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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Ministries
Micah Project


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 conflict.
  • Advocating for economic justice locally and globally.
  • Strengthening the 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:

  • Afghanistan Town Hall forum with US Representative Adam Smith held at First Church.
  • 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 marriage.
  • 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 and Reconciliation Park on Tacoma’s waterfront.
  • Memorial service and vigil for the victims of the January 2011 Arizona shooting disaster.

Team Leaders: Kathy Collier and Amanda Knowles







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