Our Programs

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…

2019 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 5:00 pm, following our 225th Anniversary Service.  Special envelopes will be available to make your contribution to the Sharecropper Project fund.  All funds raised in our Sharecropper Project are sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank where they are matched by the Canadian Government…

Confirmation Sunday

We congratulate three young people, Nolan Isa, Larissa Smith, and Ella Wang, who will be confirmed this Sunday, October 27 at the 10:30 AM worship service. This is also Reformation Sunday. Don’t forget to wear something red.

Crop Harvested

Our Sharecropper Project crop of soybeans was harvested on Monday, October 14, Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! Stay tuned for details on the crop yield. We are also thankful to our Sharecropper Project partner St. John’s United Church in Oakville for their generous donation of $9000 towards the project.

Women’s Fellowship Potluck

The Women’s Fellowship will resume their meetings for the fall season on Tuesday, September 24th with a potluck dinner.  The dinner will begin at 6:00 pm in the church hall. All women of the congregation are invited to attend this social event.

Annual Corn Roast and Campfire

Our Annual Corn Roast and Campfire will be on Saturday, September 14th at 5:30 pm.  We thank the Smith Family for again hosting the event at their farm on McCowan Road.  Along with fresh corn on the cob, there will be hamburgers and hot dogs.  This event, which has been part of our social calendar…

Cake and Bake Sale

Bethesda is holding a Cake and Bake Sale on Saturday September 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in conjunction with Doors Open Markham. The church will be open for guided tours. The bake sale will be outside under a tent beside the parking lot. A selection of cakes, cookies, squares, and other goodies will…

2019 Sharecropper Project

The beans are in the ground and growing.  Bethesda Lutheran Church in its 225 year is again sponsoring a Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project thanks to Galten Farms and the Schickedanz Family. This will be the 18th year for our project. It has been a slow start because of the delayed spring planting season but…

Flowers Flowers Flowers

Do you have flowers in your garden that you would like to showcase? The Altar Guild would appreciate donations over the summer months for the Altar. Please contact any member of the Altar Guild if you wish to donate your own fresh flowers or if you wish to sponsor flowers for some Sunday of personal…

Community Awareness Events

Bethesda is hosting a series of community awareness events open to all in the community.     The next event is June 25th on the topic of Keeping Our Neighbourhoods Safe and is in collaboration with the York Region Police Community Engagement and Well Being Bureau.  Please see below the details of this event: Topic:…