The Wild Makes Us Whole – Rev. Cynthia Westby

If we allow the wild world to be destroyed we will lose our ability to be fully human.  We will lose the place in which the wholeness of our humanity can be realized. The spiritual practice of communing with nature awakens both a deep love for the natural world and awareness of the profound need we have

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Vigil for Detained Immigrants

We’ll be supporting immigration detainees and their families on Saturday, December 29th. We are leaving from the Westside at 1:00 pm and will be at the Tacoma Detention Center from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. It is important for us to bear witness to the conditions of the detainees and to

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All About Transylvania

A presentation by Westside’s Sister Church Team.  You will learn all about our Sister Congregation in Torockoszentgyorgy, Romania – their Hungarian traditions, heritage, trades, hobbies.  Program with include a visual presentation and conversation.

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Examining the Private/Public Histor(ies) of Inequity

Where is complicity, and how far down does it go?  What is redemption and how can our healing begin? Film Screening and Discussion: “In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, ten members of the DeWolf family, including filmmaker Katrina Browne, discover that their

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Mrs. Beazley’s Hair: In Between Races, a Special Caste—Melungeons, Family Stories, Medical System Risks, and Other Not-Quite-White Conundrums

In southern and central Appalachia, there have existed scattered communities and clans of darker-skinned people generally known as Melungeons, whose origins have puzzled scholars for at least 160 years. Prior to the Civil War, they were usually considered free people of color and were subject to the Colored Laws in

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BlacKkKlansman Film Screening and Discussion

“With the right white man, you can do anything”  BlacKkKlansman It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and

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