Our Programs

Hymn Fest

The Music and Worship Committee will host its next Hymn Fest on Sunday, March 3 at 7:00 pm.   The theme of the hymns chosen for this event will be “The Shepherd”. These sing-a-longs are informal affairs at which we sing hymns, especially the old ones and gospels.  Interesting snippets of background information is shared of…

Community Awareness Events

Bethesda is hosting a series of community awareness events open to all in the community.  These events are intended to heighten community awareness on issues that are important to the general public and peoples’ personal lives.  There are no admission fees.  The first event is February 26th and is in collaboration with the York Regional…

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday February 24th.  As has been our practice, there will be an abbreviated worship service at 10:30 am after which the meeting will be convened in the sanctuary. This approach emphasizes the spiritual nature of the meeting.  The ACM is not just business.  It is God’s business…

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 am – Third Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant during the sermon time Sunday, December 23 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 9 at 5:30 pm.  The event is one of the highlights of our times together as a church family.  It is also one of the many ways we celebrate Christmas at Bethesda. The Social will be a pot luck affair.  Members are asked…

Every Member In Church Sunday

Bethesda’s annual “Every Member In Church” (EMIC) service will be on November 25th.  The service is usually set to coincide with the Festival of Christ The King Sunday.  This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Pentecost season and of the liturgical church year.  EMIC Sunday was introduced several years ago as a means of…

Painting and Healing

This is a program of art instruction with healing components.  It is brought to you by the congregations of Bethesda Lutheran Church and St. Paul Chinese Lutheran Church. First Month:  Sketching and drawing techniques with pencil crayons (basic objects) Second Month:  Sketching and drawing with watercolours and pencil crayons (compound objects and perspective) Third Month:…

2018 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 5:30 pm.  Special envelopes will be available to make your contribution to the Sharecropper Project fund.  All funds raised in our Sharecropper Project are sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank where they are matched by the Canadian Government at a rate of 4…

Women’s Fellowship This Month

Both the men and women of the congregation are invited to this month’s Women’s Fellowship on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm.  Some of our members have agreed to share their faith journeys that evening.  We invite anyone who wishes, to participate and feel free to share your story in an informal setting.  It may…

Annual Corn Roast and Campfire

Our Annual Corn Roast and Campfire will be on Saturday, September 8th at 5:00 pm.  We thank the Smith Family for again hosting the event at their farm on McCowan Road.  This event, which has been part of our social calendar for many years now, is used to raise funds towards our Sharecropper programme.  A…