FPC News and Announcements

Check Out Our Biography Collection!

This Sunday (January 3) the FPC Library will be displaying some of our biographies about the lives of many interesting Christian figures!
We have books about well known Christian figures like C. S. Lewis, Joni Eareckson Tada, Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Billy Graham, Dwight L. Moody, George MacDonald, and many others. Additionally, we have stories about lesser known, but still very fascinating people like Luba Bershadsky, Joel Sonneberg, Lorna Simcox, Bilquis Sheikh, and more.
All of our biographies have been catalogued online and are available to be browsed in our online catalog here.
The FPC Library is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, please send us an email here.

Visit the Library on New Year’s Eve!

This Sunday (December 31) is New Year’s Eve, the last day of 2017. If you are looking for new books to take you into the new year make sure to stop by the FPC Library. We have almost 3,000 catalogued books plus our non-fiction books which are not all catalogued yet.
We have a large selection of books, DVDs, and CDs for adults, youth, and children. We have both fiction and non-fiction books including Bible Commentaries and Reference books, Biographies, and our general non-fiction that hasn’t been completely catalogued yet. Take a look at our online catalog here and find books by searching for your desired category or item. You can refine your search by located the section called Tags on the right hand side of the catalog page and clicking the one that is the most similar to what you were searching for. The library assigned the tags to books in order to make it easier to find your desired category.
Also, stop by and get daily Bible reading plans to help start your journey of reading the Bible every day. The daily readings start on January 1 and are available in 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year cycles.
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open Sunday mornings before and after the church service. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday! If you have any questions, please send us an email here.

2017 Christmas Eve Service Now Available on Website

An earlier post highlighted how the audio of our 2017 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is available through our Church App. It is now available on our church website as well. You can listen to a streamed version or download the file to your computer.

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 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


“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


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


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


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!