The Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda ~ written by M. Basilea Schlink  excerpt from THE HOLY LAND TODAY copyright 1975 Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary used by permission The Historical Aspect The Pool of Bethesda is mentioned only in the Gospel of John, chapter five.  Later … [Read more...]

The Story of Rose Chapel

written by LORNA BRULE March 2012 When our family arrived at Bethesda in 2000, Rose Chapel didn’t exist.  This little building was a place for crafts and a potting shed.  At the door was a concrete slab entitled Joseph’s workshop 1994 And the dream to create a set apart place for prayer … [Read more...]

Maple Syrup Harvest

Maple Syrup Season is here! "O taste and see that the Lord is good" ~ Psalm 34:8 Let it flow! Tree Tapping Saturday, March 3, 2012 ~ 9 to Noon Come and help drill the holes, and hang the buckets. Family Sugar Bush Celebration (Open House ~ tours and tastes) Sunday, March 25 … [Read more...]

Bethesda Fellowship Gatherings for 2012

Quarterly shared supper gatherings of the Bethesda Fellowship are scheduled for Sunday afternoons ( 3 - 7  PM ) as follows:  April 15 (Maple syrup celebration) July 15 (BBQ) October 14 (Neighbourhood BBQ) The 2013 AGM (Annual General Meeting) is scheduled for Sunday, … [Read more...]

Be Still?

What does it mean to be still? ... ceasing our wordy prayers and listening to His still, small voice ... ceasing our strivings and leaning on Him with child-like trust ... ceasing our doing for Him and simply being with Him God's word speaks to us about being still: Be still and know … [Read more...]

Prayer Guide (Daily Office)

Pete Scazzero, pastor of New Life Fellowship and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality has put together some prayer guides in pamphlet form that I have found helpful in bringing some structure and discipline to my prayer life.  It consists primarily of scripture with some brief guidelines.  He … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Bethesda Baked Oatmeal Brings Treasured Memories

There is a group of friends that have been meeting at Bethesda for a couple of weekends a year for over two decades.  Part of their tradition includes a delicious baked oatmeal that they shared with us over New Year's weekend.  This simple recipe came from the wife of the first host family at … [Read more...]

God Keeps Us Faithful to 1977 Vision

I recently came across the original vision for  Bethesda from a document created in the Fall of 1977 before the property was purchased and named.  It still applies to what we are doing here at Bethesda 35 years later.  Here are some highlights from the 1977 document:  That God will work healing … [Read more...]

New Host Family

Introducing the Milnes Family. Rob, Sherry and Josiah Milnes moved to Bethesda in mid July.  We look forward to helping to make your visit here a special time to connect with God and experience His love in this peaceful rural setting. … [Read more...]