Upbeat on Jackson Concerts are free, including refreshments! Friends, neighbors, music lovers of all ages are invited to attend! The series honors the legacy of Ernestine Anderson and the rich diversity and musical history of the Central Area, welcoming friends and neighbors to connect, celebrate community and enjoy music. We thank the Seattle Department of Neighborhood for a Neighborhood Matching Grant for this concert series.
Walker Chapel A.M.E Church, Pastor, Officers and Members are devoted to spreading Jesus Christ’s liberating gospel, advancing social justice, and following the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We are a loving and welcoming church. Our Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Anna L. Clark-Jones is a visionary, innovator and a powerful woman of God.
Church Office is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm
Sunday: 9-10:15am Church School 10:30am Worship Service
Wednesday: 11am-1pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study Thursday: 6pm Bible Study Conference Call. We utilize Zoom Video Conferencing for our Thursday evening sessions. To access it please go to: https://zoom.us/j/629286776 Meeting ID: 629 286 776
2400 East Valley Road Renton, WA 98057
4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is excited to announce their annual
grant program that supports projects for individuals and groups working in the arts,
heritage and preservation.
Here are some examples, saxophonist Gary Hammon explored the Central District’s music
history through storytelling and filmmaker Patricia Boiko recorded the stories of Women of
Color associated with the Seattle Black Panther movement.
Last year, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hired a consultant to document Latino heritage sites for the website Revisiting Washington.
There will be workshops in January and February to ensure there is support every step
of the way. 4Culture is very interested in encouraging new applicants and working with as many
people as possible producing arts and culture in King County.
The deadline to apply is March 6 th . More information at 4Culture.org.
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. King was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. CST. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and disobedience.
“We’re Better Together” The 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Tacoma will once again bring the community together to celebrate Monday, January 21, 2019 as a day on, not a day off.
January 21, 2019
10 AM – Doors open for Community Outreach Fair
11 AM – Program begins
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
There is free holiday on-street parking and free parking at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D Street). Freighthouse Square is easily accessible via the LINK Light Rail and stops at the Convention Center. There will also be signage directing event attendees to designated complimentary parking stalls that will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
City Events and Recognition Committee
The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration program is spearheaded by a City Council-appointed City Events and Recognition Committee. The Committee is comprised of local community leaders from a broad array of backgrounds and areas of expertise.
The City Events and Recognition Committee serves as an advisory and action committee on matters pertaining to City-hosted events and special recognition programs. Members are responsible for planning, reviewing and evaluating events, engaging the community in its fundraising efforts, and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for City-hosted events such as the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and the City of Destiny Awards.
About President Dr. Isiaah Crawford – University of Puget Sound
A distinguished scholar, teacher, and college administrator,Isiaah Crawford became president of University of Puget Sound on July 1, 2016, following an extensive national search. Crawford’s academic work and achievements as a senior administrator are closely aligned with the values and aspirations of Puget Sound, and with the key areas of challenge and opportunity facing higher education today.
Crawford came to Puget Sound following service as provost and chief academic officer of Seattle University (2008–16), where he directed the Division of Academic Affairs and oversaw the university’s schools and colleges, libraries, enrollment, information technology, institutional research, and offices supporting student academic achievement, faculty affairs, and global engagement.
Key areas of focus during his service to Seattle University included strategic planning; strengthening shared governance; securing grants and other gifts in support of fundraising objectives; supporting teaching, research, and service activities of the faculty; and establishing the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and the School of New and Continuing Studies, which began operation in academic year 2015–16. Working with university leadership, he participated in the development of more than $200 million in key facilities projects, including renovation of the library and establishment of a learning commons; a new residence hall; a new fitness center and remodeled intramural athletic field; the School of Law annex; an admission and alumni center; and planning for a new science facility.
From 2004 to 2008, Crawford was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago, where he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 1987 as an assistant professor and through the years was tenured and promoted to the rank of professor in 1999. He taught courses in psychology of personality, human sexuality, addictive behavior, human diversity, and minority mental health. He also served as graduate program director of the clinical psychology doctoral program (1994–97), Department of Psychology chair (1997–2003), and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2003–04).
A licensed clinical psychologist, Crawford earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from DePaul University, where his research focused on personality theory and community psychology. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; worked as a clinical specialist at Charter Barclay Hospital and staff therapist at DePaul University Community Mental Health Center; and maintained a private clinical practice in Chicago from 1987 through 2002.
A recipient of national awards, including three from the American Psychological Association, he has been published in numerous scholarly journals over the past 30 years—including, most recently, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Child and Family Studies, AIDS Care, and Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality—on topics including post-traumatic stress, racial inequality, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, visual impairment, poverty, depression, and more. Crawford has served on the editorial boards of professional publications, including the International Journal of Sexual Health, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, and Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education for Adolescents & Children. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, The Annapolis Group, Independent Colleges of Washington, and the Northwest Conference, as well as the Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Symphony, Providence St. Joseph Health (chair, Work/Life Committee), Providence Health Plan (chair, Governance Committee) and The ROPA Corporation (St. Louis).
Crawford’s numerous other activities include serving on the board of directors for Swedish Health Services (2010–12), AIDS Foundation of Chicago (1994–08; board president, 2004–06), and Horizons Community Center (1988–92). He is former president of the Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and previously served on the national advisory board of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (2006–08), National Institutes of Health Panel Review–AIDS and Related Research (1999–2002), and various roles with the American Psychological Association.
