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This is a special invitation from Mount Zion’s Women’s Ministry President, encouraging our entire community to join us in our continued efforts to make a difference as we celebrate 75 years in Ministry. God is truly good, and His mercy endures forever!
Friday, March 17th beginning at 5 PM, we will share in a workshop featuring several local doctors who are women from various walks of life, and ranging from medical to chiropractic. Our aim is to inform and inspire women of all ages in every area of life.
Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 PM, we will sponsor a very special inter-generational prayer gathering, with Special Guest – Evangelist Michelle Echols of Unity, Church of God in Christ.
Friday, March 24th at 5:30 PM, we will serve dinner with a devotional period featuring a devotional message from our Special Guest – Dr. Cheri ‘Pavi’ Givens, “God is in the Contradiction”.
Thursday, March 23rd & Friday, March 24th at 7 PM, is our Revival with Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin, our Special Guest from the Park Church in Charlotte, N.C.
Friday, March 24, 2017, will begin with dinner at 5:20 PM. Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin will discuss her latest book “Made to Lead – Empowering Women for Ministry”.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 we will culminate our celebration with
Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin speaking at our 7:30 and 10:45 AM Services.
We will begin each evening of the Revival with a spiritual treat before the Main Speaker at 7 PM.
Saturday, March 25th from 1-3 PM, is our Community Fellowship Luncheon. We only have a few tickets left.
I urge you not to miss this celebration. Dr. Martin has a message that will bless your soul.
Yours in Him, Ms. Elma Horton, Women’s Ministry President
Let me start by saying thank you, to those responsible for giving me this opportunity to speak to you.
I want to share a little bit about me. My name is Tirzah it is a biblical name and it meaning is (Daughter of inheritance favored by God). Yes I know a heavy mantel right. I was born in New Orleans, LA., raised around the world. My dad was in the Army so we moved around this country and internationally while I was growing up. I still believe traveling is one of the best ways to learn and experience life itself. I encourage you to travel and experience other cultures, foods and customs. Traveling will broaden your view of the world. Because of these experiences, I have come to believe that we as people, are more alike than we are different. We all want to love and be loved, to take care of our family and peacefully live in a safe, healthy environment.
What else can I share about me. Well I am a Daughter, a Sister, an Auntie, I was a wife and I am a Mother affectionately called “Mama Bear” you know what they say don’t mess with the babies of a Mama Bear.
I love my birth family and my extended family. See my Mother and mentor taught me that if you could feed yourself then there was enough to share with someone else. One other lesson she taught us, was that if you ate at our table, you became our extended family. I really miss those “Sunday Family Dinners” when we came together as a family. We were encouraged to invite someone else to eat with us. The house would be full of people, food, love and laughter. This is one of the reasons my Sister’s, my Brother and I have all raised other peoples children, along with our own. Either though foster parenting or adoption and the teenage friends of our children, they just refuse to leave.
Here are some interesting fact I will leave you with. My Dad wanted to retire where he started his military career. Where is that you ask, “Alaska” I know you didn’t see that coming. Well neither did my siblings or I can you imagine how shocked we were. Alright let me answer the questions many of you want to know. Yes, there are black people in Alaska lots of them. No we do not live in Igloos, nor it is not dark all the time and Yes dog sleds are used during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races.
After growing up in Alaska, I decided to raise my family right here in Seattle, I really love this place. I have been gone for about six years, I was back in Alaska taking care of my Mother. Thank God she is fine now so, I moved back here. I do have to admit I am concerned about some of the changes that taken place over the last couple of years. Well lets talk about that soon.
My name is Tirzah, I’m voicing my thoughts, opinions and comments on life and how I view it thanks for listening.
Contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Like me on Facebook at Rediscover Your Life with Tirzah
The Rev. Irene Monroe is determined to get the message out. Hand the plain-spoken theologian a microphone, and before you know it, she’s got a national radio show; pass her a keyboard, and out pours a commentary that is syndicated in papers across the country.
Monroe, an African American, feminist, ordained minister and motivational speaker, wants the public to understand the role that religion plays in discrimination against people from minority cultures. She does not believe Christianity is inherently intolerant, and she certainly does not want to see it used to oppress those who are not like ourselves.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, the Rev. Irene Monroe will share her perspectives with Tacoma audiences by presenting the talk “From Stonewall to Pulse: The Intersections of Race, Sexuality, and Religion.” The spring Swope Lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall, near Union Avenue and N. 14th St., on the University of Puget Sound campus. A reception will follow in the Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall. Everyone is welcome and the event is free, however tickets are required. See below for more information.
Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, a radio show host, television commentator, and Huffington Post blogger. She co-hosts the show All Revved Up on Boston Public Radio and appears in a weekly television segment called The Take, covering the latest pop-culture headlines, on New England cable channel NECN.
Described in O, The Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds,” Monroe is a sought-after speaker and a columnist for newspapers across the country, in the United Kingdom, and in Canada. As a writer, Monroe says, she tries to inform the public on the role that religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.
”Because homophobia is both a hatred of the ‘other’ and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,’ . . . I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, and anti-Semitism,” she writes.
