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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…

New By-Laws for the Cemetery

Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery has submitted new by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. To see a copy of the proposed new by-laws click here. Please note, these by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act 2002. Telephone: Bereavement Authority of Ontario, 647-483-2645 or 1-844-493-6356. If you…

Our Choir Is Back

It was Shakespeare who penned the words, “If music be the food of love then play on”. These words merely express what human beings have known from the dawn of creation. Music, even in its most primitive forms and expressions, is the language of the soul. It is like balm to the sore as well…

Chairman’s Comments

We are finally heading into summer. This brings about a time in our lives that we can get out and expand our horizons as it relates to outdoor activities – gardening, kids sports, BBQ’s, easier travel. Some are fortunate enough to travel, or experience a cottage which certainly breaks up the activities at home. Just…

Bethesda Garage Sale A Success

The Garage Sale ad-hoc committee held a successful garage sale on Saturday, 4th June. As has become the practice the sale was held to coincide with the Unionville Festival. This allows the event to capitalize on the many people who pass by on their way to the Festival. The committee planned, organized and executed the…

No Parking Zone

The City of Markham has recently made some changes to street parking around the Bethesda neighbourhood.  The eastern side of Union Street and the north side of Euclid Avenue are now no parking zones.  This was done to allow easier access for emergency vehicles in the area. Some of our members park in those locations…

Garage Sale

Bethesda will hold its biennual Garage Sale on Saturday, June 4, starting at 7:30 AM in the Church parking lot.  The sale will include household items, bicycles, sporting goods, books, movies but no clothes.  Coffee and snacks will also be for sale.  Please note, it is also Unionville Festival Day so arrive early to avoid…