Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter

Passover Seder at Congregation Beth El Join us on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. for an enlightening Seder experience at Congregation Beth El. Our gathering will offer a unique perspective on the Lord’s Supper, delving into how our Jewish neighbors today celebrate seder. Jesus would have observed it before modern Seder traditions emerged in the…

Donations of Children’s Clothing Needed for the BUMC Foster Care Room

Donations of Children’s Clothing Needed for the BUMC Foster Care Room

The BUMC Foster Care Ministry has been actively providing clothing to foster children in need. As a result, we need to restock our supplies before social workers request more garments from us. We offer clothing for infants through teens, up to size 14. We particularly require boys’ and girls’ clothing in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T,…

Black History and American Art

Black History and American Art

Black History Month remains a powerful symbolic celebration and a time for acknowledgement, reflection, and inspiration. This year we welcome the chance to acknowledge, reflect upon, and be inspired by African Americans and the Arts, the theme for 2024. On its webpage, The Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture states, “African…

December 24 Services

December 24 Services

11:00 a.m. Fourth Sunday in Advent Love is the theme for this almost-Christmas-Eve morning. We will light the fourth candle of Advent as we sing and hear some less-traditional Christmas carols and songs within the framework of the more traditional Service of Lessons and Carols. It will be a light, informal, and fun morning as we make final preparations…

Bethesda church’s pride flag banner destroyed by unknown vandal

Bethesda church’s pride flag banner destroyed by unknown vandal

Dennis Williams was leaving Bethesda United Methodist Church, on Tuesday, when he discovered the church’s two-story tall LGBTQ pride banner on the side of the building had been torn up and destroyed. “I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community … It was gut wrenching,” said Williams, who works as a children’s minister at the church….