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Welcome to Bethesda United Church of Christ
We welcome all without exception as we worship God together, journey in the spirit, and share our gifts with each other, our neighbors, and the world.
We are so glad that you have found us on the web and we hope that you will join us in person! Are you looking for a faith for these times? Are you curious about life? Do you wonder how to make meaning from the difficult circumstances that confront you? Are you looking for spiritual friends and companions for your journey? Gathered in 1957, Bethesda United Church of Christ has been a spirited and spiritual presence on the corner of Fernwood and Democracy and a visible presence in our community since 1960. One of our great joys is to share a relevant, vital, inclusive faith that will provoke thoughtful questions, meaningful life reflection, and a passionate love of God that translates to love for neighbor and a healthy love for self. Here, we gather together to strengthen our ties to the larger community, to each other, and to God. Here, we sing and pray our faith in eclectic ways, true to our Christian roots but recognizing the on-going revelation of God in Christ Jesus and in the beautiful diversity of our Creator.
Upcoming Sundays at BUCC
Sunday, April 29th, Worship 10:30 am, New Member Sunday Please join us as BUCC welcomes new members on their spiritual journeys. If you are interested in deepening your commitment to Bethesda UCC, please contact Rev. Dee or the office.
Sunday, May 20th Worship 10:30 am, Pentecost and Outdoor Service/Mental Health Sunday Join us as we celebrate the birth of the Church with an Outdoor Service (weather permitting) in our Memorial Garden focused on the theme of mental well-being.
Sunday, May 27th, Worship 10:30 am We will welcome Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea as our special guest preacher for the day. Rev. Sharon is the Director of Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries of the Disciples of Christ in US and Canada.
Sunday, June 10th, Worship 10:30 am, Children and Youth Sunday, Special Worship Service followed by Picnic and Potluck. On this Sunday we celebrate the gifts, talents, and ministries of our youth and for our children and youth. Come and be blessed by the younger generation!
Sunday, June 24th, Worship 10:30 am, Open and Affirming Sunday Please join us as we celebrate God’s image as reflected through LGBTQ persons and through the diversity of the gathered church.
As disciples of Jesus, we seek to embody Christ’s extravagant love, and share this love with everyone regardless of race, gender identity, income, age, orientation, or disability. Our building is wheelchair accessible, we provide assisted listening devices, and produce large-print bulletins for our members and guests with diminished vision. We fly a rainbow flag near our doors to boldly attract the attention of passers-by who see that a Christian church is declaring its welcome to LGBT persons.
We are proud of our history on the forefront of progressive change whether it be marching on the Mall with Martin Luther King, Jr., making a commitment to reduce homelessness and hunger around us, or becoming an Open and Affirming church.
Won’t you join us? Review some of our BUCC Events for Website, Welcoming, and Worship.
Complete BUCC Calendar
Location & Directions
Here, we hope that you will find a spiritual home among those who seek God like yourself, and who share the many ways God seeks us.
Bethesda United Church of Christ
10010 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Sunday | 10:30am – Worship and Sunday School
A Season of Joy
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LOCATION: Main Church Building