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Prince of Peace

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Fear Not

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The Way of Saint James- Final Entry

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The Way of Saint James Part 7

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Fat Girls Can Skip

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The Way of Saint James Part 6

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The Way of Saint James Part 5

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The Way of Saint James Part 4

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The Way of Saint James Part 3

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The Morgan Family YMCA is seeking a Branch Marketing and Communications Director to work as part of the association marketing/communications team and branch leadership team. This position is responsible for leading member marketing, public relations, and community outreach to support the leadership team in attracting and retaining members and positioning the YMCA as a cause-driven organization.

For more information and to apply, click and go to Full Time Opportunities: https://www.ymcapkc.org/internal-career-opportunities/

Position closes February 9.

Our newest branch, Gordon Family YMCA, is hiring a Senior Member Services Director. This exciting opportunity will allow the right person to make a difference in the lives of members and staff by coordinating, developing, and monitoring all membership and administrative operations. Find out more or apply before January 25: https://www.ymcapkc.org/work-with-us/

Happy New Year!
Start 2016 at the Y where our goal is to help you reach yours. http://bit.ly/1P2V1oG

We want to help you make 2016 your best year yet! Get started today:

- Sign up for a fitpath appointment: ymcapkc.org/fitpath
- Invite a friend to join for free January 1-18: ymcapkc.org/start
- Try a new group exercise class: ymcapkc.org/schedules
- Find Inspiration in a healthy lifestyles program: ymcapkc.org/healthy-lifestyles

Today is the final day of the giving season! Your gift to the Y will have a lasting impact in our community by helping us reach more people through life-changing programs and services. Give today! https://www.ymcapkc.org/year-end-giving/

Even though the holiday season is coming to a close, there’s still time to give a gift to support those who need us most in our community. Give to the Y today! https://www.ymcapkc.org/year-end-giving/

The YMCA believes in dialogue and transparency, when conducted with our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility. We will allow comments related to our recently released commitment to non-discrimination, but will not allow commentary unrelated to the policy. Posts that do not comply with our values will be deleted, and users whose posts are deleted more than three times will be blocked from posting on the Y’s social media outlets. Your personal commentary is for your personal social media page.

Community Update: Read our Commitment to Non-Discrimination http://ow.ly/VWDIQ

Tomorrow is the last day to apply to be a Health and Well-being Director at the Morgan Family YMCA. For more information, go to www.ymcapkc.org/work-with-us

Our youth programs are a ton of fun and very rewarding; our staff agree. The Tom Taylor Family YMCA is looking for a talented individual to be their next Youth Program Coordinator. Find out more and apply: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCAofPierceandKitsapCountiesNonReqExt&SEQ=positionDetails&POSTING_ID=61896370069

FitPath is an appointment designed specifically for members (ages 10 and older) who want to have a tailored, progressive fitness plan.

Learn more at ymcapkc.org/fitpath/

February 4, 2016

YMCA joins effort to stanch flow of Pierce County kids into incarceration

Basketball, weight lifting, rock climbing. The YMCA program that was part...
December 15, 2015

Commitment to Non-Discrimination

Statement by Bob Ecklund President and CEO of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties...
November 26, 2015

Working out before pigging out

Thanksgiving-morning exercisers tried to counteract ensuing feasts Thursday. More than 300 ran in Haselwood Family YMCA’s Turkey Trot and many others packed the gym...
November 25, 2015

Bremerton Y swimmer breaks butterfly record

Bremerton YMCA Swim Team's Aziza Meyer set a 8-Under 100-yard butterfly team and league record last weekend at the Age Group Invite at Curtis High...
May 1, 2015

Stroke Care Then and Now

Jen Rittenhouse, Social Media Specialist at MultiCare Health System...
March 17, 2015

Acts of kindness multiply into the hundreds for Lakewood 8-year-old

Before it careened out of control — before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year — Alex McKelvey began with one...
March 4, 2015

Foster Children Receive Free Membership at Area YMCAs

In response to a community need and in keeping with our commitment to youth development and social responsibility, we are pleased to announce that effective...
March 4, 2015

Gordon Family YMCA begins to take shape

A great write-up in the Puyallup Herald on the construction of the Gordon Family YMCA. Read it here...
October 20, 2014

Sumner’s new YMCA will get double the donations

The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse will double donations for the long-awaited YMCA in Sumner. The local business announced last week that it will...
July 10, 2014

National champions headed back home to washington

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the...
FEB
19

Late Nite

Teen Late Nite encourages the development of youth in grades 9-12 by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and fun activities that foster excellence...
MAR
9

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
MAR
18

Late Nite

Teen Late Nite encourages the development of youth in grades 9-12 by providing a safe environment, consistent adult involvement, and fun activities that foster excellence...
APR
13

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
MAY
11

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
JUN
8

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
JUN
18 - 19

KIDS NIGHT OUT

The Kids Night Out program offers safe, overnight care and is a fun opportunity for your child to participate in activities designed to promote social...
JUL
13

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
AUG
10

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...
SEP
14

The Art of Spiritual Conversations

Join us for the Art of Spiritual Conversations! This weekly Bible study class meets every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the Board Room, with...

1,440 Minutes in a Day...

Schedule 30 of them for physical activity.