Bethesda News

“Life is starting to look beautiful to me again”

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Bruce grew up in Philadelphia, the 2nd of 12 children. Both his mom and dad were alcoholics and abusive. In spite of that, “my dad was a hard-working man. He had dreams; he wanted to become an entrepreneur and open his own stores,” Bruce explained. At the age of 17,…

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Hope for Mothers

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Have I ever shared with you the importance of holidays to our guests at the Mission? I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, which tend to take center stage in the rescue mission world. But every holiday is important and provides a valuable opportunity to create memories for our…

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The Lord is My Shepherd

by Margarita Rodriguez, House Supervisor, Women and Children’s Mission First, I’d like to say thank you, and next I’ll say that I’m looking forward to seeing you again.  I’m Margarita, the employee at the Women’s Mission that you talk with when you come to volunteer and help us with the many projects that keep our…

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Building a Passion For Reading

by Sue Henke, Community Center Volunteer The Reading Program at the Community Center has been in existence since Fall 2014. It began with a group of dedicated men who wanted to make a difference.  The idea for the Reading Program began because there seemed to be an increase in students who struggled with reading. We…

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A Grateful Heart and a Full Belly

by Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications There’s an open, down-to-earth quality about Cody that invites warm conversation as soon as you meet him. It’s the feeling you get when you sit down to a meal with a good friend. And that’s all part of Cody’s outlook on life, his heart for people and his love…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 8

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 HE IS RISEN! Matthew 28:1-20 (ESV): The Resurrection Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 7

Saturday, March 31, 2018 Psalm 62:1-2 (ESV): My Soul Waits for God Alone To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Reflection by: Don Schin, Board Chairman…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 6

Good Friday, March 30, 2018 John 19:1-37 (ESV): Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 5

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 John 13:1-17 (ESV): Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 4

Wednesday, March 28 2018 Matthew 26:31-46(ESV) Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” Peter answered him,…

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