Bethany UCC is a community of people of faith who come from different walks of life yet have a common vision to be a multiracial, multicultural, intergenerational, open and affirming church. Rev. Angela L. Ying, Pastor
Bethany UCC is a community of people of faith who come from different walks of life yet have a common vision to be a multiracial, multicultural, anti-racist, intergenerational, open and affirming church.
are all beloved of God!
Sunday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. Worship and the Celebration of Holy Communion on Women's and Mother's Day. Celebrating God in solidarity and peace with all people in faith, hope, joy and love, by the grace of God. Jasper Tollefson, Annaliza Torres, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church Community with a special shared meal to celebrate life, thanks to all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.” Maya Angelou
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God ... God is love. First John 4:7
ALL ARE BELOVED OF GOD!!!
Sunday, May 7, Worship and the Celebration of Holy Baptism led by our Beloved Bethany Singers along with The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany United Church of Christ community. A shared meal and celebration continue following worship thanks to all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
"... Live in harmony with everyone;
Be friendly with everyone.
If you are by yourself,
You are only one drop, one speck;
Whereas when you bond and unite with everyone,
You are an ocean, you are an ore.
There are many languages but all are the same meaning.
Water in different cups becomes one when the cups are
broken and they run as one." --- Rubi
"Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kin-dom of heaven belongs."
--- Gospel According to Matthew 19:15
ALL ARE BELOVED OF GOD.
April 22, Earth Day Saturday with Black Power Epicenter Cooperative (BPEC) on the Bethany United Church campus led by Nyema Clark, Senait Brown and our young people.
April 23, Earth Day Sunday at Bethany United Church of Christ, 10:30 a.m. as we continue to raise awareness and action as stewards of God's creation in worship and social justice. "I look up to the hills, from where does my help come? My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth."
In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks. — John Muir
The good (hu)man is the friend of all living things. — Gandhi
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. — Jane Goodall
ALL ARE BELOVED OF GOD!
Coming up: EASTER Sunday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.
Worship and celebration of God's great uprising with worship and music by Miho & Diego Duo, Michele Storms, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. A very special Easter brunch and Easter Egg Hunt follows thanks to our hospitality team and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
Inspirational Quotes for the week:
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. Martin Luther
There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that God's might could render void:
Thou - Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed. Emily Bronte
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust. Walter Raleigh
YOU ARE BELOVED!
All are beloved of God! Let there be spring, as we grow Beloved Community at Bethany Church.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou
"For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations." from Isaiah 16:11, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible
Don't Miss Bethany's Worship and Celebrations in April during Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter:
Sunday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. Worship and the Celebration of Holy Communion
Sunday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. Palm and Passion Sunday. Hosanna! led by the Beloved Bethany Singers
Sunday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. EASTER SUNDAY with an Easter Meal and Easter Egg Hunt with special music by Miho & Diego Duo
Sunday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. Worship and our Seattle Young People's Project with Aimee Josiane, Denechia Powell and Nyema Clark with special music by John Hansen
Sunday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. Worship and a Easter Season Hymn Sing with special music by Dan Kramlich
Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ. All Are Welcome.
All are Beloved of God
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Beloveds,
Blessing and luck to you as we share these Irish blessings together:
May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of God's hand.
This Sunday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
Worship and the Third Sunday of Lent with The Reverend Angela Ying, Dan Kramlich, Annaliza Torres and the Bethany United Church of Christ community. A shared meal follows thanks to our hospitality team.
Finally, save the dates for our very special Palm Sunday, April 9 and Easter Sunday, April 16 celebrations. You will not want to miss these.
I look forward every week to growing beloved community in church and on the streets, where All are Welcome and All are Beloved of God,
Peace and love, Angela Ying
You are beloved! All Are Beloved of God
Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, LGBTQ --- All Are Welcome Here at Bethany United Church of Christ!
Let God’s grace abound this week of International Women’s Day as we work for peace and justice, equality and love. Even amidst another unconstitutional executive order banning immigrants and refugees, we do not lose hope. By faith and conscience, we know the original executive order for an immigration ban was no good. Neither is this new ban. Let international women and men everywhere rise up in truth and love. Let the truth and love of our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters, granddaughters, family and friends here and around the globe rise up in God's love for all.
God who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I did what God told me.
--- Harriet Tubman
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people? We draw out from other people our own thought. If, when you go out to organize, you go with a broad spirit, you will create and call out breadth and toleration. You had better organize one woman on a broad platform than 10,000 on a narrow platform of intolerance and bigotry.
--- Susan B. Anthony
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for God your God, who goes with you; God will not fail you or forsake you.
--- The Book of Deuteronomy 31:6
Sunday worship with the Beloved Bethany Singers, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Join us. you are beloved!
Open and affirming, ALL are welcome Sundays, 9 am in Hildebrand Hall (casual, contemporary service) and 11 am (more traditional service) in the Sanctuary.
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