Special Needs

Resources from Bethesda – My Faith in Action!

Many people we support at Bethesda tell us being part of a local church community is important. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for caregivers and congregation members to support people with disabilities as they explore their faith. We use our  My Faith in Action Plan Workbook to learn about each person’s church of choice and… Read more »

Discovering Faith Video – Alana’s Journey to Confirmation

Seven years ago when Kim Trombley, now vice president of Religious Life for Bethesda, asked a young woman supported by Bethesda named Alana if she was interested in attending church. Alana’s answer was surprising: “What is church?” Since then, Alana has become engaged in the life of her church and was recently confirmed in her… Read more »

Caring for every human — in body and soul

The phrase “human care” may evoke many images in your mind. Human care includes helping those who have just experienced a disaster. In our district, we are blessed with men and women trained to be early responders who also become part of a team; hence the name Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT). They provide human… Read more »