Bethany United Church of Christ

Reverend Angela Ying, Pastor   ||   206-725-7535   ||   office@bethanyseattle.org
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 || 2018   ||   Concrete Actions

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community
Inspirational Quotes
  • “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
    - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his book “Strength to Love” (1963)
    U.S. black civil rights leader, clergyman (1929-1968)

  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his book “Strength to Love” (1963)
    U.S. black civil rights leader, clergyman (1929-1968)

  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”
    - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    U.S. black civil rights leader, clergyman (1929-1968)

  • “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
    - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    U.S. black civil rights leader, clergyman (1929-1968)

For more, please see our archives of Inspirational Quotes:
2016 || 2017
|| 2018


Services
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, January 7, 10:30 am
    Led by Michele Storms, Dan Kramlich and the Bethany Church community. A community shared meal follows, thanks to Mell Fuller, Steve and Sara Storck, Carroll Jackson, Leah and Moses Reed, Bernice Cade and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • Sunday, January 14, 10:30 am
    Worship and Communion on MLK, Jr Sunday. With Theresa Anderson, Senait Brown, Annaliza Torres, Dan Kramlich, Michele Storms, Angela Ying and the community, followed by a shared community meal thanks to our hospitality team and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • Sunday, January 21, 10:30 am
    Worship at Bethany, followed by a community shared meal.

  • Sunday, January 28, 10:30 am
    Reverend ML Daniel of our Bethany Church community preaching with music by John Hansen. A community shared meal follows thanks to Mell Fuller, Steve Storck and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

    Other Events of Note

  • Sunday, January 14, 9 am-1 pm
    Community Campus Work Party. Led by Wes Cade.

  • Monday, January 15, ? am-? pm
    Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr Day March and Rally at Garfield High School with Nikkita “KO” Oliver, KL Shannon and many of us at Bethany joining our friends, colleagues and community activists from the greater Seattle area.

  • Sunday, January 21, 2-4 pm
    Taming Bigfoot Event at Unity Church, 200 8th Ave. N., Seattle. Led by our leader Jared Howe and team members Whitney, Mia, Anne, Jared’s father, and your pastor Rev. Angela Ying, as we bring greater awareness to climate change, and how to lower our carbon footprint as individuals and as a community of faith.

  • Sunday-Tuesday, January 28-30
    Faith Over Fear: Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia.
    Our own Michele Storms, Deputy Director of ACLU is one of the main presenters.
    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 the Council on American-Islamic Relations - WA.

    Ongoing Events

  • Third Saturday Salsa Social - Family-friendly - Ongoing
    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

  • Bethany welcomes Got Green to the Beloved Community on the Bethany 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.
Monday-Friday
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
Got Green
     New Campus Partner working with Bethany
     on Climate Justice.
Monday
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).
Tuesday
AA Community Meetings - 7:30 pm
Thursday
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.
Friday
Buddhist gathering for teaching and meditation - 7 pm
Friday and Saturday
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Saturday
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.

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

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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