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   ||   Concrete Actions

Welcome to the Beloved Bethany Community

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Inspirational Quotes
  • “I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.”
    - attributed to Dr. Anita Faye Hill, American attorney, university
    professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies.

  • “But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to say what I really believe in my heart to be true - that there are some serious inequities that we face as women and that we can work to address these inequities”
    - attributed to Dr. Anita Faye Hill, American attorney, university
    professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies.

  • “You can’t always expect a certain result, but you can expect to do your best.”
    - attributed to Dr. Anita Faye Hill, American attorney, university
    professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies.

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

Notice: Congratulations to Steve and Sara Storck,
grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter,
Cadence Marilyn Kay, in Atlanta.

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, September 23, 10:30 am
    Worship and Celebration with the Beloved Bethany Singers, Michele Storms, Dan Kramlich, Suzanne Simmons, Mia Mlekarov, Jasper Tollefson, Jared Howe and Beloved Rainbow People of God. Sermon series “Notes to Our Children and Community” with Pastor Ying. A shared community meal follows worship thanks to Jack Storms, Tate, Theresa, and Bryan Anderson, Mell Fuller, Bernice Cade, Nick Smith, Leah and Moses Reed, Carroll Jackson and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.

  • Sunday, September 30, 10:30 am
    Bethany All Church Picnic and Outdoor Worship - thanks to our amazing hospitality team led by Steve and Sara Storck, Tate and Theresa Anderson, Bernice and Wes Cade, Mell Fuller; with musician Jasper Tollefson and the Reverend Angela Ying leading worship and music. You won't want to miss this! Sign up and bring your friends, food, and fantastic fun for all. Directions and sign up, see Bernice Cade. All are welcome.

  • Sunday, October 7, 10:30 am
    Worldwide Communion Sunday. Music with Dan Kramlich.

  • Sunday, October 14, 10:30 am
    Worship and Celebration. Music with Eric Verlinde.

  • Sunday, October 28, 10:30 am
    Mindfulness in Intergenerational Worship with Kara-Lee Ruotolo. Music with Hans Brehmer.

  • Sunday, November 25, 10:30 am
    Loren McGrail, guest speaker from Palestine. Music with John Hansen and the Samoan Choir.

    Other Events of Note

  • April 27, 2018-November 27, 2018 - Wednesday-Sundays
    Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party: Power to the People Exhibition
    At the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle. First Thurdays Free Admission. 206-518-6000 -

  • Tuesday, October 2, 10:30 am
    Press Conference at the Southside Commons, 3518 South Edmunds St., Seattle (Next to the Columbia City Puget Consumers Co-op (PCC) ). Hold the City of Seattle accountable to the Green Pathways Resolution. Urge our city to take action in the city budget, and create meaningful career pathways for young people of color. Organized by Bethany UCC’s campus partner’s Got Green’s Young Leaders Committee. All welcome.

  • Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 am
    Voting Day. It’s your right.

    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
         October 20, 2018
         November 17, 2018
         December 15, 2018 - Holiday Celebration, Mambo Cadillac live, $15

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.

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.
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
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
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums

Marching in Seattle, 2018-01-20

To see this image full-sized, click: Concrete Actions of Faith and Social Justice

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.

Marching at the Washington State Capitol building in Olympia, 2017-01-21

To see this image full-sized, click: Concrete Actions of Faith and Social Justice

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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