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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…

Sharecropper Project Spring 2016 Update

The 2015 Sharecropper Project came to a conclusion on Sunday, April 3 as Arthur Schickedanz of Galten Farms presented a cheque for $8,990 as the profit from the sale of the 241.6 tonnes of corn from the 51 acre growing project. This amount, together with the donations from St. John’s United Church, Oakville, members of…

Chairman’s Comments

During Pastor Roy’s remarks at our Annual Congregational Service and Meeting he mentioned developing a vision for this congregation. In the history of this particular congregation it is unlikely the demographics of our community have changed as rapidly as in the past 10 years. Couple that with every-day pressures of work and family, technological changes,…

Mother’s Day – Presence And Presents

Mothers’ Day will be observed and celebrated on Sunday 8th May. It is a day many welcome with joyful anticipation. Some regard the day with trepidation. Still others view the day with indifference. The mixed dispositions to Mothers’ Day are shaped by, among other things, where one is in life. Those who welcome Mothers’ Day…

Hymn Sing Evening

Do you like to sing hymns?  We have an event for you.  The Worship and Music Committee will host the next Hymn Sing at the church on Sunday evening, May 29 at 7:00 pm.  We will sing some of our favourite hymns with a Pentecost theme.  Afterwards, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments….