Coming Events – please join us

Maple Syrup Sugar Bush Clean Up

Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 am to noon followed by a light lunch

The record high temperatures have made this Spring delightful to be outside but it has not been ideal for making maple syrup.  Production is less than a third of last year.  The flow has dried up and the buds will soon be out.  It is time to take down all the pails, remove the spiles, and wash all the equipment and then put it away for storage until next February. Please e-mail us at bethesda.renewal@gmail.com if you are able to join us so we can provide enough food.

Outdoor Work Day / Wood Splitting Day

Monday, May 21 8:30 AM to Noon (followed by lunch  Noon -1:00)

We need your help to gather, split and stack firewood for next year’s maple syrup operation and for the fireplace in the retreat centre and woodstove in the prayer cabin.  Wood has to be put away at least a year in advance to dry and “season”.  There is also work to do preparing the gardens and clearing /burning brush from the trails.  We will work for 3 and a half hours and then enjoy fellowshipping together over lunch that will be provided.

 

Quarterly potluck gatherings of the Bethesda Fellowship

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on the following Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 7:30 pm:
  • April 15 (Maple syrup celebration)
  • July 15 (BBQ)
  • October 14 (Corn Roast)

The 2013 AGM (Annual General Meeting) is scheduled for Sunday, January 13,  2013.