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

Prepare the Way… Rev. Jean Thompson, November 28, 2021


Today, friends, we enter a new season — a new year, according to the church calendar, and we may be sensing some of that newness ahead of us here at BUCC today. Today we enter the season of

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Last Words; Rev. Dee Ledger, November 21, 2021

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Roger Ebert was the first movie critic ever to win a Pulitzer for criticism in 1975.  Just before his death of cancer in 2013, the famous critic wrote these last words for the Times, “So on this

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Stewardship Sunday Worship Service, November 14, 2021


To Build and To Bless; Rev. Dee Ledger, November 7, 2021

Psalm 127 and 1 Peter 2:2-10
Years ago, when Frank and I traveled to Jerusalem, one of the places that we visited was the Western Wall, also known as the Kotel.  The Western Wall is one of the only remaining parts of the Jewish

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Shards; Rev. Dee Ledger, A Message for All Saints’ Remembrance and Recognition of Pandemic Losses

Isaiah 25:6-9
The other day, our little nightlight in the bathroom broke.  I was searching for something in close quarters and my elbow hit it and then sent it ricocheting off the wall and crashing into our

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When Ghosts Speak… Rev. Dee Ledger, October 31, 2021

Ruth 1:1-18  
There are ghosts in our readings for today.  You may not see them; they may not look like those young sprites wearing all manner of sheets who drift through our darkened Halloween streets requesting

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The Gift of Awe; Rev. Dee Ledger, October 24, 2021

Job 42:1-6, 10-
When is the last time that you felt awe?  Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines awe as “an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by

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Whatever we ask?!?! Rev Dee Ledger, October 17, 2021


Oh, my dear Lord, I have gone and done it.  You know that thing that you say you will never do, or that person you say you will never be?  Do you know what I mean?  You are in your early 20’s

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When Our Assumptions Are Turned Around…Rev. Dee Ledger; October 10, 2021

Hebrews 4:12-16
Maybe you saw Kodi Lee’s amazing first audition with America’s Got Talent in 2019.  Blind, autistic, and accompanied by his mom, the then 22 year old Kodi did not seem, on first glance, to be

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Helper; Rev. Dee Ledger; October 3, 2021


I can think of a lot of objections to this particular passage…and maybe you can also.  For instance, the man gets to name all of the animals and birds.  So, if you are irritated by the name of an

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