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Thanksgiving Food Baskets


Delivery day is Saturday, November 18th


Please join us for a special time of fellowship as Deacons and volunteers greet and visit with families as they pick up their baskets. We will gather at 9:45am to pray over the baskets before sending them out. Families will begin arriving at 10:00am.  The baskets will be handed out from Mike’s shop door, and there will hot coffee and donuts for everyone!


Mission Giving for this Sunday


Stop by the Deacon table in Fellowship Hall if you have any questions.            
Next week will be BRIDGES OF LOVE N.W.
Items needed: Travel sizes of ALL personal care items, hand warmers, TP, Band-Aids, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, new socks, new underwear (for men, women & children) gloves/mittens, knit hats.


REVIVAL Worship Night This Sunday


Sunday, November 12th 7:00pm-8:00pm Ferguson Chapel

A time of worship, prayer and scripture. Everyone is invited!


An Extra Hour of Sleep Tonight! Daylight Savings Time Ends

Remember that you can get an extra hour of sleep tonight because Daylight Savings Time ends and
you should turn your clock back one hour. So church will feel a little later in the morning on Sunday!

A Christian Perspective on Fasting

If you are fasting in preparation for today’s Solemn Assembly (or even if you are not), you might be interested in this article by Richard Foster exploring the Christian discipline of fasting.

Books on Revival and Prayer!

As many of you know, this Saturday (November 4) is a Solemn Assembly in order to pray for revival. As part of our church’s focus on revival and prayer, this week (Sunday, November 5) the FPC Library will be highlighting books about revival, spiritual renewal, and prayer on the library display tables. We hope that these books will be a good resource for people looking to learn more about revival, spiritual renewal, and prayer even after the Solemn Assembly.
Many of our prayer and revival books (especially our new ones) are in our online catalog. In addition, we have a selection of prayer books for children that may be helpful in involving children in our focus of praying for revival. You can also find our fiction, biographies, commentaries, reference books, youth books, children’s books, DVDs, and other media listed here.
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and is open every Sunday before and after the service. Do you have questions or need help locating a specific book or topic? Please send us an email here.


This Sunday Mission giving and collection is for CARENET.
They need:
Disposable Diapers Newborn through Size 5
Warm Hats
Gift Cards for Target or Walmart toward brand new in the box car seats.
Stop by the Deacon table in Fellowship Hall if you have any questions.            

Thank You from FPC!


To all the preschool parents and church family volunteers who made the Meet, Treat and Greet and the #FORtacoma Trick or Treat Events such an amazing success. Over 600 children and adults participated in this super fun evening.  


Solemn Assembly


Saturday, November 4th 4:00pm Sanctuary All ages welcome to participate.

A Solemn Assembly provides a time for God’s people to gather for the purpose of repentance and mourning. We are hoping that the Solemn Assembly will give us an opportunity to repent of anything that may be preventing us from receiving what God wants to give us and we hope that it may also be a time where we can express our deep longing to experience God’s love, holiness and glory.


Books on the Reformation!

This Sunday (October 29), the FPC Library will be displaying materials on the Protestant Reformation. This is because October 31 (All Hallows’ Eve) is the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church.
The library display tables will have many materials on the Reformation (which you can take a look at in our online catalog here) including adult and youth biographies of Martin Luther, a DVD on his life, and books about the theology of the Reformation. Make sure to come by and take a look at all of the options!
One especially exciting book we have is Eric Metaxas’ new biography of Martin Luther! In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Eric Metaxas released this new biography on the 3rd of this month. The library was able to get it soon after its release and it is now available in the library for checkout. Stop by early in order to be the first to check it out!
The library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service every Sunday. Please send us an email here if you have any questions!

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