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Upcoming Celebrations

Connection is community. Join us for spirit, message, music, and movement of the soul every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

Sunday Celebration only via Livestream on Facebook

March 29th, 9:00am & 11:00am

There will be no in-person 9:00 am or 11:00 am Sunday Celebration on March 29th. Please join us in community for Sunday Celebration this week featuring a LIVE performance by Musical Director of the GLIDE Ensemble, Vernon Bush, through GLIDE’s Facebook Livestream page: www.facebook.com/glidesf/

Sunday Celebration only via Livestream on Facebook

April 5th, 9:00am & 11:00am

There will be no in-person 9:00 am or 11:00 am Sunday Celebration on April 5th. We ask that you join Sunday Celebration through GLIDE’s Facebook Livestream page only: www.facebook.com/glidesf/

Lateefah Simon

March 29, 9:00 & 11:00 am

Lateefah Simon, President of the Akonadi Foundation, is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice with over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. When not working, Lateefah spends her time enjoying Oakland’s many family-friendly spaces with her two daughters.

About Us

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

Congregational Life

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE with GLOBAL OUTREACH empowers individuals and communities to share ideas and turn GLIDE's message of love into positive action in the world. Group meeting times vary, and are open to all who wish to attend.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Celebrate Online

Never miss a Celebration at GLIDE! You can watch or listen to Celebration online, at any time!

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Donate to GLIDE Church

Your generosity helps maintain our sanctuary and keep our congregational life programs thriving.

Our Ministers

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.

MARVIN K. WHITE

GLIDE's Interim Minister of Compassionate Care, O.G. Rev, Social Activist, Author and Urban Minister

Reverend Harry Louis Williams, II is GLIDE's Interim Minister of Compassionate Care. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Art degree from Kean University, Union, NJ. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, now Palmer Theological Seminary, St. David’s, PA. He is the author of six books. Today, Harry Williams (known in the streets as O.G. Rev) is an Oakland based community minister/community activist. Dr. Cornel West, author of Race Matters wrote, "Harry Williams is a wise, courageous and compassionate guide through our chocolate cities with a focus on the precious humanity of our neglected and abandoned fellow citizens!” On Father’s Day in 2019, Reverend Harry was awarded the “The Nipsey Hussle Father Of The Hood Award” by Adamika Village, a Bay Area urban peace making collective. He is a board member for Homies Empowerment/Adelante Program for gang impacted youth. Reverend Harry Williams first began serving the San Francisco, Tenderloin through the GLIDE Clinic. Since then he has served in several roles at GLIDE, including the facilitator of the People’s Bible Study at GLIDE which meets each Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

REV. HARRY WILLIAMS

GLIDE Celebration Podcasts:

GLIDE Ensemble

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

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GLIDE Pride

Our LGBTQ community (and all allies) come together to promote justice and equality.

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Bridging the Divide

GLIDE's Community Healing Project confronting the epidemic of division in the U.S.

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Your generosity helps maintain our sanctuary and keep our congregational life programs thriving.

Bible Study

Reflections on life, faith, community and justice from the scripture. Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in room 206.

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Speak Out

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

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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.

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Bridging the Gap

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

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Yoga

Health and well-being taught by the Bay’s best instructors. All ages and experience levels. Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:00 pm; Saturdays at 10:30 am.

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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.

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GLIDE Children's Choir

We are very excited to welcome back this wonderful program.

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