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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.

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….

Finding God In The Most Unlikely Places

By now Christmas may have already faded from our conversations and has been relegated to the archives of our minds.  However, its message of the Incarnation and its meanings for our lives continue to accompany us every day of the year.  The Incarnation reminds us that the greatest and most valuable things in life can…

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,…