Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community|
Celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21, 10:30 am
God’s Great Uprising Catches All Kinds by ... Love. Worship and special music with Beloved Bethany Singers
Michele Storms and Mia Mlekarov, pianist, Eric Verlinde, percussionist, Jeff Busch, violinist, Miranda Taylor with
Pastor Angela Ying and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany United Church of Christ.
An Easter Shared Community Meal thanks to hospitality led by Tate, Theresa, Bryan Anderson, Sara and Steve Storck,
Bernice and Wes Cade, Mell Fuller, Nick Smith, Leah and Moses Reed, Carroll Jackson, and all who welcome everyone
into beloved community. An Easter Egg Hunt for the young in heart to continue our Easter celebrations. Surrounded by a great
cloud of witnesses, we will be naming, remembering, and honoring our loved ones and all, who are with us in spirit.
Cherry Blossoms by Demian
Weekly services held on Sundays at 10:30 am.
Worship is followed by a shared community meal.
All Are Welcome: Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ.
All are Beloved of God.
Peace, Shalom, Salaam.
- Sunday, April 21, 10:30 am
God’s Great Uprising in Life and New Life through Worship and special music, with an Easter Shared Community Meal and Easter Egg Hunt for the young in heart. Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we will also name, remember, and honor our loved ones, who are with us in spirit.
- Sunday, April 28, 10:30 am
Second Sunday of Easter Worship and Congregational Hymn Sing and celebration of Earth Day.
- Sunday, May 5, 10:30 am
Third Sunday of Easter Worship and Communion with a shared community meal following worship.
- Sunday, May 12, 10:30 am
Women’s and Mother’s Day Worship and Celebration. With the Albacoco Steel Pan Group
Other Events of Note
- Monday, April 22, 3:30 pm
All Campus Gathering to share our stories and ministries together with ReWA, Got Green, Rainier Valley Cooperative, and Black Power Epicenter/YUIR. Gathering in the Common Room.
- Saturday, April 27, 9 am-4 pm
PNC UCC Annual Meeting at First Bellevue Congregational Church, 11061 NE 2nd, Bellevue.
- Wednesday, May 1, starts 11 am
May Day March led by El Comité, labor, and immigrant rights organizations in solidarity with our immigrants, refugees, migrants, workers, laborers. Join KL Shannon, Pastor Angela Ying, Bethany United Church of Christ - All!
- Saturday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Pizza Potluck Party and Experience the World Dance Festival at Bellevue Community College. The Storck family is hosting the Pizza Potluck at their home, before we head together to the Dance Festival. We would like to reserve tickets in advance, so please let Sara and Steve Storck and/or Pastor Angela know by April 28, if you are able to enjoy this evening with our Rainbow People of God at Bethany. Details here.
- Saturday, May 14, 6 pm
Know Your Rights Training to help immigrants and allies learn their civil rights. Presented by Central SE Seattle Migrants Network and Bethany United Church of Christ. Hosted at Bethany Church, and many others.
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.
Our beloved Bethany Church community shines by standing in solidarity with our migrants, who have the human, and legal right, to seek refuge in America.
To reach all, call 206-725-7535, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- South and Central Migrants Rapid Response Network
Faith and community leaders from around the city gather monthly at Bethany United Church of Christ to teach “Know Your Rights,” and to support immigrants, refugees, and migrants by standing up to every day injustices. -
- Standing Alongside Our Muslim Sisters and Brothers
Bethany Partners with Muslim Association of Puget Sound
#Repeal the Ban. No Ban Act!
- Creating Cards
To send cards to our thousands of asylum-seeking neighbors who have recently fled extreme violence in Central America, to build new lives in the United States. -
Contact: Jared Howe
- Collecting Blankets, Gloves, Hats
Please help fill our boxes with new and lightly-used warm clothing, for our homeless sisters and brothers. - Contact: Jermecia Jackson
- Help 80 Seattle Families
Our Christmas Gifts program, in partnership with our sister church, University Congregational UCC. - Donations Contact: Pastor Angela Ying
- Renewing Pledges and Financial Support
Help promote justice, loving kindness, and to walking humbly with God, here in our church, communities, and around the world! - Contact: Bernice Cade
- Post-Worship Services Community Meals
Join us preparing our weekly meal. - Contact: Tate and Theresa Anderson
Further Immigration Resources
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (NWIRP)
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.
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
ReWA Preschool Headstart Program
For toddlers to pre-K, Half Day and Full Day
Sliding scale, based on income.
Black Power Epicenter Cooperative
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool
New Campus Partner working with Bethany
on Climate Justice.
Black Power Epicenter Cooperative (BPEC)
Led by Senait Brown and Gary Kinte Perry, as well as
many young community leaders, together with their
mentors from People’s Institute, Freedom School,
and Bethany United Church of Christ.
AA Community Meetings - 7:30 pm
Leadership Training for Youth and Young People
Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR)
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC)
Meets in the church annex.
YUIR and EPIC are led by Senait Brown,
community leaders and mentors..
In 2018, Bethany United Church of Christ continues to work
Friday and Saturday
in community partnership with our Muslim brothers and sisters
of Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), alongside our
Buddhists brothers and sisters and all people of faith, and no faith.
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Samoan Choir practice
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums
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.