FPC News and Announcements

Its Bible Memory Sign Up Month


A sign-up table will be set up in Fellowship Hall for the month of October. Stop by during coffee hour to get more information on this wonderful program. Any questions contact  Sonja West at 253-735-7903 sonja@nutley.org                                



Thanksgiving Food Baskets FOR TACOMA


Let’s share Thanksgiving with Tacoma by joining the Deacons in our annual Thanksgiving Basket effort. Items needed for the baskets include:
Canned fruit; Applesauce; Stovetop Stuffing; black olives; Rice A Roni; canned cranberry sauce; and canned vegetables.
Cash donations will be used to purchase turkeys, potatoes and yams, eggs, fresh fruit, rolls, butter and pumpkin pies.
Volunteers for basket delivery are also needed.  Please stop by the Deacons’ table in Fellowship Hall after service or deposit packaged foods from our menu list in the barrels located around the church.

If you know of a family in need, please talk to a deacon or contact the church office at 253-272-3286.   
Thank you for supporting this ministry.


Parenting Books!

Do you have any questions about different parenting strategies and ways to parent? Have you been looking for resources on a specific topic related to parenting? If so (or even if you haven’t), stop by the FPC library this Sunday (October 8) and take a look at our numerous books on parenting and families! The library will be displaying these books on the tables outside the library in Fellowship Hall. 
Some of the books that will be displayed this Sunday are The Dad Difference by Josh McDowell, You and Your Child by Charles Swindoll, Getting the Best Out Of Your Kids by Kevin Leman, Boundaries With Kids by Henry Cloud, Faithful Parents, Faithful Kids by Greg Johnson, What Kids Need Most In A Mom by Patricia Rushford, The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman and many more.
These books aren’t in our online catalog yet, but you can check out our other books (Fiction, Biographies, Commentaries, Youth, Children’s) and our DVDs in the catalog here.
Stop by and see us before or after the service on Sunday in Fellowship Hall! Any questions? Contact us here.

Focus On Missions

FOCUS ON MISSIONS: EDWIN MARTINEZ is asking for people to come to Guatemala November 3-10. He is planning a seminar and would like more musicians, handcraft help, just help in general. If interested please contact Edwin at: edwinmartinez73@aol.com

FYI– Barry Potter, who grew up here at FPC and wife Jan, will be at the Kleefeld’s Monday evening at 7:00pm for an open house to talk about their many years as missionaries for Overseas Missionary Fellowship.                   

4549 S. 10th St. Tacoma.


Prayers For Revival

7:00pm in Middleton Parlor  Meeting Sunday: Oct. 15 & 29.

Also, November (Nov. 2-4), leading up to the Solemn Assembly on Nov 4.      

We are encouraging people to sign up to pray for a one-hour time slot.                

Go to https://www.fpctacoma.org/revival and find the time slot you would like to cover.  Then you can email Sonja West sonja@nutley.org and your name will be added to the time you selected.  


Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico


Out of concern for the people of Puerto Rico dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Maria, we would like to suggest a link to World Vision for donations.

If you would like to contribute to their disaster relief go to:


A basket will also be available in front of the sanctuary if you would like to make a direct cash or check donation.


Town Hall Meeting


Sunday, October 15 Fellowship Hall 9:15am

What will life be like at First Pres when Cor Deo, our grade school,  moves to a new location?  What are we doing to make our campus more inviting as our neighborhood grows and changes?  These and other questions about improvements and use of our facility over the next couple of years will be the topic of our next Town Hall Meeting.  We hope that you can be there for this important conversation. We want to hear your thoughts and your questions.  


Pastor Eric to Speak in West Palm Beach


Please pray for Pastor Jacobsen as he travels to West Palm Beach on Thursday to give a public lecture on “Walkability”.  
The lecture is sponsored by a number of civic groups in West Palm Beach.  An ECO church plant called Providencia http://providenciawpb.org/has been partnering with these groups to ‘seek the shalom’ of that area and is hoping to provide positive modeling of how the church can show love for their neighborhood.


Thanksgiving Food Baskets


Thanksgiving food baskets have been a ministry of this church for over fifty years. These “baskets” are actually large boxes filled with staples and fresh  produce and delivered to families in need throughout Pierce County.          

You can help by donating non-perishable food or making a cash donation for the purchase of turkeys and other fresh foods.  The need is great, and we’re thankful for God’s faithful provision for sending fifty or more boxes out each year.  If you know of a family in need, please talk to a deacon or contact the church office at 253-272-3286.   Thank you for supporting this ministry.


Meet, Greet & Treat at FPC


Tuesday, October 31st 4:00pm-6:00pm Dickson (Inner) Courtyard

For all FPC and School families! Costume parade starts at 4:30pm. Hot Dogs, Chili, Cider, Treat bags, Glow Sticks! So much fun and then you can join the Street of Treats in the Stadium District!


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