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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.
Fall at BUCC
Sunday, October 14th, Access Sunday and Disabilities Awareness Week, Worship 10:30, Rev. Dee Ledger preaching; “Of Camels, Needles, and Kin-doms…”
Sunday, October 21st, Worship 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dee Ledger preaching; “Awe and Humility”
Thursday, October 25th, Labyrinth Walk, 6-9 pm. Come, spend the evening walking our indoor labyrinth to quiet music. Get in touch with your spirit and soul…de-stress and find your inner calm. Free. Please note: We ask folks to remove shoes before walking labyrinth. Clean socks available for use.
Sunday, October 28th , Reformation/Reconciliation Sunday, Worship 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dee Ledger preaching, “God on Trial,” S.O.S. (Showing Our Support) observed after worship, prayers and laying on of hands for those who desire it.
Thursday, November 1st , All Saints’ Service, 7 pm. Please join us for a quiet, reflective service that remembers and celebrates those we have loved and those who have passed into eternal life. As we remember, we will light candles, pray for comfort in our losses, and share in communion. Please consider inviting someone who has experienced loss in the past year or who may need an encouraging word as the nights grow shorter. The community is especially welcome to attend to receive support or to help support others in their grieving.
Sunday, November 4th, All Saints’ Observed in Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dee preaching, “Sharing Risk.”
Sunday, November 11th, Stewarding and Consecration Sunday, Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dee preaching, “What Shall We Bring?”
Sunday, November 18th, Thanksgiving Sunday, Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, November 25th, Reign of Christ Sunday, Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dee preaching, “A Different Kind of Rule.” S.O.S. (Showing Our Support) observed after worship, prayers and laying on of hands for those who desire it.
Sunday, December 2nd, First Sunday of Advent, Worship and Communion, 10:30 a.m.
FALL BOOK STUDY and DISCUSSION: Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer; Discussion after church, 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm: Sundays, Sept 30th, Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. ALL are welcome to attend discussion at any point.
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