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3rd Sunday of Advent at the Library

Stop by the library this Sunday (December 15), the third Sunday of Advent! See our Christmas books, DVDs, and CDs. Make sure you also take a look at the library Christmas decorations!
 
You can also check out Sonja West’s new Christmas story, Thomas’s Christmas.
 
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.


Today: Celebration of Carols!

Join us this afternoon (Dec. 7) at First Presbyterian Church for our joyous “Celebration of Carols” concert and sing-a-long, where you will get to sing accompanied by an orchestra and pipe organ with 3,000 pipes. It’s a free event for the entire family! The concert takes place from 4:00-5:15 pm and will be followed by a holiday reception with cookies and hot cider. We will be highlighting favorite carols from France this year such as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella,” “O Holy Night,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” and more. Plus, don’t miss the wonderful “March of the Kings,” which will be played on our magnificent pipe organ by organist Patrice Barnett. First Presbyterian is located at 20 Tacoma Ave. S., at the corner of Division and Tacoma Ave. S.



Check Out Sonja West’s New Christmas Story This Sunday

This Sunday (December 8) stop by the FPC Library to check out FPC member Sonja West’s new Christmas story Thomas’s Christmas. You can also take a look at our other 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.


Celebration of Carols Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7

Our annual Celebration of Carols concert is just a couple of days away. Have you made your plans yet? You don’t want to miss this free event that is becoming a family tradition for many. This year we are highlighting some of the most beloved carols inspired by France, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella,” “O Holy Night,” “March of the Kings,” and more.  We chose to highlight French carols this year in honor of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was ravaged by a terrible fire this past spring. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4:00-5:15 pm in our soaring sanctuary. They stay for a holiday reception of hot cider and cookies.



Countdown to Christmas Carol Concert 2019!

Are you ready? FPC’s wonderful Celebration of Carols Concert takes place THIS Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 pm. And it’s FREE! Enjoy the sounds of the season from our choir and soloists, and sing carols accompanied by an orchestra and a pipe organ with 3,000 pipes. Invite your friends and family, and stay afterward for a reception of cookies and hot cider.  Don’t know what you’re missing? Look below at a video of last year’s concert.
 



Celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent at the Library

This Sunday (December 1) 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.


Christmas 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma

Join us at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church in the Stadium District for free Christmas season events throughout December 2019. You are welcome here!
 

Celebration of Carols Community Concert
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Join us for a free community Christmas concert and sing-a-long. Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by choir and orchestra at this free annual holiday event for the entire family that combines audience participation with selections by choir, soloists, orchestra, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes! A Celebration of Carols is a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed. A holiday reception with cookies and hot cider will follow immediately after the concert concludes.
 
Kids’ Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at 10:30 am
 
Our kids have been hard at work preparing for the annual Christmas Program. Advent wouldn’t be the same without this annual cast of angels, shepherds, and wisemen to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
 
Taproot Theatre Play: The Shoemaker’s Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at 9:15 am
 
Join us in Fellowship Hall for this Christmas production. Kids are welcome. And it’s free! Once upon a time, there was a gifted shoemaker and his wife. Hard times hit their village and the generous shoemaker gave away his last pair of shoes to someone in need. Left with just a few scraps of leather, the couple goes to bed uncertain of their future. Overnight, as if by magic, their luck turns when a mysterious pair of shoes appears on their counter. But if the shoemaker didn’t make the shoes, who did? Adapted from Grimm’s fairy tales, Shoemaker’s Christmas is a humbly comedic reminder that spreading kindness and generosity is worth more than gold.
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 at 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!



Library Closed for Consecration Sunday

The FPC Library will be closed this Sunday (November 24) for the Consecration Sunday lunch after the service. Make sure to stop by next week as we will begin to display our Christmas books! You can get a sneak peek in our online catalog here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and usually open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.


One Week for Thanksgiving Books

This Sunday (November 17), stop by the FPC Library to see our collection of Thanksgiving books! This is the only week we’ll be displaying Thanksgiving books because next week (November 24) we will be closed for the Consecration Sunday lunch.
 
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. We recently purchased new DVDs, which you can read about here. 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.


The Heat Is On—Join Us for Communion on Sunday!

Our boilers have been repaired in both buildings, and the heat is on. Join us this Sunday for warm fellowship—and a warm Sanctuary! We will be celebrating the sacrament of Communion plus we will be joined in worship by a wonderful guest children’s choir from our Cor Deo School.




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