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New Chief Program Officer at AM!

Effective November 18, 2013 Valorie Crout assumed the position of Chief Program Officer, replacing Greg Claycamp, who left Associated Ministries on August 30th. The Chief Program Officer is responsible for staff and operations of programs in our Center for Direct Services and Center for Community Mobilization. After careful review of more than 25 applicants for…

Many Hands, Many Hearts, and a Place to Call Home

The Cheyenne House Story Manitou Park Presbyterian Church is a neighborhood church in South Tacoma; small in number and financially challenged, some might say an unlikely church to participate in Congregational-Based Affordable Housing. The church owns a house on its property that had been occupied for 10 years by a member who provided cleaning services services…

You Can Lead The Way Home!

Associated Ministries’ programs, with financial support and the personal engagement of our donors and volunteers,  offer creative ways to Lead the Way Home for many families and individuals.  We invite you to view this video and consider how you can join our community of caring and loving kindness; a community  that enriches life and eases…

Synchronicity

Synchronicity by Barb Gorzinski Wednesday, November 20th. Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed by members of the Gender Alliance of the South Sound at a service at St. Leo Catholic Parish.  The day was created for all of us to come together to memorialize and honor the lives of those individuals who have been killed…

Moment of Gratitude – In Memory of Pastor Ron Vignec

Associated Ministries and the Northwest Leadership Foundation will be conducting a Moment of Gratitude for Pastor Ron Vignec on Tuesday, November 26th 2:00 p.m. Salishan Eastside Lutheran Mission 1427 E 40th Street Tacoma 98404 Pastor Ron passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Please join us in honoring Pastor Ron Vignec and his committed ministry…

2013 Thanksgiving Interfaith Service

Join us as we come together in peace and community at Thanksgiving to explore, reflect and give thanks for our blessings!  7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Mason United Methodist Church 2710 N. Madison Street | Tacoma, WA 98407 For more than a quarter of a century, this annual Thanksgiving service has brought together people…

Arsenic & Lead Dirt Alert

Arsenic and Lead in Pierce County For almost 100 years, arsenic and lead were blown from a smoke stack throughout Pierce and King Counties from the ASARCO copper smelter in Ruston, Washington. The smelter closed in 1986. Even though the smelter is no longer operating the arsenic and lead remain in the soil and will…

Winter Supplies Needed!

Would you like to help the homeless and those less fortunate?   This would be a great school or church project! Nativity House and Hospitality Kitchen are in need of the following items:  shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, body lotion, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs, socks, and reading glasses (Dollar Store glasses are perfect).…

Moment of Blessing – Jalon Bea

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Volunteer with VITA

Help lift hard-working families out of poverty:  Volunteer with VITA! Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Click here to apply   – Each February to April, VITA helps low and moderate-income households through free tax preparation. – In 2013, nearly 5,000 Pierce County households were helped by free tax sites, receiving almost $5 million in tax refunds. – For many…