more about the theme

This theme is an attempt to put our bodies proximate to others' experiences, so that we may be in solidarity and go and tell. To bear witness is to embody and encounter in the present and in the future. It requires us to be awake, to be present, to act with courage, and to tell the truth. We must bear witness to places of brokenness and injustice in the world, but as a people of a different way, the Way of Jesus; an alternate narrative in this world -- we also bear witness to awe. May this be a time of not looking away from injustice and going to tell about it. May it also be a time of finding awe in the everyday, and going to tell about it as well. 

worship times

Typically, First UMC only gathers for in-person worship on 1st and 3rd Sundays, leaving other weeks for full participation in other faith communities or assembling meals for unhoused neighbors at The People's Assembly downstairs. Because bearing witness to genocide and poverty will wear us down, we will intentionally gather weekly:

February 18      March 10

February 25      March 17

March 3             March 24

Learn more about our Easter sunrise service here.


Poetry for Palestine

February 16, 6-8pm

Day of Remembrance

(Japanese American Solidarity with La Resistencia)

February 18, 1pm

Tacoma City Council

Mass Poor People's & Low Wage Workers' State House Assembly

March 2, 10am Assembly

Service Day at Ayeko Farm

March 16, 11am-4pm