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Building News

Welcome to Building News center, where you will find information about Bethesda’s new parish house and community center.

The new parish house, to be located adjacent to the church on Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, will be a center for parish fellowship, study, administrative offices and music ministry.

We will also welcome and provide a housing resource for members of the wider community, in keeping with Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, when you have done it to one of the least of these, you have done it unto me.”

To that end, the Vestry has authorized the incorporation of Mercy House of Saratoga, Inc., a non-profit organization that will coordinate and manage accomodations for 40 or more individuals in need.  Our plan is to partner with locally-based organizations that need housing for individuals who are victims of domestic violence, for military veterans, for persons suffering from substance use disabilities, and for race track backstretch workers needing recovery and recuperation.

We are not at the finish line yet.  Our partnerships are in place.  Mercy House is being established, and a board of directors will be appointed and organized.  A capital funding appeal is planned, reaching out to the community to allow others to support the Mercy House mission.

Building Committee Minutes provide a chronological account of the parish’s progress.

Capital Campaign news  will keep you up to date on our funding progress.

August 20th, 2018 – Mercy House

Memo to the City of Saratoga Springs Zoning Officer regarding Mercy House

September 19th, 2018 – Vestry Resolution for Mercy House Bylaws

Vestry Resolution accepting Mercy House Bylaws

August 19th, 2018 – Address to the Congregation

Address to Bethesda Church’s Congregation by Sr. Warden Darren Miller

Building Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Building Committee The Building Committee normally meets monthly to review the status of the church restoration and Parish House/Community Center projects, set policy, guide the architectural team, and advise the Vestry.  Parishioners or others with questions about the projects may contact Gordon Boyd, chair, through the parish office:  518-584-5980. 2018 Building Committee …