125th Anniversary

Bethune United Church, Baysville, Ontario Canada

"Bethune UCC Celebrates 125th, July 19 and 20th, 2008"

PHOTO DISPLAYS at the 125th Anniversary

Spiritual Leaders

Sunday School

Church Family

Bethune Christmas

Church Building

125th Anniversary Celebration July 19 and 20, 2008

Saturday, July 19th

3:00 Introduction to the Spirituality of Labyrinths

by Gailand MacQueen, author of The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths

5:00 Official Welcome & Dedication of Labyrinth & Perennial Gardens

Activities for Children

5:30 Community Barbecue. Please bring lawn chairs.

7:00 Bonfire & Sing-Along

Dusk Candle-lit labyrinth walk

Sunday, July 20th

9:30 Special Anniversary Worship Service

Photo Display

10:30 Coffee & Birthday Cake

11:00 Prayerful walking of the labyrinth, led by Gailand

Bethune United Church of Canada will celebrate its 125th Anniversary on July 19th and 20th, 2008. The congregation is inviting all former ministers and congregants as well as new friends and visitors to join in the celebrations.

Founded by Probationary Presbyterian student minister, Malcolm Bethune, father of Dr. Norman Bethune, the church was dedicated on July 29, 1883 and is now served by Pastor Sue Wood.

The birthday celebrations will start on the afternoon of Saturday, July 19th with the dedication and guided walk of the "Muskoka" style labyrinth, led by Rev. Dr. Gailand MacQueen, author of The Spirituality of Mazes and Labyrinths. The day's festivities will continue with a community barbecue, bon-fire and old-fashioned sing-along.

Sunday worship will include an honouring of our elder congregants, special music commemorative service and a prayerful walking of the labyrinth.

For further information contact Nadya Tarasoff, e-mail: kimnad@xplornet.com or phone: (705)789-2869 or Joy Seymour, e-mail: michael.seymour@sympatico.ca or phone: (705)767-3712.

On behalf of the Anniversary Organizing Committee.