Bethany United Church of Christ

Reverend Angela Ying, Pastor   ||   206-725-7535   ||
6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108 (at Beacon and Graham)
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Welcome & Weekly Events   ||   About Beloved Bethany   ||   Mission   ||   Ministries   ||   Inspiration

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community
Inspirational Quotes
  • “Whether it is in our worship, prayer, faith in action, standing up, speaking out, work and play for peace and justice, let all that we do, be in love. May God’s light shine on, within and through you.”
    - The Reverend Angela Ying

  • “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly.”
    - Isaiah 40:1
For more quotes, please see our Inspirational Quotes

Hats off to Mo!, Jill Mangaliman and our community partners, Got Green.
Our Youth People’s Green Pathways Resolution passed by the whole City Council allowing young people of color paid entry level positions and apprenticeships that are good for our environment and our communities.

Congratulations to Mia, Vasel and big brother AJ, with the birth of Ida Maria on November 27, 11:05am, while Bethany Church was gathered in worship. Ida Maria is a beautiful and healthy girl, measuring 8lbs 15oz, 21inches. Our community celebrates with the Mlekarov family, as we welcome our newest addition, baby Ida, to Bethany Church and the world.

This Week
  • Sunday, Sunday, December 4, 10:30am
    Second Sunday of Advent and Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Lighting the two Advent candles of Peace and Hope. Celebrate God in Worship and the Celebration of Holy Communion.
    Worship leaders include Michele Storms, Dan Kramlich, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. A shared meal follows worship thanks to our hospitality led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Bernice Cade, Leah Reed and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

    “Fidel: The Untold Story” - Friday, December 9, 7:30pm
    A free showing the Bethany United Church of Christ, Common Room. Please join us to learn about and celebrate Fidel Castro’s life, and to hear how we intend to complete his legacy by achieving truly normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba. We are also honoring the 5th anniversary of the passing of our beloved Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee founder, Tom Warner. A discussion follows the screening, after which, a free-will collection will be taken for continued justice work.

  • Sunday, December 11, 10:30am
    Third Sunday of Advent, Lighting of the three Advent candles of Peace, Hope and Joy.
    Worship leaders include Theresa Anderson, Dan Kramlich, Suzanne Simmons, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community.
    A shared meal follows. Thanks to all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • NOTE 1:
    Bethany Church will be leading in “Share the Gift of Love” in providing for our neighborhood children, so we all may experience the love of God at Christmas and throughout the year. Please bring new or lightly used men and women’s gloves and scarves. We intend to distribute items during this month.
    Please let pastor Angela Ying know if you are willing to participate and help. Thank you.

  • Sunday, December 18, 10:30am
    Worship service. Bethany Church, in partnership with our wider community, will be distributing gifts of bedding, clothes and toys to our neighborhood children and families, following worship.
    Please let pastor Angela Ying know if you are willing to participate and help. Thank you.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
    December 24 - Gather 5pm, Worship 5:30pm
    Gather for food and festivities, followed by worship and special music by the amazing Miho and Diego Duo, as well as West African drummer, Frank Anderson.

  • Christmas Day Service
    Sunday, December 25, 10:30am
    Worship service.

    NOTE 2:
    During December, Bethany Church will be leading in “Sharing the Gift of Love” with, and among, our neighborhood children in need, so they too may experience the love of God at Christmas and throughout the year, through community. Please let Pastor Angela know if you wish to participate and help distribute the gifts to our neighborhood children. Thank you!

    NOTE 3:
    Also during December, Bethany Church will again be hosting young people, ages 15-25, all over Seattle for our Tyree Scott Freedom School. This is an amazing week-long training, where young people learn and train in leadership and anti-racism efforts, as well as understand the devastating impact of the prison industrial complex, and more. Freedom School is a partnership in ministry with Bethany Church’s commitment to growing Beloved Community. The School will be led by Senait Brown and our wonderful mentors.

    NOTE 4:
    During 2017, the People’s Institute Northwest, led by Debbie Green, will be training adults in leadership and anti-racism on the Bethany Church campus.

Beloved Community

Pray without ceasing. Bethany Church prays, as we grow beloved community, for all in our community of faith, our neighborhoods, city and country, others countries and all of God’s Creation.

We pray for peace amidst war, love amidst hate, compassion amidst despair, courage amidst fear. We pray for all of our sisters and brothers here and around the world, especially all who are sick, lonely, anxious, fearful, struggling, homeless, unemployed and healing and wholeness, grace and strength for the day.

Prayers for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline that will run through and destroy Native American burial landmarks and sacred spaces of our First Nation People.

Special prayers for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, Cuba, Florida and the Atlantic Coast affected by Hurricane Matthew causing deaths, massive infrastructure damage and numerous people needing to evacuate their homes. Prayers for our sisters and brothers in Syria, especially in war-torn Allepo.

Weekly Events
Sunday - 10:30 am
Worship and Music followed by a Shared Meal in the church sanctuary and hospitality room. Be renewed, refueled, reinvigorated for the week, by the grace of God in growing Beloved Community. All are welcome.
ReWA Preschool Head Start Program
Half Day and Full Day
Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP)
Black Out

SYPP and Black Out, led by Nyema Clark, Aimee Josiane and Denechia Powell along with Laura Haldane and Senait Brown.
Working for social justice from our Beloved Bethany Church’s modular/annex (aka: The EPI Center).
AA Community Meetings
Wednesday and Friday, noon-2 pm
Our Church Food Bank each week distributes food to our more than 400 families and guests each week and some 50,000 guests each year.
Leadership Training for Youth and Young People
Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR)
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) meet in the church annex.
YUIR and EPIC led by Marcel Purnell and James Williams.
Refugee Womens’ Alliance (ReWA)
Headstart Toddler/Preschool available to children offering free half-day and full day with sliding scale, based on income.
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums
In 2017, our Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) celebrates 25 years of transformative youth-led, adult supported, anti-racist community organizing. Youth from historically oppressed communities need a space to call their own, more than ever. Over the past year, SYPP has shared space and built partnerships with other people of color and youth-led, anti-racist community groups based out of the Black Power EPICenter Cooperative in Beacon Hill, on the Bethany United Church of Christ campus. Our current programs include organizing around food, justice, and cooperative economics at our Nurturing Roots Garden, and an intergenerational black, trans and queer organizing project - the Queer and Trans Pan-African Exchange. Support our young people now.

About in Brief

Bethany United Church of Christ’s vision in seeking to be God’s Beloved Community on earth, come from the prophetic words of Micah:
What does God require of You? To do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.
You are Beloved! I am Beloved! We Are Beloved! All Are Beloved of God!

Each and every one is needed in growing Beloved Community. Please support our social justice and ministry at Beloved Bethany with a donation of any amount to: Bethany United Church of Christ. You and your generosity and kindness are making a difference in our community and around the world. Thank you for giving generously.

Bethany United Church of Christ welcomes volunteers and donations to support our social justice programs.
Please make checks payable to: Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Thank you.

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