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Of Snow and Sunshine

The new year breaks with frigid temperatures sweeping across the country. Thankfully, so far, the first days of the new year also were for the most part bathed in bright sunshine and blue skies.  In a symbolic way these two things foreshadow what 2018 holds for most people.  The year stretches before us with its…

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight worship with nine lessons and carols enjoy special music Monday, December 25 at…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 17 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…

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…

Every Member In Church Sunday

Bethesda’s annual “Every Member In Church” (EMIC) service will be on November 26th.  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…

2017 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 12 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…

Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday is October 29th.  On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg.  In his ninety-five theses Martin Luther brought to the attention of the church and general public the errors that plagued the church 500 years ago. This date, October 31st, is regarded as the…

Bethesda Participates in Doors Open

Bethesda church and cemetery will be on show in the 2017 Doors Open Markam event.  This is not the first time Bethesda will be part of this important cultural event which gives people from near and far the opportunity to visit and learn about important entities which have historical and cultural significance because of their…

Women’s Fellowship Potluck

The Women’s Fellowship will resume their meetings on Tuesday, September 26 with a potluck dinner.  The dinner will begin at 6:00 pm in the church hall. All women of the congregation are invited to attend this social event.

Annual Corn Roast and Campfire

Our Annual Corn Roast and Campfire will be on Saturday, September 9th 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…