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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,…

Unionville Olde-Tyme Christmas Parade

Bethesda will again participate in the Unionville Olde-Tyme Christmas Parade on Friday evening, December 2nd. We will have a nativity scene set up on the truck with a trailer pulled behind.  The Sunday School and all members are invited to be a part of the our float and sing Christmas carols as we walk and…

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…

2016 Sharecropper Project

Bethesda’s Sharecropper Project is part of a much larger Canadian fundraising initiative to help others. During the previous year that ended March 31, 2016: There were 268 Growing Projects and auctions across Canada, that raised $6,647,605, with 126 here in Ontario In total, $11,250,057 was donated directly to the Foodgrains Bank, with an additional $2,764,635 donated to…

Garage Sale – Part 2

The second garage sale which was held on Saturday, July 9th was another success. The garage sale committee met on June 29 after the first garage sale to decide what to do with the articles left over from the first sale. They decided to hold another sale on July 9. With speed and efficiency they…