- Serving individuals with different abilities and their families in British Columbia since 1971
At Bethesda Christian Association, everyone is welcome. Regardless of your disabilities, or your different abilities, you are welcome here. Bethesda is committed to being a loving community of faith, built on the foundation of the Good News of Jesus Christ. We pray you will experience healing love and the full welcome of Christ in the time you spend with us.
“Hospitality means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people but to offer them a space where change can take place” (Henri, Reaching Out).
Celebrating 45 years as a Service Provider.
45 years ago Bethesda began its vision of serving people with disabilities. On May 13, 1971 Bethesda was officially formed by our founding parents, people with disabilities and interested others. And now, 45 years later, we are celebrating God faithfulness in sustaining and growing that vision to create a ministry that impacts so many lives. While much has been done over the last 45 years, we remain committed to the same vision of service as our founders. Starting in Abbotsford in 1971, we now have the privilege of serving people all over BC.
Thank you for joining us at our Bethesda AGM to celebrate our 45th anniversary.
Here are some pictures to enjoy from our Photo Booth:
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IN THE NEWS
Supporting Hope Haven in Guatemala!
As you are aware, each year Bethesda hosts a “staff driven” fundraiser to support Hope Haven in Guatemala – typically this has been the Cyclathon and the Roll ‘n Stroll! For more information about Bethesda’s partnership with Hope Haven Canada please check out Bethesda’s web site here... (www.bethesdabc.com and click on Guatemala under services tab).
FINANCIAL POLICY... Spending of funds is confined to Board approved services and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved service will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, designated gifts will be used where most needed. Gifts are acknowledged and receipted with a tax deductible receipt. Bethesda is a charter member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).
QUALITY OF LIFE is regularly reviewed to ensure the well-being of individuals supported by Bethesda. Standard indicators include what the Bible has to say about this important issue such as the following verse from 2 Peter 1:5-7
"...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love."
A VALUABLE SITE FOR REFERENCE
"Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum." (from ASC webpage)
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