Our Programs

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…

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…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 pm.  The event is one of the highlights of our times together as a church family.  It is also one of the many ways we celebrate Christmas at Bethesda. The Social will be a pot luck affair.  Members are asked…

Special Women’s & Men’s Fellowship

There will be a special fellowship event this Tuesday, November 26, at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker is Jaime Cruz from the Alzheimer Society of York Region. Everyone is invited to attend.   

Every Member In Church Sunday

Bethesda’s annual “Every Member In Church” (EMIC) service will be on November 24th.  The service is usually set to coincide with the Festival of Christ The King Sunday.  This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Pentecost season and of the liturgical church year.  EMIC Sunday was introduced several years ago as a means of…

Hymn Fest

The Music and Worship Committee will host its next Hymn Fest on Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. These sing-a-longs are informal affairs at which we sing hymns, especially the old ones and gospels.  Interesting snippets of background information is shared of the hymns, their composers, tunes and tune writers.  These are pleasant evenings of…