Sharecropper

2023 Sharecropper Dinner

Bethesda’s annual Sharecropper Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 26 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…

Special Guest Speaker

Next Sunday, October 15, we will have a special guest speaker at worship. The United Nations designates October 16 World Food Day. To recognize and learn more about the importance of this day we will have Karin Achtletsetter, Executive Director of Canadian Lutheran World Relief, speak to us during worship about how CLWR is responding…

Fall Corn Roast Social

Our annual Fall Corn Roast Social will be held at the Smith Farm on McCowan Road, north of Major MacKenzie Drive on Sunday, September 10, starting at 3:00 pm. Please note the change of date. Corn, fruit, cookies and drinks will be provided.    There will be activities for children and adults, including wagon rides,…

Sharecropper Project Crop Blessing

A few members of the congregation gathered at the site of our crop of wheat on Wednesday, July 8 to share a blessing by Pastor Roy for a good harvest.  It is anticipated that the crop will likely be harvested in about two weeks, depending on the weather.  Our Sharecropper Project supports the work of…

Sharecropper Project Update June 2020

Bethesda’s Sharecropper project of winter wheat is growing well. It is quite amazing how winter wheat is planted in September, grows slowly and then goes dormant for the winter. As soon as the frost is out of the ground and the soil begins to warm, the spring growth begins. It becomes the first grain crop…

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…