For more quotes, please see our Inspirational Quotes: 2016 || 2017
- “But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
- John Muir
located in “Steep Trails,”
chapter 9 “Mormon Lilies,”
from a letter dated “Salt Lake, July, 1877”
- “The good man is the friend of all living things.”
— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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- “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.”
— attributed to Chief Si’ahl (Seattle)
He spoke in Suquamish and
did not speak English.
- “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
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The Road to Justice
Marching at the Seattle Center, 2017-01-21
Keep the Affordable Care Act - A WIN, for now
Earth Day Lights Out
To see details on these equality and justice activities,
in which you can participate, go to our articles here:
“Concrete Actions of Faith and Social Justice”
Hats off to Mo!, Jill Mangaliman and our community partners, Got Green.
Our Youth People’s Green Pathways Resolution passed by the whole City Council allowing young people of color paid entry level positions and apprenticeships that are good for our environment and our communities.
- Friday, April 15 - 10-11 am
Good Friday at Bethany Church - Join in quiet meditation and prayers for the people here and around the world. Sadly, the United States used its largest non-nuclear weapon in Afghanistan on April 13. “It will feel like a nuclear blast to anyone in the area,” Lt Col. Rick Francona told CNN, adding it would kill people for “hundreds of meters.”
- Sunday, April 16 - 10:30 am
EASTER SUNDAY - Worship and celebration of God’s great uprising with worship, an Easter brunch, an Easter Egg Hunt, and special music by the Miho & Diego Duo, Michele Storms, the Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. Thanks to our hospitality team, and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Sunday, April 23 - 10:30 am
Earth Day - awareness of God's good creation and action, as we seek to continue to be good stewards of the earth with worship and music by John Hansen, Theresa Anderson, Aimee Josiane, Denechia Powell of Seattle Young People’s Project, The Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. A shared meal follows worship.
- Sunday, April 30 - 10:30 am
Make a Joyful Noise Easter Season Hymn Sing - Come and Sing with melody, harmony and even flats! Worship and music with Dan Kramlich, jazz musician, Bernice Cade, Suzanne Simmons, the Reverend Angela Ying and Bethany Church community. A shared meal follows thanks to our hospitality team led by Izzy James, Mell Fuller, Carroll Jackson, Steve and Sara Storck and all who welcome everyone into beloved community.
- Sunday, May 7, 10:30 am
Worship and the Celebration of the Baptism of Ida Maria. Special music by our Beloved Bethany Singers led by Michele Storms, Mia Mlekarov, Suzanne Simmons, Jasper Tollefson, Lela Besom, Anne Ying Ruhland, and accompanied by Dan Kramlich, with the Reverend Angela Ying and Bethany Church community.
- Sunday, May 14, 10:30 am
Women’s and Mother’s Day Celebration - Worship and the Celebration of Holy Communion with guitarist Jasper Tollefson, Annaliza Torres, the Reverend Angela Ying and the Bethany Church community. A shared meal follows worship.
Immigrants, Refugees, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ.
All Are Welcome. All are Beloved of God.
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.
Nusaiba, Rev Angela, Merna, Soykayna, 2016-12-11
Image by Mack Funk
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.
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.
ReWA Preschool Head Start Program
For toddlers to pre-K, Half Day and Full Day
Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP)
SYPP and Black Out, led by Nyema Clark, Aimee Josiane and Denechia Powell along with Laura Haldane and Senait Brown.
Working for social justice from our Beloved Bethany Church’s modular/annex (aka: The EPI Center).
AA Community Meetings, 7:30 pm
Leadership Training for Youth and Young People
Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR)
Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) meet in the church annex.
YUIR and EPIC are led by Marcel Purnell and James Williams.
Refugee Womens’ Alliance (ReWA)
Friday and Saturday
Headstart Toddler/Preschool available to children offering free half-day and full day with sliding scale, based on income.
Buddhist gathering for teaching and meditation, 7 pm
Falun Gong, Buddhist and Taoist teaching and meditation.
Church and Community Meetings, Gatherings, Discussions and Public Forums
In 2017, our Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) celebrates 25 years of transformative youth-led, adult supported, anti-racist community organizing. Youth from historically oppressed communities need a space to call their own, more than ever. Over the past year, SYPP has shared space and built partnerships with other people of color and youth-led, anti-racist community groups based out of the Black Power EPICenter Cooperative in Beacon Hill, on the Bethany United Church of Christ campus. Our current programs include organizing around food, justice, and cooperative economics at our Nurturing Roots Garden, and an intergenerational black, trans and queer organizing project - the Queer and Trans Pan-African Exchange. Support our young people now.
For our neighborhood, the homeless, and for
our sisters and brothers at Standing Rock. 2017-01-14
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.