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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
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE.
Worship and Very Special Day of Music, Dancing, Drumming, Praying, and more. Bring your neighbors, friends, colleagues, families, for this amazing celebratory worship, caroling, candlelight, food, and more, on Christmas Eve. There is room for all God’s Rainbow People of God, for all are beloved of God. Lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles by AJ and Ida Maria Mlekarov, and Mona Howe and their parents.
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.
- 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
$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
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.
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
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
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
Friday and Saturday
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.
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Samoan Choir practice
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums
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.