Bethesda's greatest strength is its mission, a truly noble and unique mission.
During its 110-year history, Bethesda has been fully committed to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. 

The Bethesda Fund is the cornerstone fundraising effort for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Every gift to the Bethesda Fund helps sustain and expand Bethesda’s integrated system of services that will provide opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build a sustainable future in the communities where they live, work and worship. Your gift makes this future possible.

Each gift to the Bethesda Fund has an immediate and positive impact on the lives of the people Bethesda supports. A gift to the Bethesda Fund will enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make real choices, live independently, gain meaningful employment, receive an education, engage with their communities, and live a life with the freedom to reach their God-given potential.

Government funding does not cover the entire cost of the quality service provided by Bethesda.

Please support this unique mission!

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A week of swimming, singing, woodcrafts, worship, campfires and cookouts is the relaxation and renewal we need! It's also exactly what five Bethesda retreat programs want to provide for over 500 individuals with disabilities and 700 volunteers each summer. YOU can help make this happen! $15 provides a bible study hour at camp; $100 provides one day of camp; $500 covers the camp tuition for one adult with disabilities. Gifts may be directed "where needed most" or designated for a specific retreat.
Provide relaxation and renewal for someone today.
The latest Annual Report and information on the Legacy Society and Giving Society members can be found online.
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Get to know the leaders of Bethesda: the Executive Team, the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board. Keep these people in your prayers. Contact them if you have questions.
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