First Time Visitors
Worship starts right at 10:45am, but that doesn’t mean our members are always there. Don’t be surprised if you come into worship and there’s only a handful of folks in the chairs. Bethany members seem to have a tradition of wandering in during the first 15 minutes of worship, or later. We are a casual, open, reconciling congregation. Everyone is truly welcome to come just as they are; no dress code, no pretenses. Worship consists of singing, an open prayer time where congregants can name out loud their joys and concerns, a 12-15 minute sermon by the pastor, children’s time, special music by our choir, offering, and communion on the first Sunday of the month. Child care services are available during the worship service.
Following worship, we move directly into our fellowship time, which happens in our sanctuary. You are welcome to join us for food and conversation following worship every Sunday.
Bethany only has street parking available for Sunday worship. If you’re driving to worship, you’ll want to allow for a few extra minutes to find parking. We do have two spots in front of our church reserved for those with mobility or other accessibility concerns.
Bethany is accessible via public transit. The J muni line drops you off at church and clipper, one block from Bethany. The nearest BART station is 24th and Mission about .7 miles from the church, and the 24 or 35 or 48 bus lines are close and within easy walking distance.