June 18, 2018
Last night at BSM, Rev. Michele Ward led us in meditating on Luke 10:25-37. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, being present in the moment to whatever and whomever God brings our way is the kind of presence that Jesus invites us to embody..
June 14, 2018
Installation in Center City to showcase gardeners’ role in strengthening neighborhoods PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will open “Farm for the City” on June 15 at Thomas Paine Plaza, shining a light on the role community gardeners play in strengthening neighborhoods and addressing some..
June 11, 2018
Last night at BSM, Rev. Raymond Bonwell led us in meditating on Psalm 138. The Psalter (alternative name for the Book of Psalms) is both the church’s prayer book and praise book. Psalm 138 is a prayer of thanksgiving in a time of trouble. If..
June 4, 2018
Last night at BSM, there was a special worship service celebrating the beginning of Pride month. We praised God for the diversity of creation, and for our ability to be unified amidst all the diversity. A multitude of voices from the BSM community witnessed to..
May 29, 2018
Last night at BSM, Rev. Raymond Bonwell led us in meditating on Isaiah 6:1-8 about the call of Isaiah. To be “called” is not just for prophets or priests. God is calling us to be faithful witnesses in the world – how have others answered? How..
May 7, 2018
There are a lot of opportunities to get involved at BSM. By volunteering at one of the various services we provide during Breaking Bread, by gathering clothing and personal care items, by donating, or even just by being great ambassadors and spreading the word about..
May 6, 2018
It’s hard to believe, but nearly exactly one year ago, with generous encouragement, a challenge, and funding from Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (BMPC), the (former) BSM Youth Initiative expanded into what we now refer to as the Social Engagement Initiative. We’d had the crazy and..
May 4, 2018
This year, BSM was invited to participate in Light City Baltimore, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. Light City is the nation's only large-scale international light and ideas festival, inviting the public to be immersed in light, art, and innovation. In..
May 4, 2018
For Mother’s Day last year, we were honored to host the Welcome Home Dinner for a group of women bailed out of jail by a newly coalesced group of grassroots volunteers. Since that time, that motley crew has evolved into the Philadelphia Community Bail..
April 3, 2018
We thought we would change the world. Turns out we can change the neighborhood, which isn’t too bad.