Location: 621 Tacoma Ave. South - Tacoma, WA 98402 Phone:(253) 627.0129
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We strive to embody God’s mandate to do justice, love mercy,
and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). The Micah Project is the ministry
team within First United Methodist Church of Tacoma that focuses on peace and
justice activities of the congregation and our larger community. Micah Project
activities can be opportunities to learn more about a current issue, meet
candidates and elected officials, worship and pray around a challenging topic, or
work to effect change through action.
Priorities of the Micah Project include:
Promoting peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas in
Advocating for economic justice locally and
gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community and promoting marriage equality.
Advocating and promoting equitable national
health care for all residents of the United States.
Supporting economic justice for workers and
promoting dignity in the workplace.
Events in the last year that Micah Project has participated
in or supported with our local partners in peace and justice have included:
Town Hall forum with US
Representative Adam Smith held at First
Immigration forum, focusing on Tacoma’s Immigration Detention
Center and its impact.
Dramatic reading from the writings of Rachel
Corrie, the 23-year-old activist killed in Gaza, and discussion at the University of Puget Sound.
Guest lecturer Lawrence Wittner on nuclear
disarmament and local documentary Journey
of Repentance about a group’s
pilgrimage to Hiroshima, Japan.
Director Drew Emery Q&A and film screening of
his documentary Inlaws and Outlaws, a collection of true stories from a number
of couples and singles, both heterosexual and homosexual, about love and
Held annual “Out With God” worship service at First Church
followed by a procession to Tacoma’s
Out in the Park Festival with communion at Wright Park.
Peace Tree to commemorate the 65th Anniversary
of atomic bombings in Japan
during Sunday worship.
Solidarity rally in multiple Tacoma locations to support the Muslim
community against religious prosecution.
Participating in Tacoma’s Reconciliation Walk marking the 125th
anniversary of the expulsion of Chinese laborers from Tacoma and honoring the new Chinese Garden
Park on Tacoma’s waterfront.
Memorial service and vigil for the victims of
the January 2011 Arizona