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Candlelight service recorded and available on the Church APP

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR CHURCH APP?                                                                                        

Here you will be able to access weekly bulletins, online sermons, contact info, church history, church map, online giving and so much more, right from your smart phone! Just go to First Pres Church of Tacoma in the app store.  

 



New Women’s Ministry Bible Study

NEW WOMEN’S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY

New study!  “The Gospel of Mark”

“The Jesus We’re Aching For”, with Lisa Harper

Begins Tue.,  January 9th at 7:00pm or Wed., January 10th 9:00am. 

Books will be on sale in the library on Dec. 31st & Jan 7th and on the first day of study.  Everyone is welcome.  Childcare available on Wednesday mornings.                

Be thinking of who you would like to invite.  

For questions, contact Mary Hagel maryhagel@nventure.com

 

 



New Adult Sunday School Classes Beginning January 7th

NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES COMING

“SURPRISED BY HOPE”  Beginning Sunday January 7th for 6 weeks

9:15am in South Chapel   Class taught by Matt Pickard

What are we waiting for, that is, what is our hope? And how does that hope shape how we live in the present?  Genuine hope in Christ has the capacity to transfigure our understanding of the present, and to transform our way of being in the world.  Come join us as we seek to understand how to be people of hope.

 

“PLAY THE MAN”   Beginning Sunday, January 7th for 4 weeks

9:15am in Middleton Parlor  Class taught by Jim Brownlee & Devon Duval

In an inspiring call to something greater, author Mark Batterson calls us to “Play the Man” by unveiling 7 virtues of manhood.  We will learn heroic            stories of manhood and practical ideas of how to disciple the next generation of men.  If you are hoping to fulfill your highest calling, it is time for you to “Play the Man”.  

 



Bible Memory Begins in January

BIBLE MEMORY BEGINS IN JANUARY

Immerse yourself in God’s Word.

Bible Memory recitation begins on January 14th. 

Visit us at the memory table in Fellowship hall.  Listeners will be available

before church from 9:15 and after church during the coffee hour until 12:15.

For more information please contact Diana Farrell at dianaefarrell@yahoo.com

Rita Martin at rmprek2@yahoo.com or Sonja West at sonja@nutley.org.

 



Women’s Retreat

WOMEN’S RETREAT

Friday, February 2nd & Saturday, February 3rd 2018  Camp McCullough

“COME AS YOU ARE” to Camp McCullough! No need to get dressed up picture perfect. Think of it as a ladies’ night in by the roaring fire in our coziest clothes. You are invited for a weekend of fellowship, laughter and a whole lot of grace. Price is $60.00 before January 14th/$70.00 after!

 



Alpha Info Night

ALPHA INFO NIGHT

Beginning Sunday, January 14th 6:00pm

A safe place to explore life, faith and meaning. Join us for food, a talk, and a conversation. Bring a friend! Free meal and childcare. RSVP suggested at www.fpctacoma.org/alpha

 



FPC Library Open on Christmas Eve Morning!

 
The FPC Library will be open for the Sunday morning service on December 24th (Christmas Eve). Because it is Christmas Eve the library will be open before the service, but not after the service.
 
The Christmas books will all be displayed and you can pick some out to read with your family on Christmas. You can find all our Christmas books listed in our online catalog here. This will be the last time to check out our Christmas books before Christmas so make sure to stop by and get some. We have a large selection of books for both adults and children.
 
Also, don’t forget to stop by and pick up Daily Bible Reading Schedules for 2018. These schedules lay out daily Bible readings and are a great way to get in the habit of reading the Bible daily. There are schedules for reading the whole Bible in 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years. 
 
As always, please send us an email here if you have any questions.
 
Have a very merry Christmas!


Watch the 2017 Children’s Christmas Pageant

Did you come for our wonderful Children’s Christmas Pageant last Sunday? If not, or if you’d like to see it again, it is now available on YouTube thanks to Chip Van Gilder. Enjoy!
 



Miss Our Christmas Concert? You Can Watch It!

If you missed our wonderful Christmas Carol concert earlier this month, thanks to Chip Van Gilder, you can watch it on YouTube! Enjoy!
 
 



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.



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