Glide Memorial Church Announcements

March 2023

Sunday Celebrations

Glide Memorial Church Sanctuary Doors are Open for in-Person/Hybrid Sunday Celebration 9:00 and 11:00 am 

In-person at 330 Ellis Street, in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin District

Attend online Facebook Live or YouTube

Dial in by Phone (855) 412-3177

Writer’s Church : Every Sunday is also a celebration of art as a tool of resistance. We have Writer’s Church, and we have poetry that honors the art and practice of sacred storytelling. During our Sunday Celebration Writers Church you can start writing all the things you are grateful for with one of our free journals and pens that we pass out every Sunday.  We invite you to donate a poem to Poetry For the People, in the offering basket or by emailing it to mrohrer@glide.orgLearn more about Poetry For the People and find writing prompts for Writing Church here.

Passover and Easter

Our annual Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games will take place on Saturday, April 8th from 10am-12pm at Boeddeker Park.  If you plan to attend please RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/GlideEasterEggs

Easter Celebrations, April 9th, 7, 9 and 11 am –  We will have three Easter Services this year.  The 7 am service will include prayers and poems.  The 9 and 11 am services will be a festival of song, worship and storytelling.  You are invited to  for these three services in person or online on Facebook Live or YouTube.

Glide + The Kitchen Seder Experience, Tuesday, April 11th, 6:00 – 8:30 PM, $25 per person
An immersive, experiential retelling of the Passover story through music, stories and food using modern, political, universal, mythic, artistic and personal lenses. Think sitting around an incredible, otherworldly, multigenerational dinner table and you’ll get the idea.  Ticket price includes buffet style dinner. Tickets and additional information can be found here.

Learn more about our Easter and Passover events here.

Sunday Celebrations in April

Throughout April our Sunday Celebrations will celebrate National Poetry Month.  Learn more about how we are celebrating here.

Sunday Celebration Special Guests:  You can join all of our Sunday Celebration events online or in person at 9 and 11 am Pacific.  The services streams live on Facebook Live or YouTube.

April 16th Guest Poet Cole KrawitzYou 

April 23rd Guest Preacher the Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow 

April 30th Guest Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin

  • March 27th from 1-4 pm at Pianofight! (144 Taylor St between Turk and Eddy) there will be a Celebration of Black Women Working in the Tenderloin that includes presentations, free dining and a tour of the black history and culture of the Tenderloin with Tenderloin Med Market Walking Tours and our very own Del Seymour.

  • Still I Rise – Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6:00-7:30 pm   Join us in discussion with the director of the powerful documentary film Still I Rise. The film, director Sheri Shuster’s debut project, explores the relationship between racism and sex trafficking with womxn closest to the problems and the solutions. Sheri follows the journeys of a national advocate and survivor leader as they realize and prioritize the interdependence of gender justice work and other movements for social equity. Still I Rise features powerhouse vignettes with Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, Alicia Keys, Janet Mock, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Tarana Burke, Angela Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Janelle Monae. It uplifts the struggles, strengths, and resilience of everyday women engaged in a fight for justice, culture change, and healing.  Minister Marvin K White will host the conversation.  Free Virtual Event. RSVP Now.

  • Drag Up! Fight Back! March and Rally from City Hall to Union Square on Saturday April 8, 2023 11 am – 3pm. Help raise attention to the attacks on the trans and drag communities across the country.  DRAG UP! FIGHT BACK! will bring together drag performers and transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people, as well as allies of all kinds. It is a call to action for everyone to speak out against the hatred, fear, and disinformation that is being spread by extremists, and to unite in fighting against such harmful and cruel legislation. ASL interpretation will be provided during the Rally, beginning at 11:00 A.M., and during performances at Union Square.
  • Glide’s Pride Team will meet on April 30th after the 11am service.  Lunch will be provided. You can learn more about Glide’s Pride Team here.  Everyone is welcome – all our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Non-Binary sisters and brothers, and our hetero-fabulous allies too! Also, mark your calendars, SF Pride Weekend starts June 23 with the Trans March, the Dyke March, and the Pride Parade.
  • The Racial Justice Team & the San Francisco African American Advisory Community Community Engagement and Listening Session Hybrid Event will meet after the 11 am Sunday Celebration on March 26th.  Lunch will be provided.

Glide Kids:

Glide Kids meets during the 11am Sunday Celebration (the 1st and 3rd Sunday Feb -June) and is open to all children between 3 and 12 years old.  Children who attend Glide Kids are nurtured by dedicated members of the Glide Church community through storytelling, art activities, songs, play, and more.   Sign Up for Glide Kids  

ALATEEN Group for Young People

Alateen is meeting in person again weekly.  The group helps young people who are the relatives or friends of people with a drinking problem.  The group discusses shared experiences, strengths and hope with each other.  They also learn ways to effectively cope with problems.  The group meets monthly on Monday nights from 6:15-7:15 pm at St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St, San Franicsco.  To enter the building, press #2 on the gate.  You can learn more at alateen@al-anonsf.org or call 650-733-9530   www.al-alonsf.org/alateen

Sing with the Glide Ensemble!

The Glide Ensemble sing, play, clap and sway, spreading the spirit of empowerment in an infectious message of diversity, acceptance and love.

Choose a song that really speaks to you in a soulful way

Make a 3-5 minute video of yourself singing the song from start to finish

Send the video, via email, to the Glide Music Program 

Outreach Ministry

Stop by the Church’s Fellowship Table, every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, located at GLIDE’S Tenderloin Community Resource Hub on Ellis Street. The Fellowship Table is part of the Church’s “Ministry of Presence” and community organizing, and is a public space for compassionate care, respite, prayer, and community connections.

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the church.  Our greatest needs during Sunday Celebrations include, help with the Glide Store, ushering and AV help.   Volunteers are also needed to help with our congregational life groups and serving with the many programs caring for the homeless and hungry at the Glide Foundation.  If you are interested and able please reach out to churchoffice@glide.org to learn more or let us know that you are interested.

We’re Hiring!

Ready to bring your gifts and skills to a spirituality, mission, vision and values-driven organization? Join our Glide Memorial Church team and work towards bringing more love and hope and healing into the Tenderloin and into the world.

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