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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….

Knitting and Crocheting Group

A Knitting and Crocheting Group has formed at Bethesda.  Their second meeting will be on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the church hall.  Those wishing to join the group may simply add your name to the sign up sheets on the notice boards in the narthex.  If you have any…

I Saw A Purple Flower Today

Every year about this time I witness what I call a “war”. This war is fought with many skirmishes. It is a “war” between winter and spring. Winter wages a valiant fight to prolong its presence. On the other hand, spring wants winter to know that it is the victor and its victory was declared…

Christ’s Death And Resurrection And Ours

On March 27th the strains of “Alleluia” will fill the air of churches around the world as Christians celebrate the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The message “He is risen” will sound forth in sermons, songs, scripture readings, and Easter greetings.  The celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead is one of the…

Holy Week And Easter

Holy Week and Easter are fast approaching.  The following is the worship schedule at Bethesda at this important time in the church calendar: March 20  Palm Sunday 10:30 am March 24  Maundy Thursday 8:00 pm March 25  Good Friday 10:30 am March 27  Easter Sunday – breakfast 9:00 am, worship 10:30 am 

Lent – An Opportunity For Spiritual Renewal

Perhaps no other season in the church’s liturgical calendar offers opportunities for spiritual reflection as Lent does.  The joyous Alleluias of Christmas and Easter are more conducive to a spirit of celebration than reflection; though the two are not, by any means, mutually exclusive.  Pentecost day brings its own excitement with sounds of mighty rushing…

2015 Annual Congregational Meeting

The 2015 Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) will be held on Sunday, February 28th.  There will be an abbreviated service after which the first part of the meeting will be convened.  The meeting will be adjourned at noon for lunch.  Lunch will be a pot luck affair in the hall.  After lunch the meeting will reconvene…