Bethany United
Methodist            5634 S. Park, Tacoma, WA 98408

plus Bounty Food Bank         Office 253-475-7098 
  Bethany UMC  - "Your Family Friendly Neighborhood Church"

Sunday Service @ 10:30 AM       Bethany News Scroller...



Welcome to Bethany UMC!

Bethany UMC Mission Statement

Greetings to Pastor, Rev. Jim Simpson

Rev. Simpson or Pastor Jim as he'd like to be called, is providing this website with his Sunday Audio Sermons. LISTEN HERE.

Pastor's Office Hours:

  • We welcomed Rev. Jim Simpson as our new Pastor beginning July 1, 2019.


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 116th year anniversary in 2020. We have a long history serving the community going back to 1904.
Please check our History page for more information.

We want to personally invite you to our
Sunday Worship Service that begins at 10:30AM.

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:

**Click HERE for a map to Bethany UMC**

Here are a few things to help you during the worship service: 

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 you.

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 fellow attendees.

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.
Please join us!

Come join your voice and talents to ours.
Make worship a joyful noise unto the Lord!







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