FPC News and Announcements

FPC Needs an 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 or call the church office if you have any questions.  


Expanded Library Prize Program!

This Fall the FPC library is expanding and updating the library prize program! Now, everyone from age 4 to 8th grade can participate and win prizes by reading books.
Every time children and youth read 5 books they get to pick out a prize! Children and youth will use a reading log to track how many books they read. If children are in 2nd grade or younger, they may have books read to them. 
The main goals of this program are to encourage reading for fun and to foster spiritual growth in our children and youth. In view of these goals, in order to count toward a reward, books read must be the Bible or from the church library. Parents of young children can use this prize program to start a reading time with their family. Reading together helps children in a multitude of ways and grows the bond between family members.
The library also has new prizes in addition to the prizes from the older prize program especially to celebrate the expansion of the prize program!
Stop by the library table in Fellowship Hall on Re-Connect Sunday (September 10) to receive more detailed information and pick up a reading log.

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


Dinners 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


Choir Opportunity


Join our choir family and honor the Lord through special musical offerings which are lifted up to God to honor His name! We meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in Ferguson Chapel. We’d love to have your participation. You do not need to read music to sing with us. If you have any questions, please call Daniel Perrin at 425-442-4523.


FPC Fall Youth Kick-Off


Wednesday, September 13th @ 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!


Ladies Fellowship


Tuesday, September 5th 11:00am in Middleton Parlor

All women are invited! The meeting starts at 11:00am in Middleton Parlor.         
Our program will be listening to two women tell their stories. At noon we enjoy a delicious lunch for $6. If you are not on the regular calling list, please call the church office at 253-272-3286 for your lunch reservation.


Re-Connect Picnic for Kids Ministry Families

Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm Wright Park Playground

FPC Kids Ministry Invites you to a picnic in the park!
Bring your own picnic lunch and we will provide the drinks and dessert!


Re-Connect Next Sunday


Sunday, September 10th in Fellowship Hall at 9:15am

Fall is here and its time to Re-Connect!

Come to Fellowship Hall next week to get your picture taken, update your personal info, get help signing up on our social media and find out where classes will take place for adults and children. Snacks* Coffee* Games* Prizes and more!!!!


Visit FPC’s Library on Re-Connect Sunday, Sept. 10!

Did you know that FPC has a library in Fellowship Hall filled with books and DVDs and audio resources just waiting to be used? If you are looking for high quality resources for your children or yourself to help you grow in your Christian faith, stop by and visit! We have a large collection of children’s books, adult Christian fiction, Bible commentaries and reference books, and DVDs. If you haven’t stopped by recently, come and check us out!
We have been pruning, cleaning, and adding books and resources during the summer. More than  100 new resources have been added to the collection and are just waiting for you to use them! All of our new books have been entered in the online catalog for easy reference. The Biography section has also been completely catalogued and we are beginning to enter our non-fiction books into our online catalog (we entered our fiction books last year). 
Checking out library materials is quick and simple… just take the library card attached to the book or DVD and fill out the date, your name, your phone or email, and then drop the card in the basket on the desk in the middle of the library. The library is open before and after the worship service on Sunday mornings. Checking out materials is self-service  and can be done whether or not someone is staffing the library.
Stop by our Church Library on Re-Connect Sunday (Sept. 10) and enter a raffle for an Amazon.com gift card plus get a free gift from FPC’s past! And kids can sign up for our new reading program, where they can win awards based on the books they read!