Bethany United Church of Christ

Reverend Angela Ying, Pastor   ||   206-725-7535   ||
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 || 2020   ||   Concrete Actions

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community

Snowy Pines by Demian
Inspirational Quotes
  • Listen To The Long Stillness:
    New life is stirring
    New dreams are on the wing
    New Hopes Are Being Readied:
    Humankind is fashioning a new heart
    Humankind is forging a new mind
    God is at work.
    This is the season of Promise”
    - Howard Thurman, (1899 - 1981), American writer,
    philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights
    leader. From “The Mood of Christmas” (1985)

  • “The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making.”
    - Howard Thurman, (1899 - 1981), American writer,
    philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights
    leader. From “Footprints of a Dream: The Story
    of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples”
    p. 7, (1959)

  • “Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision.
    But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
    - Kālidāsa, (c. 4th–5th century CE) writer.
    Widely regarded as the greatest poet and
    dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.

For more, please see our archives of Inspirational Quotes:
2016 || 2017
|| 2018 || 2019 || 2020

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, January 26, 10:30 am
    Worship and Lunar New Year Celebration, red envelopes, and a shared community meal with Dan Kramlich, Suzanne Simmons, Pastor Angela Ying, and the Bethany United Church of Christ beloved community. We will also celebrate our community’s January birthdays.

  • Sunday, February 2, 10:30 am
    Worship, Communion, Beloved Bethany Singers and communion. Super Bowl Sunday Worship, led by our Beloved Bethany Singers, Michele Storms, Dan Kramlich, Pastor Angela Ying, Bethany United Church of Christ beloved community with a shared community meal, thanks to our justice and hospitality teams.
Other Events of Note
  • Monday, January 20, 8:30 am
                   March Rally to downtown 11 am,
                   March to City Hall at 12:30
    The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Rally and March at Garfield High School, 400 - 23rd Ave., Seattle. Starts with an Opportunity Fair, and Workshops. Rally in the gymnasium, and march through downtown Seattle. This year, our pastor, Angela will be giving the Invocation. Our own KL Shannon and the MLK Jr. Committee will again lead our MLK, Jr. Rally and March from Garfield to downtown Seattle.
    More information: Sea MLK Jr Coalition

  • Thursday, January 23, 5 pm
    Come and Celebrate Larry Gossett, and his family, in serving King County for 25 years. El Centro de la Raza, Centilia Room, 2524 16th Ave., South, Seattle.

  • Saturday, January 25, 10 am-2 pm
    Tax Amazon (not every day working people) Action Conference, Bethany Church, Washington Hall. We can fund Social Housing with Seattle Green New Deal and vital services. Co-chaired by Nikkita Oliver, and Jonathan Rosenblum, with SA, labor, unions, U.W. students, UAW, DSA, Nickelsville, Share/Wheel, climate action and faith communities, small business owners, Amazon workers, and YOU!

  • Friday, January 31
    Mell Fuller’s 70th Birthday. Happy Birthday to our beloved Auntie Mell!

  • Saturday, February 1, 4:30-7:30 pm
    Climate Action Families monthly meeting, Bethany Church, Olivet/Common Room.

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.

About Bethany (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.

Seattle Rent Control Petition

This petition calls for universal rent control, free of corporate loopholes. The rent control campaign has been endorsed by at least 12 organizations, such as the SEA, the union representing Seattle’s public school educators. Bethany, and our campus partners, have endorsed rent control. Everyone has a right to shelter and an affordable home. All are Beloved.

Related article by Rev. Ying:
     “Sweeps are for litter, not for living and loving human beings”

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.
  • 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
To reach all, call 206-725-7535, or write to

         Further Immigration Resources

               Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (NWIRP)

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.
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.
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.
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..
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, as well as no faith.
Friday and Saturday
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Samoan Choir practice
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums

Women’s March in Seattle, 2018-01-20

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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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