- “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”
- Bob Dylan, interviewed by Paul Jay Robbins
published by In-Beat Magazine, May 1965
- “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803 - 1882) American Essayist and Poet
Quote is likely from an essay.
- “You are the light of the world …”
- Gospel According to Matthew 5:14
Hats off to Mo!, Jill Mangaliman and our community partners, Got Green.
Our Youth People’s Green Pathways Resolution passed by the whole City Council allowing young people of color paid entry level positions and apprenticeships that are good for our environment and our communities.
- Sunday October 23 - 10:30am
Celebrate God in Worship in Growing Beloved Community with Dan Kramlich, Theresa Anderson, Suzanne Simmons, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community. A shared meal follows thanks to our hospitality team led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Sara and Steve Storck, Bernice Cade and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Friday, October 28 - 7:30pm
All Guantanamo is Ours
directed by Colombian journalist and writer, Hernando Calvo Ospina
A Special Movie Night. Free showing of “All Guantanamo is Ours” at Bethany UCC. The movie runs 37 minutes in Spanish with English subtitles. Following the movie, a discussion will take place, as well as a collection for social justice in Cuba, especially after Hurricane Matthew and the Hurricane Relief needed by our international sisters and brothers in Cuba, Haiti, and in the U.S. The event is sponsored by CCGS Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee and Bethany UCC.
- Sunday, October 30, 10:30am
Celebrate God in Worship in Growing Beloved Community. We welcome our newest musician and jazz pianist, John Hansen to our Bethany Church 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.
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
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.
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.