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Bethesda Opens Its Doors To Another Church

Stewardship is one of the cardinal principles of the Christian faith.  Good stewardship is exercising responsible management of the things with which God blesses us.  God blessed Bethesda with a beautiful church building.  The congregation strives to exercise good stewardship over its property by maintaining it well and making optimal use of it.  At present…

Celebrating 15 Years of Support

  Shown here is the writing of the cheque to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the 2016 Sharecropper project of Bethesda Congregation.  Arthur Schickedanz of Galten Farms, Unionville on the left, Lorne Smith, Project Co-ordinator and Glenn Schaeffer, Chairman of the Church Council are preparing a cheque for $35,515.74 that has been sent to CFGB….

Sharecropper Project Fall 2016 Update

The Sharecropper Project field of soybeans was harvested in late September.  Because of the dry summer we had the yield was down but the quality was surprisingly good and Arthur was able to get a good price when the crop was sold.  As a result, with proceeds from the crop and donations from our members,…

Unionville Olde-Tyme Christmas Parade

Bethesda will again participate in the Unionville Olde-Tyme Christmas Parade on Friday evening, December 2nd. We will have a nativity scene set up on the truck with a trailer pulled behind.  The Sunday School and all members are invited to be a part of the our float and sing Christmas carols as we walk and…

2016 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s Annual Sharecropper Dinner is on Sunday, November 13 at 5:30 pm.  The dinner is part of our social calendar.  However, it is more than this.  Through this dinner the congregation raises funds toward its outreach programme.  This particular outreach programme provides food for people in parts of the world where hunger is a real…

Corn Roast and Campfire a Success

Our Corn Roast and Campfire was a great success.  The weather was wonderful, and the food plentiful and delicious, the entertainment enjoyable and the fellowship great.  The event was postponed from the scheduled date of Saturday, September 10 because of bad weather predicted, to Sunday September 18 at 4:00 pm.  The attendance was approximately eighty…

2016 Sharecropper Project

Bethesda’s Sharecropper Project is part of a much larger Canadian fundraising initiative to help others. During the previous year that ended March 31, 2016: There were 268 Growing Projects and auctions across Canada, that raised $6,647,605, with 126 here in Ontario In total, $11,250,057 was donated directly to the Foodgrains Bank, with an additional $2,764,635 donated to…

New By-Laws for the Cemetery

Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery has submitted new by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. To see a copy of the proposed new by-laws click here. Please note, these by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act 2002. Telephone: Bereavement Authority of Ontario, 647-483-2645 or 1-844-493-6356. If you…

Sharecropper Project Spring 2016 Update

The 2015 Sharecropper Project came to a conclusion on Sunday, April 3 as Arthur Schickedanz of Galten Farms presented a cheque for $8,990 as the profit from the sale of the 241.6 tonnes of corn from the 51 acre growing project. This amount, together with the donations from St. John’s United Church, Oakville, members of…