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- “There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves. The 1st is, ‘Where am I going?’ and the 2nd is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order, you are in trouble.”
- Howard Washington Thurman (1899-1981). African-American author,
philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.
- “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
- Howard Washington Thurman, from his book
“The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman:
A Visionary for Our 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.
- Sunday, January 13, 10:30 am
Worship, Prayer and Mindfulness and a shared community meal with Kara-Lee Ruotolo of ColibriKidsYoga, Dan Kramlich, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany United Church of Christ. January birthday celebrations led by Tate, Theresa, and Bryan Anderson, Steve and Sara Storck, Bernice and Wes Cade, Nick Smith, and Bethany Church's amazing hospitality team.
- Sunday, January 20, 10:30 am
Worship, Shared Meal, and MLK, Jr Celebration. Worship with Rev. ML Daniel, Hans Brehmer, and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany, in the round, in the Common Room. A shared community meal follows.
- Sunday, January 27, 10:30 am
Worship and Celebration
, and a shared community meal with John Hansen, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany United Church of Christ.
- Sunday, February 3, 10:30 am
Worship and the Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism for Hana with her parents Kamal and Jenny and big sister, Lana along with Dan Kramlich, Michele Storms, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Rainbow People of God at Bethany United Church of Christ. A special celebration community meal follows.
Other Events of Note
- Friday, January 11, Prayer Vigil 11-11:45 am, Rally 12-2 pm
Rally Against Deportation and Defend Vietnamese Refugees
Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. South, Seattle
Fight deportation of our national and international sisters and brothers. A vigil for those who have been separated from their families. Defend our refugee and migrant communities and to keep our families and loved ones together.
- Saturday, January 12, 7-9 pm - Lecture
Building Social Justice Movements and How to Address, and End, the Anti-Semitism and Hate in Our Country with Speaker: Elder-in-Residence, Aurora Levins Morales. On racial and disability justice.
At the Bethany Sanctuary. Rabbi David Basior and Reverend Angela Ying welcome you to this important event. Sponsored by Bethany United Church of Christ, and Kadima Reconstructionist Community (our campus partner).
- Monday, January 21, time? - Workshops, Rally, March
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Rally and March Workshops at Garfield High School, rally in the gym, and march through downtown Seattle. Bethany’s KL Shannon, and the MLK Jr. Committee lead the rally and march.
- Sunday, January 27, 4 pm - Dance Program
Suzanne Simmons Dance Recital at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle. 206-323-7067; email@example.com, $8 kids and $10 adults advance / $10 kids and $15 adults at door.
See Pastor Angela or Suzanne for your complimentary ticket.
- 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.
= January 27, 2019, 4 pm - Dance Performance at
= 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.
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 reach all, call 206-725-7535, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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.