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Palm Sunday and Holy Week Worship

Worship devotion videos for Palm/Passion Sunday, Holy Week and Easter will be available on our Facebook page. We invite you to worship at this most special time in the church calendar.

Church Giving

If you are able and willing to continue your church offerings during this period without Sunday worship, we invite you to mail you offering cheque to the church office. Another option is to enroll in the Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR) program where your monthly donation to the church is withdrawn from your bank account and deposited…

Congregational Activities Suspended

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic currently happening and the need for social distancing to break the spread of the virus, all worship and other activities at the church are suspended until further notice. For Sunday morning devotionals, please see our facebook page. For any pastoral needs, please contact us. Let us pray for each other…

Ecumenical Lenten Services Cancelled

The remaining Markham-Unionville Ministerial Ecumenical Lenten services on Sunday evenings during the season of Lent have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Markham-Unionville Ecumenical Lenten Services

The Markham-Unionville Ministerial will once again hold their Ecumenical Lenten services on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm during the season of Lent. These Lenten services are wonderful opportunities for members of the churches of the ministerial to come together in an ecumenical setting to worship.  There will be a time of fellowship following worship. Below…

Remember You Are Ash…

Remember you are ash and to ash you will return. With these words spoken, ash is placed on your foreheads in a cruciform shape, reminding us of our mortality. With these words we also welcome the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is on February 26. Bethesda will hold its traditional Ash Wednesday service…

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…

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday February 23rd.  As has been our practice, there will be an abbreviated worship service at 10:30 am after which the meeting will be convened in the sanctuary. This approach emphasizes the spiritual nature of the meeting.  The ACM is not just business.  It is God’s business…

Garage Sale 2020

It seems very early to start talking about our biennial garage sale. Well, it is not if the aim is to ask the members of our church to hold their articles and not dispose of them. Many people, at the start of a new year, begin to think of getting rid of stuff they had…

A New Year and Hope

The New Year is upon us. The dawning of a new year is usually accompanied b the (re)kindling of hope in our heart. Perhaps there is something about the beginning of a new year which brings hope by presenting opportunities to start over again. Then again it may be that last year was so fraught…