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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.

Celebrate online with us on Facebook Live or on YouTube.

Join us in celebrating The Reverend Cecil Williams’ 92nd birthday, see more information below:


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.

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About Us

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

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

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.

MARVIN K. WHITE

GLIDE Celebration Podcasts:

Congregational Life Online

Missing your GLIDE Church family? In need of connection? We’ve got you covered. Most groups are meeting online!

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GLIDE Ensemble

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

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GLIDE Pride Team

Our LGBTQ community (and all allies) come together to promote justice and equality. Currently meeting on Zoom!

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Different Together

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

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GLIDE 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. Currently meeting on Zoom! Contact us for details.

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Donate to GLIDE Church

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

Bible Study

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

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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. Currently meeting on Zoom!

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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. Currently meeting on Zoom!

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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. Currently on hiatus.

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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. Currently on hiatus.

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GLIDE Children's Choir

Currently on hiatus.

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