ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Bethesda United Church is a friendly welcoming church focused on community. We are a vibrant congregation dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of the surrounding community.
CONCERTS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
Using the wonderful acoustics of the Bethesda sanctuary, we celebrate the gift of music across many genres with in house artists and a wide variety of guest musicians.
Outdoor Worship Space. Open Year Round
The Link at Bethesda United Church is open to the community 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Link consists of 12 unique outdoor spaces, open all seasons, are accessible and form a complete circle of our location. They may be experienced individually, all together or in combination. All of these spaces are meant to be a place of reflection, healing. guidance and hope. We rejoice in the Link participation of many community partners, such as Wesley Centre, The Living Rock, The Aboriginal Health Centre and Ancaster Community Services .
HOLY FOOD TRUCK
Stay tuned for 2022 info.
Holy food Truck is an exclusive Bethesda event where we open our parking lot to up to 10+ fantastic local food trucks for an great evening of food, fellowship, and friends.
All are welcome.
Soul Craft -FREE- Tuesday Evenings post covid.
Bring any project you might be working on or would like some help with. We will have hosts proficient in crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, weaving, beading, and cross stitch. There will be coffee, tea, yummy treats and lots of good company. All skill levels are welcome and beginners are encouraged.
FED TALKS offers Faith, Education and Experience, Discovery and Development on a wide range of topics all nurturing the good, the beautiful and the true, such as music and faith.
Curbside Pick-up dinner with Chef Brad...Italian BISTRO Dinner Sunday February 27th, $25,430-6pm Pick up only. Hand breaded chicken or Veal parm, vegetables, penne, dessert, Ordering details: 905 541 8708 by Wednesday February 23rd Straciatella soup extra: 5$
PS Perfect for Mardi Gras (March 1st) or Pre-Lent!
DONATE TO OUR CHURCH TODAY
As a small community minded church, we appreciate all the support we get from people near and far. If Bethesda has touched you in some way and you would like to support our congregation you can simply click this link and make a donation of any size.
MEET OUR STAFF
At Bethesda United Church, our staff consists of a caring and capable minister,administrator and church musician that are committed to providing exceptional service to our growing community. They are the faces behind the daily upkeep of the Church, and the reason behind our ability to smoothly run our events and services. Contact us today and speak with one of our staff members!
REV. JEFF CHALMERS
Proverbs 29:18....where there is no vision, the people languish.
There are reams and reams of self help, business and faith writings, mottos, songs, pithy phrases and calls for individual and community, family, local, national, global, environmental vision.
There is a true and legitimate reason for all this Vision speak and energy...it is needed.
The Vision Team at Bethesda United Church, after a series of open access town hall meetings and prayerful deliberation presented the following Vision Elements to the Bethesda Official Board. These have been adopted as our life-giving and sharing Vision Elements, read and pray for them, we will over the next short while fill them in and start to live them out in concrete decision making and life changing Church and community experience.
The Bethesda Vision Elements:
Ongoing promotion and development of the Link areas, recognizing that the Link is key to Bethesda sustainability and positive growth and outreach and that water is key to sustaining human, generational life, the trees in the nook, the growth in the healing garden and is flowing and has direction as does the Labyrinth.
Partnering with aboriginal peoples, recognizing the United Church of Canada as itself (see for instance our new crest), encouraging this partnership as a key justice and spiritual life issue and that earth/creation based spirituality is a place of widely shared passion and concern.
Large scale intentional development and use of social media, recognizing that the digital/cyber world, while invisible like air and the Spirit is massively changing how communication, relationships and economies are moving forward in winds of change and growth in what is called by name, “the information third economic/cultural age”. (Rural era, industrial era, being the first two).
An Awesome Church experience in worship, for all ages, recognizing that worship is the central energizing force of the gathered church and that is the fuel that fires and gives energy to Christian Development/faith nurture, mission, and is the gathered warmth of friendship. Special attention is to be given to fuelling the fires of awesome church worship and faith in younger generations, who will bear the torch of the fuel of faith in Bethesda for years to come.
Intentional connecting with schools and seniors homes, recognizing that love has a specific focus in building positive life giving, sharing relationships and shared life experiences with those people needing love to grow and learn (schools) and those needing love to sustain quality of life and wisdom sharing
During this time of social distancing Bethesda United Church will be offering our weekly worship services on our youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxeH3Jmb6vud5bFZttlkZfA
Rev. Jeff Chalmers can be reached at
905 902 0337
Sunday Service will be at available at 10:00am online sometime Sunday and may be viewed any time after.
For all other church maters please contact:
For Cemetery please contact:
Howard or Laura Jerome
905 304 8616
Currently Sunday on our youtube channel.
Bethesda provides a beautiful venue for you perfect wedding. Contact us today to discuss packages and options for weddings at Bethesda.
Bethesda has a fully functional hall and kitchen available for rent. For more information please contact Hugh at 1-905-3082825