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Associated Ministries is an interfaith organization that unites people of faith to build stronger communities. As a crossroad for communication and cooperation, we engage and equip faith communities and persons of goodwill to address the many needs in Pierce County through advocacy, education, and service.

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Reflections on Project Homeless Connect

By Janet Runbeck, RN, MN An elderly man who is nearly blind was able to get help to have cataract surgery. A 50-ish man, who lost his job and then his home, got his hypertension medicine refilled. A young woman with painful feet got a pair of shoes without holes. As one of the hundreds…
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Help Yourself and the Community

Did you know that last year in Pierce County, more than 2,600 households had their taxes filed by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program?  Since the average U.S. household spent $270 on tax preparation last year, by providing this service free of charge, we saved Pierce County residents more than $702,000. And you can…
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When Gratitude Comes Hard

Tuesday, November 20th, was Associated Ministries’ Interfaith Celebration of Gratitude at First Christian Church in Tacoma. Among the many who joined with us in song, chant, ritual and perspectives from their faith traditions, Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart, Minister at the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation, blessed us with these words:   As the autumn deepens,…
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Community Quarterly Meeting to End Homelessness

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For headcount and food purposes (free snacks provided), please pre-register at this link:  

Symphony Tacoma presents Handel’s Messiah

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Perhaps the world’s most well-known and beloved choral work, George Frederick Handel’s Messiah has transcended its time and place to become a “work of the people” shared by audiences and musicians around the world. This holiday classic oratorio is performed by the talented orchestra and vocalists of Symphony Tacoma. Sarah Ioannides, conductor Soloists: Alexa Jarvis,…

Redeeming the Prophetic Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Redeeming the Prophetic Vision is an interfaith service that has become an annual event for Tacoma, highlighting Dr. King’s progressive and prophetic oratory.  The event  complements other traditional events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the city. The focal point of this service will be oratory addressing elements of King’s prophetic vision complemented with…

Project Homeless Connect

January 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Associated Ministries is proud to carry on the legacy of Project Homeless Connect with the mission of helping people one person at a time. The event will offer services and resources to people experiencing homelessness under one roof.  Services may include dental and medical care, access to education and employment services, flu shots, haircuts and…

Mental Health First Aid for the African American Community

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, 8-hour training that teaches common risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and specific disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.  Role-playing and simulations demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental crisis and connect people to appropriate services and supports. …