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Fall Leaves

Growing up in Guyana we became acquainted with the season of autumn through the British education system. Autumn is called fall in North America, for obvious reasons. Called by any name it is beyond debate that it is a most beautiful season, some would say the most beautiful one. Many things make fall the beautiful…

Changing Seasons

There are many good things to say about having the four seasons. As Alice said when we first came to Canada, “I love the seasons. They are like renewals. Each season is different and there is excitement in anticipating and preparing for the start of each new season – even winter.   On the back side…

2015 Sharecropper Project Update

Our 2015 Sharecropper Project will be a field of corn.  The field, once again located at the southwest corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Sideroad, was planted the first week of May under perfect conditions.  We pray that God provides spring showers to get it off to a good growing start. For more information about our Sharecropper program and…

New Life

Spring is associated with new life. After the long, cold, grey sleep of winter, everything springs to life again. Bird could be heard early in the morning welcoming the new day, with their concerts of sweet and varies melodies. The grass is quickly exchanging their brown appearance for green. And of course flowers are beginning…

Seizing Opportunities

Auspicious moments are opportune times for reflection. Numbered among such moments are anniversaries of birth or marriage. In the case of a nation it may be anniversaries of significant events such as Independence or some defining event in its history. Of Course the beginning of a new year is especially opportune for engaging in sober…

2014 Sharecropper Project Report

Bethesda can be proud of its support of the 2014 project.  A total of $38,526 has been sent to Canadian Foodgrains Bank headquarters in Winnipeg.  Many thanks to Arthur Schickedanz (Galten Farms), St. John’s United Church in Oakville, FaithLife Financial, the private donor and all members who contributed.  This $38,526 translates into $192,630 of aid…

Quilting Group Did It Again

The group of dedicated women who gather at the church every other week to make quilts recently sent a shipment of their handiwork to CLWR headquarters.  CLWR sends them to parts of the world where they are needed the most. Quilting is hard but pleasurable work.  The women who gather to quilt are really engaged…

Yellow Brick House Donations

With the facilitation of Pat Neuman, Bethesda was able to donate a quantity of toys to the Yellow Brick House.  Bethesda has chosen the Yellow Brick House as its local outreach partner.  This organization does very good work among women and children who find themselves in urgent need of a safe and secure environment because of…

Old Tyme Christmas Parade

Bethesda participated in Unionville’s “Old Tyme Christmas” Candlelight Parade on Friday, December 5, 2014. This is the first time that Bethesda has participated in the winter evening parade.  We have participated in the summer parade for several years now. Bethesda, along with its sister congregation, St. Paul, presented a float depicting the Nativity of Our…

“We Care” Bags

Once again, Bethesda rose to the occasion and filled 50 “We Care” bags.  These bags are filled with school supplies and a toy by our members and will be distributed to children in various parts of the world, that are not as fortunate as ours.  This is a program of Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  We…