Quarterly Newsletter - May 2018
Bethesda House

A faith-based home for pregnant or parenting
mothers and their babies.

Missy's Message

Greetings! As always, it is a joy to write this update.  We have two new moms and newborns at Bethesda House.  We are really enjoying the new babies and getting to know the beautiful young ladies God has brought.   They are so excited for the move which will be happening very soon.   We have planned the Open House for Saturday, May 19 from 2-5:00.   We cannot wait for you to see the transformation of the property from a commercial building into a home for our young moms and their babies.  This remodel has been such an experience; it is clear to see the love that was poured in by so many volunteers donating their time and talent.  We’ve welcomed several new volunteers that have completed the Direct Care Training and are now working directly with moms and babies.  In addition to our regularly scheduled training, North River Community Church sponsored a training at their church, with a great turn out.  THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY VOLUNTEER THAT HAS GIVEN OF THEMSELVES IN SOME WAY.  You are the heart of Bethesda House. We prayed, and God sent you. Thank you for responding to His call.  Hope to see you at the Open House. God Bless! 
Upcoming Events:
Mother's Day Brunch
New Hope Chapel
Governor John Carver Inn, Plymouth
** 05/12/2018 – 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bethesda House Open House
NEW Bethesda House
** 05/19/2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Soccer Tournament
Forges Fields, Plymouth
** 06/23/18 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunset Cruise
Plymouth Town Wharf
10 Town Wharf, Plymouth
**08/11/2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Direct Care Volunteer Training Sessions
First Baptist Church of Duxbury
2 Tremont St., Duxbury
** 07/14/2018 – 9:00am - 12:00pm
** 10/06/2018 – 9:00am - 12:00pm
** 01/05/2019 – 9:00am - 12:00pm
Soccer Tournament: June 23rd
Forges Fields Plymouth
Join us for a fun family day in support of Bethesda House! Adults are invited to play and families are invited to cheer the players on. Come by for part or all of the day as the snack bar, face painting, and your chance at raffle prizes will be available throughout the event.
  • $400 per team
  • Divisions: Coed Competitive, Coed Open, and New for 2018: Women's Open

Help us make this event a day to remember!
Sunset Family Cruise: August 11th
Plymouth Town Wharf
Take in the night air on the deck or relax inside the climate controlled cabin while admiring the views of Plymouth’s picturesque harbor.  A selection of light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and live Christian music and great people will make for a perfect summer evening. Bring the whole family!
House Campaign Nearing Goal!
After brick sales, room sponsorships, gala proceeds, and numerous donations, we're almost there!

With your tremendous support, we are at 96% of our goal of raising $125,000 toward the renovations on the new Bethesda House! Will you help us reach 100%?

Renovations Are Nearing Completion!
The former commercial space is being transformed into the HOME we have been dreaming of. We put out numerous calls for help over the last few months in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, plastering, electrical, painting, and flooring and God provided by sending wonderful people willing and able to build our home. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses that went above and beyond for Bethesda House:
  • Abel Cooling
  • AE Woods
  • Floors by George
  • Frank Kelly Carpentry
  • FW Webb
  • Glynn Electric
  • Hoadley & Sons
  • Lento Plumbing & Heating
  • Lowe's Pembroke
  • Mike Benoit Home Remodeling
  • Mully's Painting
  • New England Appliance
  • Newcomb's Tree Service
  • Norfolk Hardware and Home Center
  • TA MacDonald Carpentry & Painting
  • Yankee Sprinkler Company

Thank you to every person who used their time and talents for God's work.
Volunteers install computer desks in the Education Room.
The Laundry Room is taking shape with tons of storage.
Open House: May 19th
Come celebrate the opening of the NEW Bethesda House! Sponsors and volunteers are invited to take a walk-through of our new home before the moms and babies move in on May 19th from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. We can't wait for you to see what your support has built!

It's a day of celebration!

Virtual House Warming!
As we get nearer to our move in date, we have needs for many additional household items. We have updated our Amazon wishlist for supporters to help make the new property a home for our young moms and their babies. Check back frequently as we will be updating the list regularly!
Seeking Culinary Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to help the moms with meal planning, scheduling food shopping, and coordinating with food banks and pantries. If interested, or if you would like more info, please contact Missy at mp@bethesdahousema.org.

Seeking Daytime Staff
Starting, June 1, we would like to have volunteer daytime support people at BH between the hours of 8:00am -5:30pm Monday-Friday. The hours are flexible and could easily be half days. Ideally, these volunteers will assist in the day to day activities at BH. If you are interested in helping on the administrative side of things, this is where to sign up. We will run it like Evening Care. We will set a schedule with the “regulars” first (those committed to a regular set schedule i.e. every Tuesday 8-12, every other Thursday 1-5:30) then send the schedule out to others who want to fill in the blanks.  Please email Missy at mp@bethesdahousema.org. if you are willing to help in this new capacity and with what you would like for a schedule (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, fill-in).
Gala Night Raises Astounding $24,000
What a wonderful evening we had in March celebrating God's glory through Bethesda House!

Thank you to every sponsor, every attendee, and every volunteer who had any part in our Gala Dinner & Silent Auction sponsored by Bridgewater Savings Bank. The Bethesda House moms did a spectacular job testifying to our mission of providing a home that is safe and nurturing for young mothers and their babies but most importantly-- is built on God's LOVE. May He continue to bless us with such amazing support from our loving community!
Latest Donation Needs
** Bethesda House is in need of expendable items on a regular basis. This month, we are specifically in short supply of paper goods, and household cleaning products. Check out the complete list of all of our current needs

And, as always, thank you for your continued generosity.
Yours Sincerely,

Missy Porter, RN
Co-Founder/Director of Bethesda House
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Jeremiah 1:5
Our mission is to provide a temporary home that is safe and nurturing for young mothers (either pregnant or parenting their child). The basis of our home is built on God's love and how
life can be transformed through a relationship with Jesus.

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