Sunday, December 23, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA US 98031
Location: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA US 98031
Join 100 Black Parents for this
FREE family visit with Black Santa!
Sunday, December 16th, 2017
11AM to 4PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA
KID FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AND FUN
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS PROVIDED
Seattle City Light is teaming up with Starbucks partner stores for a second year to spread joy to foster children this holiday season! Last year, City Light launched a donation drive for Treehouse, a local non-profit organization which provides foster children in Washington State with the support they need to thrive. What started as a small drive in partnership with the Seattle Municipal Tower Starbucks branch quickly expanded to a handful of other nearby Starbucks locations, culminating in over 300 gifts being collected.
Thanks to the overwhelming success in 2017, we have expanded our partnership to 16 Starbucks locations this year!
How to participate
Visit a Starbucks location listed below and pick up a tag from the Make Spirits Bright display. Purchase one or more gifts listed on the tag and return unwrapped items to any participating Starbucks through December 14.
To make a monetary donation, please use our StarLight team page. All donations will be collected through December 14.
Treehouse is a non-profit organization with a mission of giving foster kids in Washington state a childhood and a future. Their vision is to create a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood.
Singers, New Opportunity No Fee
Want the opportunity to sing with a community Gospel Choir? Well, here’s your chance!
Mrs. Debbie Cavitt Harris, former choir director of The Leschi Elementary School 18 years,
First A. M. E. Angel Choir 35 years and Hawthorne Elem. Choir 5 years along with directing Students at the Central Area Boys and Girls Club as well Loyal Heights Elem. School. Singers K—-8th students who what to develop their voices, meet new friends, and just have fun are Invited to sign-up.
Rehearsals will be hold the first 2 Saturday’s of each month from 11:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m.
1st Saturday —Sign up and Rehearsals: will start on Sat. December 1st at “To God Be the Glory House of Worship” at 19011 68th Ave. S. A107, Kent, WA. 98032. 2nd Saturday December 8rh at “First A. M. E. Community Center, 3201 East Republican St. 98112, from 11:00 a. m. –12:30 p. m.
Interested students may choose to attend one or both Saturday’s each month. For further Information Contact: Mrs. Debbie Cavitt Harris at 206-390-3333 or email email@example.com
Seattle Well-Being, a powerful approach to healing using the power of talk therapy and hands-on bodywork, has officially launched its all-new studio and website. Founded by Universal Medicine Therapies practitioner Deborah Savran, Seattle Well-Being aims to help individuals suffering from a myriad of life challenges. Savran previously owned a studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota that helped change the landscape of healing in the city. She now aims to bring that same approach to Seattle.
The life changing approach allows Savran’s clients to return to their natural selves. Universal Medicine Therapies help people reconnect and to wash away much of the stress, tension, and pain that resides in them. Founded in 1999 by Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine Therapies targets such issues as depression, addiction, abuse, anxiety, and other challenging problems people encounter in their everyday lives.
“Deborah acts as a facilitator for you to dig deep within to find your true self and your own love energy. Most importantly, I’ve been able to start the healing process from many pieces of my life that have manifested in daily anxiety,” client P.B. explained.
Seattle Well-Being is the first of its kind to open in the American city. Savran has over 20-years of experience in complementary health care and her expertise has led to thousands of clients who are now living free of the issues that challenged them. A native of Minnesota, Savran recently relocated to Seattle to found the first ever Universal Medicine Therapies healing arts practice in Washington state. Savran‘s healing arts studio is located in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle. She hopes her studio will become a major part of the neighborhood and a destination that brings individuals to Ballard from all over the Seattle area.
Savran holds a degree in naturopathy and has an extensive background in therapeutic massage, advanced energy work, herbal medicine, nutrition, sound healing, Sacred Esoteric Healing and meditation. Her unique resume offers clients in the Seattle area something they have never had before. Savran is also a go-to practitioner for fertility, prenatal and postnatal care. She has been sought out by women for her unique approach to these areas.
