A church known for the rousing spectacle of its Sunday services and its unflagging commitment to charitable causes.. Features Reverend Cecil Williams' vision for Glide is less about creed than about diversity, and the church offers services that reach out to the widest range of people possible. His uplifting Sunday service attracts folks from all walks of life; it's the only place you'd ever see Sharon Stone sitting next to a homeless denizen of the Tenderloin.
Facts Come the conclusion of Sunday services, the church's job has only begun. Glide serves three nutritious free meals a day, seven days a week. In addition, it runs an extensive drug recovery program and operates a crisis center that offers temporary shelter referrals, clothing and other basic necessities. Church workers also administer a job placement training program and provide free computer access and training to both children and adults through the "Computers and You" program. Finally, Glide has a women's drop-in center to offer counseling, parenting classes and domestic violence support.