Welcome to Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Thank You to All of VBS Volunteers!
Looking for a Fun Volunteer Opportunity for the Summer?
Help Growing Moore Readers and the CARE Group, Inc. combat the summer reading slide by volunteering for our Summer Reading Stations hosted at Bethesda! We need volunteers for the following weeks from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm in the McKeithen Pavilion:
- July 18-21
- August 15-18
Click here to sign up for any of these weeks. When you sign up, please note you want to volunteer at Bethesda!
Looking for other volunteer opportunities?
The Assistance Team has developed a Volunteer Guide that lists are organizations in which you may wish to become involved.
Camp Monroe Early Registration!
WAYS TO GIVE:
- Through your congregration
- Donate online at pcusa.org/give/pentecost
- Text PENTECOST to 91999
Our gifts to the Pentecost Offering connect with God's hope and future, supporting ministries with children, youth and young adults by building a life of faith. With our gifts, we join in ministries that connect young people with one another and with caring communities, helping them shape a life and a future beyond even the one we could plan.
A portion of this Offering stays here at Ninth Presbyterian Church to support young people in our community. This year we will use our 40% to continue our partnership with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), providing support for children who have been abused or neglected.
Answering the Call: Japan Mission, Support the Hudson's
As the violence in Ukraine continues, the number of people being displaced internally and fleeing to neighboring countries increases by the day. And in the midst of the chaos, there are sibling churches and ecumenical partners who are already providing assistance with basic items for survival. Our first priority is to provide funding to these partners on the ground. While the scale of this crisis is new, receiving refugees from Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe is not, which means we have trusted, established partners with the knowledge and expertise to carry out this important work. Our response will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.
To support emergency relief for those fleeing Ukraine, designate gifts to DR000156. You can also text PDAUKR to 41444 to donate. Gifts can be made online at pcusa.org/UK22 or by phone at (800) 872-3283.
Urge the U.S. government to support generous aid for refugees and civilians suffering in Ukraine and call for engaging a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
May we undergird our prayers with tangible resources to help. May we reach deeply, give generously, and welcome extravagantly. May we lift our voices in a strong and unified advocacy. May we all, even as we breathe in lament, breathe out mercy, hope and peace. And in this Lenten season, when we walk the way toward death and resurrection, repent our complicity in cultures of violence and renew our efforts toward justice and peace.
-- Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Looking Ahead at Bethesda...
Jun. 25th - Youth Outing, Lake Tillery
Jul. 18th - 21st: Summer Reading Program, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at the McKeithen Pavilion
Sunday School - breakfast at 9:15 am in the fellowship hall, classes start at 10 am.