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Deacon Supported Ministry – Bridges of Love Northwest

Deacon Supported Ministry


Is a network of Christian churches working together to provide help to the poor and needy in Pierce County.  Our church office receives numerous phone calls each week from people in need of utilities assistance. We refer them to Bridges of Love Northwest, whose trained staff carefully evaluates each request for genuine need. Payment is then made by the Deacons directly to the utility. Through your contributions to the Deacon Fund, we are able to help an average of nine families each month and share the love of Jesus Christ.




How is it going with your #FORtacoma assignment?  We want to know!!               
Did you meet anybody or learn about how best to pray for your location? 

Please register your assignment location.  E-mail Carol Heath today at or write your location name on the back of your Communication Card.  We also want your stories.  Please take an additional minute and include a brief message about your experience with #FORtacoma.

It’s not too late to participate!  If you did not get started, start today. If you did not get a location, see Carol Heath or any staff member and we will get you a location. 


FPC Parking Lot Update


Beginning August 1st, Republic Parking will be managing our lot from 6pm to 7am.  Daytime use of the parking lot, including Sunday mornings, will not change.  A pay kiosk will be installed, and the public will be able to park in the blue & green sections lot during those evening hours.  Republic will monitor the lot and ticket cars that do not have a receipt. The yellow & white sections will be reserved for FPC use during those evening hours.  A code will be distributed for evening meetings/events that FPC members and guests can use at the pay kiosk to receive a free parking receipt.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Aaron Byers in the church office or at


Alpha Training


Have you heard us talk about Alpha and thought that’s a ministry you might like to get involved with? We are excited to be hosting a local Alpha training right here at FPC on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00-2:30. Topics covered will include 7 Best Practices of Alpha, The Alpha Small Group, Prayer Ministry and more. You will also be encouraged by stories of transformation. Cost of $10 includes light breakfast and light lunch. Please contact Michelle Martinez to register or to ask questions: or 253-363-7643. 


FPC at Ethnic Fest 2017

FPC AT Ethnic Fest 2017

Saturday,  July 29th – Sunday, July 30th

12pm-7pm (both Saturday & Sunday) at Wright Park

Cultural activities, vendors, entertainment, and FOOD!

FPC wants you to meet our neighbors and let them know that we are praying for them at a booth at Ethnic Fest this year.  Please sign up for as many 1-hour shifts as you are willing to cover.  We would love to show the community that we are an intergenerational
church so we are hoping to get all ages and stages of life to be represented at the booth throughout the two days.
Please email Aaron Byers at to sign up for a shift.


Encounters with Jesus: Living Water and the Woman at the Well

Join us this Sunday for the second week of our “Encounters with Jesus” sermon series as we explore the account of Jesus’s life-changing encounter with the woman at the well in John 4. This is a powerful story for anyone who feels discouraged or alone. We will have a readers’ theater presentation of the passage, followed by a sermon by guest preacher and FPC elder Dr. John West. Plus we will hear our kids from VBS sing songs as a mass choir. And we will hear a special testimony from Sheila McEvilly. You won’t want to miss worship this Sunday!

Scriptures for Revival Pamphlet Available for Download

As we pray for revival during the coming year, we’ve compiled key scriptures about revival into a single document, allowing you to easily access them for reflection, study, and prayer. You can download the document here.

FPC Annual Report for 2016-17 Available to Download

If you missed the Annual Congregational Meeting last Sunday, you can now download a copy of our Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things God has been doing through our congregation! And discover new ministries you may want to get involved in…



Saturday & Sunday, August 26th- 27th at Camp McCullough

Spend the day on the lake, camp out on the ball field and experience a lake-side Sunday morning worship service.
Registration coming soon. 

If you or your children would like to be baptized in the lake at Camp, please contact Karen Ackerson              


Pastor Recommended Books on Revival


Pastor Eric has recommended three titles of books on Revival.

“Shaped by the Gospel”, “A God-Sized Vision” and “Revival”. All books are available for a suggested donation, in the FPC Information Central/Church library.


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