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Make Your Lenten Journey with Bethesda United Church Of Christ!

Please join BUCC as we journey through the Lenten season.

Feb 17th thru March 3rd

Please bring any “old” dried palms to church and place in basket in Narthex.  These dried palms will be used to make the ashes for our Ash Wednesday service.  Thanks!

Sunday, March 3rd – Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives

10:30 a.m., Worship with Communion

12 noon, Lenten Study begins, “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives”

Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday

10- 12 noon, Rev. Dee will distribute ashes to passersby at Grosvenor Metro Station to greet and bless those who are commuting back and forth.

7 p.m., Service of Ashes and Communion in the Sanctuary.  Begin your journey with this reflective and prayerful service. Our theme is “An Un-Busy Lent.”  Both communion and the imposition of ashes will be available.  Invite a friend!

Saturday, March 9th

10-12 noon, Women’s Spirituality Group

Sunday, March 10th – First Sunday of Lent

10:30 a.m. Worship “The Right Tempo.”

12 noon Lenten Study, “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives”

12 noon Inquirers’ Class: for those who wish to obtain more info about uniting in heart and spirit with Bethesda UCC.

Sunday, March 17th – Second Sunday of Lent

10:30 a.m. Worship “Preparing a Table.”

12 noon Lenten Study, “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives”

12 noon Inquirers’ Class: for those who wish to obtain more info about uniting in heart and spirit with Bethesda UCC.

Sunday, March 24th – Third Sunday of Lent

10:30 a.m. Worship “Tuning In.”

12 noon Lenten Study, “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives”

Sunday, March 31st, Fourth Sunday of Lent, New Member Sunday

10:30 a.m. Worship “Living Light.”

Sunday, April 7th– Fourth Sunday of Lent

10:30 a.m., Worship with Communion “A Time for Every Matter.”

12 noon:  “The Art of Communication: Across the Life Span and in the Moment.”  Special program offered by Kip Ingram from Montgomery County Hospice, and sponsored by the Pastoral Care Team.  BUCC is delighted to welcome Kip back!  Kip’s programs are very well-attended and have been a hit with BUCC and the community.  Don’t miss out!

Saturday, April 13th

10-12 noon, Palm folding Help to fold palms into crosses for Palm Sunday.  Intergenerational event; all ages welcome.  No experience necessary; we will teach you!  Fun, laughter, and fellowship! We will meet in the BUCC library.

10-12 noon, Women’s Spirituality Group

Sunday, April 14th – Palm/Passion Sunday

10:30 a.m. Worship, Celebrate the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem. Palms will be distributed.

12 noon Lenten Study, “Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives”

Thursday, April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service

7 p.m.  Please join us for this special service as we “move” thru the last days of Jesus’ life.  Our worship includes beautiful music, foot washing (or handwashing), communion, candlelight, readings, and service of Tenebrae.

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday

1- 8 p.m.  The labyrinth will be set up this day beginning at 1 pm for any and all who wish to walk it in the sanctuary.  Several “stations” will also be created for your devotional reflection.

Saturday, April 20th – Holy Saturday

We invite you to share a meditative experience by yourself or with family members by visiting a local park or sharing reflective time together.

Sunday, April 21st – Easter Sunday

10:30 a.m. Come celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with a festive and joyful celebration featuring special music and seasonal songs, readings, and a message of hope for these times.

Sunday, April 21st – Bright Sunday/Holy Humor Sunday

10:30 a.m. Worship, Experience the joy of Bright Sunday!  We will explore a joyful theme in worship, scripture, and music.  Rev. Deb Vaughn will be our guest preacher for today.

Sunday, May 5th, Confirmation, Communion, and Worship

10:30 a.m. Worship Mark your Calendars!

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