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: 2016 || 2017   ||   Concrete Actions

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community
Inspirational Quotes
  • “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
    - Marian Wright Edelman (b. June 6, 1939). American
    activist for children’s rights. President
    and founder of Children’s Defense Fund

  • “You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.”
    - Marian Wright Edelman (b. June 6, 1939) - American
    activist for children’s rights. President
    and founder of Children’s Defense Fund

  • “This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.”
    - Rainier Maria Rilke

For more quotes, please see our Inspirational Quotes: 2016 || 2017

Weekly services held on Sundays at 10:30 am.
Worship is followed by a shared community meal.
All Are Welcome: Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ.
All are Beloved of God.

  • Sunday, November 19, 10:30 am
    Worship and Thanksgiving with music by Dan Kramlich and worship leaders Theresa Anderson, Jared Howe, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. Childcare provided. A shared meal follows worship thanks to our hospitality team led by Mell Fuller and Steve and Sara Storck and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • Saturday, December 2, late afternoon
    Tree Lighting for Advent and Christmas
    Join the fun and get into the spirit as we get our sanctuary tree up and decorated, and ready this holy Advent and Christmas season.

  • Sunday, December 10, 10:30 am
    Worship and shared meal with music by Jasper Tollefson and worship leaders Corey Passons, the Beloved Bethany Singers, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. Childcare provided and a shared meal follows worship thanks to our hospitality team led by Steve and Sara Storck, Mell Fuller all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • Sunday, December 24, 3 pm
    For all are beloved of God.

  • Sunday, January 28-30, 2018
    An Opportunity to Grow and Learn - Bethany Church will send a team to Faith Over Fear: Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia.
    Michele Storms is one of the presenters. Please let Reverend Angela Ying know if you can attend. Registration deadline is Dec 1, 2017.

    Event and training sponsored by our social justice partners Muslim Association of Puget Sound along with American Muslim Empowerment Network, Neighbors in Faith, Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, and Council on American-Islamic Relations - WA

    Other Events of Note
  • Third Saturday Salsa Social - family-friendly
    Free lesson 3:30-4 pm, or lesson plus dance time 3:30 pm-6 pm for $5
    From our own Suzanne Simmons, who is director at
    My World Dance and Fitness Studio - 206-861-2500
    849 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle
        November 18, 2017
        December 16, 2017 - Holiday Celebration, live music by Mambo Cadillac
        January 20, 2018
        February 17, 2018
        March 17, 2018

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.

Nusaiba, Rev Angela, Merna, Soykayna, 2016-12-11
Image by Mack Funk

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.
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
ReWA Preschool Headstart Program
    For toddlers to pre-K, Half Day and Full Day
    Sliding scale, based on income.
Black Power Epicenter Cooperative
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool
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 - 7:30 pm
Leadership Training for Youth and Young People
Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR)
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC)
    Meets in the church annex.
    YUIR and EPIC are led by Marcel Purnell and James Williams.
Buddhist gathering for teaching and meditation - 7 pm
Friday and Saturday
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums

For our neighborhood, the homeless, and for
our sisters and brothers at Standing Rock. 2017-01-14
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.
Refugees and immigrants welcome here.
No ban. No wall. Stop the deportations.

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.

  • NOTE:
    Throughout the year, Bethany Church will be leading in “Share the Gift of Love,” providing for our neighborhood children. Please bring new, or lightly used, men and women’s gloves and scarves. Please let pastor Angela Ying know if you are willing to participate and help.

    Thank you.

GIVE You make a difference in the world by giving to our ministry and social justice projects. Please make checks to:
Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you.

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