Markham-Unionville Ecumenical Lenten Services

The Markham-Unionville Ministerial will once again hold their Ecumenical Lenten services on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm during the season of Lent. These Lenten services are wonderful opportunities for members of the churches of the ministerial to come together in an ecumenical setting to worship.  There will be a time of fellowship following worship. Below…

Remember You Are Ash…

Remember you are ash and to ash you will return. With these words spoken, ash is placed on your foreheads in a cruciform shape, reminding us of our mortality. With these words we also welcome the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is on February 26. Bethesda will hold its traditional Ash Wednesday service…

Women’s Fellowship This Month

Both the men and women of the congregation are invited to this month’s Women’s Fellowship on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00 pm.  The guest speaker is from Evergreen Hospice and will be giving a presentation on support for caregivers. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.  We hope to see you there.

2019 Sharecropper Tally

The final tally is in. Our 2019 Sharecropper Project raised a little over $26,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and when matched by the Canadian government amounts to $130,000 in food aid and other support to alleviate hunger in the world. We thank all those that donated to the project and especially our project partners…

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday February 23rd.  As has been our practice, there will be an abbreviated worship service at 10:30 am after which the meeting will be convened in the sanctuary. This approach emphasizes the spiritual nature of the meeting.  The ACM is not just business.  It is God’s business…

Garage Sale 2020

It seems very early to start talking about our biennial garage sale. Well, it is not if the aim is to ask the members of our church to hold their articles and not dispose of them. Many people, at the start of a new year, begin to think of getting rid of stuff they had…

A New Year and Hope

The New Year is upon us. The dawning of a new year is usually accompanied b the (re)kindling of hope in our heart. Perhaps there is something about the beginning of a new year which brings hope by presenting opportunities to start over again. Then again it may be that last year was so fraught…

Good News Of Great Joy

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…” Luke 2:10 With these words the heavenly messenger proclaims the message and meaning of Christmas. The message of Christmas is that the promised Saviour is born. God’s gift of love to the world is the Christ wrapped in the veil of human flesh….

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant during the sermon time Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight worship with…

2019 Sharecropper Project Update

Thank you to all of the members of the congregation who have been supportive of the fundraising initiatives over the past year for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. We thank Galten Farms and the Schickedanz family for their support with the 50 acre growing project at the corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road. We were…