Serve the Wider Community
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.
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.
Academy of Hope (Providing Hope through Adult Education) - Help provide high quality adult education by tutoring adults as they prepare to qualify for GED, serving as a buddy for an External Diploma Program candidate, teaching a small group of 6-15 learners in basic skills, volunteering in administrative or career center, and more.
AIDS Benefit Concerts (Create Events to Support AIDS Services) - Volunteer to organize or assist in regularly-held music and outreach events that provide funds and visibility to groups serving persons affected by HIV/AIDS.
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.
Children’s Center of Anacostia (Outreach to Inner City Kids) - To assist needy children in inner city DC, we provide assistance year-round, from holiday gifts to seasonal clothing to school supllies.
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.
Dennis Avenue Health Center (Intergenerational Outreach to the Underserved) - Once a year (usually during Lent), a team is formed to spend a day landscaping at Dennis Avenue in nearby Silver Spring, supplying plantings, labor and design ideas.
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.
Habitat Interfaith Unity Build (Work Side-by-Side With Persons of Many Faiths) - Serve with persons of many faiths at a monthy Habitat Build Day.
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.