Asked by the Outtake Voices radio series host how African-American communities, who have themselves faced discrimination, can be won over to support the civil rights of the LGBT community, Monroe commented:
“We need more churches (that) open their doors to the entire community. One of the things that the black church talks about is that being gay brings about the demise of the black family. The thing is that the black family is same-gender couples, it’s a grandma raising a grandson, it’s certainly a male and female. We have always had alternative types of family as a form of liberation and struggle against discrimination in this country. We’ve had to do it as a form of survival.”
Monroe has been widely honored for her work with minority communities and her efforts to win them equal rights. She was chosen by MSNBC as one of “10 Black Women You Should Know,” and she has been profiled in O, The Oprah Magazine, on CNN’s Paula Zahn Now show, and on CNN headline news. She is the recipient of awards including: the 2015 Top 25 LGBT Power Players of New England Award, from Boston Spirit Magazine; an Open Door Award, for services to the community; the 2013 Bayard Rustin Service Award; and the 2012 Spirit of Justice Award, from GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders). She appeared in the documentary film For the Bible Tells Me So and was profiled in the “Gay Pride” episode of PBS’s In the Life.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monroe was a graduate of Wellesley College and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, before enrolling at Harvard Divinity School for her doctorate as a Ford Fellow.
The Jane Hammer Swope Lectureship on Ethics, Religion, Faith, and Values aims to promote discussion, critical thinking, and ethical inquiry about matters of religion, including its role in public life and contemporary ethics. The lectureship was established at Puget Sound through a gift from Maj. Ianthe Swope in honor of her mother, Jane Hammer Swope.
FOR TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available online at tickets.pugetsound.edu, or at Wheelock Information Center, 253.879.3100.
For directions and a map of the University of Puget Sound campus: pugetsound.edu/directions
The dynamic preacher, Rev. Darryl Walker, Senior Pastor of New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church, Long Beach, CA will be the revivalist for three nights, Wednesday, January 25- Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm. Primm Tabernacle A.M.E. Church is located at 4455 S. Brandon Street, Seattle, WA 98118 (1 block east of Rainier Ave) in Columbia City, Rev. Mercedes Tudy-Hamilton – Senior Pastor. The Revival theme is “Jesus is the Plug!” from John 14:6. Guest choirs from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma region will give praise nightly. Come out and get plugged into the source – Jesus Christ! Tel# 206-723-1532 website: www.primmameseattle.net
Comcast Feels Empowered To Bully THE WORD NETWORK, The Largest Voice In The Black Church
THE WORD NETWORK, the largest African American religious network in the world reaching 3 billion people worldwide, was notified by Comcast that they will be dropping The Word Network in certain key markets.
The Word Network responded immediately when it received the notification from the ComcastSenior Vice President of Content Acquisition. When she was asked what the reason for removing The Word Network was, she responded by saying “because we are Comcast, and we can.”
The Word Network notified Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH, and he immediately made calls to Comcast executives. From these calls The Word Network got a meeting with Comcast.
We explained that The Word Network has been on Comcast for the past 17 years and that removing The Word Network programming deprives the African American community of quality, spiritual religious programming. The Word Network represents the major religious organization such as, COGIC, Full Gospel Baptist, PAW, Global United Fellowship and African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). The Word Network has reached out to Congressman John Conyers, the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence.
“The black church community takes high offense to the dismissive actions of Comcast cable to off the most reputable vehicle of the black church without cause. This would never be done to a white Christian network without provocation. We will not go away quietly,” states Pastor Jamal Bryant.
“Comcast is joining the consortium of entities that deny opportunity to African Americans,” adds Bishop Charles Ellis III, presiding Bishop of Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW).
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BEFORE DEADLINE Feb. 1, 2017
The deadline for submitting suggested names for the planned Yesler Neighborhood Park is being extended to Feb. 1, 2017. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is collaborating with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) on outreach regarding the naming process. Over the next two months, SHA will be communicating with Yesler residents, external organizations, and residents and businesses in the surrounding neighborhoods to solicit park name suggestions.
Please submit suggestions for Yesler Neighborhood Park names to the Parks Naming Committee by Feb. 1, 2017.
Yesler Neighborhood Park: The scope of this project is to develop a 1.7-acre neighborhood park that is part of the Yesler Terrace Master Planned Community. The intent of the park is to serve as a gathering place for current and future residents of Yesler Terrace as well as people who live and work in the surrounding community. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3,000,000 for a new park at Yesler Terrace. Additional funding has been secured from the Seattle Housing Authority, State of Washington Recreation Conservation Office Recreation Grant, RAVE Foundation, Stim Bullitt Park Excellence Fund, Wyncote Foundation, and Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Foundation. The overall budget now totals $4,330,000. More information can be found here.
Nominations for Troll’s Knoll Park Development were due to the parks Naming Committee on Nov. 16, 2016.
Troll’s Knoll Park Development: This project utilized existing public land to create a new park in the heart of Fremont. The park is a model design of a sustainable park space and provides a critical pedestrian link to other areas of Fremont, particularly bus stops and the developing neighborhood business district in northern Fremont. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund allocated $685,000 to this project. More information can be found here.
About the Parks Naming Committee and Park Naming Policy:
The Parks Naming Committee is comprised of one representative designated by the Board of Park Commissioners, one by the Chair of the City Council Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee, and one by the Parks Superintendent. Criteria the committee considers in naming parks include: geographical location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Publications/namingPolicy.htm
The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who makes the final decision.
Please submit suggestions for park names for Yesler Neighborhood Park in writing by Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2016, and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to email@example.com.