FPC News and Announcements

Earl Palmer Class to Explore the Psalms and the New Testament

Internationally renowned pastor and speaker the Rev. Earl Palmer will be teaching a special 3-week adult Sunday School class at FPC on Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7. The class will explore the the Old Testament Book of Psalms and how it relates to New Testament faith.

Bible Commentaries for Every Book of the Bible

This Sunday (September 16), the FPC Library will be displaying a selection of books from our comprehensive section of Bible commentaries. One of the books that we will be displaying is “First, Second, and Third John, Revelation” by Rev. Earl Palmer who will also be preaching this Sunday.

We have commentaries on every book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation! You can take a look at all our commentaries in our online catalog here.

The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, send us an email here!

Introducing the FPC Canon

Earlier this year, Pastor Eric asked our Worship Committee to come up with an “FPC Canon”—a select list of  hymns and praise songs that are especially meaningful to the FPC community. After receiving more than 100 nominations from the congregation earlier this year, FPC’s Worship Committee came up with a list of 26 hymns and praise songs. Now you can explore the complete list on the new FPC Canon web page  We also encourage you to listen to these songs during the week and use them in your own worship. Then they will have an even deeper meaning when you sing them in worship at FPC. These aren’t the only songs we will be singing during worship, but they are songs that for various reasons have meaning for our particular community. You can also start exploring the songs by using the YouTube playlist below. And stay tuned for future blog posts about specific songs on the list.

Rev. Earl Palmer to Preach on Sept. 16

Renowned speaker and author the Rev. Earl Palmer will be joining us Sunday, Sept. 16 at the 10:30 am service to deliver a special message titled “Two Virtues of Grace,” based on Matthew 11:28-30.

Take the Transformational Discipleship Assessment (TDA)!

Do you want to mature as a believer? Take the Transformational Discipleship Assessment (TDA) this month to discover which attributes of discipleship could use some attention in your life.
The TDA is an online, anonymous assessment that takes about 15 minutes. Once completed, you will receive immediate feedback with recommendations regarding eight attributes of discipleship that consistently show up in the life of a maturing believer. The church leadership will see anonymous results on the strengths and weaknesses of the congregation as a whole, which will help guide our planning over the next year. This will allow us to both better use our strengths and to equip and build up where most needed.
We hope all of our FPC Tacoma’s members and regular attenders (high school age and up) will take the TDA. There’s a lot more coming this fall than just school, football and soup!
It’s easy to get started:
• Under the User Registration heading, please type in the passcode (kxzlmqfr7p) and click SUBMIT.
• From there, you will register an email address and create a password. You will use this to log in going forward.
•  On the My Assessment screen, please click the green “start here” box to begin the survey.
We will assist anyone who doesn’t have access to the Internet. Let us know if you need help or have questions! Come to the TDA table in Fellowship Hall or contact the church office at 253-272-3286.

Win Prizes and Checkout New Books on Fall Kickoff Sunday

This Sunday (September 9) stop by the library for Fall Kickoff Sunday! You can enter a raffle for an Amazon gift card or awesome DVDs! You can also take a look at some of our newly acquired books.
This fall marks the beginning of our Self-Feeding Disciple Initiative. The FPC Library will be displaying books on studying the Bible for yourself. You can read more about these books here.
September 9 is also the last day to turn in your books to count for the FPC Library Summer Reading Program. You could win the giant inflatable turtle! Read more about that here.
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the morning service on Sundays. You can contact us by email here.

Fall Kick-Off on Sunday, Sept. 9

Join us for our Fall Kick-Off on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9:15-10:15 am in Fellowship Hall. Learn about all of the ministries and programs our church has to offer this Fall and beyond. Sign up for a small group. Find out what TDA and W2W are. Get free coffee, muffins, and other treats as you reconnect with your church family. Then stay for worship featuring our Chancel Choir, our praise band, trumpet soloist Jared Hall, a special message by Pastor Eric, and the celebration of the sacrament of Communion.

FPC Library Summer Reading Program Extended!

The FPC Library Summer Reading Program has been extended to Sunday, September 9th! This means that youth have one more week to check out books and read them to enter the raffle for the giant inflatable turtle! Books should be read by the morning of September 9th to count toward the raffle.
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 giant inflatable turtle!
Browse our online catalog for our books for kids and youth to get ideas of what books to check out.
If you have any questions, you can contact the library by email here.

Jobs for Life Program at FPC

First Pres is pleased to be the host church for this year’s Jobs for Life program, offered through Bridges of Love NW, a Deacon-supported ministry. Bridges of Love is a partnership of churches, and we will be joining this fall with Resurrection Church and New Community Church to provide meals, childcare and mentoring for students enrolled in this program. We are looking for mentors who are willing to invest 3-4 hours each week for 15 weeks and offer friendship, guidance, prayer support and a sense of community. Share God’s great love while helping a student complete the course and overcome employment barriers. The classes will meet in South Chapel on Wednesday night beginning September 12 through graduation on January 9. For more information, please contact Kathy Hawkins.

Praying for REACH Family Labor Day Camp

Dear friends of REACH,

REACH Family Labor Day Camp begins next Thursday, August 30!

Will you join us in spirit and pray during the weekend?

You may pick the days and times you wish to pray.

Round-the-clock prayer times from Thursday, August 30 through Monday, September 3.

Will you pray for families during Labor Day Camp weekend?
Simple prayer at the time you choose, from wherever you happen to be. Sign up here, and you will get a prayer guide as well.
You may choose one or more one-hour slots, starting next Thursday, as everyone arrives, through Labor Day evening, as everyone travels home.
With over 80 time slots to choose from, imagine the power of people all over the country focusing their prayers on REACH Camp all throughout the weekend.

It’s easy to sign up.

Just click here.

Please tell others you know who might like to pray to check this website.

Thank You!

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