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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2017

You won’t want to miss our wonderful Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma. Our cathedral-like sanctuary will be filled with hundreds of candles as well as the sound of music from our Chancel Choir, soloists, Lindsey Bell Choir, chamber orchestra, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes. As in past years, we will be having a “lessons and carols” service that tells the Christmas story through readings and carols plus a special message by our Senior Pastor Dr. Eric Jacobsen. This year FPC’s children will be presenting some of the readings. The service climaxes as we join millions of Christians around the world on Christmas Eve by singing “Silent Night.” Then during the postlude those who wish can sing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” For many of us, this service is the highlight of the year along with Easter. Join us and invite your friends and family. The service begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 24. You may want to come early because this service is usually packed.


Bible Commentaries!

 
This Sunday (December 17), the FPC Library will be displaying some of our vast collection of Bible Commentaries in addition to our Christmas books!
 
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.
 
Also, don’t forget to stop by and see our Christmas books if you haven’t already. Additionally, the January – March 2018 Daily Breads are now available in the library. For children, we have specific Christmas books just for them as well as our library prize program where they can read books and get a prize. You can read more about that here from when we first premiered the program for Re-Connect Sunday.
 
 
The FPC Library is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, send us an email here!


ALPHA is Coming!

ALPHA IS COMING

Beginning Sunday, January 14th 6:00pm

Do you or someone you know need a safe place to explore life, faith and meaning? Join us on Sunday nights at 6pm for food, a talk, and conversation. Invite a friend!  More info at www.fpctacoma.org/alpha

 

 



ANNUAL 55+ CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON

ANNUAL 55+ CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON

Monday, December 18th 12:00pm

Jean Malmin, our Visitation Pastor and the Deacons will be selling tickets after church today and next Sunday for the Annual Christmas Friendship Luncheon. You can purchase a ticket in Fellowship Hall for $10.00 each. Please come!!

 



Christmas Carol Concert TONIGHT!

 
 
Well, it’s finally here! Back by popular demand, our Christmas Carol concert is TONIGHT (Dec. 10) at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. This absolutely free event will allow you to sing accompanied by an orchestra, a handbell choir, a vocal choir, and a pipe organ with 3,000+ pipes! Bring your whole family and celebrate Christmas. Here is one last selection from last year’s concert to whet your appetite:
 
 


Christmas Carol Concert Almost Here—Just Two Days Away!

 
 
Are you planning to come to our FREE Christmas Carol concert this Sunday, Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church? Have you invited your friends and family yet? Here’s another sample of what happened at last year’s concert:
 


FPC KIDS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

FPC KIDS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Sunday, December 17th During the 10:30am Worship Service

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. Don’t miss this annual Christmas tradition.

 



ANNUAL 55+ CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON

ANNUAL 55+ CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON

Monday, December 18th 12:00pm

Jean Malmin, our Visitation Pastor and the Deacons will be selling tickets after church today and next Sunday for the Annual Christmas Friendship Luncheon. You can purchase a ticket in Fellowship Hall for $10.00 each. Please come!!

 



Just Seven Days Until Christmas Carol Concert in Tacoma!

 
Are you planning to come to our FREE Christmas Carol concert on Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church? Have you invited your friends and family yet? Here’s another sample of what you missed last year if you didn’t come:
 
 
 


So Wonderful!

Watch soloist Sheila Kelly and a group drawn from FPC’s Choir and praise team perform “So Wonderful” today in worship. This amazing piece was written by our own Minister of Worship, Dr. Daniel Perrin. Thanks to Chip Van Gilder for uploading the video! The other members performing the piece were Daniel and Melinda Perrin, Becky Hayden, Cristoph Hoashi-Erhardt, and Todd Pressley (on percussion).
 




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