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Advent Communion and Worship

ADVENT COMMUNION & WORSHIP

Sunday, December 3rd 10:30am

Mark the first Sunday of Advent with Holy Communion plus the FPC premiere of an original choral work by our music director Dr. Daniel Perrin, “So Wonderful!” During Communion, we will be singing “Christmas Joy,” an Advent carol written by member Terry Estvold and led by Connie Connally on the guitar. You won’t want to miss this start to the Advent season!
 
Pastor Eric will be preaching a special sermon series during Advent drawn from the book of Isaiah.

 



Celebration Meal This Sunday

CELEBRATION MEAL THIS SUNDAY

November 26th 12:00pm Fellowship Hall

Join us after worship to celebrate our REVIVAL with a meal together and to share some revival stories.

 



Christmas Events 2017 at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church

Join us as we celebrate the real meaning of Christmas at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church this year. We have a series of wonderful events for the entire family. Whatever your background, and whatever is happening in your life right now, you are welcome here!
 
In addition to these events, be sure to stop by our Church Library in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings before and after the service for a great selection of Christmas books and DVDs for kids and adults.
 

Sunday, December 3

Family U: “Creating Family Traditions” (9:15 am)

Advent Communion and Worship (10:30 am)

Mark the first Sunday of Advent with Holy Communion plus the FPC-premiere of an original choral work by our music director Dr. Daniel Perrin, “So Wonderful!” Daniel will also share the story that led him to write this amazing and joyous piece. During Communion, we be singing “Christmas Joy,” an Advent carol written by member Terry Estvold and led by Connie Connally on the guitar. You won’t want to miss this start to the Advent season! Pastor Eric will be preaching a special sermon series during Advent drawn from the book of Isaiah.
 

Sunday, December 10

FREE Christmas Play: “Improv in a Pear Tree” (9:00 am, Fellowship Hall)

Join us for a free performance of a Christmas play by Taproot Theatre Company during the Sunday School hour on Dec. 10, starting at 9:00 am. Going home for the holidays is a special sort of adventure full of road trips, family traditions and the crazy characters we call friends and family. This year, Taproot’s Improv Team is bringing you the story of a pair of newlyweds sharing their first Christmas. Using suggestions from the audience, the actors create the characters, traditions and circumstances to create a hilarious and unexpected holiday story you won’t forget. No two performances are the same! Improv in a Pear Tree is written by Emily Shuel and directed by Danny Walter.

Christmas Worship with Dickens Carolers (10:25 am)

Come to worship early and hear the Dickens Carolers present a selection of carols throughout our worship service, starting before the service at 10:25 am. The Dickens Carolers are a quartet dressed for the season in the garb of Victorian London.

A Celebration of Carols Concert (6:00 pm, Sanctuary)

Sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, handbell choir, vocal choir, plus an organ with 3,000 pipes! Back by popular demand, this carol concert combines congregational singing with special music by soloists, our Chancel Choir, and our Lindsey Bell Choir. A Christmas reception with hot cider and hot chocolate follows in the Sanctuary.
 

Sunday, December 17

Children’s Christmas Pageant (10:30 am, Sanctuary)

Experience the Christmas season through the eyes of our children as they present their annual Christmas pageant through songs and readings in the midst of our Sunday worship service.
 

Monday, December 18

Christmas Friendship Luncheon (12:00 pm)

Join us for a delicious luncheon for those age 55+
 

Sunday, December 24

Advent Worship (10:30 am, Sanctuary)

Join us for worship on the final Sunday of Advent as we prepare our hearts for Christmas.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (7:00 pm, Sanctuary)

Don’t miss this Tacoma-area tradition featuring Chancel Choir, soloists, instrumentalists, pipe organ, and hundreds of candles in the cathedral-like sanctuary of First Presbyterian Tacoma. This is one of the highlights of the entire year!



Thanksgiving Books!

 
Are you looking for books or other media with a focus on Thanksgiving? Stop by the FPC Library this Sunday (November 19) and take a look at our Thanksgiving display! 
 
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!
 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends and giving thanks for the gifts that God has given us!


FPC Christmas Events

SAVE THE DATE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Sunday, December 3rd 9:15am FAMILY U “Creating Family Traditions”

Sunday, December 10th 9:00am Taproot Theater “Improv In A Pear Tree”

Sunday, December 10th 6:00pm Celebration of Carols Concert

Sunday, December 17th 10:30am Children’s Christmas Pageant

Monday, December 18th 12:00pm Annual 55+ Christmas Friendship Luncheon

Sunday, December 24th 10:30am Worship service

                                       7:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

 



FPC Celebration Meal November 26th!

CELEBRATION MEAL
Sunday, November 26th 12:00pm Fellowship Hall

Let’s celebrate our REVIVAL with a meal together. Join us after the worship service for this free event.


Poinsettia Memorials

POINSETTIA MEMORIALS

Place your cash or check ($12.00 per plant) in one of the white envelopes in the pew pockets. Write how you would like your memorial to read. The bulletin insert page will begin with, “IN LOVING MEMORY”. Then fill in the name of your loved one(s) and your message and your name. Place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.

Deadline to get your memorials in will be TUESDAY, December 12th.

The list of memorials will be in the bulletin on Sunday, December 17th and then the Deacons will distribute the plants to our shut-in members.

 



Your Revival Story

MY REVIVAL STORY

We are asking for your revival story. If God has been working in your life these last few months and you would like to share your story, please fill out the card included in the Sunday bulletin and then deposit into the boxes located up front in the Sanctuary, in the Narthex or in the FPC Library in Fellowship Hall.

 



Save the Date FPC Christmas Events

SAVE THE DATE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Sunday, December 10th 9:00am Taproot Theater “Improv In A Pear Tree”

Sunday, December 10th 6:00pm Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 17th 10:30am Children’s Christmas Pageant

Monday, December 18th 12:00pm Annual 55+ Christmas Friendship Luncheon

Sunday, December 24th 10:30am Worship service

                                            7:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

 



FPC Celebration Meal

Mark your calendar!

CELEBRATION MEAL

Sunday, November 26th At 12:00pm Fellowship Hall

Let’s celebrate our REVIVAL with a meal together. Join us after the worship service for this free event.

 




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