“Imagine if the practical and administrative work of the church – meetings, planning, teaching, etc — was understood not as a necessary evil but as an integral part of the mission of the church to spiritually nurture us. Imagine church not as a place led … read more.
The Subcommittee on Housing Insecurity and our volunteer cohort continues to make progress toward getting our parking lot ready for guests. We have also delivered letters to our neighbors with information about the project and an invitation to join Rev. Linda Hart, Safe Parking Network … read more.
Hooray! We have wonderful news! The Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network (SPN) has approved TUUC’s application for participation in the Safe Parking Pilot Program. The SPN has also approved our request for grant funding that will cover our expenses at least through the end of … read more.
Safe Parking News
Since the congregation voted on March 21 to support TUUC participation in the Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network Pilot Program, the SJC Subcommittee on Housing Insecurity continues to make great strides toward the moment when we will welcome our first guests. We have … read more.
Safe Parking Network Pilot Program/Safe Parking – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Safe Parking?
Safe Parking is a program where people who are living in their vehicles become temporary guests of an organization that has a parking lot. The organization provides an assigned parking place and … read more.
Every week for the last several, the Ad Hoc Committee on Building and Grounds Security has been providing information and insight into Safe Parking and the Tacoma/Pierce County Safe Parking Network pilot project. We have been investigating how participating as a Safe Parking Network … read more.
It may be hard to imagine that someone would choose to live in their car. Can you imagine the physical toll of sleeping in a barely reclined seat, surrounded by the possessions you were able to pack? The emotional toll of never feeling safe … read more.
You may have already read articles in the ENews about the work of the TUUC Ad Hoc Committee on Building and Grounds Security. We are a short term work group tasked with identifying how we can help make our property and the neighborhood safer. We … read more.
Providing a Safe Parking location with sanitary facilities – porta-potty and handwashing station – is a cost effective way to support those living in their cars toward housing and food security. After all, who really wants to live in their car? Who … read more.
“Grief and resilience live together.”
— Michelle Obama, Becoming
I am shaken to the core of my physical, intellectual, and emotional being by the events in Washington DC this week. The assault on the United States Capitol – encouraged by the leader of our democracy … read more.