Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Triple P Parenting

Mon Jan 15, 2018
9 am-12 pm

(5 Sessions)


Parents, have you ever:

  • wanted to improve the relationship with your child or teenager?
  • struggled with handling your child’s behaviour?
  • questioned if you were doing the right thing as a parent?

Triple P helps parents:

  • create a stable, supportive, happy family environment
  • teach their children the skills they need to get along with others
  • deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour
  • encourage positive behaviour
  • develop realistic expectations of their children and themselves
  • take care of themselves as parents

Get the information and support you need:

Telephone support
Call HaltonParents to speak live with a Public Health Nurse for parenting information and to get advice. PHNs are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Dial 311 or 905-825-6000
    Toll free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866)
    TTY 905-827-9833

Discussion groups
This group uses video and discussion to give parents ideas about how they can address specific issues in their family. These sessions are 2 hours in length and are currently available for parents of children 1-6 years.
Topics include:

  • Managing Fighting and Aggression
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
  • Dealing with Disobedience

Small group series
This series uses discussion, telephone support and workbooks to guide families through the steps of addressing individual parenting concerns. The groups will meet for 4 or 5 weeks and then receive telephone support before one final session.


Sun., Dec., 24, 6:30 pm

What would it have been like to witness the arrival of a baby who would save the world? The Shepherd, the Wise Man, Mary, and Joseph each examine the question, “What child is this?”

Everyone is invited to join in this Christmas Eve program.


In the Spring and Autumn, Bethel Church helps the local community with yard clean-up. This is organized by Bethel’s deacons.

For those SERVING: please come out and join us as we serve our community by helping our neighbours tidy up after the long winter.

The following is scheduled and may change.

SPRING Clean-up: Sat, April 14, 2018, 8:30am-12:30pm

For those DESIRING clean-up email


Sat 9 December, 8:30-9:30 am

For $3 (to cover cost), you can enjoy an hour of good Christian fellowship over a breakfast of coffee, toast & eggs. Invite a neighbor… it’s a perfect time to build community and to get to know others. Feel free to join us.

Contact Jake Adema if you have any questions or if you want to help out: 905-877-4080

Men’s Breakfast runs on the second Saturday, monthly from September to June.


Tuesdays 7 pm, Sep 26 to Apr 2018


Fun, fast paced Boys Scout type club for boys grades 2-8.

Link to Calvinist Cadets website
Link to Calvinist Cadets website

Cadets is a fun, fast paced club which is similar to Boy Scouts in many ways, Cadets has the added dimension of being Christian. We enjoy many special events such as camp outs, pizza parties, bowling, gym nights, and the Cadet-O-Rama. The goal of Cadetting is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical and social) by providing Christian male councilors, together with a uniquely designed structure, program and materials.


There is a lot of enthusiasm on the part of young boys to begin their journey through the Cadet programs. They’ve heard their older brothers or older boys in the community talk about the camp outs, crafts, Bible lessons, and service projects, and they are READY! Junior Cadets taps this enthusiasm with a “hit the ground running” type of program. The materials are comprehensive but concise. They are designed to effectively channel the energy of boys in grades 2 – 3 (ages 7 to 8-year-olds).
Explorer – for 2nd graders
Adventurer – for 3rd graders


For boys in grades 4 – 8 (ages 9 – 13)


Here is the heart of the Cadet organization. Boys and their counselors working side by side on Bible lessons, Christian service projects, outdoor activities (camping, cycling, hiking, canoeing, and much more), and working on merit badge projects — selecting from a wide range of interests and skills.
More than 95 merit badges are offered in this program. The counselor challenges, guides, encourages, listens, and counsels the boys as an expression of God’s love.

The typical club will be made up of several small groups of about five or six boys called cadres. Each cadre will be lead by a counselor.

For information about Cadets, email Gord Furzer and
Kevin Kamminga at


Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour

Ages 7 – 13 (or Grades 2 – 8) are welcome.
GEMS logo as link to GEMS website
Link to GEMS Girls Clubs website

GEMS is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls!

Girls in grades two through eight are welcome to join. At club, they have the opportunity to participate in:

    • Making new friends and being part of a caring small group
    • Getting to know Jesus
    • Participating in dynamic worship
    • Learning actions and creative movements to songs
    • Studying God’s Word–the Bible, and learning how to apply it to her life
    • Developing important life skills through badge activities
    • Making crafts that encourage others
    • Participating in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives
    • Finding answers to challenges that face girls today

The purpose of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well – between girls, and between girls and their counselor (leader).

