Welcome to Glide Memorial Church:
A Sanctuary for all People

Glide Memorial Church is a spiritual community rooted in liberation and built on a radically inclusive faith tradition that welcomes all.

Celebrate With Us

Join Glide Memorial Church for Sunday Celebration

Glide Memorial Church gathers in person and online at 9:00 and 11:00am each Sunday.

Join us in-person, at 330 Ellis Street, in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin District. You can learn about our COVID safety protocols here.

Attend virtually on Facebook Live or YouTube.
Dial in by Phone (855) 412-3177

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  • Easter Celebrations, April 9th, 7, 9 and 11 am –  We will have three Easter Services this year.  The 7 am service will include prayers and poems.  The 9 and 11 am services will be a festival of song, worship and storytelling.  You are invited to  for these three services in person or online on Facebook Live or YouTube.
  • Additional Easter and Passover Events are listed here.

Become a member of Glide Memorial Church!

Please join us after Sunday Celebration to meet new friends, learn more about Glide Memorial Church, and discover ways you can be involved.

Watch Glide Memorial Church Live Stream

Glide Memorial Church Livestream is online on Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00am.

Listen to Glide Memorial Church Tiny Celebration

Glide Memorial Church Tiny Celebration Podcast is available below.

About Us ​

Glide Memorial Church is a spiritual community rooted in liberation and built on a radically inclusive faith tradition that welcomes all.

Volunteer Opportunities

Been coming to Celebration and want to find a way to give back on Sunday? If you’re interested in Volunteering or want to know what it means to volunteer here, just ask!

Congregational Life

We are a radically inclusive community dedicated to fulfilling the spiritual needs of our congregation through acts of service and celebration.

We Have Good News To Share

The agreement between Glide and the California Nevada Annual Conference of United Methodist Church (CNAC) has received final court approval.

Our Minister

GLIDE's Minister of Celebration, Poet, Writer, Preacher, Public Theologian, Visual Artist and Arts Organizer

Marvin K. White, MDiv, is GLIDE’s Minister of Celebration. He is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and the inaugural Public Theologian in Residence (2017–18) at First Church Berkeley. He is the author of four collections of poetry and is a public theologian and community-based artist. He is articulating a vision of social, prophetic and creative justice through his work as a poet, artist, teacher, facilitator, activist, community organizer, preacher, homemaker, cake baker, and Facebook Statistician.

Congregational Life

Congregational Life Groups

Congregational Life Groups empower individuals and communities to share ideas and turn Glide Memorial Church’s message of love into positive action in the world

Glide Ensemble

Gospel tradition meets rock, jazz and blues with our world renowned choir.

Glide Pride Team

Glide’s LGBTQ+ community (and all allies) come together to promote justice and equality.  You can learn more about the Pride Team here.

GLIDE Celebration in the sanctuary

Different Together

Glide Memorial Church Community Healing Project confronting the epidemic of division in the U.S.

Glide Yoga

Health and well-being taught by the Bay Area’s best instructors. All ages and experience levels. Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Currently on hiatus.

Donate to Glide Memorial Church

Glide Memorial Church is committed to providing a caring, loving space where community can come together to move us further toward true social and racial justice. Please consider donating toward this important work today.
Marvin K White speaks at GLIDE.

Bible Study

Join us for an inspirational time of fellowship and spiritual uplift. Mondays at 6:00 pm. Currently meeting on Zoom!

Speak Out

An open mic for telling truths through stories, songs, poetry and more. Thursdays at 5:00 pm in Freedom Hall. Currently on hiatus.

GLIDE Celebration in the sanctuary

Keeping it Real

Open support group for issues of substance use, food, relationships and whatever troubles you. Sundays at 1:00 pm in Freedom Hall. Currently meeting on Zoom!

Bridging the Gap

Support group for the LGBTQ community and allies to forge meaningful connections. Mondays at 5:00 pm in room 206. Currently on hiatus.

Bridging the Divide

Glide Kids

Sunday children’s program of storytelling and creativity. Sundays at 11:00 am. Bring children to the front of the Sanctuary at the start of Celebration to be escorted to the kids room.  The 1st and 3rd Sunday February – June.

Glide Children's Choir

Currently on hiatus.


Contact Glide Memorial Church

Glide Memorial Church Sanctuary doors are open for in-person/hybrid Sunday Celebration at 9:00 and 11:00am.

Join us in-person, at 330 Ellis Street, in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin District. All attendees are required to show proof of vaccination along with ID, and honor all of our safety protocols, including indoor masking and social distancing.