Celebrate on Sundays

CHURCH

2,000
people are uplifted
each Sunday

SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS offer a joyous experience of community, music, preaching and spirituality, reflective of the richly diverse world in which we live.

Celebrations feature the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band, Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, Pastor Karen Oliveto and Rev. Theon Johnson III.

Celebrations take place EVERY SUNDAY AT 9AM AND 11AM.

Alongside programs that feed the hungry and heal the sick, GLIDE Church has been nourishing the spirit and healing hearts, transforming thousands of lives every Sunday at Celebration for over 50 years. At Celebration, music lifts us up and the messages inspire us to work for justice for all people. No one leaves unchanged.

We are a short walk from Powell Street BART station and encourage everyone to use public transit if possible. We do not have a parking lot for public use, though we do offer limited double parking along Ellis Street between Mason and Jones and along Taylor Street between Eddy and Ellis. If you have any questions about accessibility, please do not hesitate to call the Church Office at 415-674-6090 or at congregatioinal_life@glide.org.

Our Sanctuary fills up quickly, so please arrive 30 minutes early to ensure seating. If you are bringing a large group, please call Vicky Lee at 415-674-6061 to reserve seating ahead of time. We ask that large groups sit in the balcony, which can be accessed via the entrance on Taylor Street.

When you get to GLIDE, please feel free to check in on Facebook and when you hear something during celebration you want to share, please feel free to tweet! @GLIDEChurch @GLIDESF. We will retweet your tweet!

GLIDE Memorial Church

GLIDE Memorial Church believes in a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

About GLIDE Memorial Church
We pride ourselves in continually striving to meet the challenge set by Lizzie Glide in 1930 to be “A house of prayer for all people.” The Glide Foundation and Glide Memorial United Methodist Church were established by Lizzie GLIDE in honor of her late husband, Joseph, as well as a means to share her spirituality and commitment to those in need.

The Church and Foundation both experienced a renaissance in the 1960s with the arrival of the Rev. Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani and a community responding to the changing times and a growing need for new opportunities. This transformative period continues to live on in GLIDE to this day.

For over 80 years, GLIDE has been a spiritual home and refuge for people from many diverse backgrounds and spiritual traditions, as well as a provider of services to the people of the Tenderloin and San Francisco. We invite you to discover how you can get involved and draw strength from the ever-changing, ever-growing GLIDE community!

In addition to two Sunday Celebrations, GLIDE Memorial Church offers a wide array of programs, including small groups and Bible studies, meditation and yoga, recovery circles, the GLIDE Pride Team, groups for lesbian, trans, gay, bi and queer individuals, teams devoted to social justice and racial justice and more. Whether your call is to sing in the GLIDE Ensemble or serve internationally with our Ray of Hope trip to Kenya, there is a place for you here at GLIDE. If you have an idea for a group you think would be a good fit here at GLIDE, let us know!

There are also many different opportunities throughout the year to volunteer with the GLIDE Foundation. From serving meals with a small group of other congregants to joining hundreds of other volunteers to hand out toys at Christmas, from providing HIV counseling to tutoring a child after school, there are ways to get involved and make a change in our community.

Your journey with GLIDE is just beginning.

To find out more about what is happening in our congregation, read your bi-weekly e-newsletter Congregation Connect, which comes out every other Friday, call the Congregational Life Office at 415-674-6090, or email congregational_life@glide.org.

Welcome Home!

GLIDE Instagram
The GLIDE family remembers #NelsonMandela, who would have been 100 years old today. Our Co-Founder Rev. Cecil Williams greeted South Africa’s beloved Madiba in Oakland in June of 1990, just five months after his release from prison. . “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” - Nelson Mandela . #nelsonmandela100 #madiba #nelsonmandeladay #fromthearchives #cecilwilliams @nelsonmandelafoundationsa @mchammer @goapele @fantasticnegrito @shakasenghor @feliciahorowitz @mglide
Exactly one week ago, a group of GLIDE seniors completed a six-week Healthy Living workshop with our own Ms. Tina Huang. Here is what Tina had to say about the experience: . "I am so happy that we're celebrating with this gratitude ceremony. Congratulation to the seniors who have completed their healthier living workshop. Within six weeks, our seniors learned how to live healthier by coping with their stress and creating positive changes for their lifestyle. I am very proud of them as they showed an interest in learning and dedication throughout the workshop. I hope they can bring this knowledge and apply it in their every-day lifestyle, as well as share it with those who may benefit from this information." . Congratulations, #GLIDEseniors! #healthyliving #wednesdaywisdom
Thanks to this group of #volunteers from @salesforce for stepping up to the plate and braving the onions yesterday! They prepared lunch for hundreds of diners from the community! . "I think it's a really smart thing for Salesforce to do. Not just talk about it – of course everybody wants to be a part of their community, of course everybody wants to volunteer and support causes, but to actually insist on people coming down here on their first day of training – hey, that's putting your money where your mouth is." - Shan Nichols, Systems Engineering Director (not pictured) . GLIDE relies on 75-85 volunteers EVERY DAY to serve three meals to everyone who walks through our doors. #startyourdaywithservice #volunteersf #foodjustice #givingback #stepuptotheplate @benioff @salesforcejobs @salesforceorg @ggundry @joselynmarie1
Yesterday we were pleased to welcome the #SaferInside Planning Committee to Celebration and a press conference with Mayor @londonbreed! Thanks for all of your hard work & commitment to helping people understand the importance of bringing #safeinjectionsites to San Francisco.

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