Dear Tacoma

Dear Tacoma, Our city is crammed full of heaven. We are filled with more beauty and goodness than we know what to do with. Our cup runneth over. Our cup runneth over on the Eastside, West End, North End, South Tacoma, Hilltop, Browns Point, Downtown, Old Town, Point Ruston, even on the Tide Flats. There […]

Closing

Posadas Poem EXCERPT This child within a child carried aplod, Embraced by the warm womb, Atop the humble percussion of gravel beneath hooves and The rhythm of the journey calms the blessed trinity As they move toward the fulfillment Of the generations’ desire for redemption. Abigail Vizcarra Perez Benediction To God be the glory. To […]

Week 7

born from afar Rev. Ken Sikes Pastor | Manitou Park Presbyterian Church Word “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its […]

Week 6

born in community Katie Guertin-Anderson Spiritual Life Director | L’Arche Tahoma Hope Word “Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to […]

Week 5

born in dreams Rev. Jen Rude University Pastor | Pacific Lutheran University Word “Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to […]

Christmas

born from below Rev. Shalom Agtarap Pastor | First United Methodist Church of Tacoma Word “God gave human form to its creative word, and God’s word became flesh and humans were able to see God’s glory in this human who was born out of God’s self.” From John 1:1-14 Made Flesh Christmas Day has arrived […]

Week 4

born in scandal Fr. Elias Puentes, SJ Associate Pastor | St. Leo Catholic Church Word “She was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, […]

Week 3

born in jail Rev. Ben Robinson Senior Pastor | Urban Grace – The Downtown Church Word “When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” From Matthew 3:1-12 Made […]

Week 2

born in wilderness Fr. Matt Holland, SJ Senior Pastor | St. Leo Catholic Church Word “In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’” From Matthew 3:1-12 Made Flesh I often take a well-worn path from St. Leo church to a certain […]

Week 1

born in chaos Rev. Sarah Wiles Pastor | Bethany Presbyterian Church Word “Be prepared, because the Human One will come at a time you don’t know.” From Matthew 24:36-44 Made Flesh Something is being born…into chaos. We start Advent not with shepherds and angels and babies meek and mild. Instead we start with apocalyptic warnings. […]