“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.”
- Cesar Chavez, from “Regaining the Strength,” June 4, 1972,
following the success of the Delano Grape Boycott
Celebrate the new fresh paint on our church sanctuary and church campus.
Thank you to our painter, Daniel Nava, with support and vision from Wes and Bernice Cade, John Ruhland, Jack Storms, Pastor Ying and the Bethany Church Community.
New signage and updated Web site upcoming.
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, September 19, 10:30 am - Bethany Church’s Outdoor Worship and Picnic at Seward Park. Come and celebrate God and community in the outdoors with a community BBQ. Bring your family and friends.
- Saturday, August 20, 3:30-6 pm
Third Saturday Salsa Social at Suzanne Simmons’ My World Dance and Fitness Studio, 839 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle, 98144.
Stay in good health and exercise this summer as you dance with the community.
No partners needed with professional instructors on hand, along with chocolate.
- Sunday, August 21, 10:30 am
Worship with Michele Storms, Dan Kramlich, Shion Yamakawa, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Beloved Bethany Church Community.
A shared meal follows worship thanks to our hospitality team led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Lydiah Imathiu, Bernice Cade, Frances Ikeda, Leah and Moses Reed, Sara and Steve Storck.
We wish Shion our best wishes and prayers as she heads to Portland for graduate school this September.
- Saturday, August 27, 12 noon-2 pm
Bethany participates in Van Asselt Community Center community celebration. Join Bethany’s Suzanne Simmons, dancing, Frank Anderson, drumming along with Annaliza Torres, Bernice Cade, Mell Fuller, Reverend Angela Ying as our Bethany United Church of Christ community reaches out to the wider community at Van Asselt Community Center, who are completing their new outdoor fitness equipment installation for adults, youth and children. Just south of Bethany Church at 2820 South Myrtle St., Seattle, WA 98108
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.
Congratulations to Steve and Sara Storck in the marriage of their son and daughter-in-law Austin and Erica Storck. Sara and Steve’s daughter, Hannah, served as officiant.
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)
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
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.