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

“But You’re Different!” Rev. Dee Ledger; February 23, 2020

Matthew 17:1-9
Perhaps you have had a major change in your life.  It could be positive: a move, a change in appearance, a loss of weight, a gain of energy, the ability to quit an annoying habit or addiction, or

Continue reading “But You’re Different!” Rev. Dee Ledger; February 23, 2020

Hold Fast; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 16, 2020

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
I read somewhere that the actress Jane Fonda has given up on plastic surgery.  At age 82, she has finally had enough.  In an interview with Elle Canada, she said, “I can’t pretend that I’m

Continue reading Hold Fast; Rev. Dee Ledger, February 16, 2020

Racial Justice Sunday; Guest Preacher, Rev. Art Waidmann, February 9, 2020


Ladders; Rev. Dee Ledger, Feb 2, 2020

Matthew 5:1-12
Some words lose their meaning because they are overused.  We are approaching Valentine’s Day and for those of you out shopping for the perfect sentiment, you know how difficult it is to convey the

Continue reading Ladders; Rev. Dee Ledger, Feb 2, 2020

Leave Your Nets; Visiting Preacher, Rev. Deb Vaughn, January 26, 2020


A sermon for the people of God at Bethesda United Church of Christ Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Matthew 4:22 INTRODUCTION The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew,

Continue reading Leave Your Nets; Visiting Preacher, Rev. Deb Vaughn, January 26, 2020

Come and See; Rev. Dee Ledger, January 19, 2020

John 1:29-42
What are your names and how are you known?  These may seem like the same question, but they are not exactly.  Our given name may or may not reflect how we are known.  In addition to our given

Continue reading Come and See; Rev. Dee Ledger, January 19, 2020

Role Reversal; Rev. Dee Ledger, January 12, 2020

Matthew 3:13-17
Our story begins, “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.  John would have prevented him…” It’s a phrase worth lingering over.  “John would have

Continue reading Role Reversal; Rev. Dee Ledger, January 12, 2020

Seeker, Rev. Dee Ledger, January 5, 2020

Matthew 2: 1-12
Have you ever walked into a room only to forget the reason why you came?  You walk downstairs and all of the sudden whatever seemed so pressing, so urgent, simply evaporates into thin air.  You

Continue reading Seeker, Rev. Dee Ledger, January 5, 2020

December 29, 2019 Visiting Pastor, Rev. Jill McCrory


Interrupted by God; Rev. Dee Ledger, December 22, 2019

Matthew 1:18-25
The other day, I was here at church and working at my desk.  Before I left for the evening, I went to find our custodian, Doris, to let her know that I would be leaving the building and to lock

Continue reading Interrupted by God; Rev. Dee Ledger, December 22, 2019
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