Bethany United Church of Christ

Reverend Angela Ying, Pastor   ||   206-725-7535   ||   office@bethanyseattle.org
6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108 (at Beacon and Graham)
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Welcome & Weekly Events   ||   About Beloved Bethany   ||   Mission   ||   Ministries
Inspiration: 2016 || 2017 || 2018 || 2019   ||   Concrete Actions

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community

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Inspirational Quotes
  • “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”

    “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

    - James Baldwin, (1924-1987) American novelist, playwright, activist.


For more, please see our archives of Inspirational Quotes:
2016 || 2017
|| 2018 || 2019



Services
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, February 17, 10:30 am
    Worship and music led by Rev. ML Daniel, Dan Kramlich, Bernice Cade and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany United Church of Christ. A shared community meal follows thanks to our hospitality led by Tate, Theresa, and Bryan Anderson, Steve and Sara Storck, Bernice and Wes Cade, Mell Fuller, Nick Smith, Leah and Moses Reed, and all who welcome everyone into Beloved Community.
    Our Nyema Clark, of BPEC/Nurturing Roots, will share with our sister church, Mercer Island UCC, about the work and ministry that BPEC, and Bethany UCC, do in providing space, support, speaking truth to power, YUIR, and Freedom School on our church campus.

  • Sunday, February 24, 10:30 am
    Worship and the Celebration of Holy Communion. Featuring the Beloved Bethany Singers led by Michele Storms and Dan Kramlich along with Pastor Angela Ying and the Beloved Bethany Church community. You don’t want to miss it! A congregational beloved community meeting and shared meal follows, led by Tate, Theresa, and Bryan Anderson and our amazing hospitality team, with Steve and Sara Storck, Bernice and Wes Cade, Leah and Moses Reed, Mell Fuller, Nick Smith, and everyone who welcomes all into Beloved Community.
    A wonderful Congregational Gathering and Celebration led by Moderator Annaliza Torres follows worship as we speak truth to power. We will also have a chance to celebrate our February birthdays (Michele, Mia, Hana) and Lunar New Year! Gung Hee Fat Choy! The Year of the Boar (aka The Pig).

Ongoing Events
  • Third Saturday Salsa Social - Family-friendly
    Free lesson 3:30-4 pm, or lesson plus dance time 3:30 pm-6 pm for $5
    From our own Suzanne Simmons, who is director at
    My World Dance and Fitness Studio - 206-861-2500
    849 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle.
         = May 18, 2019 - Dance Celebration of My World’s 11th anniversary,
              Mambo Cadillac live

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 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.


Immigration Efforts

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.
  • 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
To reach all, call 206-725-7535, or write to office@bethanyseattle.org


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.
Monday-Friday
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
Got Green
     New Campus Partner working with Bethany
     on Climate Justice.
Monday
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.
Tuesday
AA Community Meetings - 7:30 pm
Thursday
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..
Friday
In 2018, Bethany United Church of Christ continues to work
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.
Friday and Saturday
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Samoan Choir practice
Saturday
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums

Marching in Seattle, 2018-01-20

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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.



NOTE:

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.

Thank you.

GIVE You make a difference in the world by giving to our ministry and social justice projects. Please make checks to:
Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108. Donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you.

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