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Celebrate FPC Member’s 100th on Sunday

FPC member John West (Senior) will be celebrating his 100th birthday this Sunday, July 21st!  You can help mark the occasion by bringing a birthday card or note for John (no gifts, please). You can hand the card to John directly before or after the service on July 21, or drop it in the basket in the church library in Fellowship Hall. We will end the service by singing “Rock of Ages,”  a favorite hymn of John and his late wife Sophie, and Patrice will be playing “How Great Thou Art,” another favorite of John and Sophie—and of FPC member Ruth Peterson (who will be celebrating her 101st birthday the following Sunday, July 28!). 



Apologetics Books

This Sunday (July 21), stop by the FPC Library and take a look at our collection of resources on Apologetics!
If you’re unsure of how to defend your faith or have questions yourself, these materials can be a great resource.
 
You can take a look at all of our Apologetics resources in our online catalog here and stop by on Sunday to see them in person. When our books on Apologetics are not being displayed, they can be found in our Non-Fiction section under the number 239.
 
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.


All-Church Campout 2019—August 24-25

 
Come join us on August 24th-25th for a campout on the ballfield at Camp McCullough. This is one of our most fun events of the year! Tent and RV camping only—no cabins are available for this event.
 
Camp will open on Saturday at noon—bring a picnic lunch and set up your campsite. We will have a potluck BBQ dinner Saturday night. Please bring your own meat to BBQ and a side dish to share. Let us know if you’d be willing to bring a grill from home. We will provide plates and utensils for the BBQ. You will be on your own for breakfast in the morning. (No food will be provided during the campout; everyone brings their own.) The waterfront will be open for swimming and boating. The weekend will conclude with our worship service by the lake and the Annual All-Church BBQ (meal provided).
 
Please contact Aaron Byers at abyers@fpctacoma.org with any questions about the weekend.
 

Cost

  • Tent $25
  • RV/Trailer $30
  • Saturday only $10

 

Campout Schedule

Saturday
12:00 PM – check-in begins & waterfront opens (no lodge access)
6:00 PM – BBQ potluck on the field (bring meat to grill & a side to share – we’ll provide plates & utensils)
8:00 PM – s’mores & campfire
 
Sunday
Breakfast on your own
10:30 AM – lakeside worship service
12:00 PM – All-Church BBQ (no cost!)
1:00 PM – waterfront opens


Stories of Missionaries

Stop by the FPC library this Sunday (July 14), for stories about missionaries. We have many fascinating stories of Christian missionaries that you can check out! Also, don’t forget about the FPC Library Summer Reading Program, which goes until September 8.
 
Our books on Missions are fully catalogued in our online catalog and can be browsed online here. You can take a look at them there before deciding which ones to get on Sunday. You can also read more about the summer reading program here. Browse our online catalog for our books for kids here and our books for youth here to get ideas of what books to check out during the program.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


FPC Member to Turn 100!

FPC member John West (Senior) will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Sunday, July 21st! We will be singing the song “Rock of Ages” in honor of the occasion, a favorite hymn of John and his late wife Sophie. You can help mark the occasion by bringing a birthday card or note for John (no gifts, please). You can hand the card to John directly before or after the service on July 21, or drop it in the box in the church library in Fellowship Hall.



Fourth of July Books

This Sunday (July 7), in celebration of Independence Day, the FPC Library will be displaying books about America’s history! This includes fiction, biographies, and other similar books. Stop by on Sunday to see these books and check out our online catalog here to see all our books.
 
Don’t forget that the 2019 Summer Reading Program has started! Kids can read books and enter a raffle for a stuffed orca whale toy. You can read more about the program here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


Library Summer Reading Program Starts This Sunday!

Stop by the FPC Library THIS Sunday (June 30) to start the FPC Library Summer Reading Program! Kids aged four to ninth grade can participate and enter a raffle to win a stuffed orca whale toy. Come by the library or read our earlier post here for more information.
 
This Sunday, the FPC Library will also be displaying a selection of our big biographies collection. You can look at all our biographies in our online catalog here. We will be displaying books for youth and children that they can read for the summer reading program. Browse our online catalog for our books for kids here and our books for youth here to get ideas of what books to check out during the program.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


FPC Library Summer Reading 2019

Everyone ages 4 to 9th grade (as of Fall 2019) can join the FPC Library Summer Reading Program and be entered in a raffle to win a stuffed orca whale toy! The Summer Reading Program starts on Sunday, June 30 and ends on Sunday, September 8.
 
Youth can participate by reading books checked out from the FPC Library. Every time they read one book from the FPC Library they get to pick a small prize. When they read three books they get a raffle ticket for the prize drawing for the stuffed orca whale toy. Come to the FPC Library on Sunday, June 30 to learn more about and start the FPC Library Summer Reading Program!
 
Browse our online catalog for our books for kids here and our books for youth here to get ideas of what books to check out during the program.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


Father’s Day

Stop by the FPC library this Sunday (June 16), for books about fathers for Father’s Day! We’re celebrating fathers by displaying our books that are about fathers and fatherhood.
 
Our books about fathers for Father’s Day can also be found in our online catalog here. Don’t forget to stop by on Sunday and take a look at these books in person or other books and DVDs from our collection.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


FPC 2018-19 Annual Report

If you missed our congregational meeting earlier today and so didn’t get an Annual Report, never fear! You can download it from our website. Learn about all the wonderful things that happened at our church during the past church year.
 



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