Bethesda News

Staff Spotlight: Don Koch, Director of Social Services

1. How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I started at Bethesda in June of 2016. I started as Social Services Director and I am still…

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“Keeping You Filled In” Dental Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. John Mayes

Since January 2013, Dr. John Mayes has been volunteering at our Dental Clinic, thanks to the persistence of Dr. David Russell. “I had been volunteering at a free clinic in…

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REACH Teens: Workforce Development and Discipleship Program

A new program at the Community Center is helping teens prepare for their futures in more ways than one. The REACH Teen Workforce Development Program exists to develop Christian character…

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Blessing Bags of Hope

Two high school girls from Juniata County have been working hard to put smiles on our guests’ faces since they were in 5th grade. That was the year Shirley and…

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Even in a Virtual World, Recovery is Personal

There was no room in the inn – the inns (guest rooms) in the town of Bethlehem were crowded with persons who had come to be registered there, some perhaps…

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Thanksgiving Amid Pain and Change

Our national holiday of gratitude, Thanksgiving, was born and grew out of hard times. The first Thanksgiving took place after nearly half the pilgrims died from a rough winter and…

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Alicia’s Story

As we plan and fundraise for the Women’s Mission Renewal Project, it’s important to remember the why behind it. I’m excited to share Alicia’s story with you because she is…

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Women’s Mission Renewal Project Kicks Off

On Monday, June 15, Bethesda Women’s Mission Renewal Project kicked off. Bethesda Staff, Board Members, representatives from Pyramid Construction, and reporters from local media gathered for the event. Staff and…

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Bursting Forth

During this past Easter season, I was listening to the song, “In Christ Alone”, by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, having been blessed by it many times. Then coming to…

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Gifted Banker with a Big Heart

I’d like to introduce you to a man who has been involved with Bethesda for many, many years. You may have seen at one of our events like the Annual…

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