Memorial Day – Offfice Closed

How it began..... HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 1. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now…

Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. In 2021 President Biden recognized Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Our office will…

Closed – July 4 for Independence Day

The office is closed on July 4. Click here for the poem "New Colossus" by Emma Lazurus and commentary. Below is the Declaration of Independence from the archives.com website. Declaration of Independence: A Transcription Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display…

Out of the Office

Out of the office on vacation. September 7-13. Pastor Tad will be in the office intermittently, please check to see if he is in. 253.222.1445 or 253Tad@ipctacoma.org.

Veterans Day Office Closed

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives…

Juneteenth

The office will be closed on June 19 to celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth became the 11th federal holiday in 2021. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread…

Debby OOO

The office will be open intermittently. Call or text Pastor Tad to check when/if he is in. 253.222.1445.  Back in the office June 30 (as long as the train gets in on time).

After Christmas Time Off!

We hope you have a Merry Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Time for a nap! Emergency - call Debby 253.973.4328 Pastoral Emergency - call Pastor Tad 253.222.1445  

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Birthday – IPC Closed

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  excerpt from "Stride Toward Freedom.” In it, King recounted the developments of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56.…