Girls in clubs are organized into small groups with one leader or counselor for each group of six to eight girls. It is through these small groups, and the weekly interactions that take place in club, that faith is nurtured and developed, and long lasting friendships are made.

The ministry of GEMS Girls’ Clubs has been serving churches for over 50 years! During these years, thousands of girls’ lives have been changed forever. Today, there are over 23,000 girls who are member of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.

The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and Christian organizations throughout Canada, United States and the world! Culturally relevant curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.

Program Contents

The activities in the GEMS Clubs are based on three age-appropriate levels, with a focus on a yearly theme.

AWARENESS LEVEL: 2nd-3rd grades

Girls participate in organized activities through which friendships naturally begin to develop.

Awareness Level activities teach:

    • Who God is
    • Sharing with others
    • Stories from the Bible
    • How to help others
    • Being considerate

Girls also increase in their knowledge and understanding of God and how special it is to know Him and have Him in our hearts. A fun, engaging magazine called Sparkle is available with age-appropriate stories, recipes, Bible lessons, crafts and games.

DISCOVERY LEVEL: 4th-6th grades

Girls begin to understand that God has created them for a purpose, and that they can make a difference in the world by using the gifts and talents God has given them.

Activities include:

    • Earning badges to help discover talents and develop new skills
    • Learning to worship with regular opportunities for singing and creative movement
    • Discovering more about who God is through His Word and His World
    • Participate in service opportunities

Discovery level girls also receive an award winning, monthly magazine called SHINE brightly, filled with inspiring stories, quizzes, crafts, life lessons from the Bible, recipes, music and much more!

ADVANCED LEVEL: 7th-8th grades

The small group experience of the club setting continues to provide girls with a “safe environment” in which feelings and questions can be openly shared.
Girls learn about:

    • God’s perspective on inner and outer beauty
    • How to come face to face with God
    • How to have joy even in difficult times
    • Techniques for overcoming worry and doubt
    • How to stand strong against peer pressure
    • The importance of being physically and spiritually fit
    • How important it is for God to be in their lives every day and that His help is necessary for making wise decisions

Shine brightly magazine is also available to all Advanced Level girls.


More information about the whole GEMS Ministry is available on their amazing website at

For more information contact:



Connecting together, connecting with God

The Small Groups Ministry of Bethel

What is a small group? A small group is a bunch of people (approx. 6 -12) who meet regularly to learn more about God/The Bible/Christianity or to go out and serve. Our goal as a ministry is to provide various opportunities for people to grow in their faith and understanding, all the while connecting together and connecting with God.

Our small group ministry is a vital part of life here at Bethel.

Our groups are as unique as the people in them. There are groups that prefer DVD style studies, some that prefer more in-depth, verse by verse Bible study, and some that serve the community.

For more information, see the “Exploring Small Groups” brochure in PDF format.

Link to Connections Small Groups
Link to Connections Small Groups


Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15am

New series starts Sept 13, 2017.

This group gathers weekly to discover and learn what God says to us through His Word. This fall we will be focusing our study on the gospel of John – a personal account of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as told by one of his closest disciples. All women are welcome, including their children.

Childcare is provided for those 2 yrs and under and Little Lambs for those over 2 yrs. We start at 9:30 am, but we suggest you come at 9:15 for a more relaxed start with a coffee or tea.

For further information, please contact Bethel Church, Acton at 519-853-2121.


MON. NOV. 27, 10 AM

The next meeting will involve Christmas music and song,  treats to eat and a gift exchange ( bring a wrapped gift with a value of $5.00 or less). All are welcome.

There will be no YOY in December 2017.

Usually we play cards or table games. Join in on the fun.

YOY is usually the last Monday of each month at 10am from Sept to June.

For more information call Joanne Feenstra 519-853-2147.
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Come once or come often.


Thursdays, 10:30-12:30 pm

Geared for pregnant woman until baby is 6 months old.

Free. Join anytime. Year round. Daycare available for children up to and including age 4.
  • Enjoy a healthy meal in a friendly environment
  • Meet new friends
  • Learn about a healthy pregnancy
  • Get parenting help
  • Speak with a public health nurse and a registered dietitian
  • Receive free vouchers to access: prenatal vitamines, vitamin D, Halton Fresh Food Box
  • Receive transportation if needed

For more information visit:  or  dial 311