Bethesda News

A Symphony of Hope: Orchestrating Recovery at 611 Reily St.

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with…

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To the Streets: Our Mobile Mission

While Bethesda Mission mainly serves the homeless and hurting of Harrisburg through its shelters, there are many men and women who are unwilling or unable to stay with us that…

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A Wonderful Christmas (at Italian Lake)

Christmas is, without a doubt, the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans. It provides a chance to reconnect with family and friends. Beautiful lights and decorations fill…

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An Enduring Tradition in the Burg-Bethesda Mission, House of Mercy

To “bear up under hardship, persecution, suffering” (2 Timothy 3:11); “to be strong, firm” (Hebrews 11:27); “to persevere beneath a heavy burden” (Matthew 10:22)—each verse helps us better understand what…

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Testimonies of Transformation and Thanksgiving

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you…

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2022 Volunteer of the Year Award: Nanette Barber

Nanette Barber is a faithful and supportive volunteer at the Women’s Mission and has been for many years. She shares songs, stories, and desserts to bring cheer to the House.…

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Men’s Shelter Facade Facelift: Stories of Hard Work, Success, and Celebration

The $100,000 facelift is complete: the pillars have been beautifully restored, the shelter facade has been freshly painted, the deck has been refurbished and sealed, the flower beds have been…

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Pools & Pillars: Power & Perspective

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool (in Aramaic called Bethesda, in Greek, House of Mercy) which has five roofed pillars. In between these pillars lay…

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Women’s Mission Site Renewal: Oh What A Future!

A wonderful celebration is scheduled for August 18, 2022 at 1933 Forster Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17103. Tours begin: 6:30pm Program: 7:00pm-7:45pm Tours resume at program ending: 7:45-8:00pm Seven years ago,…

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Lori’s Story

By Catelynne Lewis Please be aware that the following piece discusses the sensitive topics of: sexual abuse of a minor, rape, sex workers, and substance abuse. As of May 2022,…

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