The Community Classroom

The Community Classroom exists in Shiremanstown so that the BBC congregation can reach into the lives of our neighbors, meet some of their tangible needs, build friendships with these families, and allow them to see the love of Jesus demonstrated through our lives. 

The vision for a facility from which BBC could touch the lives of Shiremanstown community members has been on the hearts and minds of the congregation and leadership for many years. Planning for such a ministry began in the summer of 2015. In the fall of that year, the property adjacent to the church became available for sale. BBC enthusiastically raised the money necessary to purchase that lovely home, giving the Community Classroom a visible and convenient location in the center of the borough.  The Community Classroom is located next to the church at 205 West Main St. Shiremanstown.

Adult ESL

The Community Classroom offers English classes on all levels as well as a citizenship class.  

ESL classes this fall will be offered on weekday mornings either at The Community Classroom or online and on Wednesday evenings at BBC. There is also a citizenship class available on Fridays at 9:00 AM.

Please call 717-761-6040 for more information and to register. You will be asked for your name and phone number and our ESL coordinator will return your call.

after school tutoring

The Community Classroom partners with Northside Elementary School and Elmwood Academy to offer after school homework assistance to qualifying students in grades 1-5.  Students receive daily help with their homework, tutoring, outside games and activities, and weekly Bible lessons.  Enrollment in our After School Tutoring program is based on recommendations from these local schools.  If you are interested in learning more or in participating, please talk to your guidance counselor or email


Summer Nights at the community classroom

The Community Classroom offers a summer learning program each year for children who have entering 1st-6th grades. This summer we provided S.N.A.C.C, a socially-distanced program that used popular game shows to make learning fun.  Activities included experiments, outside games, activities, crafts, and more! Check back in the spring to find out what we will be doing in 2021!