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by Shayna Landis, Development & Communications Intern Trying to imagine the future is a commonly shared human experience. Whether we try to figure out who will win the football game, what this next year will bring, or what we will learn from an internship, we are constantly thinking of what possible outcomes will occur. We…

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Staff Spotlight: Cecil McCray

STAFF SPOTLIGHT Cecil McCray, Manager of Mission Services How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I have worked at the Mission since 2009 on staff as an employee, but I was also a guest here. I got started doing overnight sign up [part-time], and I worked alongside of Anthony Royster…

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Mobilizing God’s Talents

by Shayna Landis, Development & Communications Intern  Sitting in Bethesda’s state-of-the-art Dental Clinic that was built in 2014, Dr. Brice Arndt leaned back and reflected on his experiences as a volunteer dentist. “Here, in all respects, is God’s House,” He said. “All you have to do is walk through the doors and you can sense…

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Bethesda Mission Announces Christmas Plans

RELEASE DATE:  12-18-2018 BETHESDA MISSION ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS PLANS Harrisburg, PA – Bethesda Mission will host a festive dinner for those in need on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day at its Men’s Shelter located at 611 Reily Street. Preparations are being made for approximately 200 people served by over 50 volunteers, and anyone in need…

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Light Has Dawned!

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director I think C.S. Lewis had it right in his beloved The Chronicles of Narnia when he observed how truly depressing it would be to live in a world where it was “always winter, but never Christmas.” Winter can be bleak, cold, and dark, but Christmas breaks in to provide joy,…

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Bethesda Mission to Serve Thanksgiving Meal for Those in Need

RELEASE DATE:  11-14-18 CONTACT:   Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications 717-257-4442 x228 | 973-865-1742 (cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   BETHESDA MISSION TO SERVE THANKSGIVING MEAL FOR THOSE IN NEED Harrisburg, PA – Bethesda Mission will host a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22, 2018.  The dinner will be held at the Men’s Shelter, located at 611 Reily…

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Community Center Students to Pack Thanksgiving Food Bags for Families in Need

RELEASE DATE: 11-13-2018 CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications 717-257-4442 x228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org BETHESDA MISSION COMMUNITY CENTER STUDENTS TO PACK THANKSGIVING FOOD BAGS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED Harrisburg, PA — Bethesda Mission’s Community Center is involved in a special project again this year. On Friday, November 16, 2018, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., about 20…

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A Tremendous Christmas at Italian Lake Returns to Harrisburg, Benefits Bethesda Mission

RELEASE DATE: 11-8-2018   CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications    717-257-4442, Ext.  228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   A TREMENDOUS CHRISTMAS AT ITALIAN LAKE RETURNS TO HARRISBURG, BENEFITS BETHESDA MISSION   HARRISBURG, PA –  Bethesda Mission invites and welcomes the greater Harrisburg community to a festival celebrating the spirit of the Christmas season. The…

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New Addition to the Men’s Mission!

If you visit the Men’s Mission, you’ll notice a new addition in the parking lot. In place of the old Donation Center trailer is a new  double-wide trailer that will be used to house the Donation Center and additional seating for meals served at the Men’s Mission. We were in desperate need of more seating as…

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Together We’ll Go Far

An ancient African proverb says, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our guests at Bethesda Mission rely on support from others to go far in their recovery journey and so do we. Those struggling with drug/alcohol addiction find the holiday season to be particularly troubling…

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