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
  • Unless we work assiduously so that all of Godís children, our brothers and sisters, members of our one human family, all will enjoy basic human rights, the right to a fulfilled life, the right of movement, of work, the freedom to be fully human, with a humanity measured by nothing less than the humanity of Jesus Christ Himself, then we are on the road inexorably to self-destruction, we are not far from global suicide; and yet it could be so different.
    - Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize
    from his December 11, 1984 Nobel Lecture

  • In my distress I called upon God; to my God I cried for help.
    From Godís house, God heard my voice, and my cry to God reached Godís ears.
    - Psalms 18:6
For more quotes, please see our Inspirational Quotes

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.

This Week
  • Friday, September 23, 9:30-11:30 am
    City Council Chambers: Join Got Green, 350 Seattle, Mo!, Alec Connon, our beloved pastor, Angela Ying and our young people as we work with the community to have our Seattle City Council pass the Young Peopleís Green Pathways Resolution. Our resolution would be in creating more internships opportunities, that are good for the environment and our communities, and that have a racial equity lens in their outreach and that pay a living wage. The Green Pathways Resolutions would also put systems in place to help our young people move into career pathways, as they make a difference in the environment and the world.

  • Sunday, September 25, 10:30 am
    Celebrate God in Worship in growing beloved community with Dan Kramlich, Mia Mlekarov, Suzanne Simmons, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community. A shared meal follows, led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Sara and Steve Storck, Leah Reed, Carroll Jackson, Bernice Cade and all who welcome others in beloved community.

  • Sunday, October 2, 10:30 am
    Worldwide Communion Sunday and Worship.

  • Sunday, October 9. 10:30 am
    Celebrate God in Worship in Growing Beloved Community

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 Godís 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.

Congratulations to Steve and Sara Storck in the marriage of their son and daughter-in-law Austin and Erica Storck. Sara and Steveís daughter, Hannah, served as officiant.

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 Peopleís 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 Churchís 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 Womensí 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 Peopleís 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 Christís vision in seeking to be Godís 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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