Sharecropper

2019 Sharecropper Project

The beans are in the ground and growing.  Bethesda Lutheran Church in its 225 year is again sponsoring a Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project thanks to Galten Farms and the Schickedanz Family. This will be the 18th year for our project. It has been a slow start because of the delayed spring planting season but…

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…

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…

2018 Sharecropper Project

The 2018 Sharecropper Project is a field of corn at the southwest corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road.  It was planted in late May and is growing nicely.  On Sunday, July 1, one of the corn plants was blessed during worship.  We are praying for a good growing season and bounteous harvest.  All proceeds…

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Information Session

This Wednesday afternoon, April 17 at 1:30 pm, Bethesda and the York Region Growing Project will be hosting at our church one of several information sessions presented across Ontario by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  David Epp, Ontario Regional Representative and guest speaker John Longhurst, Director of Marketing, Communication, Fundraising and Public Engagement, will be telling…

2017 Sharecropper Project Update

Once again we have had a successful growing project with Galten Farms. Located at Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road the 50 acre soft red winter wheat crop was harvested at the end of July and generated 152.74 tonnes or 112 bushels per acre. Great crop considering the spring and summer growing seasons we had. At…

Celebrating 15 Years of Support

  Shown here is the writing of the cheque to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the 2016 Sharecropper project of Bethesda Congregation.  Arthur Schickedanz of Galten Farms, Unionville on the left, Lorne Smith, Project Co-ordinator and Glenn Schaeffer, Chairman of the Church Council are preparing a cheque for $35,515.74 that has been sent to CFGB….

Sharecropper Project Fall 2016 Update

The Sharecropper Project field of soybeans was harvested in late September.  Because of the dry summer we had the yield was down but the quality was surprisingly good and Arthur was able to get a good price when the crop was sold.  As a result, with proceeds from the crop and donations from our members,…

2016 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s Annual Sharecropper Dinner is on Sunday, November 13 at 5:30 pm.  The dinner is part of our social calendar.  However, it is more than this.  Through this dinner the congregation raises funds toward its outreach programme.  This particular outreach programme provides food for people in parts of the world where hunger is a real…

Corn Roast and Campfire a Success

Our Corn Roast and Campfire was a great success.  The weather was wonderful, and the food plentiful and delicious, the entertainment enjoyable and the fellowship great.  The event was postponed from the scheduled date of Saturday, September 10 because of bad weather predicted, to Sunday September 18 at 4:00 pm.  The attendance was approximately eighty…