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Rebuilding Together South Sound – Lincoln District – April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, Associated Ministries will be partnering with Rebuilding Together South Sound during Neighborhood Makeover Week. During the day on Saturday, volunteers will be helping homeowners in the Lincoln District of Tacoma with projects to help repair and beautify their homes. Associated Ministries will be helping provide food to the wonderful volunteers as well as hosting a resource fair for other organizations to share their programs and services with the residents and volunteers.  The resource fair will be from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm; for more information about having your organization represented, please contact Wendy Morris at wendym@associatedministries.org.

For more information on Neighborhood Makeover Week or to volunteer, please visit their website at http://www.tacomamakeoverweek.org/.



April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Paint Tacoma volunteer team from Immanuel Presbyterian Church with homeowner (2015)

Volunteers.  Associated Ministries is grateful for the thousands of hours that our volunteer each year to help with programs such as Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Pierce County Hunger Walk to name just a few.  Through their dedication to strengthening our community and giving of their time and talents, we have been able to paint nearly 2,200 homes of low-income homeowners, help thousands of people file their taxes, and for 35 years help organize and run an event to raise money for hunger relief.

PLU On the Road PTPB 2015

“PLU on the Road”, volunteer paint crew (2015)

Volunteers.  They are an invaluable part of what we do and we appreciate each and every one who has been able to give of their time, whether for an hour or 600 hours during a year.  Their passion and willingness to join us to unite people of faith and goodwill in the effort to make life better and perhaps easier for those in need, is a cherished gift.


Volunteers.  We could not do what we do without them and we say thank you!


6th Annual St. Leo Food Connection Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Food Connection‘s 6th Annual Bia Ceol Damhsa on Saturday, March 19th, an evening of Irish food and drink, featuring the music of Mooncoyne, the critically acclaimed Celtic band from Tacoma, Washington.

The event will be held at St. Leo’s new Bichsel Hall beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, two drinks and entertainment. Additional drinks, as well as signature Irish cocktails, will be available for a suggested donation. You can also purchase raffle tickets (grand prize is 50% of total raffle ticket sales), and since you need not be present to win you can do so even if you can’t attend the event.


Lincoln Community Breakfast

Enjoy a free, delicious breakfast with your friends, family, and neighbors.

There will be opportunities to hear about the City’s revitalization plans for your neighborhood and speak with our local partners about cost-saving resources available to your household.

And, participate in our FREE RAFFLE for fun prizes!

Raffle prizes and breakfast menu will be released soon.

PLEASE NOTE: 701 South 37th Street is the correct address. {Facebook is having trouble with accepting the proper edits to the Lincoln FB page in a timely fashion. Sorry for the confusion!}

Pat Babbitt
(253) 208-9046


Tacoma Sister Cities 2016 Film Festival presents Farewell, Baghdad

Monday, March 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Rasmussen Rotunda of the University of Puget Sound. Join us for a cultural program followed by the film at 7:00 p.m. Friends and neighbors are welcome to this not-to-be-missed Israeli movie event.
This year’s Israel Sister City film highlights the Baghdad Jewish community. Once with a population of over 130,000, various reports estimate that only between five and eight Jews remain in the city today. “Farewell Baghdad,” or “The Dove Flyer” in Hebrew is based on a novel by Israeli writer Eli Amir, who was born and raised in Iraq. The film gives us a glimpse into the lives of one of the oldest and largest Jewish communities in the Middle East on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel. The story centers on 17-year-old Kabi Imari, an Iraqi Jewish boy growing up in a Zionist family in Baghdad. Farewell Baghdad depicts the volatile political atmosphere in Iraq which affected the Jewish community in Baghdad after the “Farhud” of June 1941, when Iraqi Jews were attacked and killed and Jewish property was looted. It portrays a Jewish community that embraced the Arab society it was a part of for over 2000 years while maintaining its distinct Jewish identity, traditions and culture.
For further information, please contact at (253) 752-5841 or  j.warnick@comcast.net or Tovah Ahdut at (253) 752-6852, or nudnikeet@aol.com Admission is free but seats are limited. The 2016 Tacoma Sister Cities Film Festival will be held on Monday evenings from February 1 to April 25. All Films will be shown in University of Puget Sound’s Rasmussen Rotunda, located inside the Wheelock Student Center. For a complete schedule, visit www.sistercityfilmfest.org

Annual Sukiyaki Dinner

The Tacoma Buddhist Temple will hold our annual Sukiyaki Dinner on Sunday, March 6th from 11 am to 4 pm. Please come to enjoy our traditionally cooked Sukiyaki and other Japanese food with your family and friends. 

Other Japanese Specialties:
Teriyaki Chicken Dinner
Japanese Sweets
and back by popular demand…
Rev. Kojo’s Special Miso Soup

Take-out is available & we appreciate your support! 


Godspell – A Musical

“Thou Shalt Rock” – Godspell, a musical by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak

Godspell is a musical based on the book of Matthew. The cast is filled with church members and local actor/singers. All proceeds benefit Associated Ministries and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Admission is free and donations will be gladly accepted. 

2 Performances Only!! 
March 5th @ 7:30 PM 
March 6th @ 2:00 PM

Mason United Methodist Church 
2710 N. Madison St, Tacoma, WA, 98407 

For more information, contact:
Rachel Fitzgerald



Volunteers Needed Who Speak Sign Language

One of our partners with the VITA program, AARP, is hosting a special tax event that needs volunteers with a very specific skills set: those who speak American Sign Language. This event is an outreach event for deaf and hard of hearing taxpayers. If you know anyone who could help, please put them in touch with me at AmyA@associatedministries.org.

Please note that they would not need to serve the entire day. These individuals would need to pass a short Volunteer Standards of Conduct test, but it is not difficult (related to the ethics of working with taxes, such as protecting taxpayer confidentiality). They would be doing ASL interpretation for the tax preparers, so they do not need to have any tax background.

Here is the location and day/time:
Pt. Defiance/Ruston Sr. Center
4716 N Baltimore St
Tacoma WA 98407
Mon, March 14th, 10 am-3 pm

Thank you!

Amy L. Allison | Director, Community Mobilization

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