is a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation
with about 600 people in worship each Sunday. The church,
founded in 1888, is located just
north of downtown Seattle, at the top of Queen Anne Hill.
Sunday services at 9 am and 10:45
am offer a blend of contemporary
and traditional worship, with an emphasis on congregational
participation and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Worship is expressed in song, participatory and contemplative
prayer, listening to God through the Scriptures and
in Communion. Childrens
cradle through middle school are
offered at 9 am, a children's worship hour
school at 10:45, and the nursery is
available at all Sunday services. Children are always
welcome to participate with their parents in worship.
Support and prayer for one other
help us as we seek to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
Community is fostered at fellowship events, retreats, age-specific ministries, and small groups.
Bethany is committed to sharing Christ's love in the community and around
the world. More than 20 percent of the church
budget goes to outreach ministries beyond Bethany. Many
members are involved in local ministries—including Wednesday
Night Dinners which bring together the congregation, the
homeless, and the wider community.
historic Christian traditions
are regularly incorporated into the life of the
reformed/evangelical tradition shows itself
in a high view of the authority of the Bible
and the call to personal faith in our Lord
charismatic tradition can be seen in
a desire to be attentive to the leading of
the Holy Spirit and an openness to the gifts
of the Holy Spirit.
holiness tradition is visible in a desire
to be obedient and holy and to glorify God
in all areas of life.
justice can be seen in involvement with
the free Wednesday
along with a financial commitment to development
contemplative tradition shows itself
in moments of silence in worship, quiet day
retreats and a desire to make spaces to listen
Elders and deacons provide the spiritual leadership of the congregation. Of
the elders, 18 men and women currently serve a three-year term on the church's
governing body, known as Session, each coordinating a specific area of
ministry. The 20 active deacons give a helping hand of service, providing
caring ministries within and outside the congregation.
Any of the pastoral staff would welcome your e-mail
or call (206) 284-2222:
Head of Staff
Doug Kelly , Ext. 11
Associate Pastor for Outreach
Rev. Lynne Blessing Ext. 12
Director of Congregational Care
Cutshall Ext. 13
Director of Childrens Ministries
Ross Ext. 14
Gronholz Ext. 15