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Sharecropper Dinner

Our Annual Sharecropper Dinner is on Sunday, November 8 at 5.30 pm. This dinner is an important part of our social calendar.   It is one of the many occasions when, as a church family, we gather in a setting where we can just have a good time sharing in meal, conversations and fellowship. It is…

Every Member In Church Sunday

It is November. At Bethesda this means many things. In November we have our special All Saints Day service, Sharecropper Dinner and our Annual Every Member In Church(EMIC) Sunday. Our Annual EMIC Sunday will be held on November 22. The Preacher will be Rev. Doug Reble, Assistant to Bishop Michael Pryse. What is EMIC Sunday…

A Generous Church

Bethesda is a small congregation by any measure. Our membership on paper does not exceed two-hundred and twenty-five.   Our active membership is about one hundred and thirty. Technically, an active member is anyone who communes at least once a year.   In any six weeks period at least one hundred and fifteen of our members would…

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…