Bethesda News

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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Bethesda Mission Announces Fall Food Drive

RELEASE DATE:  10-23-18 BETHESDA MISSION ANNOUNCES FALL FOOD DRIVE Harrisburg, PA — Bethesda Mission is launching its annual fall food drive to benefit hungry and homeless men, women, and children in the Harrisburg area. The drive will run from October 22 through December 21 with the goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food. The Mission plans…

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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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