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Voices from the front lines of GLIDE’s efforts serving those in need and advocating for change.

Jun 30, 2020

Our Neighbors Need Your Support!

Please consider ordering take-out or purchasing gift cards from these loyal supporters of GLIDE

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard and the financial impa

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Oct-07-2019

“Keeping It Going”

Edna Webster Coleman’s remarkable life in the struggle for social justice GLIDE’s Annual Fund manager Hallie Brignall spoke recently with Edna Webster, a longtime GLIDE community member and Bay Area educator and activist who has designated a portion of her estate for GLIDE and its work on behalf of the community. In the following account,...


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Oct-03-2019

Latinx Heritage Month: A Mother, Daughter and Educator – Gregoria Cahill

In May of 2019, Gregoria Cahill received her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, and as she walked the stage and received her honors it vindicated the winding path of her pursuit of education and self-improvement. “I remember my mom would tell me to get...


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Jul-26-2019

A Brief History of GLIDE’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Fifty years ago, congregants from GLIDE Church organized a potluck for their hungry neighbors in the Tenderloin. Their pastor, Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE’s Co-founder and Minister of Liberation, requested fried chicken—a staple of any festive gathering in the African American community of his youth. That’s the origin of what has come to be known as...


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Jul-18-2019

On Practitioners and Practice – A Celebration Sermon

Whenever someone within my faith tradition has overcome something that seemed otherwise insurmountable, has been cured from something that had death as the prognosis, or survived something that no one has ever walked away from, my people say, “Somebody, surely, must have been praying for you.” I believe that we are all the recipients, the...


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Jul-03-2019

Finding LGBTQ+ Love in the Bible – A Pride Sunday Celebration Sermon

A Homoneutics of Liberation This past Sunday, June 30, 2019, GLIDE celebrated Pride with almost a million onlookers as we marched, danced, sang and made our way down Market Street in the 49th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade. Our tradition includes a single Pride Sunday Celebration before we head down to march in community. The...


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Jul-03-2019

I AM GLIDE – Titania Bucholdt

A focal point of GLIDE’s Sunday Celebration is the “I AM GLIDE” testimony, in which a member of the community takes the pulpit and tells their story, in their words. GLIDE is a place for healing and recovery, and one of the ways we empower each other is by telling our stories. Indeed, we often...


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Jun-19-2019

From Mississippi to San Francisco and Back: Bridging the Health Equity Gap

We are thrilled to relate that Antwan Matthews, a Phlebotomist and HIV Navigator on the GLIDE Harm Reduction Team, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship from Rise Up, an Oakland-based organization advocating a better future for youth, women and girls globally. This year, Rise Up selected 22 winners out of 550 applicants who are using...


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Jun-06-2019

School’s Out, GLIDE’s Summer Program Is In!

A look at what our community’s kids and parents can count on. Summertime is almost here—a time when children suddenly have seemingly endless hours of free time. But what do the working parents of low-income families do about childcare once school is let out? It’s no secret that the cost of childcare in San Francisco,...


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May-16-2019

A Conversation with Warren Buffett

This month GLIDE celebrates the 20th anniversary of the eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett. This exciting annual effort raises funds for GLIDE’s comprehensive programs benefitting some of the most in-need and marginalized San Franciscans. It also represents a special relationship that has only grown stronger with the years—one that includes Mr. Buffett,...


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