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

Voice: A Message for the Annual Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Rev. Dee Ledger

Mark 1: 4-11 and John 1:43-51
You may not remember Nathanael from the bible.  You might not remember that he was a friend of Philip’s from Bethsaida, which I can’t help reading as “Bethesda.”  You might not remember

Continue reading Voice: A Message for the Annual Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Rev. Dee Ledger

Course Correction, Epiphany Sunday, January 7, 2018, Rev. Dee Ledger

Matthew 2:1-12
This past week, I found myself writing letters.  You know, the old-fashioned kind…  Snail mail.  One letter was sent off to Norway, another to a pen-friend in Corpus Christi, TX, and a third to

Continue reading Course Correction, Epiphany Sunday, January 7, 2018, Rev. Dee Ledger

Nunc Dimittis, December 31, 2017, Guest Preacher: Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell

Luke 2:21-40
Merry Christmas! We are just a week from Christmas Eve and halfway through the twelve days of Christmas, but our lectionary reading puts us ahead at least 40 days from Jesus’ birth. St. Luke tells

Continue reading Nunc Dimittis, December 31, 2017, Guest Preacher: Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell

Making Room, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, Rev. Dee Ledger

Luke 2:15-20
How many of you have come to stay with relatives this evening or will be staying with relatives in the next few days?  How many of you are hosting guests or family this week? In our humble home,

Continue reading Making Room, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, Rev. Dee Ledger

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24, Rev. Dee Ledger


A Service of Lessons/Readings and Carols.  No sermon on this

Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24, Rev. Dee Ledger

Putz and Pageantry Sunday– December 17, 2017


The Children of BUCC presented the service.  No sermon on this

Continue reading Putz and Pageantry Sunday– December 17, 2017

Soulful Preparations…Rev. Dee Ledger, December 10, 2017

Mark 1:1-8
The poet, Wislawa Szymborska once said, “Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.”  As we begin a new church year with the start of

Continue reading Soulful Preparations…Rev. Dee Ledger, December 10, 2017

The Work of Waiting…Guest Preacher: Rev. Denise Mason-Bullitt, December 3, 2017

Isaiah 64:1-5, The Message, Eugene Peterson
  Greetings and congratulations! It’s an honor to be here on this first Sunday in Advent, on this your 60th year of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. Your work and ministry, in and

Continue reading The Work of Waiting…Guest Preacher: Rev. Denise Mason-Bullitt, December 3, 2017

God Has Left the Building, Guest Preacher, Rev. Jean Thompson, November 26, 2017

Ezekiel 34:1-30
                When Rev. Dee asked me several weeks ago to preach on this particular Sunday, I went home and looked up the lectionary scriptures, and I groaned.  Christ the King Sunday,

Continue reading God Has Left the Building, Guest Preacher, Rev. Jean Thompson, November 26, 2017

Consider This, Take Counsel, Speak…Rev. Dee Ledger, November 19, 2017

Judges 19 (and the chapters following)
  In her book by the same name, Phyllis Trible calls today’s text one of the biblical “texts of terror.”  And for good reason.  This passage from the book of Judges describes the brutal

Continue reading Consider This, Take Counsel, Speak…Rev. Dee Ledger, November 19, 2017
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