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About Us

OUR PASTOR

Thanks for being curious about First UMC! God’s love is for you, just as you are. I hope you will join us for worship this Sunday morning at 9:30am. I would be glad to meet you.

Everyone needs acceptance and connection. Church can be a place - and a group of people - that helps us risk connection, learn, and grow to engage our neighbors and our world with joy and meaning.

At First UMC, we find it's all about transforming relationships:

relationship with God in Christ,

relationships with one another,

relationships with the world.

Like many people, my path to a spiritual home took a while, and involved disappointment, exploration, and experimentation. I came to understand God’s transforming grace in a congregation of loving, imperfect people trying their best to follow Jesus. I hope everyone will find such a life-giving community. Maybe for you, that community will be First UMC of Tacoma. Let’s find out!

Blessings,

Pastor Ann

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Rev. Adkinson was appointed to First UMC by Bishop Grant Hagiya as of July 1, 2014. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York in 2010. Before responding to God’s call to ministry, she worked in theatre and business administration in New York City and Chicago. Pastor Ann lives in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma.

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