Bethesda Community Clinic is a Christ-centered 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing quality, affordable health care services to Cherokee County’s “working poor” (based on family size and income at or below 150% of the national poverty guidelines), as well as the uninsured and underinsured (people who can only afford major medical insurance). Through a partnership with the Georgia Volunteer Health Care Program, we are committed to improving the health status of the entire community. The key focus will be to provide primary medical coupled with health promotion and wellness programs that aim to motivate positive changes in order to prevent, control, and reverse chronic illnesses in this at-risk population. Services are based on the values of advocacy, compassion, dignity, faith, kindness, and stewardship. All contributions are tax deductible.
To demonstrate the compassion of Christ by providing quality healthcare to those in need, to be a healthcare home for people in need of affordable care, and a solution for our growing county’s burdened healthcare system.
Sometime later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called “Bethesda” (House of Kindness) and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lay–the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty–eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
Blessed is he that considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him in times of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth. He will deliver him from the hands of his enemies.