Who We Are

Bethany Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In a nutshell, that means we are a connectional Christian body that is reformed, and always reforming. You can find a brief statement of faith here.

Bethany is also proud to be a More Light Congregation, which means we fully welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender into the life and ministry of the church

A (very) brief history

Bethany Presbyterian Church was formally established in 1904 by the Olympia Presbytery. Prior to this we were  active as a mission church school starting in the 1890′s. From the very beginning we have been a congregation that seeks to serve our neighbors by pursuing tangible works of justice and by building up the common life in our city. That tradition is alive and well at Bethany today, leading us in new directions.


Bethany’s Mission

We trust in God’s life-giving and life-saving love that’s been revealed to us in Jesus.

We listen for the calling of the Holy Spirit.

We ask lots of questions and share our faith and our doubts.

We love to join together for joyful worship that gives praise to God and refreshes our souls.

We dig deep into scripture and don’t believe in checking our brains at the door.

We reach out to serve our neighbors in Tacoma, especially those who are hungry.

We are passionate about mission and try to live out God’s love in our daily lives.

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An Open & Affirming Church