For more quotes, please see our Inspirational Quotes: 2016 || 2017
- “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Pyarelal, Volume X: The Last Phase, Part II
(Ahmedabad: Navajivan, 1958), page 552
- “The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”
- “Out of the ground, God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life."
- Genesis 2:9
- “Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.”
- Maya Angelou
in the prologue to her autobiography
“Mom & Me & Mom” - 2013 Random House
- “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God … God is love.”
- First John 4:7
- “Live in harmony with everyone;
Be friendly with everyone.
If you are by yourself,
You are only one drop, one speck;
Whereas when you bond and unite with everyone,
You are an ocean, you are an ore.
There are many languages but all are the same meaning.
Water in different cups becomes one when the cups are
broken and they run as one.”
- Rumi (Mevlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Rumi)
an excerpt from his poem “Come close, closer, even closer!”
- "Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kindom of heaven belongs."
- Gospel According to Matthew 19:15
The Road to Justice
Marching at the Seattle Center, 2017-01-21
Keep the Affordable Care Act - A WIN, for now
Earth Day Lights Out
To see details on these equality and justice activities,
in which you can participate, go to our articles here:
“Concrete Actions of Faith and Social Justice”
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, June 11 - 10:30 am
Worship and Music with Corey Passons, Dan Kramlich, Suzanne Simmons, and the Bethany Church Community. A special shared meal; thanks to all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Sunday, June 18 - 10:30 am
Worship and the Celebration of Our Men and Father's Day. Worship and Music with Tai Logotala, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community. A shared meal follows worship thanks to Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Carroll Jackson, Frances Ikeda, Leah Reed, Sara and Steve Storck, and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Sunday, June 25 - 10:30 am
Worship and Music with our Beloved Bethany Singers. Celebrate our ministry and social justice throughout our community, including Black Out of our Black Power Epicenter Cooperative and the 9th anniversary of My World Dance and Fitness. Worship led by Michele Storms, Mia Mlekarov, Suzanne Simmons, Jasper Tollefson, Anne Ying Ruhland, John Hansen, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community. A shared meal follows worship.
Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ.
All Are Welcome. All are Beloved of God.
Nusaiba, Rev Angela, Merna, Soykayna, 2016-12-11
Image by Mack Funk
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
For toddlers to pre-K, 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, 7:30 pm
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 are led by Marcel Purnell and James Williams.
Refugee Womens’ Alliance (ReWA)
Friday and Saturday
Headstart Toddler/Preschool available to children offering free half-day and full day with sliding scale, based on income.
Buddhist gathering for teaching and meditation, 7 pm
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
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.
For our neighborhood, the homeless, and for
our sisters and brothers at Standing Rock. 2017-01-14
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.
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.