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Hymn Fest

The Music and Worship Committee will host its second Hymn Fest of 2017 this Sunday, June 25 at 7:30 pm.  The them of this event is “Sitting Around the Campfire”.  We will sing camp songs and songs we sang at Luther League growing up.  The singing will be accompanied by the “Guitar Group”. These sing-a-longs…

Spring BBQ

Bethesda will hold its annual spring BBQ in the church parking lot on Sunday, June 11, following worship.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken will be cooked on the grills and we ask that members please bring a salad or dessert to share.  All are welcome.  Please bring along your lawn chairs as well. This is…

Post Easter Concert

Bethesda is hosting a post Easter Concert on Saturday, May 27th at 7:00 pm.  The concert will feature the musical talents of members and friends of the congregation, including many of our young people.  There will be a time for those attending to participate in a sing along.  Following the concert, we will retire downstairs…

Refugee Sponsorship Info Night

There will be a presentation on refugee sponsorship on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm.  This presentation will take place at the Women’s Fellowship meeting.  An organization which works with refugees will make the presentation.  It promises to be an informative and interesting event.  The women invite everyone to attend.  Many congregations in the ELCIC…

Bethesda Opens Its Doors To Another Church

Stewardship is one of the cardinal principles of the Christian faith.  Good stewardship is exercising responsible management of the things with which God blesses us.  God blessed Bethesda with a beautiful church building.  The congregation strives to exercise good stewardship over its property by maintaining it well and making optimal use of it.  At present…

Markham-Unionville Ecumenical Lenten Services

The Markham-Unionville Ministerial will once again hold their Ecumenical Lenten services on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm during the season of Lent.  This year’s services will have the general theme of “The Sola Power of the Christian Faith”.  The theme is tied in to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Some watchwords emerging out of…

Some Sober Reflections

Annual Congregational Meetings (ACM) are important events in the life of any congregation.  They are times for taking stock of past performance and charting the way forward.  These are challenging times for churches.  Changing cultural values, expectations and priorities are influencing peoples’ commitment to church.  Culture is not only competing with church for peoples’ time,…

German Bible and Hymn Books

Are you interested in owning a German Bible?  A member of the congregation has some bibles and hymn books in the German language.  She wants to make them available to anyone who desires to have them.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Pastor Roy.

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….