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.
Prayer makes a difference. Teach us how to pray was the one thing the disciples asked of Jesus. Pray for our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and today's attacks around the world including London. Pray for the many who are sick, lonely, grieving, hungry, homeless, imprisoned, overwhelmed and hurting everywhere. Be still. Be - as you listen to what God wills for you to do and be, in compassion and courage.
Amidst our individual and communal prayers and our work for peace and social justice, our church campus is growing with hundreds of children learning every day, and dozens of young people and adults working tirelessly to end racism, economic and climate injustice. Our Bethany Church campus, worship and prayer seek to reflect and live out what we believe, which is ALL are beloved of God.
Come, see and worship at Bethany any Sunday, as we put our faith into action, and continue every week in growing beloved community here at Bethany United Church of Christ. This Sunday, don't miss our Beloved Bethany Singers.
Working for peace in love,
The Reverend Angela Ying
Especially for faith leaders! "Join us for an evening with Jim Wallis, as he explores the topic of his latest book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. In it, he offers an analysis of America’s historical racism–its treatment of the indigenous population and its enslavement of Africans–and the lasting and devastating legacy brought about by what he calls “America’s original sin.” Describing himself as white, Christian, and evangelical, Wallis sees it as his faith’s obligation to “support the poor and vulnerable and defend those under attack.” He offers this path forward as a way to change our course: “Tell the truth, . . . love our neighbors, . . . welcome the stranger, . . .expose and oppose racial profiling, . . .defend Muslims…It is time to listen.”
thechurchcouncil.org The Treacy Levin Center Presents Jim Wallis: Race, Privilege and the Bridge to a New America; a lecture, panel discussion and Q&A with Jim Wallis, New York Times best-selling author, editor of …
At Bethany United Church of Christ, we live and believe all are beloved of God. So, this Sunday, in worship and on the streets of Seattle, we will be standing with PRIDE. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a community meal. Then it is off to the streets through downtown to the Seattle Center, where we will join thousands of sisters and brothers, with whom we will stand in solidarity for equality, where love is love is love is love.
Amidst our joys, our community also grieves the loss of Charleena Lyles, tragically killed and shot by Seattle Police at her Solid Ground's Sand Point home. Our Black Power Epicenter Cooperative with Bethany United Church of Christ have set up a link to the registry for Charleena's children. If you wish to donate/participate, please see our pastor, Angela Ying and Black Out director, Senait Brown.
Thank you for going the extra mile and loving beyond those like you, so all God's people may know they are BELOVED.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. --- Audre Lorde
All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. --- Harvey Milk
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even sinners do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? --- Gospel According to Matthew 5:46
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. --- Romans 15:7
Upcoming Sunday Worship at Bethany United Church of Christ:
Sunday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. Worship, Celebrate, PRIDE. Celebrate PRIDE and our ministry and social justice throughout our community and city, including Black Out of our Black Power Epicenter Cooperative and Nine Amazing Years of My World Dance and Fitness. Worship led by Suzanne Simmons, John Hansen,
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!
Open and affirming, ALL are welcome Sundays, 9 am contemplative meditation time in the Chapel and 10 am in the Sanctuary.
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