Seattle Well-Being offers clients one-on-one sessions in person or online, personal development groups, and meditation classes. Each is specifically designed with the client in mind to get them to a place of healing. Savran has received praise for the work she has performed. Clients have been able to reach a place they never believed possible prior to working with her.
“Deborah has a unique and keen sense of the human body – she can read her clients’ bodies and energy. Not only did I feel physically at peace and grounded after each session but I also felt like I had visited a ‘body therapist’. While visiting Deborah I was in a sacred space. I am forever grateful,” client W.D. said.
Her work has made it possible for people to live more like themselves and free of the problems that weighed them down.
About: Seattle Well-Being
Deborah Savran is one of the first practitioners of Universal Medicine Therapies in the United States. She is the first to offer this powerful approach to well-being in Seattle. Savran has over 20 years of experience in the field of complementary healthcare, both in Australia and the United States. Savran holds a degree in naturopathy and has extensive background and training in therapeutic massage, advanced energy work, herbal medicine, nutrition, sound healing, Sacred Esoteric Healing and meditation.
Dr. Jackson is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, currently resides in University Place, Washington. He’s married to Rev. Evette Jackson, and they have two sons, Omari and Eric, II.
After serving for several years, Pastor Jackson was licensed and ordained at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, in Norcross, Georgia, by Bishop Dr. William Sheals. He went on to serve as Assistant to the Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Singles’ Pastor at The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was the founding pastor of the Greater Heights Christian Church in Lithonia, Georgia, where he served for 8 years. After leaving Georgia, he served as the senior pastor of the Main Post Chapel Gospel Congregation in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Prior to 2014, Dr. Jackson resided in Ewa Beach, Hawaii (the Island of Oahu), while serving a tour of duty at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. He now lives in University Place, Washington, and serves as senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Tacoma. Additionally, Pastor Jackson’s ministry has reached abroad, as well. He’s taken pilgrimages throughout Israel and done missionary work in Haiti.
In 2003, Pastor Jackson earned a Master of Divinity degree (cum laude), with a concentration in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care and completed additional course work in Homiletics, at Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta. Previously, in 1992, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisiana and graduated from Peabody Magnet High School. Understanding the necessity of education and preparation, Pastor Jackson returned to the academy, and in May 2012, he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree (summa cum laude) at the ITC, where he specialized in Pastoral Counseling. (Dissertation: “Bridging the Gap between Sunday in the Combat Zone and Sunday at Home: Case Study: The Intersection of War, PTSD, and Pastoral Care & Counseling for Soldiers and their Families”).
Additionally, he has spent over 30 years in the military – over 25 years as an officer. From 2007 to 2008, Pastor Jackson completed a tour of duty in Iraq, where he ministered to hundreds of Soldiers on a weekly basis and trained over 50 ministers – two of which were licensed into the Gospel ministry. Upon completion of his tour, he became an Army Chaplain and continues to minister today. He has also served in this capacity in the local chapter of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, where he’s a Life Member. Likewise, he was certified by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police as a police chaplain.
Over the years, Pastor Jackson’s ministry has been heavily involved in the lives of the youth and unmarried adults. Beyond that, he has developed a seven-phase series of Ministers’ Development Training courses, in which he covers various subject from ministerial conduct to roles of a pastor. In 2001, after having trained more than 75 ministers, Pastor Jackson launched EDJ Ministries, Inc., whose goal is to educate and elevate the thinking of ministers and lay-leaders.
This man of God is a preacher, teacher, speaker, poet, and the author of Good News From On High! His personal mission is to educate, empower, and encourage all people – both young and mature, “churched” and “un-churched,” laypersons and ministers. With such a love for people, Pastor Jackson has devoted his life to God’s service and people.
Pastor Jackson’s motto is: “Preaching to encourage…and teaching to empower.” This is a goal he sets for reaching God’s people, so they are spiritually equipped. Above all…Pastor Dr. Eric D. Jackson is spirit-filled. He loves the Lord, is crucified with Him!
Calling all families, youth, parents, grandparents, & young adults! Are you ready to laugh, worship, sing & dance?