Celebrating The Life Of Dr. Edna Travis
Dr. Travis co-founded New Covenant Pentecostal Tabernacle in Tacoma, Washington, more than 40 years ago, and she has also initiated numerous outreach ministries. New Covenant’s “Feeding Program” has been serving a hot evening meal every day since March 1985. In addition, Dr. Travis maintains monthly ministries at McNeil Island Correction Center, Orchard Park Health Care Center, and Tacoma Rescue Mission. Her radio ministry, “The Midnight Cry Messenger,” was heard for three years on KBLE and then for two years on KLAY. She was Vice President of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Association, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, for 17 years.
Dr. Travis has also trained many men and women of God in ministry. Although passed at 91 years of age, she remains active visiting people who are sick or shut-in, as well as holding prayer meetings and Bible study sessions until the Lord called her home. Her faith, perseverance, and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ was served as an example to others. Her ultimate objective was to make known to this generation the power of God.
D.Beaver – NW FACTS MEDIA GROUP
Dr. Edna Earl Travis has transitioned from this life on January 2, 2019, and is now celebrating with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Viewing services | January 18, 2019, 3-6: 30 pm
Praise Service | 7 pm
New Covenant Pentecostal Tabernacle
Address: 2156 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Official Service | January 19, 2019
Home Going | 11 am
Address: 1717 S UNION Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
the story told to and written by: David Bash
This is a true story, told from the pulpit of a First AME church in Palestine, Texas, Christmas Eve Sunday by Pastor K Jackson. The minister said I could repeat it.
He, in his Southern-drawl revival-preaching tone [bye the way he is an excellent singer and lead guitar player] was making a point about the significant difference between Christ and Santa Claus.
The story began when he and his family visited relatives in another small nearby Texas town. Jackson was just an eight-year-old kid then. He looked forward with happy anticipation to Christmas. He came from a loving family “under the covenant” of the Church, he said. But in this town on Christmas Eve they practiced a different custom ─ a custom which was to “traumatize” young Jackson about Santa Clause for life.
Jackson said he was already having fun playing with some new hockey figures when some kids and friends from the neighborhood in the house said that Santa was coming to whip some kids, when the front door was soon opened to a big Black man in a full Santa outfit (white beard, red suit and all). But this Santa carried a big black belt and proceeded to ask the parents of the house which child needed to be whipped for misbehaving that year. Pastor Jackson said parents pointed out this child or that one and told Santa not to whip this or that other one, and Santa began whipping kids with that big black belt.
Jackson said he ran for cover, literally undercover behind a bed in a back bedroom in the relative’s house, and trembling with fear devised a plan to deal with this insane Santa if he approached the bed: if that Santa’s boots approached his cover he was determined to push the bed over and “crush Santa to death!” In short notice young Jackson sprang to the bedroom window and jumped out in a panic into the dark. In that Christmas Eve night he found the other boys (now his new allies) who had warned him about the approach of the whipping-Santa and they devised a plan to rid the community of this insane imposter: they each, all six of them, decided to get their bb guns and “wear him out.” He said they found the fake and did just that, raining down bbs from their trusted weapons until the red-suited nut took off running.
The next day the odd custom of that town’s Christmas Eve came under public scrutiny because of the boy’s determined resolution to change their community’s acceptance of what the boys had determined unacceptable sadistic behavior of a Santa Claus.
The adult Rev. K Jackson said he was forever traumatized by the frightening childhood experience and for him that’s why Christ is the reason for the season – “…not any Santa Claus!”
Rev. C. Floyd Emerson shares stories about dealing with joys
hurts when faith is stretched to breaking point
In “Preaching from Over the Hill” (published by Xlibris), Rev. C. Floyd Emerson tells his stories and shares his ideas about how people, some with profound faith, some with debilitating doubts, deal with their joys and sorrows.
The book is about the Christian ministry, but according to Emerson, it is not a “how to do it” book, it is a “how I did it for over 50 years” book. Ministry deals with people, issues, doctrine and scripture. While preaching, sometimes he gets it right and sometimes not so much. Ministry can be heartwarming and it can be heartbreaking. The book talks about both. The overall theme is a statement of the author’s faith.
“Mankind’s struggle with obedience and faith is relevant to every society, going all the way back to Adam and Eve and the apple,” Emerson on his book’s relevance in today’s society.
Emerson hopes that readers will feel blessed after taking in the message of the book. “If they can see their own faith and their own struggles in a new light, that will satisfy me,” Emerson concludes.
“Preaching from Over the Hill”
By Rev. C. Floyd Emerson
Hardcover | 6x9in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781543422863
Softcover | 6x9in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781543422856
E-Book | 256 pages | ISBN 9781543422870
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Rev. C. Floyd Emerson was born and raised on a wheat ranch in Eastern Oregon and planned on a career on the farm. He was a farm boy who was called into the Christian ministry. He was ordained in his home church, the United Church of Christ Congregational in The Dalles in 1965. He served as a pastor of nine churches.
Monday, December 31, 2018, 10:00 PM – Tuesday, January 01, 2019, 2:00 AM
Location: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA US 98031