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Local Agencies Seeking New Leaders

If you or someone you know is ready to play a critical role in serving the vulnerable in our community, three local agencies that partner with AM are seeking to fill key leadership roles. We encourage you to spread the word about these unique career opportunities. Please contact each agency directly with any questions you have.

REACH Center: Deputy Director

Apply online at http://reachtacoma.org/join-our-team/

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Peace Community Center: Executive Director

Apply online at https://peacecommunitycenter.org/employment/

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Interim Executive Director

Send an email to Charlie Thompson at cthompson@svdptacoma.org

Thanksgiving Day Service

You are invited to First Church of Christ, Scientist’s Thanksgiving Day service.  Join them for a bible lesson and hear expressions of gratitude.  Child care is available.

Pierce County Council & Executive Candidate Forum

Download Flyer Here

AHC Candidate Forum 
Candidates: 7 Pierce County Council candidates + 2 Pierce County Executive candidates
Moderator: Matt Driscoll, TNT columnist
Co-host: NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] Pierce County
Hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be provided.

To RSVP or for more info, contact Connie Brown, Executive Director
Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium
connie@affordablehousingconsortium.org 
253.627.0949, fax 253.627.2160
1323 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma 98405

Hilltop Street Fair

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, 11am – 7pm, Tacoma’s Hilltop Street Fair will expand from 9th St to 13th St and MLK Way. More arts! More music! More fun!

  • 3 music stages
  • Hilltop film competition
  • Talent show, dance, art, spoken word
  • Car show
  • Bike fun
  • Kids’ activities & entertainment
  • Sidewalk chalk-off
  • Beer garden
  • Food/arts & craft vendors
  • Free kids’ books
  • Free health & dental screenings

Location

Hilltop
MLK Jr. Way from 9th to 13th
Tacoma

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5K Kilometers for Kids

Supporting programs for children & youth:
Back to School BBQ
Kid’s Club & Camp Quest
KidPower Packs

July 16, 2016
@ Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood
1K at 8:30 AM
5K at 9:00 AM

Click here to register today! 

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An Act of Love – LGBTQ Inclusion Film & Discussion

Join us for a film screening and discussion on LGBTQ inclusion.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
At the Grand Cinema
606 S Fawcett Ave.
Tacoma, WA 

$11 General Admission
Tickets must be purchased online by Sunday, June 24th by clicking here

More About An Act of Love Film
This gripping documentary follows Rev. Frank Schaefer as he was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was pulled into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. “An Act of Love” follows Rev. Schaefer’s journey from small-town minister to outspoken advocate, as well as the ongoing debate in the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion.

Mill Valley Film Festival 
        AWARD WINNER: Audience Favorite, Silver Award
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 
        AWARD WINNER: 
Audience Award: Best in the Fest

Level Ground Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, NewFilmmakers NY, Florida Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival, NORTHWESTFEST, Fairy Tales Film Festival, OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

For more information on An Act of Love, click here.

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Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful Crew Leader Training

Calling all crew leaders for Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful!  The dates for crew leader training, which is required for all new crew leaders or those who have not led a crew in 2 years or more, is now scheduled. You are only required to attend one of the trainings, so if you are unable to attend this one, there are other trainings offered on June 23 from 11 am to 1 pm or June 25 from 10 am – noon.  All trainings are held at Associated Ministries.

For more information on volunteering, visit our website at www.paintbeautiful.org or call Wendy Morris at 253-383-3056 ext. 117 or wendym@associatedministries.org.

Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful Crew Leader Training

Calling all crew leaders for Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful!  The dates for crew leader training, which is required for all new crew leaders or those who have not led a crew in 2 years or more, is now scheduled. You are only required to attend one of the trainings so if you are unable to attend this one, there are other dates on June 23 from 11 am to 1 pm or June 30 from 10 am – noon.  All trainings are held at Associated Ministries.

For more information on volunteering, visit our website at www.paintbeautiful.org or call Wendy Morris at 253-383-3056 ext. 117 or wendym@associatedministries.org.

 

Meet David Alger

Editorial Note: The article below was written by an Associated MinistriesNext Move intern in conjunction with two other Next Move interns. Associated Ministries was pleased to host three students from the Tacoma Public Schools. This students added to our agency with their new ideas, creativity and passion. The interns, Amaya Fox, Ella Banken and Tyreke Wilbanks were an integral part of helping write stories, research historic documents and add to our photo library to help us tell the story of Associated Ministries. Their final project, which was conducted as a joint interview, was with long-time Executive Director, Reverend David Alger. We hope you enjoy their work!

Reverend David Alger Interview by Amaya Fox

Reverend Dave Alger is a man who needs no introduction around Tacoma and Pierce County. As the former Executive Director of Associated Ministries for nearly thirty years, Alger has created a lasting impact on not only Associated Ministries, but also on the Tacoma community.

In his time as Executive Director, Alger was instrumental in the founding and development of many programs that sought to build a better Tacoma such as the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, the Moments of Blessing services, interfaith meetings, and the Hilltop Action Coalition.

Alger and interns 2I, along with fellow interns Ella Banken and Tyreke Wilbanks, was lucky enough to sit down with Rev. Alger for an hour and talk to him about his time as Executive Director and how AM was vital in the development of Tacoma, specifically the Hilltop community.

We discussed the idea of interfaith and the true meaning behind it, as it has been, and still is, such a prominent aspect of what is done at AM. In Alger’s perspective, the essential things necessary to effectively become an interfaith organization are “time, energy, and a willingness to accept the validity of other groups.” He goes on to say how, especially as Executive Director, he had to learn how to “roll with various religious customs and deal with the radical differences.” To him, interfaith means nothing without “honest, trusting relationships,” which is exactly what he strove to create in his time as Executive Director.

The Moments of Blessing are another effective service brought to Tacoma by Alger. He originally got the idea from a similar movement happening in Indianapolis and took it into his own hands; crafting it into a moving and spiritually uplifting program. In short, a Moment of Blessing is a service designed to reclaim a space where a homicide has occurred. It has become one of AM’s most effective and well-known programs to date. Alger strived to “work to involve people and show people how to be involved,” with such a rare opportunity to touch people’s hearts. “They are very, very moving and powerful times of healing.”

To begin getting involved in the Hilltop community, Alger made the decision to relocate AM right into the middle of Hilltop, in a time where gang violence was no stranger to the community. The move in his eyes “was a statement that we were committed to the city” and the building of a safer Tacoma, although the move initially did raise many safety concerns. This controversial decision was one of many that paid off immensely for AM and Hilltop, bringing the two together in a way that could not have been done otherwise.

Reverend Dave Alger, I’ve learned, is one of those people whom you could just sit down with for as little as ten minutes and think to yourself, “wow, I should be doing more to help the community.” He is an inspiration to many and a motivator for all. He encompasses the mission behind AM and all that it stands for in a way that no other person quite has, and for that Tacoma and Pierce County are forever thankful.  

Crew Leader Training for Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful

Calling all crew leaders for Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful!  The dates for crew leader training, which is required for all new crew leaders or those who have not led a crew in 2 years or more, is now scheduled. You are only required to attend one of the trainings, so if you are unable to attend this one, there are other trainings offered on June 16 from 6-8 pm and June 18 from 10 am – noon.  All trainings are held at Associated Ministries.

For more information on volunteering, visit our website at www.paintbeautiful.org or call Wendy Morris at 253-383-3056 ext. 117 or wendym@associatedministries.org.

 

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