Quarterly Newsletter - November 2017
Bethesda House

A faith based home for young pregnant or parenting
moms and their babies.

Missy's Message

Dear Friends,
Happy 1 st birthday, Bethesda House. November 27th marks our one-year anniversary of Bethesda House opening our doors and in that time we have provided support to 10 young women.   Some moms stay long term, the full two years, focusing on obtaining their education goals. Others use BH as a stop gap measure. No matter how long the stay, we believe the time we have with each mom that comes through our doors is an opportunity to share Jesus and His love. Our prayer is that in God’s perfect time, He will water the seeds planted during their stay at BH. This newsletter is packed full of so much going on. We recently shared our breaking news that the new property is in a location that will foster independence giving residents access to public transportation, a grocery store, pharmacy, bank and playground. Each mom and baby will have their own small bedroom, eliminating sleepless nights caused by babies sharing rooms. Most importantly, we will be able to help more women improve their lives and the lives of their children. But, we need your help! Please take a moment to watch the video below and see how Bethesda House is impacting lives. As always, we thank God for our amazing volunteers who pour into the young women at BH. Diane Brown (along with many helping hands) has decorated a beautiful tree at the Hanover Mall in honor of all that have contributed to BH to make our 1 st year so successful. Votes may be cast at the mall until December 14 and first place wins $1500.

Upcoming Events:

NOW – 12/14/2017
Giving Tree Contest
Hanover Mall

12/03/17 – 3:00-6:00pm
Pembroke Tree Lighting
Pembroke Town Green

12/23/17 – 12:00-4:00pm
Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Hanover Mall

1/6/17 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Direct Care Volunteer Training
First Baptist Church of Duxbury

1/20/17 – 9:00am-11:00am
Gala Planning Meeting
First Baptist Church of Duxbury
House Campaign Video
Please watch a video explaining our New House Campaign. We hope you will share this video to spread the word about the work we do and the success these mothers have achieved over just one year.

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Jeremiah 1:5
House Campaign Well Underway
With your support, we are currently at 20% of our goal of raising $125,000 toward the renovations on the new Bethesda House! We still have a long way to go...

Two rooms have already been sponsored!

Buy a Brick to Support Bethesda House
Coming Soon: The newest leg of the new house campaign will literally serve as the foundation to Bethesda House. Our Brick Campaign will allow individuals and families to purchase bricks to become a part of the entryway of the new Bethesda House. Each purchased brick will be inscribed with a message of your choice. Bricks will be priced as follows:
4x8: $102.50
8x8: $255.80
12x12: $511.30
Gift a brick to someone special this Christmas!

Bethesda House Gala
Save the Date! Join us for dinner and silent auction on March 10th, 2018 for our second annual Bethesda House Gala at the Country Club of Halifax. Tickets will go on sale December 1st for $50 per person. We are currently seeking event sponsors and silent auction donations.

Christmas Giving
Christmas gifts are not necessary at all-- the girls truly appreciate all you pour into them with your love and support. But for some of you that insist on gift giving, space is so limited and we have such an abundant supply of clothes and toys at BH, please consider a gift card that they choose to lock up in their envelope for when they leave and are not gifted with as much. 

Or, donate to the fund for our new home!
Seeking Donations
** Bethesda House is in need of expendable items on a regular basis. This month, we are specifically in short supply of wet wipes, paper goods, and household cleaning products. Check out the complete list of all of our current needs

** We are in need of wrapping supplies for our Gift Wrapping Event at the Hanover Mall on 12/23. Donations of wrapping paper, tape, ribbons/bows would be greatly appreciated. Email Missy Porter for more information.

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

Missy Porter, RN
Co-Founder/Director of Bethesda House
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 will be built on God's love and how life can be transformed through a relationship with Jesus.

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