Bethesda News

An Ounce of Prevention: Nyesha’s Story

I was introduced to Nyesha at the Community Center last week, where she spent much of her time as a high school student almost 7 years ago. Still in contact with her mentor, Serina Brown, Nyesha now sends her daughter to Community Center programming. Nyesha reflected on how her time at the Center positively affected her…

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Tammara’s Story

The following is a reflection from Women’s Mission guest Tammara on how she got to Bethesda and her experience in the recovery program. — I remember standing in my shower crying one night. I was praying to God in a way that I hadn’t in a very long time. I was tired of fighting a…

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Where I’m Supposed To Be

by Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications Amid partially unpacked boxes, Anjanette sat on a light brown armchair in the middle of her new one-room apartment in rural PA. The drive up to visit her had felt further away from Harrisburg than it really was – the tree-lined, winding roads through small towns and wooded mountains made…

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Changing and Becoming

by Serina Brown, Community Center Director  Life at the Community Center is constantly filled with changes.  Having children and youth in your life is to know and understand that change is required.  Emotions shift, attitudes change, and hope fluctuates. But the beauty of all this change is the opportunities we have to see what will come…

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Thank You for Fireproofing a Life!

This article first appeared in the October 2018 edition of Bethesda’s “New Life” Newsletter. In mid-August, Bethesda Mission launched a capital campaign – “Fireproof A Life” – to raise $800,000 by the end of 2018 in order to fund Phase II of the Community Center expansion project. Donations from individuals, churches, and businesses continue to…

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Made New: Laura’s Story

God is writing each of our stories and sometimes the events that take place don’t seem to make sense. We go through hard seasons that make us question His goodness, but things that don’t make sense to us serve a greater purpose that only He understands. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are…

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At a Crossroads

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director  Can you pinpoint a time in your life when you came to a crossroads? Did you make the “right” choice? How different would your life have been if you had chosen the other path? Often times we find ourselves facing these decisions as teenagers or young adults. And this is something…

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A Bright Future: Larry’s Story

When we hear the word ‘alcoholic’, it’s easy to picture someone who started sneaking drinks out of their parents’ liquor cabinet when they were only 11 years old. We don’t often think of someone who did well in high school and had a bright future ahead of them. However, that’s Larry’s story: Growing up, Larry…

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Bethesda Mission’s Annual Celebration Banquet to be held at Radisson

RELEASE DATE: 8-23-2018 CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications    717-257-4442, Ext.  228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   BETHESDA MISSION’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION BANQUET TO BE HELD AT RADISSON   CAMP HILL, PA –  On Thursday, September 20, Bethesda Mission will hold its Annual Celebration Banquet at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg with dinner and a program…

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Construction on Bethesda Mission’s Expanded Community Center has begun!

RELEASE DATE: 8-20-2018 CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications    717-257-4442, Ext.  228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   CONSTRUCTION ON BETHESDA MISSION’S EXPANDED COMMUNITY CENTER HAS BEGUN!   HARRISBURG, PA – Construction has begun on Bethesda Mission’s highly anticipated Community Center expansion project located at 1438 Herr Street in Harrisburg’s northern Allison Hill neighborhood. This…

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