Category: Letters

Reach One to Inspire Hope

Imagine 24 hours before Bethesda Mission was founded in 1914, as seven prominent church and business leaders got together and in essence said, “we see men in our community who are…

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Feeding the Hungry in Central PA

This month I’d like to highlight one of our ministries, a story that doesn’t often get told because of the behind-the-scenes nature of the work. However, this work and the…

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Giving Hope This Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us! Let’s rejoice because our Savior is born. “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town…

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A Place of Refuge

When attending the groundbreaking ceremony in 2018 for the new federal courthouse at 611 Reily Street, entrance into the event required being frisked since this is a homeland security site…

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Breaking Strongholds

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director I find it interesting how those graduating from our recovery program at our Men’s Shelter often refer to something that most of us aren’t even…

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Restoring Broken Lives

As we approach the hottest days of summer, it’s easy to forget about the hurting and homeless. However, the need is still great! This month I’d like to share about…

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Pointing Kids to Jesus

With Father’s Day coming up, I’d like to share with you the story of a Bethesda staff member who is a father figure in the lives of many of our…

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A Light in the City

Have you ever had a chance to meet Serina Brown, the Community Center’s current director? You can’t escape the feeling that she’s ready to take you under her wing at…

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An Update on the Blessings and Challenges at the Men’s Mission

By Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director John 1:16 says, “From His abundance, the fullness of His grace, we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” In the midst of those…

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The View from Above

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director When you walk into the Men’s Mission, to your right next to the check-in window is a letter board that lists all of the staff…

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You can inspire hope during COVID-19

At Bethesda Mission, our mission remains the same through this pandemic: to serve those who are most vulnerable in our community. Right now groceries are one of their biggest needs, so please come alongside your friends and neighbors affected by the shutdown. $25 provides groceries, meals, and other care.

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