Upcoming Celebrations

Join us in community for a rousing, moving morning of music, song and uplift for the soul every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

Rabbi Michael Lezak

September 15, 9:00 & 11:00 am

Michael Lezak is the staff rabbi at GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice and an activist working in the areas of prison reform as well as human rights in the United States, Israel and elsewhere.

Sunday Celebration on Rev. Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday!

September 22, 9:00 & 11:00 am

This special Sunday Celebration on Cecil’s 90th Birthday will include open-mic birthday wishes, a rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by the congregation and visitors, a historic video and photo tribute, and some surprises!


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 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.


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.


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

Reverend Harry Louis Williams, II 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, Pennsylvania. He is the author of six books. In 2015, he was awarded a proclamation from the City of Oakland for his work in quelling street-level conflict. Harry first began serving the Tenderloin community in 2005 through the GLIDE Health Clinic. Since then he has served here in many roles. For the past eight years, Harry has lead the People's Bible Study at GLIDE, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.


GLIDE’s Social Justice Rabbi, Speaker, Leader, Writer, Challah Baker, Husband and Dad

Michael Lezak is the Rabbi in GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice, where he aims to magnify the impact of GLIDE’s justice machinery and forge covenantal bonds between GLIDE and the broader Jewish community. Rabbi Lezak is board co-chair of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. He is married to Rabbi Noa Kushner and is the proud father of three daughters.

Michael Lezak

GLIDE Celebration Podcasts:

GLIDE Ensemble

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

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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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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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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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