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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).
 



Christmas Books!

 
 This Sunday (December 3), since it is the first Sunday of Advent, the FPC Library will begin displaying our Christmas books and movies!
 
We have books and movies specifically for children and adults and also for families as a whole. You can take a look at our online catalog here in order to see a list of all our books and movies.
 
Also, be sure to stop by and see our new Christmas decorations! The library was specially decorated for Christmas and we are really excited to have everyone see it. The picture at the top of this post is one decoration that you will see if you come by. Children can also stop by and color paper ornaments that the librarian will further use to decorate the library.
 
The library is open every Sunday before and after the service. As always, send us an email here if you have any questions.


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.

 




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