FPC News & Events Blog

Celebration of Carols Concert THIS Saturday, Dec. 8

It’s almost here! Our festive annual Celebration of Carols concert… where everyone who comes gets to participate along with the soloists, choir, and orchestra. Join us Saturday afternoon from 4:15-5:30 pm for this wonderful FREE holiday event featuring your favorite carols and followed by a reception with hot cider, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies.



New DVDs in the Library!

This Sunday (December 9), stop by the FPC Library and take a look at our two new DVDs. We recently purchased I Can Only Imagine, the recent movie about the story behind MercyMe’s song, and The Case for Christ, based on the real-life story of Lee Strobel.
 
Also, check out our wide selection of Christmas materials. We have books for all ages about the true meaning of Christmas. We have fiction books and DVDs for adults, youth, and children set during Christmas. We also have books about ways to celebrate Christmas with family. We also have Christmas music CDs. You can look at our whole collection of Christmas materials in our online catalog here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us through email here.


2019 Women’s Bible Study

The Faithful: Heroes of the Old Testament

Begins January 8 Tuesday 7:00-8: 30 pm
and January 9 Wednesday 9-11 am
 

Bible study meets in our South building in the Chapel.

Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures; Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.

 
Books $20

No childcare

More info:

Carol Heath cheath@fpctacoma.org 
Church office 253-272-3286  


Christmas Books, DVDs, and CDs in the Library!

This Sunday (December 2) is the first Sunday of Advent! Stop by the FPC Library to see our Christmas books, DVDs, and CDs. Make sure you also take a look at the library Christmas decorations!
 
The FPC Library has a wide selection of Christmas materials. We have books for all ages about the true meaning of Christmas. We have fiction books and DVDs for adults, youth, and children set during Christmas. We also have books about ways to celebrate Christmas with family. We also have Christmas music CDs. You can look at our whole collection of Christmas materials in our online catalog here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us through email here.


Dickens Festival

This Holiday season First Presbyterian Church Tacoma is gladly apart of the Stadium district’s Dickens Festival. The event takes place on December 8, 2018, with most of the festivities from noon – 4:00 PM, followed by FPC’s Celebration of Carols concert at 4:15 pm in our Sanctuary.
 
For more information, check out the Dickens Festival website.


Poinsettia Memorials

Bring your cash or check ($12.00 per plant) to the table in Fellowship Hall to signup. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 10. The list of memorials will be in the bulletin on Sunday, Dec. 16, and then the Deacons will distribute the plants to our shut-in members.


Thanksgiving Books

We hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends and giving thanks for the gifts that God has given us! In continuation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the FPC Library will be displaying Thanksgiving books this Sunday (November 25)!
 
You can look at all our Thanksgiving books in our online catalog here. We will also be displaying various DVDs suitable for a movie night with family and friends even if they aren’t specifically Thanksgiving themed. You can browse all our DVDS here.
 
The library is located in Fellowship Hall and is open every Sunday before and after the service. If you have any questions, send us an email here!


Christmas Events 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma

Join your friends and family at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church in 2018 for wonderful Christmas events throughout December.
 

A Celebration of Carols

Saturday, Dec. 8, 4:15 pm

Sing favorite Christmas carols accompanied by choir and orchestra at this free annual holiday event that combines audience participation with selections by choir, soloists, orchestra, and our pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes. Followed by a holiday reception with cookies and hot cider. Invite your friends and family! More info. at www.fpctacoma.org/carols. This event is part of the Dickens Festival in the Stadium District. Come early to enjoy all the activities in our neighborhood.
 

Christmas Pageant

Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:30 am
 
Our Kids’ Ministry will be putting on our annual Christmas pageant that tells the timeless story of Jesus’ birth. You will not want to miss this fun and charming experience of the true meaning of Christmas.
 

Taproot Play: The (Improvised) Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 23, Fellowship Hall, 9:15 am
 
Join in the fun when we host a performance of The (Improvised) Nutcracker, a live stage production from Taproot Theatre Company.
 

Christmas Eve Service

Monday, Dec. 24, 7:00 pm
 
Our annual Christmas Eve candle-lighting service is one of the most beautiful and anticipated services of the year. Experience the true meaning of Christmas through readings and carols accompanied by choir, handbells, instrumentalists, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes. Plus experience our cathedral-like sanctuary lit up by hundreds of candles. A Tacoma-area tradition!


Elder and Deacon Nominations

The process of nomination and election of Elders and Deacons begins with you prayerfully submitting names on the nomination suggestion form or online form by Dec. 2. For more information on the nomination or election process, contact Steve Franzke stevedfranzke@gmail.com
 
If you are unable to grab a nomination form, we have created an online form for your convenience.
Online Nomination Form:


FPC Missionary Christmas Card List 2018

As we get closer to the holiday season, we would love to see all of our congregation encouraging and praying for the missionary families we support here at FPC Tacoma. 

 

Steve & Jennifer Baughman, Wycliffe Bible Translators

4801 West Royal Palm Road, Glendale AZ 85302

Email: Steve_Baughman@sil.com

 Wycliffe Bible Translator, PO BOX 628200, Orlando, FL  32862

 

Mark & Iris Barnes, Youth with a Mission

342 Mulberry Village Lane, Ft. Mill, South Carolina 29715

Email:  stupidkool@gmail.com   341iris@gmail.com

YWAM, PO Box 60579, Colorado Springs, CO. 80960

 

Brendan & Erin Connally, Serving in Missions

Aptado 206, Abancay, Peru, South America

Email:  brendan.connally@sim.org

 

Dorothy Forsberg, Serving in Missions

SIM, B.P. 15, Parakou, Republic of Benin, West Africa

Email:  dorothy.forsberg@sim.org

 

Rob & Karen Mahon, Navigators

8412 Vina Del Sol Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87122-4217

Email:  kgoldfain@gmail.com

 

Paul Lewis, Wycliffe Bible Translators

4321 Presto Circle, Grand Prairie, TX  75052

Email:  paul_lewis@sil.org

 

Edwin & Evie Martinez, Overseas Crusades International

3861 Lovett Street, Bellingham, WA 98226

Email:  edwinmartinez73@aol.com    edwinmartinez@oci.org

 

Zack & Nadia Mills, Navigators

709 Vernon Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Email:  millsz1@spu.edu

 

Sue Mills, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

3410 North Eiger Mt. Rd, Flagstaff, AZ  86004

Email:  suemills@mac.com

 

Mary Peterson, Bible Club Ministries International

711 Tijuana Apt. 19, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5102

Email:  marycwhm@icloud.com

 

Barry & Jan Potter, Overseas Missionary Fellowship

9172 Weatherstone Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Email:  barry.potter@omfmail.com    barryp@psmail.net

Overseas Missionary Fellowship,

10 West Dr. Creek Circle, Littleton, CO 80120

 

Jack & Nancy Snyder, TEAM

3534 East Indianapolis St., Fresno, CA 93726

Email:  jacknancysnyder@yahoo.com

 




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