Discipleship

Discipleship

Discipleship is learning to follow Jesus, learning about both him and ourselves, learning to love as God loves: all, no exceptions. Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, but how can we love ourselves if we don’t know who we are? By discovering and understanding ourselves in community, we learn to empathize with those around us and manifest God’s realm on earth.

Christian Education

Sunday School

Regardless of where you are in life’s journey, there is a place for you. You can find classes for pre-K through 12th grade during the entire year. A seasonal adult-supervised nursery is also available. We are always looking for volunteers to lead classes or help guide our youth.

Our Sermons

Love Is the Answer; Pastor Jill McCrory;

Habakkuk 1:2-4, Matthew 22:36-40
Pastor Jill McCrory’s sermon from her Summer of Soul series, "Love Is the

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Tamar – Fighting for Justice; Pastor Jill McCrory; November 19, 2023

Genesis 38:1-30
Pastor Jill McCrory's sermon from Sunday, November 19, 2023 from her Women in Jesus' Genealogy series, "Tamar: Fighting for

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Rahab: Prostitute or Midwife?; Pastor Jill McCrory; October 22, 2023

Matthew 1:1-6, Joshua 2:1-24
Pastor Jill McCrory’s sermon from Sunday, October 22, 2023 from her Women in Jesus’ Genealogy series, "Rahab: Prostitute or

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We Are One; World Communion Sunday; Pastor Jill McCrory; October 1, 2023

Philippians 2:1-13, Galatians 3:23-29
Pastor Jill McCrory's message from Sunday, October 1, 2023 for World Communion Sunday: We Are

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A Change is Gonna Come; Pastor Jill McCrory; August 13, 2023


Pastor Jill McCrory’s sermon from Sunday, August 13, 2023 from her Summer of Soul: The Music of Motown series, "A Change is Gonna

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Let Go; Pastor Jill McCrory; June 11, 2023

Psalm 42:1-11, Ephesians 4:17-5:2
Pastor Jill McCrory’s sermon from her Summer of Soul series, "Let

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There Is More; Trinity Sunday; Rev. Dr. Vertie Powers; June 12, 2022


The Psalmist said, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a

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Take A Look In The Mirror; Seventh Sunday Of Easter; Rev. Dr. Vertie Powers; May 29, 2022


The Psalmist said, “O Lord, you have searched me, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are

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A Spirit-Powered Faith; Pentecost, 2022; Rev. Jean Crist Thompson; June 5, 2022


Today we celebrate Pentecost, which we often describe as the birthday, the very beginning, of what we now call church. The Book of Acts describes a rushing wind and something that looked like

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We Are An Easter People; Easter Sunday; Bethesda UCC; April 17, 2022


The Psalmist says, “Praise the Lord, Praise God in God’s sanctuary, praise God in God’s mighty heavens. Praise God for God’s acts of power, praise God for God’s surpassing greatness. Praise

Continue reading We Are An Easter People; Easter Sunday; Bethesda UCC; April 17, 2022