BMPC we seek to be engaged in mission through opportunities for service, education and advocacy. Throughout the year we welcome mission partners locally and from around the world to update us on their work and to help us better understand the ways they are working for transformation in the world. As a congregation, we also have regular opportunities and well as special events that allow our members and friends to connect one on one with our mission partners in their context as well as work side by side with each other in service. 

Opportunities to Give

Casserole Blitz. Feb. 22, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Main Kitchen, Ministries Center. Join the Hunger Committee in making 130 casseroles (1,300 meals) for Philadelphia area feeding programs. Great family activity for children over 4. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Service Day with Habitat for Humanity. Sat., March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oxford Green in Philadelphia.

Service Day at Arch Street Preschool – Sat., May 2. Outside workday

Opportunities to Learn & Connect

Anti-Racism Book List and Conversation Groups. The BMPC Anti-Racism Taskforce has developed a new Anti-Racism Reading List to encourage reflection and conversation among the church community. Be sure to pick up a copy in the Ministries Center. They are also looking for people interested in spending time this next year in study and conversation with one another.

Trip To National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sat., June 6. Due to the overwhelming response to the March trip an additional trip has been scheduled for June. This is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Cost $50, snacks provided. Register online. Be at the church by 9:45 a.m. the bus departs the back parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and returns to BMPC by 8:00 p.m.

Book Groups: Are you interested in being placed in a small group that will commit to reading three to four books on the book list together for discussion?

Conversation Groups: Are you interested in being a part of a series of open and honest conversation about our experiences of race and racism either in our current lives or in the past? These groups would commit to a series of conversations in an individual’s home with a taskforce member leading the discussion.

Urban Suburban Book Group: The Urban Suburban Book Group was founded upon the building, sustaining, and transformation of relationships and communities. The group meets nine times a year, January through June and September through November. They meet on the third Tuesdays, alternating between Overbrook Presbyterian at 7:00 p.m. and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian at noon. Books recommendations come from the group and alternate between fiction, non-fiction and spiritual selections. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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