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
  • “Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
    for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
    like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
    The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
    - Norman W. Brooks, from his 1976 poem
    “Let Every Day Be Christmas”

  • “Come on, people, come on, children
    Come on down to the glory river.
    Gonna wash you up, and wash you down,
    Gonna lay the devil down, gonna lay that devil down.
    I got fury in my soul, fury’s gonna take me to the glory goal
    In my mind I can’t study war no more.
    Save the people, save the children, save the country now.

    “And the precious king, he loved the people to sing;
    Babes in the blinkin' sun sang
    ‘We Shall Overcome’ ”
    - Laura Nyro, from her song “Save the Country”

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

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, December 23, 10:30 am
    Worship and the Fourth Sunday of Advent, with our beloved musician Dan Kramlich.

  • Monday, December 24, 3 pm
    Worship and Very Special Day of Music, Dancing, Drumming, Praying, and more. Bring your neighbors, friends, colleagues, families, for this amazing night of worship, caroling, food, special music meditations, drums, drum circle, dancing, prayers, reflections, letting our light shine and more on Christmas Eve. There is room for all God’s Rainbow People of God, for all are beloved of God. Music with percussionist and musicians, Thione Diop and Dan Kramlich. Michele Storms and the Beloved Bethany Singers. Prayers, Candle lighting, and Christmas Eve reflections by Pastor Angela Ying, and the beloved community. Lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles by AJ, Ida Maria Mlekarov, and Mona Howe.

    Other Events of Note

  • Sunday, December 12, evening
    Bethany United Church of Christ and Got Green will host a gathering for our campus partners in continuing to vision in terms of sharing resources and working together, creating an emergency preparedness plan, and exploring climate resilience in food and energy. Nancy Huizar from Sustainable Seattle and young leaders will facilitate.

  • Sunday, December 13, evening
    Celebration of Black Power Epicenter and Bethany United Church of Christ with The People’s Institute. A special evening of celebration, food, and sharing our hard, yet wonderful work in racial, economic, climate, and LGBTQ justice led by Senait Brown, KJ Moon, Asha, Nyema Clark, Kinte Perry, and our amazing young people.

  • Sunday, December 16, 1:30-3 pm
    Central and SE Seattle Interfaith Migrant Rights Action Network, meeting hosted by Bethany UCC. Attending: the Know Your Rights Training Team, Accompaniment and Deportation Defense Team, and Policy Advocacy Team. A leadership meeting follows.

    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.
         = December 15, 2018 - Holiday Celebration, Alma y Azucar live
              $15 advance / $20 at door

         = December 21, 2019 - Holiday Celebration, live music
         = January 27, 2019, 4 pm - Dance Performance at
              Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
              104 17th Ave S., Seattle. 206-323-7067;
              $8 kids and $10 adults advance / $10 kids and $15 adults at door

         = 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.

During this Advent Season

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

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

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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.


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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