FPC News and Announcements

Calling All Bell Ringers!!!

CALLING ALL BELL RINGERS!!!!                                                   

Are you interested in joining the Bell Choir here at FPC?
First Rehearsal begins

Wednesday, September 20th in Middleton Parlor.

The Lindseys are ages 9th grade-12th grade will meet first from 5:30-6:30pm The Chapels are ages 5th grade-8th grade will meet from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Any questions contact our Bell Choir Director, Daniel Heath at danielheath7980@msn.com   253-304-7373


Lydia Fellowship Luncheon at The Olive Branch Tea Room


Tuesday, September 19th 12:00pm at Olive Branch Tea Room

Located in Freight House Square at 2501 East D Street

All women welcome. Come for lunch, fellowship and sharing.


Adult Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator


We are looking for someone to help encourage adult discipleship at First Pres by overseeing our small group ministry, running our Alpha program, exploring ways to connect with the church neighborhood, and helping with programs that contribute to the outreach goals at First Pres.  This is a part time (18 hours per week) position.  If interested please submit resume and cover letter to                       Karen Ackerson kackerson@fpctacoma.org


Dinner For 8 Is Coming!


Dinners For 8 provides an opportunity for people to gather together intentionally and regularly to gain relationship, belonging, have fun and fellowship!  Sign up in Fellowship Hall in the month of September.  

Begins in October. Any questions contact: Amy Forslund 253-318-6913  amerforslund@yaihoo.com


Join FPC Missionary in Guatemala for Conference on Islam

We have a great opportunity of supporting one of our missionaries, Edwin Martinez, as he leads a women’s conference on Islam.  The conference is in Huehuetenango, Guatemala from November 3-10, 2017.  Edwin would love to have some members of FPC attend. If you are interested, please download the information sheet and contact Edwin to see how you can participate. Women and couples are welcome to attend. You can also talk to Tim Kleefeld for more information.

FPC Fall Youth Kick-Off


TONIGHT @ 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall

FPC youth ministry is inviting families and students grades 6-12 to join us to kick off the year with a potluck! This is a great chance to meet our leaders, learn about upcoming events and get plugged in! Please bring something to share by grade: 6th-10th Bring a main dish and 11th-12th bring a dessert!



As you continue to pray for the businesses and apartments and groups around our city as part of the #ForTacoma initiative, you might want to check out the great video of our #ForTacoma launch back in June put together by Kyle Peirson. The video was shown during a Worship Service several weeks ago, but in case you missed it (or want to see it again), here it is!


Donate to Hurricane Relief

Texas and Florida as well as many islands in the Caribbean have been devastated by recent hurricanes. You can make a difference by donating to relief efforts. Below are some options for supporting hurricane relief.

ECO’s Presbytery of Texas

You can donate directly to our denomination’s Presbytery of Texas so it can help member churches and communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
DONATE  to Hurricane Harvey Relief through ECO’s Presbytery of Texas.

World Renew

World Renew is a Christian relief organization sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church that is a partner with our ECO denomination.

DONATE  to Hurricane Harvey Relief through World Renew.

DONATE  to Hurricane Irma Relief through World Renew.

World Vision

World Vision is an international Christian relief organization with its U.S. headquarters in Federal Way, Washington.

DONATE  to Hurricane Harvey Relief through World Vision.

DONATE  to Hurricane Irma Relief through World Vision.

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham.

DONATE  to Hurricane Harvey Relief through Samaritan’s Purse.

DONATE  to Hurricane Irma Relief through Samaritan’s Purse.

The Prodigal Son Sermon Series

Focus on re-connecting with Jesus through our September sermon series by Pastor Eric exploring the meaning of the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke. Over three Sundays in September, we will learn about the good news of how God offers us forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. The first Sunday (Sept. 10) focused on the character of the prodigal son. The second Sunday (Sept. 17) will focus on the character of the elder brother. And the third Sunday (Sept. 24) will focus on the character of the father. This series starts our preparation for revival this Fall. If you are yearning for a deeper relationship with God, joining us for this sermon series is a great place to start!

Library Raffle, New Books, and Free Stuff!

The FPC Library has a lot of exciting things going on for Re-Connect Sunday (September 10)! Join us at the library table in Fellowship Hall to participate in a raffle, check out new books, get some free stuff, and sign your children up for the new library prize program!
This summer, the library has been working on going through and cataloging the books in the back room that have never been shelved or displayed before. We have added over 100 new books to our collection and we will be displaying many of them on the library table. Come check out our new non-fiction titles by authors like Philip Yancey, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Max Lucado, Lee Strobel and many more.
The Biography section of the library has now been completely catalogued in our online catalog. We have many amazing biographies of Christian life, faith, trials, and triumphs about people like Corrie Ten Boom, Martin Luther, Joni Eareckson Tada, Eric Liddell, Peter Marshall, and other Christian figures. Search for Biography in our online catalog to see them all and pick out ones to check out on Sunday!
On Re-Connect Sunday, kids can stop by the library table and start our expanded library prize program (You can read more about that here). The library will also be holding a raffle for an Amazon gift card. All you have to do is stop by the table and fill out a raffle card. We will also be giving out lots of free stuff like some books by influential Christian authors and a pamphlet from one of FPC’s previous pastors, Albert J. Lindsey. Make sure to stop by and take advantage of all the wonderful things that our library has to offer!

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