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May-07-2020

Shelter-In-Place

Psalm 23 says, The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are

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Dec-27-2018

Pathways to the Divine

Introducing Marvin K. White Starting in January, Marvin K. White will become the Interim Minister of Celebration at GLIDE. Many people in our congregation have experienced and recognized Marvin’s deep creative and spiritual gifts. He’ll bring those gifts along with his strong commitment to GLIDE’s mission of unconditional love and radical inclusivity as he continues

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Nov-23-2016

Check-in with Rita: What I’m Thankful For

At GLIDE, we are thankful for the community we create and nurture here. We are especially grateful for our GLIDE community as our nation’s political and social landscape is rapidly changing after the recent election. This week we sat down with our Executive Director Rita Shimmin to discuss renewed commitment to our community as we enter the bustling holiday season. This post

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Aug-15-2015

GLIDE Legacy Event – 08/22/15

Mary Wyatt graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Marketing. She started her career in advertising but switched to corporate philanthropy and is currently a Global Program Manager at Gap Foundation in San Francisco. This is her first year on the GLIDE Legacy Committee.  GLIDE: This is your first time attending the GLIDE

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Feb-11-2014

GLIDE Youth Choir Celebrates Black History Month

GLIDE’s Youth Choir commemorated Black History Month by singing the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Sunday Celebration February 9. They were joined by youth from Lakeshore Alternative, who presented a step performance and a video talking about their wishes for the world. GLIDE Youth Choir Director Classy Martin, who also teaches

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Jul-30-2013

What Would Mother Ruth Do?

On July 14, GLIDE celebrated the 107th birthday of Mother Ruth Jones at a special Sunday Celebration along with Ms. Jones and her friends and family. The special Sunday Celebrations featured a special tribute to Ms. Jones along with a joyous experience of community, music by the GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band, preaching and

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Jul-03-2013

PRIDE 2013

GLIDE Co-Executive Director Kristen Growney Yamamoto shares her reflection on Embrace, Encourage, Empower: the 2013 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade on June 30, 2013. As I walked to the staging area for GLIDE’s float at Sunday’s Pride Parade, I relished the fancy outfits, rainbows and happiness in the air. I was also struck by

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Feb-08-2013

Getting into Character: GLIDE Kids Celebrate Black History Month

Classy Martin, GLIDE’s Children’s Choir Director, is working hard with GLIDE children as they prepare for their upcoming play on Sunday, February 24, celebrating Black History Month. Be sure to join us at the 9AM or 11AM Celebration! Classy shares a story of getting the actors ready for their performance: This little boy is working

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Oct-23-2012

Reconnecting with Love

by Sarah Kathleen Peck Today’s blog comes from Sarah Kathleen Peck, the writer behind itstartswith.com. She shares the ways in which her visit to GLIDE helped uncover her beliefs. In the wake of the horrible bullying and the national headlines–from Matthew Shephard 14 years ago, to the Boy Scouts’ recent denial of an Eagle Scout

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Apr-03-2012

My Orphan Easter

by Anne Chadburn, Community Member When you are a twenty-something transplant in a big city, in this case San Francisco, holidays are a little different. Your friends become your substitute family and plans are put in to effect to try and recreate traditions away from home. My friends and I called these “Orphan Holidays.” In

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Mar-14-2012

Beauty from the Heart

by Joyce Sood, Communications Manager Last week, Galleria Hair Design salon hosted its 3rd Annual “Day of Beauty” for the participants of GLIDE’s Women’s Center Moving Beyond Survival (MBS) Program. The women received haircuts, dyes, conditioning, styling and facials from a team of talented stylists as part of their journey towards self-love and healing. Moving

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Jan-24-2012

I am living the Dream

by Talilah Douglas, Domestic Violence Specialist, GLIDE Women’s Center The work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would not have been possible without all the men,  women, boys and girls that were ready to sacrifice their homes, jobs and careers, education and lives. I am so honored to come from a community filled with such

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Oct-20-2011

Come March with Us: OccupySF

by Dr. Karen Oliveto, Pastor I recently read a pretty jarring report in Business Insider. The article showed several graphs depicting the following information: 1. With a brief except in 1980,  unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression. 2. At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high. 3. Wages

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Oct-04-2011

Amy Errett: Personal Passions

by Amy Errett, Board Chair

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Sep-15-2011

Gratitude

by Lillian Mark, Community Building Division Operations Manager This blog is a tribute to some of the wonderful staff and clients in the Community Building Division at GLIDE who have demonstrated GLIDE’s core values to me by “walking the walk.” June Lucarotti, Case Manager in the GLIDE Walk-In Center 3 years ago, had taped a

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