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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.

Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart

November 24, 9:00 & 11:00 am

Reverend Naomi Washington-Leapheart is the Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs for the city of Philadelphia as well as an adjunct professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, with joint affiliations with the University’s Center for Peace and Justice Education and Africana Studies program. In her sermons and in her teachings, she explores

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

November 28th, 10:00am

Join us on Thanksgiving as we hear from our world renowned GLIDE Ensemble and our congregation shares what they are thankful for in a communal sermon open – mic style.

Communion

1st Sunday of the month, after the 11:00 am Celebration

On the first Sunday of every month, GLIDE offers Communion in the Sanctuary immediately following the 11:00 am Celebration.

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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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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