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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.




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. 


This Summer at FPC: Encounters with Jesus

Join us for worship this summer as we start an exciting new sermon series, Encounters with Jesus, which will explore Jesus’s life-transforming encounters with key people in the Gospel of John. In addition to Pastor Eric, the summer series will feature special guest preachers, including missionary Steve Baughman, Matt and Sara Koenig, and FPC elders Michelle Martinez, Dan O’Connor, and John West. We will also be hearing personal testimonies each week from FPC members who have had a transforming encounter with Jesus Christ. You won’t want to miss growing in your relationship with Jesus through this new series that runs from June 25 until late August.

Prayer for Revival on Sunday Mornings

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in Middleton Parlor through August 20 as we pray for revival. Contact  Sonja West for more info.

Important Information for Families Participating in VBS 2017


If your kids are signed up for FPC’s Vacation Bible School this year, this article contains important information you need to read! (If your kids aren’t currently signed up for VBS, we are sorry to say that we are already completely full and so we aren’t able to accept walk-ups.)

VBS begins Monday, June 26th and will run each day through June 30th from 9 am-12 pm.

Arrive to check in your little “Inventor” on Monday between 8:30-8:50 am in the Playground area. Sign in your child, put on his/her new VBS t-shirt, and take home your family’s very own Maker Fun Factory CD! Don’t forget to grab your “pick-up” card so that you can easily and safely pick up your child at the end of the day.

For the rest of the week, drop off your Inventor beginning at 8:45 at the awning door to Fellowship Hall (aka: The Fun Factory) where a Crew Leader will show your child to his/her group.

Pick-up Procedure:
  • Line up at the awning door at 12 pm.
  • Show your “pick up” card to the person sitting at the check-out booth.
  • A Crew Leader will retrieve your child from the Factory and bring him/her to you at the school entrance door.
  • Any adult who does not have a pick-up slip will need to show ID and be listed as authorized to pick up your child.

Please bring your “pick up” card with you each day. This ensures the safety of each child and makes things go a lot quicker!

Mission Project: We’ll be raising money for Jumpah Ministries, a school & orphanage in Cambodia. We have a personal connection to this school and will tell our kids all about the mission during our week at VBS. Kids are encouraged to bring in change each day to support this worthy cause and send needy kids to school!

Friday’s Funshop Finale: Please join us at our last Funshop Finale on Friday at 11:30 am, where you will get to be a part of the singing, slideshow and fun that your kids have experienced all week!

VBS Sunday: FPC invites your family to join us on Sunday, July 2nd for the 10:30am service in the FPC sanctuary. The kids will sing some of their favorite songs from VBS and a video highlighting the week will be shown. Come, wear your VBS shirt and share in this fun morning!

We look forward to seeing you and the rest of the crew on Monday!



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