WELCOME / PASTOR INFO
Welcome to Bethany
Welcome to Pastor, Rev. Dan Breznau!
Welcome to Bethany United
Some years ago, a friend of mine had an audience
with the Pope. During their conversation my friend was deeply impressed with the idea that each of us has a
unique story, a story that God is writing through us. As, I believe it is also true of each person reading
this has his or her own story to tell, I hope that at some point you will share yours with me as
spent my early years being raised in Detroit, Michigan. It was a tumultuous time. Race issues boiled over into
riots, the Vietnam War was a deepening wound in our country and the “God was dead” movement was gaining
momentum. In addition, faith in the leadership of our country was increasingly being eroded, along with the idea
of a traditional family. It was out of this cauldron that I began very early to ask questions about God and the
authenticity of the Christian community. In contrast, was my parents’ modeling fidelity, love for truth, as well
as a strong work ethic. I needed to find a path for myself amidst the conflicting values around
And so I began my journey to find some answers. It
took me across our country to all but two of the states. I have held a diversity of jobs in
construction, healthcare, restaurant, retail, and publishing areas. In addition, I was the proprietor of a
small furniture manufacture facility. However, my
journey has continually led me back to the church, where I have held various positions of
I have found is that it has been among “regular” folk that faith often seemed to be most
real. Perhaps it is due to the fact that one’s daily existence is often hanging on a
thread. Opportunities to see God provide in various ways come to the forefront. This is in keeping with early
Methodists, who regularly asked the question about God’s action in their life as well as in the lives of
their local community. It my hope that we too will share in the rich experience of God in our midst as we
come together to pray, laugh, work, and celebrate God’s ongoing movement in our
Blessings, Pastor Dan
Pastor Dan's Office
Bethany UMC is a neighborhood church
that feels like a family, and looks like a church! We practice the United Methodist slogan -
"Open hearts, Open doors, Open minds".
You will be warmly welcomed here whether you come with
toddlers or by yourself. In this church you have permission to laugh! We have a thriving food bank that serves our
community, along with other Programs & Activities of interest.
Recently, we have installed a new sound system along
with two large video monitors to aid in worship and singing hymns.
Bethany United Methodist Church is celebrating our 115th year anniversary in
2019. We have a long history serving the community going back to 1904.
Please check our History page for more
We want to personally invite you to our
Sunday Worship Service that begins at 11:00AM.
We are located one block south of south
56th street on Park Ave. in Tacoma, Washington. A Safeway store is 1 block north.
Our address is 5634 South Park Ave., Tacoma, WA 98408. We have curb-side parking in
front of the church along with two small parking lots in the rear.
For you Security, we have installed
Security Cameras that record the activity around the church. This is both to protect you and our staff and helps
insure that you have a safe and pleasant visit.
Our Office Phone number is 253-475-7098.
Office email is: email@example.com
**Click HERE for a map to Bethany
Here are a few things to help you during the worship
We welcome children at the worship service. If at any time you would
feel more comfortable if your little ones were in the nursery, an usher would be glad to direct
We do have some people here with allergies, so the next time you come,
we request that you refrain from wearing fragrances.
Although our building appears very large from the outside, the
sanctuary is surprisingly modest by today's standards and thus projects a more intimate feeling with your
You may enter either from the front or through the right side double
glass doors and walk up one flight of stairs. We also have a wheelchair ramp accessible from the left rear
(south) parking area.
The rear of the building hosts many meeting rooms and offices as well
as our Children's Nursery, and Friendship
Room where we meet after every Sunday service for
food and refreshments.
Come join your voice and talents to ours.
Make worship a joyful noise unto the Lord!