“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 Boycot
Welcome to our new Directors at Seattle Young People’s Project on the Beloved Bethany Church campus, Nyema Clark, Aimee Josiane and Denechia Powell. The community will have an opportunity to meet these amazing women, along with former director, Laura Haldane, who stays on the SYPP Board this Sunday at worship and during our shared meal.
- Kaari Sortun and Kyle Moor on the birth of their baby girl, Adeline, named after her maternal grandmother, on June 2nd.
- Kaari and Kyle also celebrate their first anniversary this month.
SAVE THE DATE: Bethany Church’s Outdoor Worship and Picnic at Seward Park, Sunday, September 19, 10:30am. Come and celebrate God and community in the outdoors.
- Sunday, July 24, 10:30am
Worship and music with Dan Kramlich along with Suzanne Simmons, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Beloved Bethany Church Community.
A shared meal, “potato bar” follows worship thanks to our hospitality team led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Frances Ikeda, Leah Reed, Sara and Steve Storck.
- Sunday, July 31, 10:30am
Worship and music with Jasper Tollefsen and the Beloved Bethany Church Community.
A shared meal follows worship as we organize and mobilize with Seattle Young People’s Project and Aimee Josiane, Denechia Powell and Nyema Clark.
- Tuesday, August 9-Friday, August 12
Freedom School for our young leaders ages 15-25 years old.
Together in community, learn not just leadership skills, but also an understanding of our anti-racism work and ministry led by Marcel Purnell with mentors Dustin Washington, Megan Wilbert, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community.
Pray without ceasing. We pray as we grow beloved community for all in our community of faith, our neighborhoods, city and country and all our sisters and brothers around the world, who find themselves sick, lonely, anxious, fearful, struggling, homeless, unemployed, needing healing and wholeness, grace and strength. Our community has special prayers for 49 individuals killed in the Orlando attack and the over fifty some people wounded and their families. We also pray for our international sisters and brothers and for our country, amidst this election year. We also remember how only a year ago, we lost the Charleston 9.
Every week, we as a community, need to be reminded that we are Beloved, and that we are called to be a Beloved Community. As we come to see that God truly sees us as Beloved, we as a community will respond by being and living as God’s Beloved.
For God has loved you, loves you now, and will love you always. This is the good news of God. Come and see each week, here at Beloved Bethany, the good news alive and growing in this community of faith.
You are Beloved. Your neighbor is Beloved. We are Beloved.
Thanks be to God!
- Sunday Worship Services - 10:30am
- ReWA Preschool Head Start Program
Half Day and Full Day - M-F
- Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
- Church Food Bank
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12–2pm
Weekly in Growing Beloved Community at
Bethany United Church of Christ
and church campus:
Sundays, 10:30am, Worship and Music with 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.
Mondays-Fridays - Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP), Black Out, Young Undoing Institutionalized Racism and EPIC. SYPP and Black Out, led by Nyema Clark, Aimee Josiane and Denechia Powell along with Laura Haldane and Senait Brown and YUIR and EPIC led by Marcel Purnell and James Williams, working for social justice in Beloved Bethany Church’s modular/annex.Mondays - Fridays - Refugee Womens’ Alliance (ReWA) Headstart Toddler/Preschool available to children offering free half-day and full day with sliding scale, based on income.Tuesdays, AA Community Meetings Thursday evenings, Leadership Training for Youth and Young People. Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR) and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) meet in the church annex.
Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-2pm 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. Saturdays Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings and Public Forums
Bethany United Church of Christ’s vision in seeking to be God’s Beloved Community on earth, comes 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!