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Glide Memorial United Methodist Church

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Address: 330 Ellis Street, West of Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-771-6000
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This church is known for its pastor, Cecil Williams, whose sermons never...

This church is known for its pastor, Cecil Williams, whose sermons never fail to thrill.

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Super Church Experience in San Francisco

Visiting now in Oct San Francisco, we knew about the Gospel chor and the "kind" of Mess in this Church. We went there for 11.00 am on Sunday, in the 1st floor, there were still... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting now in Oct San Francisco, we knew about the Gospel chor and the "kind" of Mess in this Church. We went there for 11.00 am on Sunday, in the 1st floor, there were still plenty of seats. The Church hall is pretty big, it started with great gospel music and singing on the stage before of us. Then there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a joyous place with a message of radical inclusiveness. The amazing gospel Glide Ensemble and "Change Band" are inspirational and moving.

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Reno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Was staying across the street. Happy to have gotten up on Sunday morning for this! Very inclusive but chill. Really come as you are and worth the trip for your heart and soul!

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mattapoisett, ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Do not hesitate just go here! We went with our son who is a member and lives around the corner. We are Catholic and from New England so sometimes a little hesitant in our services. This took me by surprise but what a wonderful surprise! Everyone hugs, sings, praises and what an eclectic, diverse group. The choir was phenomenal -... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Glide Memorial has been a mecca for social ministry for at least twenty years. This is a church that was exchanging needles for addicts twenty-five years ago. This church has continued to grow into broader social ministry in its community. Today you will find that the church is busy almost 24 hours a day. There are day care centers, homeless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

There was a notice at my backpackers asking for volunteers to either prep food or serve meals for homeless people, and I was immediately interested. I registered online and walked to Glide from my backpackers. Glide is situated in an area where there are many homeless people so this brought home to me how many people are in desperate need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Five dynamic ministers and two interns! A great soul-full choir accompanied by the Glide Change Band. A congregation of loving people who welcome (with hugs) all our human family members. A joyous experience for all. Glide also has 85 programs to help the disenfranchised, including feeding 800 to 1,000 people three meals a day each day of the year AND... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Glide is a must visit for a visitor, or those who live in San Francisco - students or professionals. The church is love based, and all different paths are welcome (religion, origins, colors...) The music is moving, and performed by the famous Glide Ensemble and the Change Band. Soloist Emma-Jean Foster is always outstanding. The stories that are being shared... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Wanted to visit the Glide Church because of its history in the Peace, Love and Hippie generation, but found that that was back then, not now. The church is sited in a pretty run down derelict area with a large homeless entourage around it. Good luck. ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

People in San Francisco knows Glide and the amazing work that they do helping everyone in need: food, work, housing, professional skills, drug recovery, etc. One of the jewels of the Church is their ensemble, you can not miss it. On Sundays the church has two services: 9am and 11am. If you are in San Francisco on a Sunday, you... More 

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