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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…

Good News Of Great Joy

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy…” Luke 2:10 With these words the heavenly messenger proclaims the message and meaning of Christmas. The message of Christmas is that the promised Saviour is born. God’s gift of love to the world is the Christ wrapped in the veil of human flesh….

Christmas Worship at Bethesda

Bethesda offers the following opportunities for worship during the Christmas season.  We invite you to join us. Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship with Holy Communion Sunday School will present their Christmas Pageant during the sermon time Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight worship with…

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…

Did You Know #7

It is hard to conceive that our congregation has been serving the Unionville/Markham community for 225 years. It was exactly this time of year, “just before Christmas we got under way to our land”, that the founding fathers of our congregation moved onto their new lands in Markham Township. It was not easy but our…

Christmas Family Social

Bethesda’s Annual Christmas Family Social will be on this coming Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 pm.  The event is one of the highlights of our times together as a church family.  It is also one of the many ways we celebrate Christmas at Bethesda. The Social will be a pot luck affair.  Members are asked…

Did You Know #6

It was a great event when Bethesda was able to dedicate its new and renovated facilities on October 31, 1993 after three years of construction. The supervisory roll was handled by a committee of three: Gerhard Schickedanz was the chairman and negotiated all of the construction contracts, Lionel Dawson was the onsite construction supervisor as…