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Welcome to Bethesda United Church of Christ
We welcome all without exception as we worship God together, journey in the spirit, and share our gifts with each other, our neighbors, and the world.
Summer at BUCC
Sunday, June 24th, Worship 10:30 am, Open and Affirming Sunday Please join us as we celebrate God’s image as reflected through LGBTQ persons and through the diversity of the gathered church. LGBTQ themed worship service followed by a coffee hour with discussions on transgender lives. During the worship service, Dr. L J Ingram will speak on “Walking in God’s Shadow”, based upon Genesis 1:26. Within the message, she will share her exegesis and experienced based understanding of God’s creation. Rev. Dee co-leading.
Also, after church, Member and minister, Rev. Raymond Patch, has offered to teach a confirmation program based on Ethics to our youth, rising 8th graders thru high school. He has offered to meet with interested youth and parents in the Library, to discuss this and to answer any questions that you might have regarding scheduling preferences and also content. If we have enough interested parties, we would like to offer a program from Sept to May/June with Confirmation in the Spring of 2019.
Saturday, June 30th, 9:30 am Rev. Dee and all Parents with young kiddos (2nd grade and younger) are meeting at Badlands in Rockville for fun, play, and social time together. Feel free to invite another friend or family with little ones if desired. Please visit website for cost of entry. http://badlandsplayspace.com/
Sunday, July 1st, Worship and Communion 10:30 am, Rev. Dee preaching
Saturday, July 1st, Evening Summer Social and Game Night, 7-9 pm; (rain or shine) at Rev. Dee’s, 7 Tulip Drive, Gaithersburg; Desserts provided, bring beverage of choice (BYOB is fine) and a lawnchair if you have one, gather both indoors and outdoors for games, talking, desserts, and socializing. Family Friendly; kiddos are welcome.
Saturday July 7, 2018 Manna Food Box Packing 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pack boxes of food to be shared with those in need in our community. At Manna Food Center, children ages ten and up are welcome.
Sunday, July 8th, Worship 10:30 am, Rev. Chuck Myers preaching
Sunday, July 15th, Worship 10:30 am, Rev. Deb Vaughn preaching
Sunday, July 22nd, Worship 10:30 am, Rev. Paul L. Grace-Neal preaching
Sunday, July 29th, Worship 10:30 am, Rev. Raymond Patch preaching, “Identity Crises”
Sunday, August 5th, Worship 10:30 am, Rev. Jean Thompson preaching
Sunday, August 12th, Worship 10:30, Rev. Dee Ledger preaching
BETHESDA HELP FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS NEEDED — BUCC continues to collect donations of non-perishable foods for the Bethesda Help Food Pantry. Bethesda Help is an all-volunteer organization offering immediate short term assistance to residents of southern Montgomery County who are in financial crisis. Please consider buying an extra item or two when you shop for your own groceries. The collection bin is located the BUCC narthex, with a list of needed foods. Thank you.
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As disciples of Jesus, we seek to embody Christ’s extravagant love, and share this love with everyone regardless of race, gender identity, income, age, orientation, or disability. Our building is wheelchair accessible, we provide assisted listening devices, and produce large-print bulletins for our members and guests with diminished vision. We fly a rainbow flag near our doors to boldly attract the attention of passers-by who see that a Christian church is declaring its welcome to LGBT persons.
We are proud of our history on the forefront of progressive change whether it be marching on the Mall with Martin Luther King, Jr., making a commitment to reduce homelessness and hunger around us, or becoming an Open and Affirming church.
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Here, we hope that you will find a spiritual home among those who seek God like yourself, and who share the many ways God seeks us.
Bethesda United Church of Christ
10010 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Sunday | 10:30am – Worship and Sunday School
A Season of Joy
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LOCATION: Main Church Building