What is a Gay Friendly Church?

An Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian church and a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, we support full inclusion and equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons.

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What does the Bible say about Gay Marriage?

Homosexuality is a “hot button” issue for many Christians. The answer to the question depends on your belief about...     More

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Are there straight people at Bethel?

Bethel has been in Beaverton since 1880, and we weren't always "gay friendly." But now our congregation is a good mixture of straight and LGBTQ people of many races and ages, Come visit this Sunday and see a Historic Protestant Progressive Christian Church in action!

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Where can LGBTQ people And Allies Find Support?

PFLAG supports families, allies and people who are LGBTQ and advocates. Bethel is the site for PFLAG meetings in Washington County every third Thursday at 7:00 PM. Click here for more links to local LGBTQ affirming churches and organizations.