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Guiding Your Quiet Time

Are you looking for a devotional to guide you in your quiet time? Look no further! This Sunday (August 18), the FPC Library will be displaying our collection of devotionals. We have devotionals on a wide variety of topics. You can take a look at them in our online catalog here.
 
Also, don’t forget about the FPC Library Summer Reading Program, which goes until September 8. You can read more about the 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.


Memorial Service for Larry Ackerson on Saturday @ 2:00 pm

Larry Allen Ackerson, loving and faithful husband of Karen (Polkey) Ackerson, went to his Heavenly Father on August 3, 2019. Please join us for a Memorial Service celebrating Larry’s life on Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Tacoma, 20 Tacoma Avenue South. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deacon Fund at FPC.
 
Larry was born on April 3, 1954 at Tacoma General Hospital to proud parents Marvin and Alice (Reznechenko) Ackerson,  who brought Larry home to N. 9th and Proctor. Larry’s sister, Lynn, was born three years later and made the family complete. We rejoice in knowing that Larry is in Heaven, healed. He is survived by his wife Karen; his sister Lynn; his sons Alan and Steven; and his daughter Marilee.


Town Hall Meeting THIS Sunday about Parking Lot and Construction

This Sunday at 9:15 am in Fellowship Hall, please come to a Town Hall about upcoming construction next to our church and how it will impact us. We want to update the congregation on the former Bible Pres Church and the Rush Development Senior Housing Project. We have a plan that will alter the parking lot and alley in order to make it safer for all of us after construction has been completed. Come hear the plans our team has been working on over the past months and ask questions and offer input.



Resources on Spiritual Gifts

This Sunday (August 11), the FPC Library will be displaying books on spiritual gifts. If you’ve ever wondered about what spiritual gifts are, what spiritual gifts you possess, or how to use your spiritual gifts, these books are for you!
 
Our books on spiritual gifts are can be found in our online catalog here. When they are not being displayed, our books on spiritual gifts can be found under the number 234.13 in our Non-Fiction section. Make sure to stop by on Sunday and see them in person!
 
Also, don’t forget about the FPC Library Summer Reading Program, which goes until September 8. You can read more about the 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 is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us through email here.


Parenting Resources

This Sunday (August 4), the FPC Library will be displaying books on parenting! If you’re looking for tips for difficult situations in your family or just like to read about different parenting strategies, come by this Sunday and see our selection. Our books and resources on parenting can be found in our online catalog here. 
 
Also, don’t forget about the FPC Library Summer Reading Program, which goes until September 8. You can read more about the 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.


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.




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