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Join us for a Combined Worship Service on Dec. 2nd

Our traditional worship service in our sanctuary. The Message is accompanied by the choir and organ. Nursery and Sunday School Classes are available.


Thanksgiving Reflection on the Words of President Lincoln


Washington, D.C., October 3, 1863, By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.
I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward,
Secretary of State



Prayers for Our Community

Our community remains heartbroken over the shooting in Thousand Oaks. And now we have concern for our friends and family living in the hills and canyons around Malibu, plus the destruction in Northern California. Please join us in prayer for the safety of first responders and residents affected by these wildfires.


Join Us In Prayer

We are saddened and shaken by the news of the Thousand Oaks shooting. Please join us as we pray for all those that have been touched by this senseless act of violence. 


Save-the-Date and Your Calorie Points for Our International Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate diversity at our annual International Luncheon, Sunday, October 7th immediately following our Combined Worship at 11 o'clock. Please note, we will have only one worship service.

Individuals are encouraged to bring an entree, side dish or dessert that best represents their culture or region of the country. This is a cherished event at BHPC. One that brings us together for glorious fellowship, great food and tons of fun!

For more information please call the church office, 310-271-5194.


Children’s Ministry Teachers Needed


We are reaching out to our BHPC family in search of Sunday School teachers during both services. If you have a servant heart, love children and like having fun, this is the program for you! Call the church office for details, 301-271-5194.


Church Office closed on January 21st

Please be aware that our offices will be closed on January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.