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Countdown: Just 10 Days Until Our Christmas Carol Concert!

 
Have you put our Christmas Carol Concert on your calendar yet? Don’t wait until it’s too late! You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity on Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm to sing carols accompanied by an orchestra, handbell choir, vocal choir, and pipe organ. Not convinced? Here’s a selection from last year’s concert to whet your appetite:
 
 
The concert will take place at Tacoma’s historic First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Division and Tacoma Ave. S.
 


Library Closed This Sunday

Due to the Revival Celebration Meal after the service this Sunday (November 26), the FPC library will most likely be closed. When all the tables are set up there isn’t enough room to open the library doors.
 
However, we hope to see you the next Sunday (December 3)! The library will be all decorated for Christmas and our collection of Christmas books will be displayed and available for check out. Also, children (and adults) can come and color paper ornaments and the librarian will use them to decorate the children’s bookshelves in the library.
 
If you have any questions, please email the library here!


Submit Your Revival Story Online!

Do you have a story to share about how God has done something in your life during this season of revival at FPC? If so, please consider sharing the story! You can submit the story online through an easy form, and you don’t need to share your name unless you want to! We may share some of these stories at our Celebration Lunch on Sunday, November 26, as well as make some of them available on our website. Help encourage others! It would be most helpful if you could submit your story by Saturday, November 25. So submit your story now!


A Celebration of Carols

A CELEBRATION OF CAROLS

Sunday, December 10th 6:00pm 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 follows in the Sanctuary.

 

 

 



Free Christmas Play

FREE CHRISTMAS PLAY “Improv in a Pear Tree”

Sunday, December 10th 9:00am Fellowship Hall

Join us for a free Christmas play by Taproot Theatre Company.

This year, Taproot’s Improv Team is bringing us 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.

 



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

 




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