Church partnership

Make Rescue Your Mission

Over 300 churches in Central Pennsylvania partner with us in various ways. As Harrisburg’s “Rescue Mission,” Bethesda was founded by a coalition of various local churches, pastors, and city leaders who recognized the growing needs and committed to meet them. We are are not affiliated with any particular denomination or group, but endeavor to be a missionary arm of the local church community, as our mission statement suggests. Please consider how your church can become a part of this Christ-centered legacy.

  • Invite a Speaker

    Many times, the first introduction someone has to our ministry is by hearing about us through their church. Please consider inviting a speaker from the Mission to share about how God is working here in Harrisburg during your Sunday morning service, Sunday School class or other activity.

    Contact: Eric Gardner, Communications Specialist
    717.257.4442 x228

  • Volunteer Groups

    Many of our most committed volunteer groups are church groups! Consider getting your small group together to serve at the Mission on a regular basis.

    Contact: Kristina Depew, Volunteer Coordinator
    717.257.4442 x229

    Learn more about volunteering here.

  • Financial Support

    Consider talking to your Missions board about adding Bethesda Mission to the ministries your church supports on a regular basis. We were founded as a “missionary arm of the local church,” so we depend on your support.

    Contact: Cindy Mallow, Director of Development
    717.257.4442 x233

  • Organize a Drive

    In addition to our annual fall food drive, many churches will choose a month and a few items to collect with their congregation.

    Some ideas include:

    Let us know that you’d like to conduct a drive and we’ll help in anyway we can:

  • Community Aid Bins

    Please consider placing a Community Aid collection bin on your church’s property. If you do this through Bethesda Mission, the proceeds of all items collected through your bin will come directly to us!

    Current Locations include:

    • Agape Fellowship in Christ, Harrisburg
    • Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg
    • Celebration Community Church, Dillsburg
    • Clarks Valley Zion EC, Dauphin
    • Conewago Church of the Brethren, Hershey
    • Gilead UMC, Shermansdale
    • Hays Grove UMC, Newville
    • Hillside Christian Fellowship, Millersburg
    • Millersburg Assembly of God, Millersburg
    • New Life Church, New Cumberland
    • Paddletown St. Paul’s UMC, Etters
    • Wesley UMC, Middletown
    • Word of Life Chapel, Halifax
    • Youngs UMC, Mechanicsburg

    Contact: Cindy Mallow, Director of Development
    717.257.4442 x233