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Upcoming Celebrations

Join us in community for a rousing, moving morning of music, song and uplift for the soul

Rev Harry Williams

Palm Sunday, April 14, 9:00 & 11:00 am

This week as we celebrate Palm Sunday, we will hear from Rev. Harry Louis Williams: minister, social activist & author. Rev. Harry will deliver a sermon entitled, “When The Struggle Is Real”, and will be releasing his newest publication, a hip-hop prayer book of the same name, at GLIDE! Join us for Sunday Streets afterwards!

Sunrise Celebration

April 21, 7:00 am

This week we celebrate Easter, and its promise of liberation and redemption. You can join Minister Marvin K. White for a special service at 7:00 am to welcome in the holiday with the sunrise. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve been through, you’re welcome here!

Easter Sunday

April 21, 9:00 & 11:00 am

This week we celebrate Easter, and its promise of liberation and redemption with Minister Marvin K. White. Join us in community for a rousing, moving morning of music, song and uplift for the soul.

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.

Guest Speakers

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.

REV. HARRY WILLIAMS

Poet, Writer, Preacher, Public Theologian, Visual Artist, and Arts Organizer

Marvin K. White, MDiv, is a former GLIDE Pastor Intern. 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. Currently, Marvin is the Artivist-In-Residence at The Oakland Peace Center. 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 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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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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