The Tacoma Ministerial Alliance (TMA) and Associated Ministries (AM) are calling on all faith communities to take time this weekend to pray for all people impacted by the trial of Manuel Ellis and its pending outcome. We ask for prayers for the Ellis family, especially his mother and siblings. We ask for prayers for the three police officers accused of the demise of Manuel Ellis and the officers’ families. We also ask for prayers for a just verdict and that any who gather to protest following the verdict may do so peacefully and lawfully.
WHAT: Prayer Vigil for Outcome of Manuel Ellis Trial
WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 South “I” Street, Tacoma WA 98405
The TMA and AM are specifically requesting two things of faith leaders in the Tacoma/Pierce County area.
- Take time in their service(s) this weekend to pray for those directly impacted by the verdict. The family of Manuel Ellis and the police officers and their families, and the City of Tacoma/Pierce County. Pray that we might move through this historic moment to become a community that grows more fully into being a City of Destiny and a County that embraces love, peace, and equal justice for all its residents.
- Invite their congregations to an interfaith prayer vigil being held at Shiloh Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. this Sunday the 17th. The church is at 1211 South “I” Street, Tacoma 98405. There is on-street parking as well as in the parking lot at South 13th and I Street and in Bates parking lot immediately behind the church. Security will be on site.
These requests are being made by the following individuals and organizations:
- Bishop Lawernce White, President of TMA
- Michael Yoder, Executive Director of AM
- Pastor Gregory Christopher, Host Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church
- Rev. David Alger, Director Emeritus of AM
- Mr. Lyle Quasim, Coalition/Black Collective Leader