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by Cindy Mallow, Director of Development In the depths of the depression, David and Florence Trout and their fourteen children lived in a three-bedroom wooden house at Seventh and Maclay Streets in Harrisburg. They had only a pot belly stove for heat and much of the time, David was unable to find work. The children…

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Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Clymer, Event/Volunteer Coordinator

What is your role and how long have you worked at Bethesda Mission? I have worked for Bethesda Mission since June of 2019, so I’m still relatively new here. I serve as the Event/Volunteer Coordinator in the Administrative Office. I’m “the new Debbie King” as many people lovingly say. When my husband Gabe and I…

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Women’s Mission Renewal Project

By Shelley B. Brooks, Director of Women’s Mission                                          Many years past, actor, John Cameron Swayze demonstrated the durability of a Timex watch by repeatedly and creatively trying to destroy it on national television (yes, this…

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Phase 2 Plans Approved, Funds Still Needed

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Bethesda Mission received the go-ahead from Harrisburg City Council to demolish the old Shamrock Fire Station and replace it with a new building. Initially, the plan was opposed by city officials including the Fire Bureau, so we adjusted the plan so that the new building included an authentic replication of…

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Community Center Phase 1 Officially Open!

On Thursday, August 15, we held a Grand Opening Celebration in the new Community Center gymnasium. Nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Building Project. “This night is the culmination of literally years of planning and prayer,” Cindy Mallow, Director of Development said. “In 2015 we purchased this building…

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New Community Center Programming Developed

Dream program  The Dream program serves elementary students in 1st – 4th grade.  This program will help students “dream” about their future. We use creativity to foster critical and outside-of-the-box thinking. Goals include developing creativity, improving math and reading skills, receiving homework help, and being given the opportunity to be discipled in the Christian faith.…

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Working Together to Reduce Non-Urgent ED Visits

By Jessica Henry, Communications Specialist Among the challenges that homeless people face, consistent access to healthcare is perhaps one of the lesser thought of issues. Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic exists to address our guests’ medical needs and help them get established with health insurance and a primary care provider (PCP). “When guests come into Bethesda,…

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Things Needed for the Body

by Steve Heinbaugh, Men’s Mission Life Coach “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?” James 2:15-16 In 2014 Bill Christian, then Director of Social…

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Digging Deeper: Reflections from Women’s Mission guests after retreat at Sandy Cove

“What a blessing to see women who hunger for the Lord to be amidst other women whose desire is to glorify Jesus in everything that they do. And to watch the Lord, through His infinite love and care, tend to each and every need of those that worship Him.” -Shelley Brooks, Director “I witnessed women…

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Fireproofed Community Center 75% There!

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director The book of Daniel tells the story of three youths in the fiery furnace. Because of their faith in God, those three boys from Israel were shielded from the flames that were meant to destroy them! An angel of the Lord stood beside the three and prevented the fire from harming them. This…

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