Bethesda News

Easter Dinner Planned at Bethesda Mission for All In Need

RELEASE DATE:  4-15-2019

CONTACT: Jessica Henry, Event Coordinator
717-257-4442, Ext.  229 | 717-480-3767 (Cell)



Harrisburg, PA – Bethesda Mission has planned a dinner in celebration of the Easter holiday for Sunday, April 21, 2019. The traditional Easter dinner will be served from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Men’s Shelter, located at 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg. The Mission is prepared to feed over 150 people this year.

“We are extremely grateful for the volunteers who are giving up their Easter at home to come and serve the meal at the Mission,” Deb King, volunteer coordinator, said. “Most of the volunteers are members of the community.”

“Easter should be a joyous time,” Executive Director Scott Dunwoody said. “We are celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! It is the very essence of what Christianity is all about.  Unfortunately, not everyone is joyous. Many people who come to our doors are dealing with a lot of different issues in their lives.”

Dunwoody continued, “Separation from husbands, wives, or children adds to the stress around holiday seasons. We want anyone who can’t enjoy a meal with their family at home, to adopt Bethesda Mission as their family for the day! Come in and sit around a table, enjoying the company of others. Come and share the love of God with each other as you fellowship around the dinner table with us!”

The menu will include ham, whipped potatoes with butter and gravy, green beans, yams, bread, salad, fruit, and an assortment of desserts. This meal, along with all meals at the Mission, was provided for completely by generous donations from members of the greater Harrisburg community.


About Bethesda Mission: Bethesda Mission has been meeting the needs of hurting and homeless people in Harrisburg, PA for over 104 years. Providing shelter and recovery counseling for an average of 110 men and 25 women in two facilities, as well as after-school and summer programs for local children and teens, the Mission served nearly 130,000 meals and assisted over 5,000 separate individuals just last year! View more of our recent statistics here.


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