The Latest From Bethany UMC
Stay up to date with all the latest announcements, news, and updates.
September & October 2022 events:
Bring your beloved pet to our 10:45am worship on October 2nd for a special service and blessing where we celebrate our furry (or scaled or feathered) family members. Check out our Facebook event.
Join Bethany, Friends of Slow Sanchez, and Noe Café at the 2nd Annual Sanchez Street Block Party on Sunday, October 16th. There will be live music, face painting, art making, a succulent planting bar, food vendors, a bounce house, and so much more! It will be an afternoon of family fun from noon to 3pm on Sanchez Street between Clipper and 26th. Check out our Facebook event.
The Justice 4 Brandon Lee campaign would like to show appreciation for all the support Bethany has given over the past few years and invite our faith community to continue standing with the oppressed people of the Philippines. Stay after service on Sunday, Sept 25th for some delicious Filipino food and a prayer circle lifting up the concerns of the indigenous people and human rights workers of the Philippines. Check out our Facebook Event page.
JUNE 2022 – Pride Month events:
Join Queer and Trans activists from the Philippines along with SFCHRP on Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm, as we discuss the boiling hot political situation in the Philippines, how queer/trans activists are at the forefront of a movement fighting for national liberation in the midst of dictatorship, and the complexities of being queer and trans organizing for, not only their lives, but for everyone in their homeland. Learn how we, as concerned people in the US can contribute towards their struggle for a just and lasting peace.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/hotqueerPh
Slow Sanchez and Bethany UMC are beyond excited to host this year’s Pride Stroll. It’ll be a day of family-friendly pride-filled fun! We’ll be gathering at Day and Sanchez at 11 and then continuing the festivities at Bethany following our stroll.
RSVP to the Facebook event!
Pride month is kind of a big deal for us at Bethany. And we’ll be closing out the month with a pride celebration party on June 26th with a hybrid worship service followed by a BBQ! All are welcome!
RSVP on Facebook!
With the fall/winter rains and cooler temperatures, we are worshiping in our sanctuary (versus outside on our patio). Join us in person or on Facebook Live at 10:45am.
During the Pandemic the needs of the unhoused have only increased. Bethany prepares bagged lunches, collects new white socks, and assembles safety kits to support the homeless. We need your help!
Donate to support disaster relief efforts for the California Wildfires, through UMCOR. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR,...
Events are planned for June Pride — please join us!
Our June PRIDE sermon series draws from the book Queer Virtue: What LGBT People Know About Life and Love and How it Can Revitalize Christianity by The Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman. Rev. Edman’s thesis is that there are virtues and attributes unique to the queer community that Christian Churches can learn from.
Staying Awake is a practical exploration of Christianity for people who want to show up for justice and stay in the movement. Discover nine practices …
Join us for laughter & joy, for Bethany’s 3rd annual drag show fundraiser! Thursday, June 30th at 7pm on Bethany’s outside patio area.
Sign up for Bethany's Queer Trivia Game, June 17th at 7pm. Game night will occur on Zoom using the TriviaMaker app. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/3zej36zb or email email@example.com Have Fun! Brush-up on Queer Trivia! Enjoy Team Competition! Win...
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Online book study via Zoom, March 9th, Tuesdays at 7pm, thru May 11th. Featuring “The Sword and the Shield: the Revolutionary Lives of Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.” by Peniel E. Joseph.