Welcome

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BUCC welcomes the Rev. Darla Dee Ledger as our new pastor. On Sunday, September 15th at 10:30 am, Rev. Dee will preach her first sermon at BUCC.

Rev. Dee, ordained by the UCC in 2003, most recently served as the pastor at First Congregational Church of Southampton UCC in Southampton, MA. She previously served as Hospice Chaplain in Florida. Dee is a graduate of McDaniel College, Westminster, MD and taught high school English in Frederick County before receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2001.

Rev. Dee is filled with enthusiasm, grace, joy and sparkling laughter and is an ideal match for BUCC. Dee loves preaching and sees her ministry as one that opens up the “window” of God’s love and Christian faith to all.

Dear Members and Friends of Bethesda United Church of Christ,

We invite you to join us for a joyful Annual Consecration of your pledge commitment to God and this faith community on Sunday, November 24, 2013 during our 10:30 am worship service.
Together, we will celebrate with thanksgiving all that God is doing at BUCC– through our special music, the spoken word, prayer, the blessing of our Thanksgiving baskets, and your faithful presence with us! God has indeed blessed us with many surprising and wondrous gifts– Could yours be one of them? Please prayerfully consider your pledge for 2014 and bring your pledge card with you to worship on Sunday.

May the Spirit move freely through our hearts and minds,

Blessings,
Rev. Dee

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2013 Stewardship Campaign Has A Surprise!

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Surprise! Anonymous donors from BUCC are offering a matching gift of up to $10,000 for any increase in an annual pledge made this year.

It works like this: If a person or family pledged $1,000 to BUCC in 2013 and increases their total pledge to $1,500 in 2014, the match will include an additional $500. The donors hope their match will inspire others to increase their financial commitment to BUCC, during this time of transition, renewal and looking ahead to our shared future. This matching gift has the potential to add $20,000 to BUCC’s income in 2014.

Letters, pledge cards and other stewardship information will be sent in early November. Stewardship Sunday will be celebrated on November 24.

If you have any questions about stewardship, please contact someone from the Stewardship Committee – Jim Burks, Dee D’Angelo, Rev. Dee Ledger, and Shannon Ross.