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Please join us for our Pride discussion group, centering on the book “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians” by Austen Hartke. It will be an exciting discussion about what the Bible has to say about gender identity. If you are pressed for time and want to understand the main ideas of the book quickly, there is a 40 minute long youtube video in which Austen presents a condensed version of his book. The title of the video is “Austen Hartke: The Bible and Transgender Christians” and you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3MEdZHK
 
We will meet on zoom at 7pm on June 7th, June 14th, and June 21st. Come to just one session or all of them as you like. The sessions on the 7th and 14th will be focused on the book, while the session on the 21st will be focused on the youtube video. 

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.

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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! 

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4th Annual Bethany Drag Show
Bethany UMC – 1270 Sanchez St, San Francisco
Thursday, June 30th – Starts at 7pm
Join us for a Fabulous Drag Show at Bethany to end Pride month! We have many talented, Bay Area Drag Artists lined up to help us share some joy and raise money for SEEDS: a local non-profit that provides resources for unhoused queer youth in the Bay Area. Bring friends, family, and plenty of tips for the performers!

Events Archive

Homeless Sack Lunch Ministry

Homeless Sack Lunch Ministry

During the Pandemic the needs of the unhoused have only increased. Bethany prepares bagged lunches to support the homeless.  We need donations: peanut butter, jelly, bread, bottled water & juice, soft fruits, prepackaged desserts, and chips. Donated items are then assembled from Noon to 1:30 pm by a small team and transported to those attending the San Francisco Night Ministry’s open worship service (“Open Cathedral”) in the Civic Center area on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Join us for the annual Blessing of the Animals. In person Blessings, socially distanced, Saturday, October 3rd, 12-1 pm. Virtual Blessings, during worship service, Sunday, October 4th, 10:45 am.

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Online Book Study – Wednesday’s, July 8th to August 12th

Online Book Study – Wednesday’s, July 8th to August 12th

We’re excited to begin a 6 week study of James Cone’s book The Cross and the Lynching Tree — every Wednesday at 7pm, starting July 8th through August 12th. If you have never studied Cone before you are in for rich Black liberation theology that is transformative in our understanding of the Bible and our faith.We will explore a chapter a week, and it will be helpful if you read the chapter ahead of time.

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