For the very first time Multi-Grammy nominated artists The Walls Group will perform live in the Pacific Northwest. Nate Jackson—nationally accomplished comedian will bring comedy—creating an evening of entertainment you will not want to miss!! All are welcome to the SHIFT Conference community night.
Get ready for a YOUNG ADULT conference unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest! SHIFT has one main goal: to EMPOWER young adults to become high impact leaders in the church, community & family life. Our workshops and activities address the needs of the TOTAL person…Mind-Body-Spirit.
Visit www.theshiftconference.org for all details related to SHIFT weekend!
Grab your tickets for the concert of the summer!
Visit www.theshiftconference.org for more information and to purchase tickets!
LIHI Announces Free “Upbeat on Jackson” Concert Total Experience Gospel Choir
LIHI is excited to announce a free Central District performance by the amazing Total Experience Gospel Choir, featuring Pastor Pat Wright.
The choir will be performing for The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) as part of the “Upbeat on Jackson” concert series. LIHI, a Seattle housing non-profit that has been fighting homelessness for over 25 years, is now at the forefront of the “Tiny House Village” movement, providing shelter, safety, and community to people and families experiencing homelessness.
The Concert is 7pm-9pm at Ernestine Anderson Place, located at 2010 South Jackson Street. Ernestine Anderson Place is named after the jazz vocalist legend from the Central Area and provides housing for over 65 low income and formerly homeless seniors. All are welcome to this free concert. Free dinner will be provided for all guests as well.
Under the direction of founder Pastor Pat Wright, the Total Experience Gospel Choir is a well-oiled spiritual machine of perpetual movement, having toured and done charitable works locally and across the country and world since 1973, winning over 150 awards. Pastor Wright is a long-time resident of the Central District, home to many other internationally known artists including Ernestine Anderson, Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix.
If you want to be engulfed by a good foot tapping, multicultural, heart thumping, soul saving, gospel music extravaganza, you need to take a listen to Pastor Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir.
Opening act is singer/songwriter, raconteur and well-known Pike Place busker Michael Dare.
The concert will be preceded by a live oral history interview with Pastor Wright, conducted by two-time Peabody Award winning music documentarian Steve Rowland. They will discuss Wright’s childhood in Texas, the importance of Gospel music, the heyday of the Central District music scene, and the current gentrification of the neighborhood.
Join us in the historic Central District for an evening of community and uplifting spirits honoring LIHI and its tireless work for social justice and dignity.
The UpBeat on Jackson Concert Series is funded through a Department of Neighborhoods grant.
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What started in the 19th Century as a group of people holding church services in their homes, grew into the city’s largest African American congregation.
Mount Zion Baptist Church was incorporated in 1894. This week, Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an ordinance formally designating it a historic city landmark. The city council approved the designation in May.
Reverend Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte led the effort to nominate Mount Zion for landmark status. She says the congregation has always been an example of progress for Seattle.
Beaumonte: “With Mount Zion Baptist Church’s status as a Seattle Historic Landmark comes the assurance that the legacy of faith, love, hope, and justice, which began 128 years ago, will continue.”
The church was once Seattle’s only African American Baptist church. 128 years later, it’s known as the largest African American congregation in the state.
The building’s interior and exterior will now be preserved as a landmark. Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell says the institution also represents a cultural landmark in Seattle.
Harrell: “Mount Zion is a second home to many in our African American community. The cornerstone of the Mount Zion church family is self-help, the empowerment of people, and reinforcing the community spiritually, educationally, socially, and politically. It is a place of hope and camaraderie for positive change.”
Over the years, church members have been greatly involved in the community. Parishioners have opened credit unions, new Baptist churches, and the city’s first African American branch of the YWCA. One longtime pastor, Reverend Dr. Samuel McKinney, was a leader in civil rights in Seattle. He died in April at age 91.
McKinney was a driving force behind improvements to the church, including the addition of an education wing. Mayor Durkan’s office says the church’s design “was the product of Reverend Dr. McKinney’s vision to create a place of worship that reflected African heritage through its structural form and architectural vocabulary”.
As a designated city landmark, the church is now eligible for economic incentives and technical assistance for the continued preservation of the landmark.