Sharecropper

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…