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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Inspirational Quotes: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community

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Inspirational Quotes
  • This Land is Your Land

    This land is your land, this land is my land
    From California to the
    New York Island,
    From the Redwood Forest,
    to the Gulf stream waters,
    This land was made for you and me.

    As I went walking that ribbon of highway
    And saw above me that endless skyway,
    And saw below me the golden valley, I said:
    This land was made for you and me.

    I roamed and rambled,
    and followed my footsteps
    To the sparkling sands of
    her diamond deserts,
    And all around me, a voice was sounding:
    This land was made for you and me.

    Was a big high wall there
    that tried to stop me
    A sign was painted said: Private Property,
    But on the back side it didn't say nothing —
    This land was made for you and me.

    When the sun come shining,
    then I was strolling
    In wheat fields waving
    and dust clouds rolling;
    The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting:
    This land was made for you and me.

    One bright sunny morning
    in the shadow of the steeple
    By the Relief Office I saw my people —
    As they stood hungry,
    I stood there wondering if —
    this land was made for you and me.

    - Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie) (1912-1967),
    original 1940 version

  • Prayer of the Farm Workers Struggle

    Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
    So I will know my people’s plight.

    Free me to pray for others;
    For you are present in every person.

    Help me take responsibility for my own life;
    So that I can be free at last.

    Grant me courage to serve others;
    For in service there is true life.

    Give me honesty and patience;
    So that I can work with other workers.

    Bring forth song and celebration;
    So that the Spirit will be alive among us.

    Let the Spirit flourish and grow;
    So that we will never tire of the struggle.

    Let us remember those who have died for justice;
    For they have given us life.

    Help us love even those who hate us;
    So that we can change the world.

    - César E. Chávez (Cesario Estrada Chávez) (1927-1993), UFW Founder

  • Oracion del Campesino en la Lucha

    Ensename el sufrimiento de los mas desafortunados;
    Asi conocere el dolor de mi pueblo.

    Librame a orar por los demas;
    Porque estas presente en cada persona.

    Ayudame a tomar responsabilidad de mi propia vida;
    Solo asi sere libre al fin.

    Concedeme valentia para servir al projimo;
    Porque en la entrega hay vida verdadera.

    Concedeme honoradez y paciencia;
    Para que yo pueda trabajar junto con otros trabajadores.

    Alumbranos con el canto y la celebracion;
    Para que levanten el Espiritu entre nosotros.

    Que el Espiritu florezca y crezca;
    Para que no nos cansemos entre la lucha.

    Nos acordamos de los que han caido por la justicia;
    Porque a nosotros han entregado la vida.

    Ayudanos a amar aun a los que nos odian;
    Asi podremos cambiar el mundo.

    - César E. Chávez (Cesario Estrada Chávez) (1927-1993), fundador de la unión UFW

For more, please see our archives of Inspirational Quotes:
2016 || 2017
|| 2018 || 2019 || 2020 || 2021 || 2022

Invitations and upcoming events the Bethany United
Church of Christ community is invited to participate:

None at this time.

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.

Note from Rev. Angela Ying

On Sundays, our community will be together — via the computer program, Zoom — to worship God as a beloved Bethany United Church of Christ community, safely from your home. Thank you for staying home, and not coming to our church sanctuary. For Zoom instructions, please email during the week.

Before we worship, here is what you can still do:

  • Email your joys and concerns as prayer.
  • Pray for yourself, your loved ones, and the world.
  • Continue to be wise in keeping a safe distance, eating, sleeping, and staying well
  • Call or email the church office if you need pastoral care, or assistance.
  • Mail your contribution to Bethany to build community.
  • Know you are Beloved.
  • Give thanks you are alive through God’s gifts of music, meditation, dance, joy, reading, exercise, deep breathing, gratitude.
  • Use your imagination and creativity.

Thank you Bethany United Church of Christ. Together, we will persevere in being the healthy, vibrant, strong, and loving congregation God calls us to be.

Grace and peace be with you, as we work together for good, knowing God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Pastor Angela Ying

  • Sundays, 10:30 am
    Worship and Communion.

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.

Give Now

To donate, please click here:

Accepting Credit Cards, and PayPal

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 (Postponed until safe to meet again.)
    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. - We meet via the computer program, Zoom. For Zoom instructions, please email during the week. No meal shared, at this time.
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

  • Sign of the Times

    by Demian

    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.

    Painting by Kelly Simpson Hagen

  • Web programmer: Demian