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Easter Food Baskets

EASTER FOOD BASKETS

Do you know a family who would be blessed by receiving an Easter Food Basket? 
If so, please stop by the Deacons’ Table after worship today.                
This ministry of the Deacons enables those in need to celebrate Easter with a special meal.
Your faithful support of this ministry is a blessing!                 

You can help in one, or all, of three ways:

  • Drop non-perishable food donations off in the church entryways or Fellowship Hall before or after services through April 2nd. For a specific list of food needed, see the Info Board in Fellowship Hall.
  • Cash donations will be used to purchase hams, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, eggs, rolls butter and dessert.
  • Sign up to deliver a basket at the Deacon’s table in Fellowship Hall. (Delivery will be on Saturday, April 8th.)

 



New Members Class

NEW MEMBERS CLASS

Saturday, April 1st 9:00am-1:00pm Gold Room

Light Lunch Served/Childcare available with RSVP

Are you interested in becoming a member of our congregation? Come with your questions for Pastor Eric and learn about what it means to be a member of our church community.

RSVP through the church office at 253-272-3286 or email Karen Ackerson at kackerson@fpctacoma.org

 



Easter Memorial Tulips

EASTER MEMORIAL TULIPS

Remember your loved ones this Easter with the purchase of an Easter tulip. The tulips will beautify our Sanctuary. Our Deacons and volunteers will deliver the tulips to our shut-in members. The cost is $13.00 each.

To order, use an envelope in the pew pockets, clearly print the name of your loved one on the envelope along with your name; enclose cash or check and place it in the offering plate or take to the church office.

Sunday, April 9th is the last day to purchase your tulip and have your loved ones name appear in the bulletin in time for Easter.

 



Nominating Elders & Deacons

NOMINATING ELDERS AND DEACONS                                                    

If you love First Pres and want to see it continue to become the church God is calling us to be, one of the most helpful things you can do is to help us identify the next group of Elders and Deacons to lead the church. Please take some time this week to think and pray about who you think are some individuals who are persons of Godly character and who exhibit potential to lead this  congregation. Don’t worry if you are not 100% sure whether a particular individual is ready to be an Elder or Deacon. Our Nominating Committee will do a thorough job of assessing their qualifications and helping to discern whether they are being called into leadership at this time.
Forms are available in the FPC Library, the Narthex and in the front of the Sanctuary.                   
The deadline to nominate is Sunday, March 26th!

 



The Jesus Tomb Unmasked, HS/MS Sunday School, March 19

The New Testament records the first-century event. The disciples of Jesus reported that he was risen from the dead, while Roman soldiers were paid to claim his followers secretly removed him from the tomb. After 2,000 years, the latest challenge to the historical resurrection of Jesus comes in the form of a bone box discovered in Jerusalem. The  documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, has popularized the hypothesis that Jesus’ followers stole his body from the tomb by suggesting that the bone box inscribed with “Jesus, son of Joseph” may contain the remains of Jesus of Nazareth. Join the High School/Middle School Sunday School class on March 19 as we take a hard look at the evidence and answer the questions concerning the reliability of the resurrection. Have the bones of Jesus of Nazareth really been found? Is the resurrection history of myth? The HS/MS class meets in the Gold Room (South Building) on Sundays at 9:15 am. All High School and Middle School students are invited to come on March 12. As long as there is room, interested parents and other adults are also welcome.


The Soul Shepherd, HS/MS Sunday School, March 12

The Bible teaches us that our relationship with God is like the relationship between sheep and their shepherd. Sometimes, however, this deep truth is lost on us because we have never lived the life of a shepherd or become familiar with the ways of sheep. For the past five years, filmmaker, Joel Kramer, has captured the lives of Bedouin shepherds tending their sheep in the same places Abraham and David watched over their own flocks thousands of years ago. Here wolves still prowl and old men and young boys still shepherd in the ancient ways. Join the High School/Middle School class as we follow filmmaker Joel Kramer’s journey into the mountains of Israel as he captures the pastoral scenes that the Bible paints and helps us more fully understand our own relationship with our true Shepherd. The HS/MS class meets in the Gold Room (South Building) on Sundays at 9:15 am. All High School and Middle School students are invited to come on March 12. As long as there is room, interested parents and other adults are also welcome.


New Members Class

NEW MEMBERS CLASS

Saturday, April 1st 9:00am-1:00pm Gold Room                                                

Light Lunch Served/Childcare available with RSVP

Are you interested in becoming a member of our congregation? Come with your questions for Pastor Eric and learn about what it means to be a member of our church community. RSVP through the church office at 253-272-3286 or email Karen Ackerson at kackerson@fpctacoma.org

 

 

 



All Church Bingo & Chili Night

ALL CHURCH BINGO & CHILI NIGHT

Friday, March 31st at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall

Come one and all!! Free admission and chili provided. Hope to see you there!!

 

 



Easter Food Baskets

EASTER FOOD BASKETS

Do you know a family who would be blessed by receiving an Easter Food Basket?  If so, please stop by the Deacons’ Table after worship today. This ministry of the Deacons enables those in need to celebrate Easter with a special meal.   Your faithful support of this ministry is a blessing!      
You can help in one, or all, of three ways:
  • Drop non-perishable food donations off in the church entryways or Fellowship Hall before or after services through April 2.
  • Cash donations will be used to purchase hams, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, eggs, rolls butter and dessert.
  • Sign up to deliver a basket at the Deacon’s table in Fellowship Hall. (Delivery will be on Saturday, April 8.)

 



Second Wednesday Potluck on March 8

 
Join us Wednesday, March 8 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our monthly Wednesday night potluck. Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. Please bring either soup, salad, entree or dessert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard.



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