Essential Easter People, Rev. Dee Ledger, April 12, 2020

Dearly Beloved BUCC Church Family and Those Who Have Found Us Today Online, I am choosing to write you a letter as this Easter feels different from other Easters. But it isn’t the missing decorations of Easter, the inability to hang Easter banners, distribute lilies, or to experience victorious trumpet blast first-hand.  It isn’t the… [Read More]

Hosanna vs. Hallelujah

This past week, in Montgomery County, teachers many jurisdictions tried in various ways to connect with their students.  Some classes met via Zoom; others linked up via email, phone, and text message.  Teachers around the nation have organized processions in their students’ neighborhoods, driving by in cars to wave and to show that they miss… [Read More]

Life Unbound; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 29, 2020

Many years ago, an art teacher challenged me to draw the interior of a Dutch wooden shoe.  If you have ever peered inside a wooden shoe, you might then understand the challenge.  It looked like a cavernous black hole and my rendering was flat, two-dimensional, and resembled a charcoal oil spill.  But my instructor took… [Read More]

Go and Wash; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 22, 2020

Oh, Sisters and brothers, what a week it has been!  Many of you, indeed most of you, are adjusting to new routines, after having had to give up way more than you bargained for in Lent.  And today, we hear about washing – Jesus instructs a man blind from birth to go wash in a… [Read More]

But We Had To Go This Way; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 15, 2020

“But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon…”  John 4:4-6 “But he had to go… [Read More]

On Seeking and Finding; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 8, 2020

I was tasked this past week to find hand sanitizer.  Not to stockpile or to hoard, but to obtain 2 reasonably priced bottles.  At last check, 2 bottles were going for about $49. on Amazon, and the three places that I checked locally had bare shelves.  And if we didn’t already realize it, the store’s… [Read More]

We Have This Treasure…; Rev. Dee Ledger, March 1, 2020

Perhaps you have heard of the phrase, “Know thyself.”  Often attributed to the Greek philosopher, Socrates, the Ancient Greek aphorism, “Know Thyself” was once inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. However, knowing yourself and being known are two entirely different things. Consider the following: David Schwimmer, the former star of… [Read More]

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

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 maybe just a slow maturation in your spirit that allows you to be less reactive and more… [Read More]

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

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 not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery—I’m not going to cut myself up anymore…I have… [Read More]