Other Projects Blog

Angels at BHCC in Advent

Among the traditions that bind us together at BHCC are the Angel Trees.  For many years, members have shared their blessings with brothers and sisters beyond our congregation whose material needs are greater than ours.  This year is no exception.  As you travel from the sanctuary to Fellowship Hall, you will see three “trees” on […]

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Western PA Diaper Bank – Update

BHCC delivered nearly 5,000 diapers to SHIM on behalf of the Diaper Bank in 2017. Special thanks to everyone who has contributed diapers and diaper coupons this year. Please note that we are pausing our collection of diapers starting now and going through the upcoming holiday season. We will resume our drive again in 2018 […]

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Great Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa for a Great Cause

For over a decade, Bower Hill Community Church has served Fair Trade coffee and tea during Fellowship Time and other church events. Congregation members are also able to purchase coffee, tea, and cocoa.  Our coffee, teas, and cocoa are all from Equal Exchange worker cooperatives.  Through Equal Exchange, small-scale farmers not only receive a significantly […]

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Fall Giving Tree for SHIM

Like last year, our Tree of Giving for SHIM will be before the holiday season.  We are collecting cash/check donations or $25 gift cards instead of specific gifts.  These donations will allow SHIM families to purchase gifts themselves and thus participate in the joy of Christmas shopping for their loved ones. Our youth have prepared […]

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SHIM Mission Opportunity

Each summer, over 100 refugee children enjoy summer fun and learning at South Hills Interfaith Ministries’ Kamp Kaleidoscope. Southminster Presbyterian Church prepares Bag Lunches of Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pretzels, Carrots, Grapes and Cookies for the campers.  Please join us in the Kitchen at Southminster from 7:00—8:00 p.m. on the following Mondays:  June 26, July […]

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Western PA Diaper Bank

Our next collection date for disposable diapers will be Sunday, April 16.  Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are most in need for babies.  XL diapers are needed for the geriatric population.  The collection container is the Pack’N Play located in the hallway directly outside of the Nursery.  Tax-deductible monetary donations can be made by a […]

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Wallace Food Pantry Collection

The next collection date is Sunday, April 9.  Wallace Food Pantry is grateful to the members of Bower Hill Community Church for their generous support of this ministry to our hungry neighbors!  Currently, the Pantry’s greatest needs are for canned tuna, canned dinners (such as ravioli, spaghetti, chili, and beef stew), cold cereal, and canned […]

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Giant Eagle Gift Cards

If you do much of your grocery shopping at Giant Eagle, please consider buying their gift cards through the church.  Bower Hill buys the cards at a 5% discount, which currently provides us with about $2,500 in extra income every year.  The cards are sold in $50 and $100 denominations at a table in the […]

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Hiawatha Project Play – John Henry

Maybe you were present in Adult Education recently to hear Anya Martin talk about The Hiawatha Project, “using the arts to promote social justice.” The HP, a Pittsburgh-based performance company, will be putting on the following play: John Henry: An American Legend Who Died with a Hammer in His Hand Sunday, February 12, 3:00 p.m., […]

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