FPC News and Announcements

Recalibrate Your Faith Challenge

With so many beloved fall traditions being cancelled this year, it feels like the perfect opportunity for our entire church body to come together to participate in the “Recalibrate Your Faith Challenge.”
 
Every January we offer Alpha as an outreach event geared toward non-believers, but we’ve noticed that Christians who have attended Alpha end up learning a lot and growing in their faith, so we know that there is a huge benefit to having our entire church body experience this course. We also feel that it would be a great way to help strengthen our community and help us talk about our faith with others.
 
Here’s the Challenge: We are asking 200 members of the FPC body to participate in Alpha starting on Thursday, September 24th.  Each session will be an hour and a half long, from 7 pm-8:30 pm every Thursday.
 


FPC Annual Report 2019-20

The FPC Annual Report for 2019-2020 is now available. Read it and be encouraged!



Register for New Women’s Bible Study—Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.

In this 12-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.
 


Communion at Home Instructions for Sept. 13

Sunday, September 13th is Communion Sunday at FPC Tacoma, and you are invited to join us for our in-person worship service at 10:30 am that day. But if you can’t join us in person because of COVID-19, you can still participate in Communion at home! Because of COVID-19, our Session (Board of Elders) has authorized individuals and families to take the Communion elements in their own homes while they are being taken at the in-person service. Pastor Eric has come up with some guidance for in-home Communion, and if you are planning to take Communion in your own home, we ask you to read and follow the instructions he has written up. Even if you are able to join us in person, you might want to read Pastor Eric’s guidance. His document is a helpful reminder of the meaning of Communion and how to prepare for it. Read the instructions here.



Resources for Day of Prayer and Fasting

Pastor Eric is encouraging us to participate in a time of prayer and fasting for unity on Tuesday, September 1. Here are some resources on how to take part:
 
 
You might also want to read “How to Do a Biblical Fast.”


Full Worship Service from August 2 Now Online

As many of you know, we experienced technical problems in the livestream at yesterday morning’s worship service, which meant that many in the congregation weren’t able to see the service. We are very sorry for this. A partial version of the service was posted on Facebook yesterday. But we’ve now been able to edit the full service and post it on Vimeo. So if you missed all or part of the service, you can watch it now or later this week at this link. This week’s service includes some important announcements as well as a special vocal ensemble directed by Dr. Daniel Perrin… you won’t want to miss it!
 

Join Us for In-Person Worship Again!

Also, we’d like to make sure you know we resumed in-person worship services in the latter part of July. So if you can do so safely and aren’t in a vulnerable population, please consider joining us for worship person for the rest of August. We have plenty of room to social distance! We do ask for you to register your intention of coming so we can prepare for how many people will be in the Sanctuary. If you’ve already joined us once, you can register here. If you haven’t come before, use this link, which will give you additional information. You can register for several weeks at once.



Update from FPC Missionaries Mark and Iris Barnes

Watch two updates from FPC-supported missionaries Mark and Iris Barnes in Brazil.
 


Update from FPC Missionaries Brendan and Erin Connally

Hear an update from from FPC-supported missionaries Brendan and Erin Connally.
 


Update from FPC Missionaries Barry and Jan Potter

Learn what’s happening with FPC-supported missionaries Barry and Jan Potter.