GLIDE Memorial Church

GLIDE Memorial Church believes in a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

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About GLIDE Memorial Church

We pride ourselves in continually striving to meet the challenge set by Lizzie Glide in 1930 to be “A house of prayer for all people.” The Glide Foundation and Glide Memorial United Methodist Church were established by Lizzie GLIDE in honor of her late husband, Joseph, as well as a means to share her spirituality and commitment to those in need.


The Church and Foundation both experienced a renaissance in the 1960s with the arrival of the Rev. Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani and a community responding to the changing times and a growing need for new opportunities. This transformative period continues to live on in GLIDE to this day.


For over 80 years, GLIDE has been a spiritual home and refuge for people from many diverse backgrounds and spiritual traditions, as well as a provider of services to the people of the Tenderloin and San Francisco. We invite you to discover how you can get involved and draw strength from the ever-changing, ever-growing GLIDE community!


In addition to two Sunday Celebrations, GLIDE Memorial Church offers a wide array of programs, including small groups and Bible studies, meditation and yoga, recovery circles, the GLIDE Pride Team, groups for lesbian, trans, gay, bi and queer individuals, teams devoted to social justice and racial justice and more. Whether your call is to sing in the GLIDE Ensemble, serve internationally with our Ray of Hope trip to Kenya, or walk the stories of the Bible in the Holy Land there is a place for you here at GLIDE. If you have an idea for a group you think would be a good fit here at GLIDE, let us know!


There are also many different opportunities throughout the year to volunteer with the GLIDE Foundation. From serving meals with a small group of other congregants to joining hundreds of other volunteers to hand out toys at Christmas, from providing HIV counseling to tutoring a child after school, there are ways to get involved and make a change in our community.


Your journey with GLIDE is just beginning. To find out more about what is happening in our congregation, read your bi-weekly e-newsletter Congregation Connect, which comes out every other Friday, call the Congregational Life Office at 415-674-6090, or email


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 This Week at GLIDE 




Young Adults at GLIDE

Interested in connecting with other young adults at GLIDE or joining a group in fun events? Speak with Pastor Theon or someone in the Congregational Life office to leave your name and contact information. 



Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10:30am | GEDC - 125 Mason

Did you know GLIDE offers free yoga? Our twice a week classes move at an easy pace, which is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Classes take place at the GLIDE Economic Development Corp at 125 Mason (just a block from GLIDE Church).


Upcoming Events  


Racial Justice Team
July 5, 2015 | 12:30 PM 

In the wake of ongoing tensions related to race in America, GLIDE is gathering to discuss the problems and possible solutions.

We need a diversity of opinions to have a chance at solving the problems that affect all of us and in that spirit you are invited to join the GLIDE Racial Justice Team. 
Speak with Pastor Theon Johnson III if you're interested in becoming more involved. Stay posted for our next meeting and send us your thoughts and perspectives at our Office E-mail.


GLIDE Gay/Bi Men's Group
School Supply Drive

Glide Gay/Bi Mens group will be collecting Supplies and donations for the whole month of July. All donations big or small accepted. A list of supplies will be provided. We will be also taking suggestions and volunteers for the ‘Back to School Celebration’ - please sign up. 

The drive benefits children at GLIDE's Family Youth and Childhood Center and children living in GLIDE housing.

GLIDE East Bay Social
July 17th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Off the Grid @ OMCA 

Meet at the entrance to the museum, 1000 Oak.

We'll go from the entrance around the corner to eat first.  


If anyone wants to go to the museum after dinner, it is open until 9:00

    Pop-up Talk: The Future with Sarah Hotchkiss 

    7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Who is Oakland

    Bees: Tiny Insects, Big Impact

    Pacific World


No RSVP needed. Just show up and we'll have a good time.


 Congregational Life Groups

For more information about our Congregational Life Groups, click HERE




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