FPC News and Announcements

Sanctity of Life Sunday at the Library

This Sunday (January 19), we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The FPC Library will be displaying books and other resources about abortion, euthanasia, and other similar topics.
 
One DVD of interest is Unplannedthe recently released DVD about a former Planned Parenthood clinic director. We also have the original book Unplanned. Another book of interest is Won By Love by “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade. You can take a look at all of our pro-life resources in our online catalog here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service. If you have any questions, send us an email here.


Early Warning: FPC Summer Camp 2020 Information

Information is now available about FPC’s 2020 summer camps for youth and kids at Camp McCullough. Download a flyer with the dates and information.



FPC Women’s Retreat 2020: Register Now!

Register now for the FPC Women’s Retreat at Camp McCullough on Feb. 21-22. The theme is “Go and See: An Invitation to Believe You Have a Divine Purpose.” The featured speaker is Jaci Loween. Cost is $70 by February 9, or $80 after February 9. There is also a $10 discount for first-timers.  Again, you can register now.



Memorial Service for John West

Join us this Saturday, January 18th for a Memorial Service for FPC member John West (Sr.) at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. John was 100 years old when he graduated to heaven last November.



Save the Date for VBS 2020

Save the date: FPC’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year will be on June 22-26. Registration will open in April, and more information will come in the spring.



Interesting and Inspirational Biographies

This Sunday (January 12), the FPC Library will be displaying assorted books from our vast collection of biographies. We have many exciting and inspirational stories about both well-known and less well-known Christian figures.

All of our biographies have been catalogued and can be searched for in our online catalog here. We have biographies for adults, youth, and children. Stop by and take a look on Sunday!

The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the morning service on Sundays. You can contact us by email here.



Watch Vision 2020 Summary from Pastor Eric

FPC Tacoma is embarking on an exciting new 10-year vision for its mission in and around Tacoma. Watch this short summary presentation of what Vision 2020 is all about from Pastor Eric Jacobsen.
 

Vision 2020 Summary

 


Last Week for Christmas Books

This Sunday (December 22), is your last chance for Christmas books at the FPC Library! Make sure to take a look at our Christmas books, DVDs, and CDs. You can also check out Sonja West’s new Christmas story, Thomas’s Christmas.
 
The FPC Library has a wide selection of Christmas materials. We have books for all ages about the true meaning of Christmas. We have fiction books and DVDs for adults, youth, and children set during Christmas. We also have books about ways to celebrate Christmas with family. We also have Christmas music CDs. You can look at our whole collection of Christmas materials in our online catalog here.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us through email here.


New Year’s Eve 2019 Family Game Morning

Stay in those PJs, and get ready to celebrate at the best family New Year’s Eve Party in Tacoma, hosted by FPC Kids’ Ministry! Come ready to play dozens of board games for all ages, over-sized games, romp & bounce in the toddler room, navigate the 30-foot long-obstacle bounce house, chow down on snacks, and countdown to the New Year at noon!  It’s free of charge, and you’re encouraged to bring a friend!  New friends (*kids) will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize!  RSVPs are encouraged and spread the word!
 
December 31, 10am to noon
Fellowship Hall
First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church

Yearning to experience the reality of Christmas? Join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma. This not-to-be-missed celebration unfolds in a cathedral-like sanctuary with soaring arches and features readings and carols and special music performed by chancel choir, handbell choir, worship band, soloists, instrumentalists, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes.
 
The service climaxes with the sanctuary lit by more than 800 candles during the singing of “Silent Night.” The service concludes with the performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” on the pipe organ for the postlude. This event is a Tacoma-area treasure and starts at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24. Everyone is welcome—that means you!
 
First Presbyterian Church is located at 20 Tacoma Ave. S. Free parking is available in the church parking lot off of South G Street.
 
Music for this year’s service will include “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” and “Arise and Shine, Your Light Has Come” performed by the FPC Chancel Choir; “It Came upon the Midnight Clear” performed by the Lindsey Bell Choir; and “Joy to the World” performed by organ, handbells, and Chancel Choir. In addition, you well get to sing favorite Christmas carols accompanied by handbells, pipe organ, and an instrumental ensemble.
 



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