WELCOME / PASTOR INFO
Welcome to Bethany
A Special Message from Pastor Llenado:
I want to take this moment to thank you all for your openness to the SPR’s announcement. To those of you who don’t
know, I will be assigned to a different church starting July first of 2018. In spite that this decision came as
somewhat unexpected, your supportiveness speaks a lot about your spirit as a collective.
Thank you for the loving ways you have expressed care to my family and me. Thank you for expressing your shared
confidence that you, as a church, will be held by Grace. Thank you for affirming positive expectation for my new
ministry at Fairwood Community UMC.
Thank you for letting me share this journey with you. Thank you for the mission we did together. Thank you for the
spiritual bond that will continue to connect us in Jesus Christ. Amen.
About the Former Pastor:
Llenado "Ferdie" and his wife Louie both grew up in
the Philippines. They came to the U.S. in 2001 so he could study at Drew University. After finishing his Master of Theology
Degree, he transferred to Asbury Theological Seminary to take his Doctor of Missiology. He served two
churches in New Jersey before being called to Sitka, Alaska. He was appointed to serve Bethany UMC in
Tacoma, Washington beginning in July, 2015. Beginning July, 2017 he was responsible for two area churches and
split his time accordingly.
His wife Louie worked as a nurse in one of our
hospitals here in Tacoma.
Their marriage is blessed with 3 awesome boys: JD, Hiram, and
They were residing by the Tacoma
Pastor Ferdie was reassigned to a church on a full-time basis in the Seattle area beginning in July, 2018. His last
Bethany UMC service was on June 3, 2018. You can listen to his services on our Audio Sermons page HERE.
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Pastor's Office Hours:
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 114th year anniversary
in 2018. 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 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
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
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!