Brandywine Collaborative Ministries

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

BCM Blessing of the Animals

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Join us on the front lawn of Grace Episcopal Church starting at 11:00 am to have your pets (dogs, cats, Lizards, Guinea Pigs, Pot-bellied Pigs, etc. even stuffed animals) blessed by one of the clergy of the Brandywine Collaborative Ministries.

There will also be Educational Exhibits, Raffles, and Representatives from local animal organizations and more. Rain or shine (indoors if raining)

Grace Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 (Across from Concord Mall)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bus Trip to Harriet Tubman Museum

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One of the most popular events sponsored by the BCM the last couple of years is back again—the BCM bus trip to a cultural or historic destination. This year we will be visiting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland, with time for shopping, sightseeing and dining in nearby historic Cambridge, Maryland. Tubman (1822-1913) was a formative figure in the freeing of the slaves in the decades before the Civil War. Born a slave herself, Tubman was motivated to action by having members of her own family sold and forcibly separated. A mighty giant just five feet tall, Tubman used fellow antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad, to move members of her own family and later, other slaves, to freedom in the north.

Traveling under cover of darkness, and always at risk of being caught, Tubman led 13 missions over the course of a decade preceding the Civil War, leading 70 people to freedom. Tubman also served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army in the Civil War, leading a raid that freed 700 slaves. In the years after the Civil War, Tubman became active in the women’s suffrage movement. She lived well into the twentieth century and died in 1913 at the age of 90, almost half a century after the demise of slavery, which she had helped to end.

On Saturday, November 10, we will leave from the parking lot at Ascension, located at 3717 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, just off Route 495, at 8:00 AM, on chartered transportation. We will arrive at the Tubman Visitor Center at approximately 10:00 to view the self-guided exhibits and, possibly, for a guided tour. From the windows of the Center, we will be able to see the landscape through which Tubman led her groups of fugitives, essentially unchanged in a century and a half.

After our time at the Center, we will travel to nearby historic Cambridge, Maryland, for sightseeing, shopping, and an excellent meal at Coolahan’s Irish Pub. The Harriett Tubman Museum is right next door. We will return to Ascension by approximately 5:30 PM.

We have kept costs to a minimum. The total cost, including bus and lunch, will be $50 per person (admission to the Tubman Center is free). The trip is open to all BCM members, family and friends. Members of other churches are cordially invited to attend.

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