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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

Literacy on the Hilltop

Learn more about family literacy resources, opportunities for after school learning, free library programs and resources, and news from the Hilltop Library Planning Committee at this free community fair. Additionally, there will be face-painting, crafts activities, snacks, a young poetry workshop, storytelling and animation / digital design demonstrations.

Keynote speaker for the free event is Dr. Gloria Burgess who explores the rich, beautiful heritage of spirituals and poetry from the African-American tradition in I’ll Fly Away: A Sojourn through Poetry and Spirituals. Her program is presented by Tacoma Public Library in partnership withHumanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

Literacy on the Hilltop is sponsored by the Hilltop Library Planning Committee, Communities in Schools, Child Care Resources, Tacoma Public Schools and Tacoma Public Library.


The Countenance Of Hope: Towards An Interdisciplinary And Cross-Cultural Understanding Of Resilience

February 25-26, 2016 in PLU’s Anderson University Center

The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

– Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela



“Resilience”, derived the from Latin resilire, meaning to rebound or recoil, was first used in the early seventeenth century to describe the ability of materials such as wood, iron and bronze to withstand severe loads without breaking. Used now in a wide range of fields including epidemiology, psychology, business, biology and ecological science, public policy, post-disaster recovery and community development, the term has evolved into a concept that describes the capacity to withstand and overcome the stress and devastation related to traumatic events such as violent conflict, forced migration, major epidemics, natural disasters and climate change.

Event is free but registration is required at http://www.plu.edu/wang-center-symposium/registration/.

Wang Center Symposium

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