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

Seventy Times Seven; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 13, 2020

Matthew 18: 21-35
Years ago, I worked as a hostess in a family restaurant.  One day, the owner of that restaurant asked me if I would be willing to assist her in the office with a little book-keeping.  Given that I

Continue reading Seventy Times Seven; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 13, 2020

A Letter to the Church in Bethesda…or The Sermon that Isn’t a Sermon; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 6, 2020

Romans 13:8-14
Sisters and brothers, this is a sermon that really isn’t a sermon.  It’s more of a love letter, more of a virtual hug.  It occurred to me that we’ve been in this pandemic now for 6 months—6

Continue reading A Letter to the Church in Bethesda…or The Sermon that Isn’t a Sermon; Rev. Dee Ledger, September 6, 2020

So Far As It Depends On You; Rev Dee Ledger, August 30, 2020

Romans 12: 9-21
What is worship?  Most of us, when we think of worship, we consider what we do on a particular day of the week.  If Christian, we might first consider what we do on the Sabbath: the act of saying

Continue reading So Far As It Depends On You; Rev Dee Ledger, August 30, 2020

Rescue; Rev. Dee Ledger, August 23, 2020

Exodus 1:8-2:10
The first thing that you might notice about today’s scripture passage is that there are a whole lot of women involved.  The story is about the birth of Moses, the rescue of Moses from a tyrant who

Continue reading Rescue; Rev. Dee Ledger, August 23, 2020

A Ready Heart; Rev. Dee Ledger, July 12, 2020

Matthew 13:1-23
A few weeks ago, my kids and I planted a bunch of seeds: squash, pumpkin, peas, carrots, some flowers, and a couple of things that I don’t even remember.  We also, in a fit of over-zealous

Continue reading A Ready Heart; Rev. Dee Ledger, July 12, 2020

Struggle; Rev. Dee Ledger, July 5, 2020

Romans 7:15-25a and Matthew 11:25-30
When a person chooses to make oneself the main character of his or her story, we call that story an “autobiography.”  Autobiographies are distinguished from their counterparts, biographies, by

Continue reading Struggle; Rev. Dee Ledger, July 5, 2020

A Message for Pride Sunday: The Weight of Silence, Rev. Dee Ledger, June 28 2020


  Have you ever considered the weight of silence?  Put another way, have you ever suffered for the secrets that you have kept?  Recently, I finished a book by Philip Roth entitled, The

Continue reading A Message for Pride Sunday: The Weight of Silence, Rev. Dee Ledger, June 28 2020

Finding a Well; Rev. Dee Ledger, June 20, 2020

Genesis 21:8-21
Have you ever feared being replaced?  It’s a common fear.  Perhaps you work in a department that is considering downsizing in the pandemic.  Perhaps you are anticipating saying goodbye to an

Continue reading Finding a Well; Rev. Dee Ledger, June 20, 2020

Delay Not: A Message for Juneteenth Sunday; Rev. Dee Ledger, June 14, 2020

Matthew 9:35-10:23
Perhaps to some, it may seem unusual for this particular congregation to have a Juneteenth service, though we have held a Juneteenth service before.  In some parts of this country and in some

Continue reading Delay Not: A Message for Juneteenth Sunday; Rev. Dee Ledger, June 14, 2020

Relationship; A Message for Trinity Sunday; Rev. Dee, June 7, 2020


The English crime-writer, Dorothy Sayers, was once quoted as saying, “The whole thing is incomprehensible… If it were comprehensible, nobody would have struggled to make it comprehensible in the

Continue reading Relationship; A Message for Trinity Sunday; Rev. Dee, June 7, 2020
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