Our Programs

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:…

Spring Cleaning

The Landscape Committee invites congregation members to assist them with the spring cleanup around the church property and gardens.  The work bee is on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9:00 am and continues until 11:00 am.  Please bring your own rakes and shovels.

Painting and Healing

This is a program of art instruction with healing components.  It is brought to you by the congregations of Bethesda Lutheran Church and St. Paul Chinese Lutheran Church. First Month:  Sketching and drawing techniques with pencil crayons (basic objects) Second Month:  Sketching and drawing with watercolours and pencil crayons (compound objects and perspective) Third Month:…

2018 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 5:30 pm.  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 at a rate of 4…

2018 Sharecropper Project

The 2018 Sharecropper Project is a field of corn at the southwest corner of Warden Avenue and Stouffville Road.  It was planted in late May and is growing nicely.  On Sunday, July 1, one of the corn plants was blessed during worship.  We are praying for a good growing season and bounteous harvest.  All proceeds…