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Then There Was The Resurrection

The world is a good place despite of appearances to the contrary. There are good people everywhere. All around there is more goodness than would appear. Keeping this in mind helps us to maintain perspective in the midst of so much evil and bad things happening. Our experience of the ubiquity, power, and effects of…

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Worship

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

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…

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…