- “To be deeply loved by someone gives you strength, but to love someone deeply gives you courage.”
- Esther Huertas (1940-1989), from her poem, quoted in
“Affirming Cultural Citizenship in the Puerto Rican
Community” page 65 (1991) by Rosa Torruellas
- “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”
- Thomas Merton (1915-1968) American
Catholic writer, theologian and mystic.
from his “From Love and Living”
- “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
- Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American author,
poet, civil rights activist. from her book
“Letter to My Daughter” page xii (2009)
- “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
- Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) American cartoonist
For more, please see our archives of 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.
- February 14-March 24
We Journey Together this Lenten Season - 40 days and 40 nights, not counting Sabbath days.
- Friday, February 16, at 12 noon
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Mel Carter at Bethany United Church of Christ. Mel Carter’s children, Brian, Isaiah and Betty invite our church community to join in celebrating the life of their father, Mel Carter, 77. Memorial service led by Pastor Angela Ying and Dan Kramlich with Mel Carter’s family. A reception follows thanks to Mell Fuller, Steve and Sara Storck, Theresa, Tate, and Bryan Anderson, Leah and Moses Reed, Bernice Cade, Carroll Jackson, Lynn Heinisch, and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Sunday, February 18, 10:30 am
Worship and Music led by Beloved Bethany Singers Michele Storms, Suzanne Simmons, Jasper Tollefson, Dan Kramlich, and Corey Passons, preaching.
- Sunday, March 25, 10:30 am
Palm and Passion Sunday and beginning of Holy Week
- Sunday, April 1, 10:30 am
Other Events of Note
- Saturday, April 21, time?
Open House at The Muslim Association of Puget Sound. MAPS invites you to its Open House to meet your Muslim neighbors, tour the mosque and community center (especially if you have never visited a mosque), learn about Islam, observe, and, if you wish, participate in Islamic worship. As-Salam Alaikum (peace be upon you).
- Sunday, April 22, 11 am
Palestinian Play and Discussion performed by professional actors, following worship in our Bethany United Church of Christ sanctuary.
- 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
March 17, 2018
April 21, 2018
May 19, 2018 - 10th Anniversary Celebration, Mambo Cadillac live, $15
June 16, 2018
July 21, 2018
August 18, 2018
September 15, 2018
October 20, 2018
November 17, 2018
December 15, 2018 - Holiday Celebration, Mambo Cadillac live, $15
- Monday Meditation at the Spiritual Alchemy Community
Mondays at 6 am Pacific (9 am Eastern). February 19-March 19.
Takes place in your home, via Internet connection. Free to the Community.
Log in here: Spiritual Alchemy Sacred Room
Contact Rev. ML Daniel, Esq.
- Bethany welcomes Got Green to the Beloved Community on the Bethany Campus.
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.
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
New Campus Partner working with Bethany
on Climate Justice.
Black Power Epicenter Cooperative (BPEC)
Led by Senait Brown and Gary Kinte Perry, as well as
many young community leaders, together with their
mentors from People’s Institute, Freedom School,
and Bethany United Church of Christ.
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 Senait Brown,
community leaders and mentors..
In 2018, Bethany United Church of Christ continues to work
Friday and Saturday
in community partnership with our Muslim brothers and sisters
of Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), alongside our
Buddhists brothers and sisters and all people of faith, and no faith.
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Samoan Choir practice
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums
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.
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.