Welcome to Evergreen
Evergreen is a new spiritual community centered on the Hawks Prairie neighborhoods of Lacey WA and serving all kinds of people living in Lacey, Nisqually, Dupont, and the Joint Base Lewis McChord areas.
Evergreen is a new church with lots of room for people who are seeking to form spiritual community in new ways that meet the real needs of real people in todays world.
Evergreen is a new kind of spiritual community, where people who've felt turned off, used up, ignored, or cast aside by church can find a deep and authentic path to knowing God and experiencing the friendship of Jesus.
We're starting small, like a seedling, by building friendships together through play, prayer, study, and service to others. Our dreams are big, like a forest, to change lives and change the world with God's love.
Maybe you're new in town and are looking for friends, maybe you're new to faith, or maybe you've been here a long time and are looking for new kinds of friendships - everyone is invited.
Meet Pastor Meredith
I'm Rev. Meredith Brown, and I'm the pastor of Evergreen UMC. I'm pleased to get to know you.
I grew up in Austin TX, where I discovered a gift for music and a love for faith. I attended Centenary College in Shreveport LA, where I studied piano, voice, and religion. After graduation I moved to Massachusetts to continue my studies toward ordination in the United Methodist Church. While at Boston University, I earned a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Sacred Music. I also met and married my husband, Curtis, who is also a United Methodist minister.
We have two great daughters, who are into music, volleyball, art, hiking, theater, and Girl Scouts. When Curtis got a new job working for our regional church office in Seattle, we packed up the house and moved to Hawks Prairie in the summer of 2011.
I've been dreaming of a new kind of church, a real spiritual community of seekers and finders, serving the new friends we've been making in our new home. I hope that you'll journey with us as we launch this dream of Evergreen UMC.
All About Evergreen
Our Core Values:
Our Core Community Practice:
The Evergreen community will follow Jesus and grow to be more like him by doing the kinds of things Jesus did through these simple spiritual practices, individually and as a community:
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church:
Evergreen United Methodist Church began as a satellite congregation of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. St. Andrew's has been serving the people of Lacey for over 50 years, and has launched Evergreen to reach out to new people living in Hawks Prairie, Bay Center, Nisqually, Dupont, and around Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Learn more about St. Andrew's UMC: www.laceysaumc.com
Pacific Northwest United Methodist Church:
The United Methodist Church is a world-wide church, dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ and transforming the world. We first began reaching the people living in the South Sound area over 150 years ago, and we now have over 250 congregations throughout Washington.
Learn more about the United Methodist in the Pacific Northwest area: www.pnwumc.org
The United Methodist Church:
In addition to our congregations, the United Methodist Church is deeply engaged in world-changing and life-saving work fighting the disease and ending poverty throughout the world. We are a premier disaster response and refugee assistance agency, operating in almost every region of the globe. Today, we are building schools, digging wells, offering vaccinations, lobbying governments, and mobilizing communities of volunteers.
Learn more about the United Methodists: www.umc.org