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Vao Mose, center, wife of the pastor, sings during a New Year’s communal service Sunday at the Faith Samoan Church in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Six local churches, all part of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa, came together as a community to worship and celebrate 2015. About 150 to 250 people gathered for the services at Faith Samoan Church, which has been serving the Samoan community for more than 40 years. Services are delivered in English and Samoan. The Rev. Mose Mose hopes his congregation provides a spiritual and cultural home for individuals who have immigrated from Samoa and American Samoa. Olomua Jack Fuavai said church members prayed for all the six churches, the islands, the country and the Seahawks. The six churches are fundraising for the New Year and are seeking donations for church infrastructure and events. They hope to one day establish the first community center for the Samoan community in Seattle that would fit their whole community.

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Grace Mafua, 5, her grandmother Pusi L. Saau, Grace Nora Veltri, 3, and Joseph Fuavai, 8, listen during a communal service.

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Lulu Tautolo, in black and white hat, listens during a communal service.

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Rev. Mose Mose, center, and other local deacons and reverends prey during a communal service.