We are followers of Jesus.

We are welcoming.

We are Spirit led.

We are servants of our city.

We are risk-takers.


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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.

Bethany’s Mission

By welcoming all people to join us for worship and fellowship, we realize we are all God’s children.

We interact with God’s message of love through scripture, worship, and education; and celebrate it with service, food, and fellowship.

We honor the authority and compassion of God through prayer and by caring for one another, our community, and our world.

We are called to share the love of Jesus Christ through active involvement in community mission work and by supporting social justice issues, using individual talents and gifts for the glory of God.

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.