Journey with us!  Celebrate Advent with Bethesda UCC!


Sunday, November 29 First Sunday Of Advent  

“Questions and Questing”  Worship Service via ZOOM; 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dee preaching, “Where are you, God?”  Today we begin our Advent journey together in worship with candle-lighting as we reflectively wait the coming of Jesus.  Our Advent Study begins after worship via Zoom (breakout room) at 12 noon.  We will be exploring the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love in our study by watching short spiritual films and discussing them in light of our Christian scriptures.  No preparation needed; just show up to Zoom coffee hour.  Zoom is the platform for showing the film shorts.  Since we are doing this virtually, please contact the church office to register (RSVP) so that we know that you plan to attend in advance.

Sunday, December 6th  Second Sunday Of Advent

 “Messengers”  Worship Service via ZOOM; 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Dee preaching, “Messengers of Hope.”  Our Advent Study continues after worship via Zoom (breakout room) at 12 noon.   

Friday, December 11th 

Friday Night Advent Social Gathering  via ZOOM, 7:00 pm.  Please R.S.V.P. by Dec 10th so that we have an idea of how many to expect. 

Saturday, December 12th 

Women’s Spirituality Group meets via ZOOM, please contact Rev. Jean Thompson for more details or the church office:

Sunday, December 13th  Third Sunday Of Advent 

 “Shouts of Joy”  Worship Service via ZOOM,  10:30 a.m.  Children’s service Our Advent Study continues after worship via Zoom (breakout room) at 12 noon.    

Sunday, December 20th  Fourth Sunday Of Advent  

“Birthing a Promise”  Worship Service via ZOOM;  10:30 a.m.  Rev. Dee preaching, “Believing a Promise” Our Advent Study concludes via Zoom (breakout room) after church in library at 12 noon. 

Thursday, December 24th Christmas Eve Service  

Worship Service via ZOOM; 7:00 pm
Welcome the birth of Jesus Christ into the world with a joy-filled worship of music, singing, special readings, candle-lighting, and prayers of hope and well-being for our times!  Gather virtually with your loved ones and your faith community in the comfort of your home on this special evening of warmth and love.

Friday, December 25th A merry and blessed Christmas to you and yours! 

No formal worship this day.  Please enjoy the holiday and lift up prayers for those who may feel alone this day. 

Sunday, December 27th   First Sunday After Christmas   

Worship Service via ZOOM, 10:30 a.m.  A special Guest Preacher TBA!   

Sunday, January 3rd  Epiphany Celebration    

Worship via ZOOM,  10:30 a.m.  A special Guest Preacher TBA!  

Sunday, January 10th  Baptism Of Christ Sunday: Special All-congregation Renewal Of Baptismal Vows   

Worship via ZOOM, 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Dee preaching, “Blessed”  Do you remember your baptism?  Whether baptized or not, join with your church friends and family for a special ritual renewal of the promises made at our baptism.  All are welcome to participate and you do not have to have been baptized to receive a special blessing this day!  If you are not baptized and wish to be baptized on this date, please contact Rev. Dee to arrange.


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