OUR mission &
BVCC is a community that defines itself as a Senior Adult Chaplaincy. But it is more: it is also a mission connection center where people gather for encouragement, spiritual growth, knowledge and opportunities to apply their gifts, experiences and interests toward living out the ongoing ministry established by the Christ.
It is a community that places importance on supporting each individual’s unique Christian journey by providing temporary sanctuary and tools for continuing their journey. It is a community of high expectation and deep commitment. It is a community that seeks to create an outflowing ripple of hope and healing, peace and justice.
It is an inclusive community that aspires to transcend all barriers within the human family, including age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, physical and mental ability, cultural and socioeconomic status, and faith tradition or history.
If you sense a calling to be a part of something rare and vital, maybe BVCC is where God wants you to be – working with and ministering to people of a generation that sacrificed so much and gave paved the way for abundant life for those who followed them. For a deeper dive into your own faith journey or an opportunity to stick your toe in the water of our mission, contact Pastor Lois.
During our temporary cessation of visible ministry due to the COVID-19 Pandemic,
BVCC continues to work and plan for innovative programs and ways to share life in community
with Silvercrest at Deer Creek residents and staff when the crisis ends. We occasionally reach out to Silvercrest residents and staff to let them know they are still in our hearts and that their work and life have value. We are teaming with Best Regards Bakery, a local business that has supported our mission in the past and now needs community support due to COVID-19. They will be making a delivery of Passover and Easter themed treats this week. Won't you join us in this mission project in a way that will allow us to even expand our mission to provide joy and relief in a difficult time. Click the Givelify link below and choose Easter offering.
Bridging the Generations
Kids of all ages find water and water balloons a devilishly good time on a warm summer's day.
Assisting in Assisted Living
Group Crosswords, Getting Acquainted Bingo, Brain Games and Creative Expression are activities in which BVCC volunteers assist in leading assisted living residents in memorable relationship building. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Pastor Lois.
Seniors are often left alone or ignored, yet many have so much to offer. Silvercrest is where we meet and learn and grow together with people from the Greatest Generation who continue to live lives of meaning and purpose - whenever they are given a chance.
Communion is central to Christian life. All who hunger and thirst for love, peace, hope and grace are welcome. Those unable to walk are served in their seats.
Making Seasons Bright
Happy Hours and holiday merry-making are fun ways for BVCC volunteers to engage independent living residents in life-afffirming joyfulness. Experience the joy of giving to these GI generation folks who have so much more to give. Contact Pastor Lois.
Pastor Lois maintains good rapport with residents and staff. She is regularly available for grief counseling and chaplaincy services during regular hours @ Silvercrest.