Saturday, April 22, @ 7:00p.m, April 23, at 3pm, April 28th at 6pm and close out on April 30, 2017 at 3pm. Located at: 5338 15th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108. Everyone is welcome. Come rejoice in the lord with us and help us uplift our pastor!
With thousands who already call its North Charlotte area location home each weekend, Freedom House Church, which celebrates its 15th year anniversary later this year, is excited to be a part of the fast-growing South End community. The new location, less than a minute walk from the Lynx Light Rail/New Bern Station, features a 400-seat auditorium, several kids and student classrooms, cafe and bookstore.
“This building and location was an answered prayer for our church,” says Troy Maxwell. “For years, we have been committed to reaching young families and single adults, so the idea of being a part of the South End community was something we were not going to miss out on.”
Service times for the new South End location, located on 3000 Griffith Street, will be Sundays at 9am and 10:30am. Parking is available at nearby Triple C Brewery, CMDAutomotive and The Durban Group, however, church attenders are also encouraged to park at the ScaleyBark Station and utilize the Lynx Light Rail.
For more information about Freedom House Church and its new South End location, log onto FreedomHouse.cc.
ABOUT FREEDOM HOUSE CHURCH: Founded in 2002 by Pastors Troy and Penny Maxwell, Freedom House Church is a multi-site, multi-cultural church located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Freedom House Church has grown from a family of five to over 4,000 people in weekly attendance.
We are having a Appreciation
Program, for Pastor Allen Gooden on March 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM, at New Life Christian Church.
We would love for your pastor to come and give some words of
encouragement and your
choir to do a 2 selection.
Please confirm your attendance by calling Reverend Frankie Trurner at 206-212-6917 Home or
Looking forward to seeing you there.
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
The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the U.S., will be available in more homes on Comcast’s Xfinity TV. The network features programming on urban ministries and gospel lifestyle entertainment.
“We’re excited about the commitment Comcast has made to continue to increase diversity in all communities and to the African American community by expanding distribution of The Impact Network,” said Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Founder and CEO of the Impact Network.
The Impact Network’s mission is to provide exceptional Christian and educational programming. It empowers the spiritual, physical, financial and emotional needs of the community and viewers. The network line-up includes television ministries by Impact Founder & CEO Bishop Wayne T. Jackson Bishop TD Jakes, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Rod Parsley, Bishop IV Hilliard, Bishop Charles Blake, Bishop Stanly Williams, Bishop Paul Morton, Bishop Henry Fernandez, Pastor Joel Olsten and more. It also offers original programming like Dr. Beverly Jackson’s “Living Free,” “The Jewel Tankard Show,” legendary gospel icon Bobby Jones, “Impact Better Health/Diet Free Life” with Dr. Robert Ferguson, and much, much more.
It enriches viewers’ lives with Christian-themed and family-oriented health, fitness, financial, and family entertainment. The Impact Network strives to be the foremost innovative television network locally and abroad with exclusive programming.
About The Impact Network: The Impact Network was founded in 2010 by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Dr. Beverly Jackson in Detroit, Michigan and is the fastest growing African American-owned and operated independent Christian television network in the U.S. with diverse family-oriented programming. Expanding on Comcast’s Xfinity TV, The Impact Network will reach over 75 million households in the United States, Africa, The Bahamian, and Virgin Islands on various distributors.
Pastor Roy L. Fletcher Sr. was born in the small town of Wilmar Arkansas. SisGean Fletcher was from a neighboring town called Stamps Arkansas. PastorFletcher recalls the first time he saw Sis. Fletcher. She and her nephew were eatingin a neighborhood café. He says that he introduced himself to her that day, “Theresto was history” The two married on November 19, 1955 and will soon celebratesixty-one years of matrimony. From this union they have seven children, Sharon,Michael, Derek, Bernice, Carolyn, Roy Jr. and Curtis. The two have eighteengrandchildren a host of great-grandchildren.They packed up in 1957 and moved from Arkansas to Tacoma Washington. In justa short time, they moved back to Arkansas. Pastor Fletcher says that he could notget his job back in Arkansas, so in 1958 they moved back to Tacoma with twosmall children. Pastor began working at the laundry facility on Fort Lewis. Hiscareer spanned 30 years, when retired he and Sis. Fletcher celebrated by taking atrip to Hawaii.Under the leadership of Pastor Claudell Warren, Pastor Fletcher began hispreaching career at a homeless mission on 35thand McKinley. In 1966, after manyyears of learning, teaching and preaching the Gospel of Christ, Pastor Warrenaccepted the call to Pastor at the Church of God Evangelistic Center in Seattle,WA. Pastor Roy and Sis. Gean Fletcher were called to Pastor Sheridan StreetChurch of God.Under Pastor Fletcher’s Leadership, the church has been richly blessed.In the early 1990’s there were additions made to the church. Sunday schoolclassrooms were added along with an overflow section, wheelchair ramp, officeand restroom. The church was able to move the classrooms from the parsonagethey purchased and rent out the church home.Sister Fletcher has stood by the Pastor’s side whether lending a hand, praying withhim, tending to the children so he could travel, or nudging him while givingdirections, she has been a vital part of the ministry. Sis. Fletcher has served on theUsher Board, Mission Board, Worked in Children’s Ministry, Choir and a PrayerWarrior.During Pastor Fletcher’s Career and Ministry, he took time to further his educationby attending Faith Lutheran Bible College. He also took English and Writingclasses at Tacoma Community College along with classes under the Church of Godincluding correspondence classes in Prophesy.
In 2003, Pastor Fletcher ordained Sis. Sheila White, she served as Assistant Pastoruntil her untimely death in 2006.Pastor Fletcher has spent the past fifty-years winning souls to Christ by spreadingthe Good News of Jesus Christ. Pastor Fletcher is known in the community for hisgenerosity, kind spirit and willingness to say yes when others won’t. PastorFletcher is known for performing weddings and funerals regardless of a person’sability to pay.His favorite Bible scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17.“Therefore if any man be inChrist, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things arebecome new.” Sister Fletcher is known for quoting the 23rdPsalm. The two of themhave worked to ensure that their family, church family and the Tacoma Communityhave a place to worship and praise God.In 2008 Pastor and Sister Fletcher were honored at a church reunion picnic.Members, family and friends came together to worship and fellowship in theirhonor. In June of 2011, members and friends honored Pastor and Sister Fletcher ata Banquet during Pastor and Wife Anniversary Celebration.Pastor and Sister Fletcher have been ministering for over 50 years, when askedwould they do it again. The answer is unequivocally “YES”. They haveweathered many storms both personally and in the ministry, they did it to glorifyGod and not man. They are both very humbly blessed and enjoy being surroundedby their children, grandchildren and great–grandchildren. With so many additionsto the Fletcher family, they will be blessed for many years to come.